Prime Minister Chung Hong-won said Tuesday that the government would push ahead with reform measures to “renovate” both the public and private sectors in the aftermath of the Sewol disaster.
In a speech, Chung vowed to launch a pan-national committee under the Prime Minister’s Office to devise measures to eradicate wrongdoings and improve safety standards in the public and private sectors. The envisioned committee would draw up a master plan to enhance the country’s safety standards by February, he said.
Chung’s announcement came two weeks after President Park Geun-hye retained him as prime minister.
By Cho Chung-un (firstname.lastname@example.org)