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History of Gadeokdo New Airport Construction

May 2021
Service Contract for Pre-Feasibility Study (Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs)
May 2021
General meeting of "Gadeokdo New Airport Technical Committee" (City of Busan)
Mar. 2021
Decision to cancel the Gimhae International Airport expansion project and promote the “Gadeokdo New Airport Construction” project at cabinet meeting
Mar. 2021
Formed Gadeokdo New Airport Construction Promotion Task Force (Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs) and Gadeokdo New Airport Technical Committee (City of Busan)
Mar. 2021
“Special Act on Construction of Gadeokdo New Airport” promulgated. [Enforced Sept. 17, 2021]
Feb. 2021
“Special Act on Construction of Gadeokdo New Airport” passes National Assembly (Feb. 26)
Nov. 2020
Gimhae New Airport Verification Committee announces verification results.
"A fundamental review of Gimhae New Airport construction is required."
Dec. 2019 to Present
Gimhae New Airport Verification Committee under the Prime Minister's Office launches verification efforts.
Jun. 2019
Transfer of Gimhae New Airport issue to the Prime Minister's Office agreed upon
Apr. 2019
<BU-UL-GYEONG Verification Team>’s final briefing session held and transfer of issue to the Prime Minister's Office proposed.
Mar. 2019
Final reporting on verification results by <BU-UL-GYEONG Verification Team>
Feb. 2019
President Moon Jae-in suggests reassessment of the Gimhae New Airport project.
(Expands to the Prime Minister's Office)
Jan. 2019
Mayors and governors of BU-UL-GYEONG jointly agree to call for reassessment of Gimhae New Airport.
Dec. 2018
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s Gimhae New Airport Master Plan service is completed.
Dec. 2018
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport conduct Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of Gimhae New Airport with presentation for residents postponed
Oct. 2018
<BU-UL-GYEONG Verification Team> assembles to investigate problems of Gimhae New Airport
Sep. 2018
Mayors and governors of BU-UL-GYEONG jointly agree upon construction of gateway airport in Southeastern Region
Sep. 2018
Interim reporting by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Gimhae New Airport Master Plan
May 2017
President Moon Jae-in promises “Construction of Southeast Region Gateway Airport and Airport Multi-functional City” as one of his presidential election pledges
Jun. 2016
Gimhae New Airport project decided upon for “Yeongnam Region New Airport”, President Park Geun-hye’s presidential election pledge