African swine fever (ASF) wide area fence
Establishment of Gyeonggi-Gangwon border area to block ASF virus
The entrance to the village and rivers are cut off everywhere.
“A quarantine system should be established to block access around pig farms”
The government announced today (14th) that it will significantly strengthen the quarantine measures against African swine fever and ASF.
The core of the government’s countermeasures so far has been the wide-area fence installed in the border area between Gangwon and Gyeonggi Province.
The length alone reaches a whopping 1,200km, and the virus continues to travel south through wild boars, and it is said that it is not effective in the field.
Reporter Hong Seong-wook visited the wide area fence installation site.
This is a 1.5m high wide area fence installed by the Ministry of Environment in the border area between Gyeonggi and Gangwon.
Fences were installed everywhere in areas where African swine fever and ASF-infected wild boars were confirmed.
However, the entrance to the village, as well as rivers, bridges, and buildings are cut off everywhere.
This is a wide area fence installed to prevent the movement of wild boars.
However, the hole is open so that wild boars can come and go at any time, and it is also connected to a passageway where people go.
Even in places where wild boar movements are difficult because they are in contact with the river, fences are installed like this.
The reason for the fence was to prevent people from accessing the wild boar habitat and to prevent wild boars from descending into private houses.
However, for convenience of construction, most of them were installed along the road.
[강필수 / 마을 주민 : 산밑으로 쳐야지. 왜 여기에 치냐고요. 말도 안 되지, 말이 안 되는 거야. 돈이 많으니까 이러는 거야.]
One side was blocked by a river and the other side by a road, so even places where wild boars could not be moved were placed as if they were bored.
[마을 주민 : 산밑으로 해줘야지, 논이고 밭이고 (안 내려오게 하려면). 이거 미쳤어. 이거 (설치)한 사람. 여기에 뭐하러 (멧돼지가) 길을 건너서 가느냐고요. 멧돼지 내려온 거 한 번도 못 봤어.]
When wild boars infected with the ASF virus are found, re-fences under them are repeated, and the length is as much as 1,200 km.
The cost was 96 billion won.
[마을 주민 : 책상머리에 앉아서, 현장을 보고 해야지. 현장을 조사하고 했어야지. 뭐하러 강에 (설치)하느냐고, 참 아이고.]
It is pointed out that rather than recklessly striking a fence, it is necessary to block access around pig farms and establish a quarantine system.
However, the Ministry of Environment is continuing its work, saying that there is no way to do anything about it.
[환경부 관계자 : 사유지나 이런 데는 땅 주인이 반대하면 강제로 (설치)할 수 없잖아요. 빈틈이 있거나 민원이 많은 데는 마을 뒤쪽으로 산 쪽으로 돌려치는 구간도 많습니다. 그렇게 하려 하고 있고요.]
ASF wide area fence that repeats tinkering prescription and installation without checking boar habits and site.
Even if it is blocked with wire mesh, the virus spreads rapidly to the south, and criticism is being made for the wartime administration of 100 billion won at the border area.
This is YTN Sungwook Hong.
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