2022 SeongDong News
Demolition of Sampyo RMC Seongsu Factory After 45 Years of Operation
Since 1977, the residents near the Sampyo RMC Seongsu Factory have been suffering from noise, dust, traffic congestion, and other issues arising from its operation. The demolition put an end to the decades-long issue.
The old Sampyo factory site will be renewed as an attraction of Seoul. The site will be designed to be harmonizing with Seoul Forest and watersides next to Hangang River and Jungnangcheon Stream.
ROUND STITCH VARSITY JUMPER IN IVORY
In February 2022, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport made an official announcement on adding four extra stations to GTX-C line (Wangsimni, Indeogwon, Uiwang, Sangnoksu).
As a result, Wangsimni Station will become the best transfer station in northeast Seoul by combining subway lines 2 and 5, Gyeongui-Jungang line, Suin-Bundang line, Dongbuk line, and GTX-C line.
Construction of Seoul Forest Culture & Sports Center Enjoyable and Beneficial SOC
The old idle reservoir is now developed as Seoul Forest Culture & Sports Center with sports, leisure, and relaxation facilities.
This base for regional culture and sports activities will not only enhance cultural, sports, and welfare benefits of local residents, but also boost local development.
Expansion of Jangteo-gil in Geumho-dong to Resolve Residents’ Inconvenience
Jangteo-gil used to be exposed to a high risk of safety accidents due to absence of pedestrian streets. After 30 years of such inconvenience, the 110 m road was finally expanded in March 2022.
The road expansion has resulted in alleviation of traffic jam and vitalization of the local economy by creating safe pedestrian roads.
Seongdong Smart Sewage Cover that Opens Automatically on Rainy Days
Seongdong Smart Sewage Cover opens automatically when it rains.
The eco-friendly cover blocks odors of sewages when it is not raining, and opens automatically when it rains to let the rainwater in.
COVID-19 Recovery Package for Home Quarantine
Seongdong-gu is providing foods, hand sanitizers, etc. to patients staying at home to contribute to their stable quarantine and treatment
Along with the local government’s higher sense of responsibility to deal with Covid-19, Seongdong-gu is trying to satisfy the citizens with the next day delivery system including diverse items.
Yongbi Shelter for ResidentsPerfectly Safe Against Flood
Opened in March 2022, Yongbi Shelter has been an excellent rest area with the bicycle path and the walking path alongside Jungnangcheon Stream.
Designed with the floating structure safe against flooding, Yongbi Shelter proved its safety when the record-breaking rainfall in 2022 hammered Seoul.
Seongdong Coffee Grounds Recycling Project by Establishing First Collection System in Seoul
Recycling of coffee grounds that used to be left out as regular waste from coffee stores is recycled as lumber and biofuel, etc.
The recycling project will create an incredible reduction of 252 tons of regular waste and 85 tons of carbon emission, providing recycled products as amenities to return the outcome to local residents.
Selection as Future Cultural City Adding Culture to Inclusive Smart City
Seongdong-gu has been selected as the only future cultural city among gus in Seoul from the 5th cultural city competition organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in 2022.
The selection will serve as a stepping stone for Seongdong-gu to become a sustainable cultural cluster with the goal of becoming a smart cultural city.
Renewal of Jeonnongcheon Stream in Yongdap-dong No More Bugs and Odor
Jeonnongcheon Stream was about to be abandoned due to extreme odor and bugs, but now it has been renewed as a resident-friendly area after 1 year and 9 months of construction.
Jeonnongcheon Stream is now open for residents to enjoy the pleasant environment of the stream. Fully functional as a stream, Jeonnongcheon Stream’s waterside is for both the nature and residents.
2021 SeongDong News
Leaping Forward, Becoming Capital's Transportation Hub, GTX-C Wangsimni Station Likely for Construction
With just a “one-minute” stop at Wangsimni Station, where five subway (railroad) lines pass, citizens of the metropolitan area will have improved access to the city center as well as their commute time will be remarkably shortened. The station shall reborn a transfer hub as the center of a wide-area transportation network.
Seoul Operates its No. 1 COVID-19 Vaccination Center
Operated for 213 days, from April to October 2021, to perform safe and efficient vaccinations for approximately 108,000 people, contributing to the lives and safety of the citizens.
Increased Installation of “Smart Crosswalks” and “Smart Rest Areas” in Seongdong, a Smart Traffic Safety City
- Crosswalks equipped with 8 kinds of smart safety features, including floor traffic lights, pedestrian danger detection sensors, and voice announcements, installed at 78 locations.
- “Seongdong Smart Rest Areas," which are futuristic bus stops equipped with 18 kinds of smart technologies such as the real-time bus and subway information and utilization of IoT technology, installed at 28 locations.
Seongdong Prumi Recycling Stations, Saving the Environment and the Future
By broadening the operation of recycling stations, where residents participate in separated waste discharge, to all areas of Seongdong-gu, it promotes waste reduction and resource recycling and raises the residents’ awareness for separated waste discharge.
Policy for Key Workers, Hidden Heroes of K-Prevention Beginning in Seongdong
First in the country to pay attention to “key workers," providing safety supplies, free flu vaccinations, free COVID-19 tests, and psychotherapy since the enactment of the ordinance in September of last year.
Country's First-ever “Real-time Waiting Information System for Screening Clinics” for Prompt, Wait-free Tests
Introduced the nation's first ever “real-time waiting information system for screening clinics,” which provides real-time information on the waiting status at each screening clinic.
Kyungdong Elementary School Safe Commute Zone Achieved by Beautiful Governance Cooperation of the Public, Government and Schools
To prevent traffic safety accidents of children and pedestrians, a school (kindergarten) site has been utilized as a safe commute zone for Kyungdong Elementary School after extended deliberations.
Beginning of Respect for Human Rights, Campaign to “Change Title of Security Guards to Managers”
First in the country to carry out a campaign to change the designation of “security guards” to “managers” in order to spread the culture of respecting human rights for security workers in apartments.
“Enjoy a Hearty Meal”, Advanced Welfare Culture of Sharing Warm Meals
Local residents, organizations, and companies provide donated foods with heartwarming attention and sincerity to those who have difficulties carrying on with their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
First Steps to Respecting Career Women for Whom Infant-care is Recognized as Experience
First in the country to enact the Ordinance on Women with Experience to change the expression from women with disconnected careers to women with experience, while attempting to recognize infant and child-care as career experiences.