The ground-breaking for the expansion of what will be one of the best technical high schools in Korea was marked at a ceremony held 18 July 1956 here at Ahyon, Mapo-ku, Seoul.
The Kyonggi Vocation Training Centre, here in the capital city of Seoul, is of particular importance, with departments for mechanical engineering, architecture and civil engineering. UNKRA has already contributed building materials needed to repair the main building, and given the materials for a building containing four classrooms. At the Kyonggi Vocational Center, now being built by Seoul City assisted by UNKRA in the capital city of Seoul, the machine shop building is going up rapidly. The High School with departments for mechanical engineering, architecture and civil engineering, will play an important role in the training of a sufficient number of skilled workers and engineers. UNKRA contributed 700 metric tons of cement, 205,000 board feet of lumber, 22,200 square feet of glass and 60,000 feet of electric wire. The total value of UNKRA aid to this project is $270,638.
Girders make an interesting pattern at the Kyonggi Vocational Center, as the machine shop building gets well under way. The project is being carried out by Seoul City assisted by UNKRA. UNKRA has contributed 700 metric tons of cement, 205,000 board feet of lumber, 22,200 square feet of glass and 60,000 feet of electric wire. The total value of UNKRA aid to the project is $270,638.
A general view of the massive Mungyong Cement Plant, being built by UNKRA near the village of Sinki-ri, Kyongsang Pukto. Construction has been completed on foundations and smoke stacks for two massive kilns. Structural work is underway for an immense building to house a travelling crane that will carry materials along the cement processing line; laboratory buildings; workshop; power house; storage facilities; railway sidings; access road and houses for employees. The Mungyong Cement Plant, $8,000,000 project of the UNKRA, is designed to produce 200,000 tons of cement a year.
Digging foundations for new buildings at Mungyong Cement Plant.
Locally constructed wooden trolley trucks are the main mechanical transportation at Mungyong Cement Plant.
Gustav Plougsted, a Danish carpenter a member of the team supervising the construction of Mungyong Cement Plant, discusses a newly built water tank with a Korean colleague.
Korean workmen are expert at erecting wooden structural framework.
A view of the 40 acre site of Mungyong Cement Plant taken from the top of the water tower. In foreground the crane storage in process of construction.
Korean labourers studying the newly arrived cement mixer at Mungyong Cement Pant. On their backs they have the traditional Korean A frame which enable them to carry heavy loads.