Korean construction engineer surveys the six kilometer long sea wall which protects the newly reclaimed land from the sea at Taechon-ni in South Korea. This dyke and sluice gate built with materials supplied by UNKRA is part of an overall program to enclose sea bays and improve the rice producing capacity of South Korea.
The floating bridge at Kunsan built by UNKRA to enable large ships to discharge their cargoes at the docks instead of, as formerly, into lighters in the outer harbour. The bridge is constructed with pontoons attached to swing bridges which in turn are fastened to the permanent quay. This allows for a rise and fall of some 21 feet.
Construction begins on the new Fundamental Education Centre at Suwon, Korea, UNKRA has allocated $300,000 to build, equip and operate the Centre for two years. UNESCO is cooperating in the provision of staff. First courses at the Centre will begin in November.
The traditional thatched cottages of the villages crouch under the very walls of the large modern cement plant at Mungying. Though in time the main employment will be at the plant, at present, as for generations before, the people of the valley live off the rice fields.