Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Korea
Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs - MLTM
(College 2 - Governments and government authorities)
About the organization
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea is one of the essential ministries in the water sector. We, the MLTM, aim at developing and conserving the land systemically, including the sea, creating pleasant urban spaces, improving people’s lives, and pursuing the balanced development of the country. Considering water, the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs is implementing integrated Water Resources Management (floods and droughts) and developing policies and technologies for effective water use. Also, the MLTM is developing water infrastructures and cooperating with global communities. Re-creating the land with water is one of the three policies set up by the MLTM, and «the four major rivers restoration project» has started. With this project, the MLTM will create an environment to respond to floods and droughts caused by climate change and secure the quality and quantity of water for people’s lives. At the same time, the MLTM aims for «Green Growth» in Korea by creating an eco-friendly environment for people and restoring river ecosystems.
About the Governor representative
Director General for Water Resources policy of MLTM, Hyeong-Ryeol Kim is currently in total charge of water resources management in Republic of Korea. He received Ph.D in Engineering from Tokyo University and developed his specialities in the water sector during many years ince he has started his career in the water sector. With his keen interest in domestic and international water issues, he is eager to share his experiencesin the water sector.
About the Alternate representative
Ji-Hyun Lim, the director for 2015 World Water Forum office of MLTM, has developed his academic career in the fields of economis and public admnistration. Ha has played several crucil roles in the field of public finance related to water and in establishing Gree Growth strategy of water. His abundant knowledge and experiences in the finance and water sector combine to his assets with internatonal communities in order to solve water related problems in the world, will contribute to the WWC activities.