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The government and the Seoul Metropolitan Government will jointly inspect the reconstruction site of Dunchon Jugong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, which is experiencing unprecedented construction disruption due to a conflict between the union and the construction team.
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the maintenance industry on the 19th, the city, together with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Gangdong-gu Office, will conduct a joint inspection of the overall operation of the Dunchon Jugong Housing Reconstruction and Maintenance Business Association from the 23rd to the 3rd of the following month. The Gangdong-gu Office sent an official letter to the union on the same day, requesting advance preparation and cooperation.
The investigation team is composed of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Seoul City, Gangdong-gu Office, and external experts such as accountants and lawyers. We plan to review the overall operational status of the union, including selection and contracting of service providers, financing and budgeting and accounting, holding general meetings and disclosure of information.
A city official said, “Originally, the regular joint inspection was scheduled for July, but the schedule was moved up at the request of the Gangdong-gu Office. We will look at it one more time and decide.”
An official from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport also explained, “The overall inspection will be carried out for violations of the Urban and Residential Environment Improvement Act, construction/service contracts, and union operation.”
It is known that some members, such as the Dunchon Jugong Association Normalization Committee, who have a different voice from the current Dunchon Jugong Association, have continuously requested the city and gu offices to investigate the situation.
They are of the position that an overall investigation is needed on the background of the selection of a specific company, such as the use of the 700 billion won project cost that has been exhausted, the finishing materials that have been raised in the past, and the controversy over the operation of the advisory committee.
However, apart from this investigation, the city plans to continue its efforts to mediate between the two sides.
The construction of Dunchon Jugong Apartments has been completely suspended since the 16th of last month as conflicts over the cost of construction between the construction team and the union intensified. As the construction project team decided to dismantle and withdraw even the tower crane installed at the site by the end of next month, the possibility of the suspension of construction increased for a long time.
Earlier, the city of Seoul tried to mediate between the two sides about 10 times by sending in a coordinator, but to no avail, and there is no progress in the negotiations even after the construction was halted. Some observers speculate that the project schedule may be further delayed according to the results of this joint investigation.
Meanwhile, in addition to the Dunchon Jugong reconstruction site, the target of this joint inspection included Daejo 1 Redevelopment Cooperative and Bomun 5 Redevelopment Cooperative.
Daejo 1 district in Eunpyeong-gu is the construction company of Hyundai E&C.The general sale is being delayed due to conflicts over construction cost issues with the company.
A city official said, “Originally, three regular joint inspections with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport are conducted at the same time at the same time.
Meanwhile, the Seoul Metropolitan Government sent an official letter to each autonomous district on the 17th, requesting that they find out if there are any disputes between the construction companies and the unions related to the promotion of the redevelopment and reconstruction projects.
It is interpreted as a measure to prevent the recurrence of a situation like Dunchon Jugong by thoroughly investigating the possibility of conflict in the workplace. However, it is known that most autonomous districts responded that there were no special disputes.
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