Jeju Civilian-Military Complex Port

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Jeju Naval Base
제주 해군기지
Jeju Province in Republic of Korea
Coordinates 33°13′41″N 126°29′02″E / 33.228°N 126.484°E / 33.228; 126.484Coordinates: 33°13′41″N 126°29′02″E / 33.228°N 126.484°E / 33.228; 126.484
Type Naval Base
Site information
Owner Republic of Korea
Operator  Republic of Korea Navy
Open to
the public
No
Site history
Built 2012-2015
In use 2016-present

The Jeju Civilian-Military Complex Port(Hangul: 제주 민군복합형관광미항) or Jeju Naval Base (Hangul: 제주 해군기지; Hanja:濟州海軍基地) is a joint civil and Republic of Korea Navy base constructed by the South Korean government in Gangjeong village on the southern coast of Jeju Island (coterminous with Jeju Province, or Jeju-do), South Korea. Construction of the base at a projected cost, as of 2011, of 977 billion or about US$907 million proved highly controversial.[1][2] By 2011, construction had been halted seven times by protesters concerned about the base's environmental impact and who saw it as a US-driven project aimed at China, rather than enhancing South Korean defense.[3] In July 2012, the South Korean Supreme Court upheld the base's construction.[4] It is expected to host up to 20 military vessels and occasional civilian cruise ships.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Construction of Disputed Naval Base Resumes on Jeju Island". The Chosun Ilbo. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Chosun Media Group. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Choe, Sang-Hun (18 August 2011). "Island's Naval Base Stirs Opposition in South Korea". The New York Times. New York, NY, USA: The New York Times Company. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Salmon, Andrew (5 October 2011). "S. Korean base tests U.S., Chinese interests". The Washington Times. Washington, DC, USA: The Washington Times LLC. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Rabiroff, Jon; Yoo, Kyong Chang (6 July 2012). "Plans for South Korean naval bases moving forward". Stars and Stripes. Washington, DC, USA: Defense Media Activity. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Rabiroff, Jon (5 October 2011). "S. Korea: Jeju Island naval base not built for U.S.". Stars and Stripes. Washington, DC, USA: Defense Media Activity. Retrieved 30 January 2014.