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President Yeon visits last year’s flood damage site in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province… Check recovery status

President Yoon Seok-yeol visits Tancheon-myeon, Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, which was hit by heavy rain on the afternoon of the 18th and inspects the damage. (Provided by the President’s Office) 2023.7.18

On the 2nd, President Yoon Seok-yeol visited Okryong-dong, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do, which suffered flood damage last year, and inspected the recovery situation, Presidential Office Spokesperson Kim Soo-kyung reported in a written briefing.

Gongju City suffered heavy rain last summer, causing various damage, including flooding of roads and houses and the collapse of part of the Gongsanseong Fortress walls.

President Yoon visited the damage site in Daehak-ri, Gongju-si in July last year, comforted residents and promised recovery support.

President Yoon, who received a report from Gongju Mayor Choi Won-cheol on the flood recovery situation and the need for dredging to ensure safety when discharging water from Daecheong Dam, emphasized the need to utilize dredged soil, saying that there are many places to dredge in local rivers in Korea.

Before leaving the site, President Yoon greeted the residents of Okryong-dong and said, “This is an area that suffered flood damage last year, and I heard that the local and central governments worked together to recover from the damage,” and said that he had come to check the recovery situation.

Furthermore, President Yoon recalled the memory of walking with his father from the Gongju Intercity Bus Terminal to the big house during his school days, saying, “Gongju has always been the hometown of my heart,” and added, “As President, I will do my best for the development of the country, Chungcheong, and Gongju.” “I will do my best,” he pledged.

Meanwhile, President Yoon visited Myeongjae’s old house in Noseong-myeon, Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, his father’s hometown, and the Yun Clan School in Papyeong. Myeongjae Old House is a model house of a noble family of the Joseon Dynasty built during the lifetime of Myeongjae Yun Jeung, a scholar of the Joseon Dynasty (1709), and was designated as National Folk Cultural Heritage No. 190 in 1984.

President Yoon, who visited Myeongjae’s old house, had a pleasant chat with Jeong Jae-geun, director of the Confucian Culture Promotion Institute, and Yoon Wan-sik, Myeongjae’s grandson. When Director Jeong said, “Confucian scholarly spirit and sense of community could become the basic spirit of running a country,” President Yoon agreed, saying, “If freedom for many people is to coexist, it must be followed by the responsibility and ethical awareness emphasized in Confucianism.” did.

President Yoon then visited Jonghakdang, a training facility for the Confucian students of the Papyeong Yun family during the Joseon Dynasty. After carefully touring the study space, living space, and well, President Yoon asked facility officials if they were still conducting Confucian etiquette education programs for children here, emphasizing the importance of education, which has been a plan for hundreds of years.

(Seoul = News 1)

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