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Byeon Chang-heum Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

Welcome to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Land, infrastructure, and housing are not only basic requirements for sustaining life, but also key elements that can determine national economy and quality of life for our citizens.

Among those, housing is more than just a place for living. Housing is where diverse activities take place, such as work, play, and caregiving.

With this in mind, we will focus on developing feasible action plans to address concerns in the housing market as early as possible, and ultimately provide stable housing for the working class.

With innovative policies, we will swiftly provide customized housing that will satisfy the expectations of our people in terms of quality and location.

Additionally, a system will be established to block speculative forces and share development gains to ensure that supplied homes will be distributed to those with real demand.

We will make every effort to keep our promise of “protecting our workers who risk their lives during their service" at all costs. We assure you that lives and safety remain the top priorities of all policy and administrative efforts.

Our ministry will also support the sustainable growth of our society with efforts to balance population and development across our nation. To this end, we will establish a virtuous cycle in which provinces will serve as a magnet for talent, capital, and job creation.

Innovating land, infrastructure and transport sectors is also critical for economic vitality. By incorporating smart technologies, we will foster the existing industries to become future-oriented and innovative, and help our companies enter the global market.

Furthermore, we will actively support the transition of Korea into a leading economy by prioritizing projects under the Korean New Deal Initiative for smart cities, hydrogen cities, etc.

We will play a key role in overcoming the current crisis and improving the quality of life for our citizens by advancing the land, infrastructure, and transport sectors.

We look forward to consistently connecting with our citizens through our online platforms. Please feel free to contact us through our website or Facebook account.

Thank you.

Work Experience

  • Dec. 2020 – Present Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Apr. 2019 – Dec. 2020 CEO of Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH)
  • Dec. 2017 – Sep. 2019 Member of the Special Committee on Urban Regeneration
  • Oct. 2017 – Oct. 2019 Member of the Presidential Committee on Balanced National Development
  • Nov. 2014 – Nov. 2017 CEO of Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation (SH)
  • Mar. 2014 – Present* Professor, Department of Public Administration, Sejong University
  • Jan. 2014 – Nov. 2014 Head of the Korea Center for City and Environment Research (KOCER)
  • Mar. 2008 – Feb. 2014 Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Sejong University
  • Mar. 2003 – Feb. 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Sejong University
  • Mar. 2003 – Dec. 2003 Research Fellow (invited), The Seoul Institute
  • Mar. 2000 – Feb. 2003 Associate Research Fellow, The Seoul Institute
  • May 1996 – Mar. 1999 Senior Researcher, Seoul Housing & Communities Corporation (SH)
  • * Currently on leave of absence