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S. Korean Firms Hope Kaesong Complex Will Reopen

S. Korean Firms Hope Kaesong Complex Will Reopen

재개를 기다리는 개성공단

The Kaesong Industrial Complex was established as a product of the first historic inter-Korean summit in 2000.

The Kaesong Industrial Complex was established as a product of the first historic inter-Korean summit in 2000.

지난 2000년, 역사적인 첫 남북 정상회담 이후 구체화된 개성공단!

It was touted as a successful economic project that combined the South's capital & technology and the North's labor.

It was touted as a successful economic project that combined the South's capital & technology and the North's labor.

남한의 자본과 기술, 북한의 노동력을 결합한 이상적인 경제모델로 주목받았는데...

The complex hosted 124 South Korean companies, which employed roughly 54,000 North Koreans.

The complex hosted 124 South Korean companies, which employed roughly 54,000 North Koreans.

2004년 시범단지 조성을 시작으로 124개 기업이 입주했고, 5만 4천명의 북한 노동자가 고용됐다.

In 2015, the industrial site brought an estimated US$ 1.1 bil. in economic benefits.<br>
(Source: The Corporate Association of Gaeseong Industrial Complex)

In 2015, the industrial site brought an estimated US$ 1.1 bil. in economic benefits.
(Source: The Corporate Association of Gaeseong Industrial Complex)

개성공단의 경제적 이익은 2015년 기준, 연 1조 2430억 원 정도로 추산되고 있다. (자료-개성공단기업협회)

But in Feb. 2016, the South Korean government suspended all operations at the Kaesong complex.

But in Feb. 2016, the South Korean government suspended all operations at the Kaesong complex.

그러나 2016년 2월, 활기차게 돌아가던 개성공단의 모든 공장이 일제히 가동을 멈췄다.

The drastic move was in response to Pyongyang's repeated provocations.

The drastic move was in response to Pyongyang's repeated provocations.

4차 핵실험과 미사일 등 북한의 잇다른 도발에 대응해 내린 정부의 결정이었다.

The closure resulted in a loss of over US$ 1.4 bil. to the South Korean companies operating factories in Kaesong.

The closure resulted in a loss of over US$ 1.4 bil. to the South Korean companies operating factories in Kaesong.

하루아침에 공장을 잃은 입주기업의 피해액은 1조 5천억 원 이상

For the past two years, the companies have worked hard to recover from the losses, hoping for the reopening of the complex.

For the past two years, the companies have worked hard to recover from the losses, hoping for the reopening of the complex.

폐쇄 이후 2년간 손실 복구와 함께 개성공단 재가동을 위해 애써왔던 입주기업들!

They set up a booth in PyeongChang during the Winter Olympics to raise awareness about the cross-border joint venture and its value.

They set up a booth in PyeongChang during the Winter Olympics to raise awareness about the cross-border joint venture and its value.

평창 동계올림픽에서 홍보관을 운영하는 등 여전히 개성공단의 존재와 평화적 가치를 알리고 있다.

Many wonder if a recent easing of tensions between the two Koreas will mean a return to business as usual for the Kaesong entrepreneurs.

Many wonder if a recent easing of tensions between the two Koreas will mean a return to business as usual for the Kaesong entrepreneurs.

급변하고 있는 남북관계가 얼어붙었던 개성공단에 봄을 찾아줄 수 있을지 주목된다.

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S. Korean Firms Hope Kaesong Complex Will Reopen
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The Kaesong Industrial Complex was established as a product of the first historic inter-Korean summit in 2000.
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It was touted as a successful economic project that combined the South's capital & technology and the North's labor.
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The complex hosted 124 South Korean companies, which employed roughly 54,000 North Koreans.
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In 2015, the industrial site brought an estimated US$ 1.1 bil. in economic benefits.<br>
(Source: The Corporate Association of Gaeseong Industrial Complex)
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But in Feb. 2016, the South Korean government suspended all operations at the Kaesong complex.
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The drastic move was in response to Pyongyang's repeated provocations.
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The closure resulted in a loss of over US$ 1.4 bil. to the South Korean companies operating factories in Kaesong.
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For the past two years, the companies have worked hard to recover from the losses, hoping for the reopening of the complex.
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They set up a booth in PyeongChang during the Winter Olympics to raise awareness about the cross-border joint venture and its value.
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Many wonder if a recent easing of tensions between the two Koreas will mean a return to business as usual for the Kaesong entrepreneurs.
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