Will the Jeju naval base business make rich the Island people? Park Ki-Hak, Research Institute for Peace and Reunification of Korea, refutes such navy and government logic. Beside the translated parts below, he also mentions the cases of naval bases in Pyeongtaek, Donghae, Jinjoo, and Busan in South Korea and of Hawai’i where economic and environmental damage is serious. The government used to mention Hawai’i as an example that the Jeju should refer to and follow, saying that the Hawai’i tourism has been benefited from the military bases there.

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Will the Jeju naval base business make rich the Island people?

By Park Ki-Hak

Oct. 14, 2011

( # Summary translation)

The navy says more than 40% of 772.6 billion won (six years’ business term, standard in 2006) of the Jeju naval base construction cost would be allocated to the Jeju local enterprise. However, the ‘result on the impact analysis of the Jeju naval base,’ carried by the joint civilian-government team in 2006 evaluates that it would be only 18% of the construction cost that directly contributes to the income improvement(annual average income improvement: 23.2 billion won/ job numbers: 1,697) therefore ‘it would not be desirable to cling to that point.’ Still, even 18% is excessively exaggerated.

Even though the report assumes that the Jeju region construction enterprises would take charge of 30% of harbor & bay construction, 30% of land construction and 70% of new construction on the military residence, regarding smallness of the construction business in the Jeju region it is unrealistic,. It is proved by the fact that the share rate of local enterprise is 15% each in case of harbor & bay and land construction that the Samsung and Daerim carry in consortium each. Also the assumption that the Jeju local enterprise would use 100% of the labor force from the actual field of the Jeju is unrealistic in cases of the constructions on new apartment, harbor & bay, land, and communication construction. In accounting the numbers of jobs, the report is also exaggerating the numbers of jobs by basing on total production by one person, which is far smaller than the wage of Jeju worker that should be criteria.

(source: http://www.spark946.org/bugsboard/index.php?BBS=s_news3&action=viewForm&uid=1415&page=1)

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