The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Minister Won Hee-ryong) visited the Dunchon Jugong reconstruction site under the presidency of Minister Won Hee-ryong, inspected the site damage caused by the suspension of ready-mix concrete supply, and held a meeting. * attended by construction industry officials and prospective tenants at the site office to listen to their difficulties, and countermeasures were discussed.
* (Date) ‘ 22.11.30 (Wed) 14:00∼14:50, (Location) Dunchon Jugong Hyundai Reconstruction E&C Site Office
(Participation) Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Korea Housing Association, Hyundai E&C, site manager, prospective tenants, etc.
Cement shipments fell by less than 10% compared to normal due to the cargo union’s collective refusal to ship, which lasted from 24 November, and as cement supply was cut off, national ready-mixed concrete production also fell to 8% compared to the usual as of November 29, The supply of ready concrete has almost ended.
As a result, 46 construction companies and 577 (59%) of 985 sites nationwide stopped pouring ready-mixed concrete (according to a survey by the Korea Construction Association), and if the refusal to ship is long, the part most construction sites are expected to suffer damage.
Specifically, in the case of housing construction sites, construction work has been suspended at 200 sites nationwide, and additional construction work is expected to be suspended at 128 sites this week (according to the results of the Korea Housing Association survey), and there are concerns that compensation for prospective tenants will increase.
In addition, due to the suspension of construction work, the ripple effect is expected to be large, such as a reduction in income earned due to the loss of jobs of daily construction workers, as well as damage to related industries such as manufacturing. , construction, electricity, and fire fighting.
Site manager Dunchon Jugong, who attended the meeting, said, “Currently, the construction of the frame is in progress, and since the supply of ready-mixed concrete has been stopped from November 25, only bars and molds reinforcement which is partially under way.” “If the stoppage of pouring ready-mixed concrete is long, there is no choice but to stop it completely,” he said of the situation on site.
The prospective resident’s representative said, “Construction work has already been stopped for a long time due to a dispute over the construction cost, and it has suffered major damage. I hope the government will respond actively so that it can resume .”
Minister Won said, “Since the Cargo Solidarity has been refusing to transport non-renewable cement transport vehicles for a week, we know that the supply of cement and ready-mixed concrete has completely stopped and work has stopped on the site too.” I believe that not only builders, subcontractors, and construction workers, but also potential residents who are inflated with the dream of owning a home will be very concerned about the delay in construction.”
He continued, “The government has issued an order to resume work for cement transporters and is asking them to return to work through transport companies.” It is expected that the economy will recover quickly and construction sites will be able to normalize as soon as possible.”
In addition, he said, “The government will respond strictly in accordance with the law and principles to illegal actions such as blocking transport by the cargo union.”
In addition, regarding the concerns of the prospective resident’s representative, “The schedule has been delayed more than originally due to a dispute related to the construction cost, but I hope that the officials of the construction company will do their best to ensure construction safety and quality during the remaining construction period so they can deliver better quality housing.” he asked.