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'Local governments should lead job creation,' Moon says

Posted August. 31, 2018 07:29,   

Updated August. 31, 2018 07:29


South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is embarking on generating jobs day after day since the employment shock, invited the heads of seventeen provinces and cities to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae to create jobs.

Under the title "Jobs in the Republic of Korea, Local Governments will Participate in its Creation," President Moon held the first meeting with heads of cities and provinces for some two hours from 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. “It is difficult to reap fruitful results through the downward and standardized process that we have maintained up until now, where the government makes a guide and the local governments follow it,” the president said in his opening remarks. “We need to alter the paradigm itself. We need to take an upward communication method where local governments should be in charge of planning and leading job creation projects where the government assesses and provides support.”

Cheong Wa Dae decided to make this meeting with heads of cities and provincial governments regularly by holding it once every quarter. With this meeting as the start, the government anticipates discussing cooperation means between the central government and local governments for each major issue.