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Direction of Port Development in the East Coast Area of North Korea in Preparation for Linkage Between South and North Korea Ports

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2020, 35(2), pp.93-127
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2020.35.2.004
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation
  • Received : November 5, 2020
  • Accepted : December 15, 2020
  • Published : December 31, 2020

KANG Dal Won 1

1가톨릭관동대학교

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ABSTRACT

Recently, Russia, China, Japan, and Korea are paying attention to the Northern Economy Zone and the East Sea Economy Zone in far east asia. The strategy of Russian new eastern policy and Chinese One Belt Load using ports in the east sea area, Korean new northern policy, Japanese west coast port developments, etc., each country is proposing policies to lead the northern economy. In particular, related local governments such as Gangwon-do, which have geographical advantages, are showing high interest in South and North Korean logistics and tourism. In this study, the direction of port development is proposed for six major ports in the east coast of North Korea in order to find ways to link ports in the South and North Korean east coast area. For the development of North Korean ports, 4 indicators and 6 detailed factors were applied based on the evaluation criteria derived from previous studies. Through the hierarchical structure analysis, four important indicators were analyzed in order: necessity, economic feasibility, realization, and urgency. This paper is a basic study to derive a linkage plan between South and North Korean ports in the future. It derives the priority of port development in the east coast of North Korea and presents the development direction for each port.

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