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Minister’s Remarks on Emergency Evacuation Status Due to Typhoon Khanuns Northward Movement
- Publish date2023-08-10
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This is Lee Sang-min, the Minister of the Interior and Safety,
overseeing the Government Emergency Preparedness and Response
I would like to provide you with an update on the transportation
status as of 4 p.m. today.
Out of a total of 1014 buses scheduled for departure, 656 buses
have left, completing 64.7% of the plan. Although there was a
slight delay in the verification process for destinations earlier this
morning, the current progress is proceeding smoothly.
We have already received reports that certain groups have safely
arrived at new accommodations including Konyang University and
Kongju National University in Chungcheongnam-do, as well as
Hongik University, Myongji University, and the University of Seoul
Well-prepared boxed lunch meals have been provided for the
As previously informed, IST members from the World Organization
of the Scout Movement are guiding the participants, and the police
are assisting with traffic, ensuring seamless transfers.
As noted earlier in the day, interpreters and guides are welcoming
participants at each accommodation site.
Starting tomorrow, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety will
deploy nine director-general level officials to eight different regions
to ensure the safety and convenience of Jamboree participants and
to support the smooth progress of upcoming programs.
At present, the police have established communication channels
with local police stations for each accommodation site, contributing
to participants' sense of security during their stay.
Looking ahead, we intend to expedite the departure of participants
who have not yet left and collaborate closely with local authorities
to ensure safe arrivals at accommodations, along with providing
comfortable and clean rest after their arrival.
Please take note that, in order to prevent any safety incidents for
the closing ceremony and the K-pop concert scheduled for August
11, safety measures such as safe transportation, crowd
management, and first aid are also being developed in coordination
with the fire department and the police.