Lets dig a ditch
Grand National Party presidential candidate Lee Myung-bak is set to revise his flagship pledge to build a cross-country canal, striving to fix flaws in the controversial plan to maintain a lead built on his reputation as an economic expert.Ok, what people in the Korean construction business are financing Lee's campaign? With both cities having their own ports, an expensive cross country canal makes no sense.
Amid escalating disputes over the massive project, the GNP future vision committee, in charge of finalizing Lee’s campaign platform, has decided to delay announcing their plans until the end of this month.
"Although both Lee and the committee believe in holding onto the canal plan, we have agreed that it has to be revised in order to be included among Lee’s 10 public pledges," said Rep. Kim Hyong-o, head of the committee.
The canal plan has remained Lee’s top pledge despite external and internal criticism. But increasing objections and Lee’s somewhat vague explanation of the project have aroused concern it may adversely affect the former Seoul mayor’s popularity just two months before the Dec. 19 election.
Hat tip- GI at ROK Drop. He prefers the money being spent on the canal rather than on financing Kim Jong-Il's lifestyle.
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