Mayor Yoo visited the sites of ‘Urban/Port Regeneration’ projectsites
Mayor Yoo of Incheon arrived at his second destination, Sidney,Australia, as he continued his trip.
▲ Mayor Yoo Jeongbok arrived in Sidney, Australia, on the 18 th and visited the Opera House near Darling Harbor, which has become aninternationally famed center of maritime recreation through a redevelopmentproject of the old port.
Mr. Yoo arrived in Sydney as a part of his itinerary before hevisited Brisbane to participate in the 9th Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conferenceon Disaster Risk Reduction (APMCDRR) to visit the sites of urban regenerationprojects.
On the 18 th , which was his first day in Sidney, hevisited the urban regeneration model area and the port redevelopment projectsites.
Darling Harbor, which was the site of the port redevelopmentproject of Sidney, is recognized as the basis of a successful upgrading of the‘abandoned wharves’ into a ‘global maritime recreational center.’ Developmentin this area is allowed for commercial, cultural, and ferry passengerfacilities only, such as the National Maritime Museum, Sidney ConventionCenter, and the Opera House, in the waterfront area.
▲ The delegation from Incheon had a meeting with the executivesof the Korean Association of Sidney, Australia, on the 18 th .
Rocks, which was the next destination and a famous touristdestination, was a place where the past and present of Sidney co-existed. It isalso one of the oldest places in Sidney, where visitors can have a firsthandexperience of the history of the city.
After the visit, Mr. Yoo met the executives of the KoreanAssociation of Sidney, including President Heungwon Kang, to give encouragementand show appreciation for the services of the executives promoting thereputation of South Korea and listened to the Korean businesspeople who discussedtheir current situation.
On the 19 th , which was the second day in Sidney, thedelegation visited the Sidney branch of KOTRA to listen to the briefing byKOTRA on the current situation of international commerce in the area and theoverseas career development for young South Koreans, etc.
▲ On the 19 th , Mayor Yeongbok Yoo of Incheon visitedMayor Clover Moor of Sidney and discussed the future inter-city cooperationstrategies while sharing the urban regeneration experiences.
This was followed by a meeting with Mayor Clover Moor of Sidney todiscuss the strategies to strengthen and invigorate the cooperation between thetwo cities.
After meetingMayor Moor, Mr. Yoo visited Barangaroo, which is one of the most representativeurban redevelopment project sites of Sidney. Barangaroo, which used to be anindustrial district of 0.22km2, was redevelopment into a new commercial areafocusing on commercial facilities. The existing natural environment of the areawas preserved, while more than 50% of the developed area was designed to be accessibleto the public, making it one of the leading environmentally-friendly urbanareas.
After finishinghis two-day itinerary in Sidney, Mr. Yoo will be heading for Brisbane, which ishis last destination of the trip, to participate in the APMCDRR.