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Lee Won-jae Vice Minister for Land and Infrastructure

Welcome to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of Korea.

The world around us is changing fast.

Mega trends before and after COVID-19, including aftermath of the pandemic, shifting demography, arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and slow growth will change our lives dramatically.

In the midst of such change, the public's desire for the 'new Korea' is growing stronger than ever.

To fulfil the public desire, MOLIT will take the following policy actions.

First, MOLIT will expand housing supply expeditiously and continuously so that people can get access to houses of their choice.

To that end, MOLIT will begin drafting a concrete plan to meet the 2.5 million+ supply target, detailing the number, types, and locations of homes to be supplied under the plan.
MOLIT will also rationalize the existing housing regulations to restore the housing market.

Second, MOLIT will pursue balanced regional growth to give everyone and every region a fair and equal opportunity to thrive.

In cities, big and small, MOLIT will support the initiatives led by local governments and businesses to create urban hubs for innovation and growth.

For communities in decline, MOLIT will rejuvenate the downtown areas to ensure quality living. Projects such as the 'Innovation City Project,' the 'Saemangeum Project,' and the 'Administrative City Construction Project in Sejong' will build new engines for growth across the nation.

Third, MOLIT will always place safety as its top priority to protect the safety of all.

Fourth, MOLIT will promote the Korean E&C industry at home and abroad by supporting the sector's efforts to reinvent itself and deliver value-added services.

Lastly, MOLIT will tap into the latest trends and technologies emerging in urban planning such as smart city, hydrogen city, and digital twin to encourage entrepreneurship and new services in the area.

MOLIT will implement these policy innovations in line with the Korean government's four guiding principles of 'national interest,' 'pragmatism,' 'fairness,' and 'common sense.'

Thank you.

Work Experience

  • May 2022 - present Vice Minister for Land and Infrastructure,
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLIT)
  • Jul. 2019 - May 2022 Commissioner,
    Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority(IFEZ)
  • Jul. 2017 - Dec. 2018 Administrator,
    National Agency for Administrative City Construction(NAACC)
  • May 2015 - Jul. 2017 Land, Infrastructure and Transport Affairs Secretary to the President,
    Office of the President of the Republic of Korea
  • Feb. 2015 - May 2015 Assistant Minister for Construction Policy,
    Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport(MOLIT)
  • Aug. 2012 - Feb. 2015 Minister Counselor,
    Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Beijing, China
  • Jan. 2010 - Aug. 2012 Director General for Housing Policy,
    Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs(MLTM)
  • Feb. 2009 - Jan. 2010 Director General for Land Policy,
    Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs(MLTM)
  • Jan. 2009 - Feb. 2009 Director General of the Public Rental Housing Supply Planning Office,
    Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs(MLTM)
  • 1986 Passed the 30th National Higher Civil Service Examination

* 2013 - : MOLIT, 2008 - 2013: MLTM


Education

  • 1996 Master's Degree in Economics, University of York, UK
  • 1990 Master's Degree in Public Administration Seoul National University, ROK
  • 1987 Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration Seoul National University, ROK
  • 2010 Service Merit Medal