Songpa-gu is a district of Seoul, South Korea. Songpa is located at the southeastern part of the capital of South Korea. Songpa is the largest population district with 647,000 residents, in Seoul; this had been called Wirye. Songpa is referred to as a part of Greater Gangnam Area along with Gangnam District and Seocho District. Songpa was at the center of 1988 Seoul Olympics, most of the sporting facilities associated with that event are located within the district. In 2009, Songpa District won the Livcom Awards of UNEP for the most liveable city. A pine tree, the tree of Songpa, represents prosperity. Five ovals symbolized pride in hosting the 1988 Seoul Olympics, it symbolizes the monk of an intangible cultural property of Songpa District. Songpa, a World-class city of culture City with the highest culture index in Korea The mayor of this district is Park Chun-hee since 2010. Neolithic people lived in the area along the Han River because of the existence of abundant water. An ancient nation, was established and more people moved to the region.
In 18 BC, the kingdom of Baekje founded its capital city, believed to be inside modern-day Songpa District. Baekje subsequently developed from a member state of the Mahan confederacy into one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. There are several city wall. Among them, Pungnap Toseong, an earthen wall in the southeastern part of modern-day Seoul, is believed to be the main Wiryeseong site, yet another earthen wall, Mongchon Toseong, located nearby, is dated from the early Baekje era. During this era, Songpa was the transportation heartland connection Hanyang, the capital of Joseon, with the rest of Joseon. There was a huge commercial hub around Samjeondo, Songpajin Sincheonjin, Songpa naruter, which influenced the Joseon economy. Songpa, once a calm rural area, started a land readjustment project in the 1970s, which transformed the region into a new, urban town. Songpa District hosted the 1988 Seoul Olympics; the Jamsil Main Stadium and the Olympic park were constructed along with multilaned expressway, large-scale apartment complexes, commercial facilities.
Songpa became a "GU", separated from Gangdong District on May 15, 1988 In pursuit of sustainable and environment-friendly urban development and participatory local autonomy, Songpa District is being development as an autonomous district of Seoul city. With the legacy of Baekjae, it is aiming to become a world-class city that leads the future of Korea. In Songpa, these are the Garden5, is the hub of Northeast Asia's distribution market, Garak Market for agricultural and aquatic products Asia‘s biggest market. Lotte World with 112 stories is planned to be built. Songpa eased regulation against construction in order to provide an optimal environment for economic activities. One factor that makes Songpa's future optimistic is the residents' community sentiment. At a time when the global economy's gloomy, public workers raised money to help create jobs for the jobless in the region. Songpa District draws its future as an "Economically revived district." To achieve this goal, a high-tech business zone is being built in Munjeong-dong.
This zone falls into three themes: future business with next generation semi-conduct, future automobile, digital contents, next generation battery, bio pharmaceutics, digital TV and display and next generation mobile set. Songpa plans to manage this three-sector zone as a driving force for the future. "Garden 5 is the biggest hub for distribution in Asia." One-stop shopping mall Garden 5 is the biggest distribution hub in Korea and meets the demand of distribution and leisure. It consists of five special blocks:'Garden 5 Life' with more than 8,300 shops. "It is hub market for agricultural and marine products in Northeast Asia." Garak Marketplace is going through remodeling until 2020 and will be set with eco-friendly products and clean environment and modernized distribution system, to be hub market in Northeast Asia. Through remodeling, the market will be transformed into theme park style market with eco-friendly underground and green, cultural park-like style on the ground. Construction for remodeling will be one by one in order.
Planned to be built in Sincheon-dong, this building will be 555-meter tall and has 624,642㎡ of floor space. It will have 5 underground floors. An estimated 1.7 trillion won will be invested and more than 23,000 jobs will be created in building a second Lotte World Building. It is expected to create 2.5 million employment effect annually. "To overcome economic crisis, public workers at Songpa-gu office saved fringe benefits and service operation expenses. As a result, 1,270 jobs were created." Focusing on reduction in unemployment rate as a way to overcome economic crisis, Songpa District launched a handful of projects. First of all, Songpa benchmarked the project of the US when it hired the job-seekers with higher educational degrees for building data base during the Great Depression. Songpa employed 120 people in computerizing important data of Songpa District. Through data
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