Circumstances are revealed one after another that the information on new city development that should be handled transparently and strictly has passed into the hands of those who work on the front line, and purchases that are suspected to be directly speculative have been made.
Among the LH employees suspected of dumping land in the new city, a person in charge of land compensation was also found to be included.
Reporter Kim Hyun-woo’s report.
Thirteen LH employees are allegedly suspected of dumping the land in Siheung New City, Gwangmyeong.
Among them, it was found that the person in charge of land compensation was included at the time of the creation of the new city.
Mr. A, who has been in charge of land compensation, including the Gwangmyeong Siheung Project Headquarters in 2013 and the Hanam New Town Project Headquarters in 2017.
In 2019, he served as the head of the Gwacheon Uiwang New Town Business Division within the LH Gyeonggi Regional Headquarters.
In June of that year, Mr. A bought 2,700 square meters of land in Gwarim-dong, Siheung-si, for 1.30 billion won, including 600 million won in loans.
As such, it can be presumed that land development information in the metropolitan area adjacent to Seoul has been hand-held over the years.
It is reported that among LH employees who are suspected of dumping the land, another executive level is included in addition to Mr. A.
[LH 관계자 : 저희가 파악한 걸로는 제일 고위직이 부장급(사업단장)이고, 그분하고 다른 한 명 더해서 2명 이렇게….]
They intensively purchased land in the new city from April 2018 to June last year.
It was purchased prior to the announcement of the Gwangmyeong Siheung New Town, which was announced at the end of last month, but it overlaps with the time of the announcement of the five 3rd new cities including Hanam Gyosan.
Over a long period of time, it can be assumed that simultaneous purchases were made for the purpose of speculation by sharing information related to the planned development site in the metropolitan area.
It has become a so-called’cat, a fish shop,’ in which insiders colluded with development information that should be handled transparently and strictly.
[이강훈 / 참여연대 민생희망본부 실행위원 : 만약에 이 부분에 대해서 확신이 없다면 손실을 볼 수도 있기 때문에 이런 투자를 강행하기 어려웠을 거라고 생각되고요. 뭔가 확실한 정보를 갖고 추진한 것이 아닌가 보고 있습니다.]
With negative public opinion that the 3rd new city plan should be withdrawn, the government, which is busy with supply expansion, is also in a perplexing position.
YTN Kim Hyun-woo[[email protected]]is.
[저작권자(c) YTN & YTN plus 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]