Korea Land and Housing Corp.(LH) held a training session from Dec. 4-8 with 10 foreign city planning officials on a range of municipal planning issues, including development, policies on urban housing, smart city plans, and the revival of cities and other municipal plans taking advantage of LH’s vast experience for municipal housing projects jointly with UN Habitat.
LH conducted the training sessions for the foreign municipal government officials from three foreign countries including Myanmar, Iran and Nigeria at the request of UN Habitat as part of the Nation Urban Policy Project. LH has been building an international network as part of its plan to expand its global operation by expanding its cooperative tie ups with a number of international organizations including UN Habitat, WB, IDB and EBRAD and others with the training of foreign government officials in charge of urban planning being one such program.
LH has been able to secure a number of housing projects overseas on account of its contact with the international organizations, including UN Habitat with the new city projects in such countries as Bolivia (Santa Cruz) and the company plans to expand to such areas as consulting, and engineering to further expand its global operation.
Kwang Hak-soon, director of the LH City Developement Support Center said the training sessions provided to the foreign city planning officials would ultimately help LH and other related Korean firms to advance overseas for various projects related to city planning as those foreign officials would share the LH’s city planning know-how and use them to set up their own city planning.
Kuwait's Public Authority of Housing Welfare (PAHW) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Land and Housing Corporation to set up a joint construction company. The signed MoU is between the Kuwait government and the government of South Korea.
The agreement was signed by Kuwait's Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul, and South Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kang Ho-in, during the visit of HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to South Korea.
The company's incorporation procedures will be taken in accordance with the systems, and the laws in Kuwait, according to state news agency KUNA.
It will operate in the planning, design and implementing road construction works for about 30,000 housing units in south of Saad Al-Abdullah City.
Saad Al-Abdullah city will be the first smart and environment-friendly city in Kuwait and in line with international standards.
Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LH) is a government-owned corporation in Korea, employing over 6,000 people and having capital of 30 trillion South Korean Won. LH was founded on the vision of providing affordable and quality public housing to low and middle income Koreans, developing new cities, building Sejong City and other Innovation cities, and creating industrial complexes. As such, reliable and accurate communications are important to meet the high standards set and that is why LH has chosen to use AVer’s Video Conferencing Solutions for its communication needs.
Wavus is LH’s network maintenance and repair company charged with performing maintenance work and repair services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for LH’s offices. Due to the importance of Wavus’ maintenance work, LH has routine meetingsand instantaneous communications with branch offices in urgent situations, and an ability to take immediate action. Branches are located in remote areas separated by more than 300km. In order to accommodate these needs Wavus set up a private VPN network between the HQ and branch offices.
The LH headquarters and Bundang branch utilize AVer’s EVC300, which enables multi-way video conferencing and has been configured to enable mutual backups. Recently, the Pyeongchon branch, which has expanded, installed the EVC130P that integrates with the EVC300 as a single system, providing LH with economical and efficient communications.