Gyeonggi Province to open new provincial complex in Gwanggo on May 30; relocation starts mid-April

Createdd 2022-03-14 Hit 69

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○ Relocation to new complex runs from April 14 to May 29; normal operations to commence from May 30
– Minimization of service gaps through rapid and systemic relocation
– Phased relocation to follow continuous disaster management, including COVID-19 measures
– Accident prevention through meticulous preparation by establishing detailed plans for each area

After 55 years of operation, Gyeonggi Province will close its complex at the foot of Paldal Mountain in Suwon City and officially relocate to its new complex in the Gwanggyo area of Suwon.

Gyeonggi Province announced on March 14 that it will move to the new complex in seven phases, which run from Thursday to Sunday every week between April 14 and May 29, with normal operations restarting on May 30.

The new integrated Gwanggyo complex – which houses the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, the Gyeonggido Assembly and more – has a total area of 166,337 m2 with four underground levels and 25 stories. Construction began in September 2017 and was completed in November 2021 through a total allocation of KRW 470.8 billion. The Gyenggido Assembly began its relocation in January and officially reopened on February 7.

The locations of each department in the new building were determined based on work efficiency. The Disaster Safety Office is situated on the 2nd floor, the Office of the Governor on the 5th floor, and a multi-purpose hall and rooftop garden on the 25th floor; departments affiliated with each office and bureau are placed on the same floors, while facilities for the special judicial police, such as investigation and data storage rooms, are positioned in adjacent spaces. To ensure a safe office environment free from infectious diseases such as COVID-19, six hand-washing stations were also installed on each floor and ventilation for the building was enhanced.

Since the relocation entails an enormous facility transfer of 10,513 m3 (equivalent to 526 five-ton trucks), the province has set the following basic guidelines: minimization of service gaps through rapid and systemic relocation; phased relocation that follows continuous disaster management (i.e. COVID-19 measures); and accident prevention through meticulous preparation via detailed plan establishment for each area.

More specifically, the relocation will be undertaken in seven phases up to May 29 to minimize service gaps. Moreover, 100,000 records will be transported separately from office furnishings so as to prevent security incidents, such as damage to official records. The detailed relocation plan for each office and bureau will be finalized in March and prior education related to office items will be done by April.

The current Gyeonggi Provincial Government complex, located at the foot of Paldal Mountain on Hyowon-ro in Paldal-gu of Suwon City following relocation from the Gwanghwamun area in Seoul in 1967, was registered as national cultural heritage site in August 2017 for its architectural and cultural value.

After relocating to the new complex in the Gwanggyo area of Suwon, the current complex (Paldal-gu, Suwon City) will house the Gyeonggi-do Archives and Integrated Data Center, as well as some departments including the Construction Bureau and 17 institutions established by the province. The Paldal-gu complex has ten buildings and a total area of 54,074 m2.