Park set to receive policy briefings from ministries

By 정주원
  • Published : Feb 5, 2014 - 14:25
  • Updated : Feb 5, 2014 - 14:25

President Park Geun-hye will receive a series of annual policy briefings from government agencies over the next 20 days, her office said Wednesday, as she enters her second year in office under a pledge to overhaul and revive the slumping economy.

The policy briefings were set to begin later in the day with a joint report from the Office for Government Policy Coordination under the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Government Legislation, and Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission.

Park is scheduled to receive a total of nine policy reports from 17 ministries, three government offices, five commissions, and the Small and Medium Business Administration till Feb. 24.

Each government office has been grouped with other agencies with overlapping areas of work. For example, the defense, foreign and unification ministries, along with the ministry of patriots and veterans affairs, will jointly report on ways to achieve Park's stated goal of laying the groundwork for inter-Korean reunification.

The main focus of this year's policy briefings is expected to be Park's three-year economic innovation plan, which calls for revitalizing the economy under three core strategies – uprooting "chronic abnormalities" deeply rooted in the economy, nurturing an innovative economy and stimulating domestic demand.

Park told a Cabinet meeting Tuesday that she expects each government office to offer specific plans for realizing the policy aims she outlined in her New Year's press conference -- revitalizing the economy and laying the groundwork for reunification on the Korean Peninsula. (Yonhap News)