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Reclaiming the new city of dream from the sea
The city opening a new civilization, Saemangeum
‘Saemangeum’ means the Korean national policy project which tries to extend and develop the Gimje Mangyeong plains, famous for fertile land for a long time, more largely and newly into a global free trade center.
Saemangeum reclaims the new city of dream from the sea to present the new possibility of a Northeast Asian economic center.
Saemangeim is the only domestic region developed and supported directly by the Korean government so as to be promoted into not only a global free trade center but also a new-concept unregulated special zone.
A global business partner as well as the land of opportunity and hope, Saemangeum will join you.
As the Gimje plain and the Mangyeong plain have been combined to be called the Geumman Plains from ancient times, the neologism Saemangeum was coined by changing Geumman into Mangeum and prefixing Sae(new) to Mangeum in that a new land will be created, .
Now, Saemangeum is scheduled to be developed as a global economic free city as well as a hub of Northeast Asian future-type new industry and tourist leisure until 2020.
Saemangeum will become “the land of new Mangeum” which creates a new civilization of green growth and pristine ecological environment through integrating economy, industry, and tourism.
The location and area of Saemangeum
Location: the central western coast of Korea (Buan-gun, Gimje-si, and Gunsan-si in Jeollabuk-do)
The length of seawall: 33.9km (inscribed on the Guinness Book of Records as the longest seawall in the world)
The global name
The meaning of Ariul : Ari(a Korean word standing for water) + ul(a Korean word standing for a boundary or a base) The meaning of Ariul signifies ‘the City of Water’, which reflects its geographical characteristics and pursues symbiosis and convergence connecting traditional values and contemporary values. The global name Ariul was coined so as to be easily pronounced by foreigners and imply the uniqueness of Saemangeum strongly.