The Songdo Central Park, located in the newly built city 30 kilometer west of Seoul, has begun filling its canal with 85,500 tons of seawater, Gale International Korea, co-developer of the city, said in an emailed statement yesterday.
The seawater is purified through a double filter and will prevent canal from freezing in the winter. The method will enable water taxis to operate year around, it added.
A 1.8-kilometer-long canal that run through the 100 acre park in the heart of the international business district is deisnged to incorporate many environmentally sustainable benefits in Korea, according to the U.S.-based developer. To maintain the water quality, the canal will be refreshed every 24 hours, it added.