October 31, 2020

South Korean governor pushes for joint healthcare center in North Korea

Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung pitched the idea once again — this time with two potential locations in mind

The North Korean city of Kaesong’s name was tainted following the demolition of its inter-Korean liaison office in June. But now, some South Korean officials are pushing for the construction of a new healthcare center in the area — and one that would be jointly run by the two Koreas.

On Thursday, Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung presented the idea and went a step further by proposing Kaesong and Kapehung as the specific locations. This is not the first time that a high-level South Korean official has raised the idea of running a public health complex with the North, but South Korea’s ironing out of the details is starting to make it look more real.