[세종=뉴스핌] Reporter Jeong Seong-hoon = Prime Minister Han Deok-soo said on the 21st, “There is only one week left until the decision on the host site for the 2030 World Expo,” and emphasized, “The government and the private sector are working together to make a last-ditch effort to host the Expo in Busan.”
Prime Minister Han presided over a cabinet meeting held at the Seoul Government Complex on this day and expressed his determination.
|[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Kim Hak-seon = Prime Minister Han Deok-soo is presiding over a cabinet meeting held at the Seoul Government Complex on the 21st. 2023.11.21 [email protected]|
Prime Minister Han said, “The President plans to visit Paris, France, which will be the final voting location following the UK, to engage in a last-minute bid to host the Expo. Meanwhile, the President, government officials, and businesspeople have traveled more than 400 times around the world to host the Busan Expo, attracting 2,700 visitors from over 180 countries.” “I met eight leaders,” he explained.
“It is a journey that conveys how attractive Korea is in many aspects, including economy and culture, and how sincere it is in sharing and contributing to the international community,” he said. “The Expo network established in this way will not only attract the Busan Expo for now, but also “It will be a valuable asset that expands our friends in the fluid international society,” he emphasized.
Prime Minister Han said, “I am grateful to the many people who have devoted themselves to hosting the Busan Expo. Although we started later than our competitors, we have come this far thanks to our fierce efforts together. Ahead of the final vote on the 28th of next week, there are many people who voted in support of Busan.” “I will do my best until the last moment to secure even more space,” he pledged.
Prime Minister Han then expressed concern, saying, “Many citizens experienced inconvenience and confusion due to a local administrative computer service failure last Friday. Fortunately, it is now operating normally after restoration work over the weekend, but this incident has also created a lot of homework.”
He said, “I hope that the Ministry of Public Administration and Security will quickly prepare measures to prevent recurrence along with identifying the fundamental cause of this incident.” He added, “We will check and improve from the beginning whether there are any customs or structural problems related to system establishment and operation, and whether there are any deficiencies in laws and regulations.” “It should be an opportunity to do this,” he said.
In addition, he instructed, “Please analyze the case and take necessary measures for each ministry to prevent administrative disadvantages to civil servants due to this computer failure.”
Lastly, Prime Minister Han said, “The difficulties in people’s livelihood are urgent. It is impossible to find out exactly what the people want by sitting at a desk,” and added, “On-site administration that designs and implements policies by visiting, listening, and feeling the field is important.” He asked, “This policy should not be a one-time thing, but should be continuously implemented as the principle of government operation.”