Ex-environment deputy minister takes helm at Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corp.
Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corp. President Song Jae-yong gives his inaugural speech at the
corporation headquarters on May 13.
Song Jae-yong, former deputy minister in charge of environment policy at the Environment Ministry, has been elected president of Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corp., replacing Cho Choon-koo.
Song has a three-year tenure. He has held such positions as the director general of tap water and waste at the Environment Ministry and the director general in charge of the ministry’s green environment policy as well as the director general in charge of project support for improving water quality at the Prime Minister’s Office.
In his inaugural speech at the corporation headquarters on May 13, President Song said, “Seoul Metropolitan City, Incheon Metropolitan City and Gyeonggi Province as well as neighborhood residents, civic & social organizations, media outlets and experts are key stakeholders Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corp will have to serve, and I’ll strive to put myself into others’ shoes in managing the corporation by lending an ear to their opinions.” He was apparently referring to civic organizations’ opposition to the prolonging of the use of the landfill site. President Song said SLC will be reborn into a more transparent, honest and cleaner corporation than any other organizations.
He praised SLC’s contribution to the development of the regional society and state as a key organization charged with not only treating waste in a environmentally ?friendly manner, but also creating future values through recycling of wastes and transforming wastes into resources despite unfavorable conditions since its inception.
Song urged his executives and staff members to translate a crisis in Korea and abroad into new opportunities to make a leap forward.