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Inaugural Wooden Architecture Policy Forum Brings Government and Industry Together

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

August 9, 2019

Developing the wood construction market in Korea comes with several challenges. Identifying them and working toward tangible solutions is key for industries and government in Korea to move together. In an effort to elevate policy issues and industry challenges, the National Assembly of Korea, Korea Forest Service and Architecture Policy Association of Korea (APAK) launched the first Wooden Architecture Policy Forum held at National Assembly Library on July 17, 2019.

The policy forum brought together stakeholders in the forestry industry, including architects, engineers, builders, academics, as well as government officials and trade association advocates to offer a platform to formulate their collective agenda and voice them to policymakers in the National Assembly and the Ministries of the Government.

The Forum is chaired bySang Jung Lee, Honorary Chairman of the APAK and former member of the Presidential Committee on Architecture Policy. Canada Wood Korea is one of the founding members of the Forum and has actively participated in the Inaugural Planning Subcommittee.

*The three members of the National Assembly who hosted the event are as follows:

  • Ju Hong Hwang, Chairman of the Agriculture, Food, Rural Affairs, Oceans, and Fisheries Committee
  • Duk Hyum Park, Executive Secretary of the Land, Infrastructure, and Transport Committee
  • Seog Jun Song, Member of the Land, Infrastructure, and Transport Committee