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World Water Forum launches organizing panel for 2015

The organizing committee to prepare for the hosting of the 2015 World Water Forum in Daegu will launch Tuesday, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Monday.

During its kick-off event, the organizing committee will name Lee Jung-moo, former land minister, as chairman. Lee has led the Korea Water Forum since 2012.

As the first task, the organizing committee has prepared a kick-off event to be held May 14-15 in Daegu. About 500 participants from all over the world, including government officials, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations and private enterprises, will join this preparatory event to discuss the agenda for the 2015 World Water Forum, the ministry said.