Thursday, June 28, 2012

South Korea Will Build North Korea Near Maritime Base

South Korea plans to build a maritime base near the disputed border region with North Korea in the Yellow Sea in order to "increase its defense capabilities."

South Korea's Defense Ministry on Tuesday (26/6) stated that the navy received permission from the local government to set up bases on Baengnyeong Island at a cost of 42.5 billion won or around 36.6 million USD.

The area of ​​23,489 square meters will be used as a dock for small warships.

The Yonhap news agency reported that around 100 people will be stationed at the new base, the construction of which will be completed by the end of 2014.

The Yellow Sea border determined by the United Nations after the 1950-1953 war was rejected by North Korea.

Baengnyeong is one of five South Korean islands near the border that were the scene of incidents of clashes between the two countries in the sea in 1999, 2002 and 2009.

IRIB / The Truth Seeker Media

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