Seoul Mayoral Candidates Woo Voters with Safety Campaigns

In one of the most hotly contested local races, the candidates for Seoul mayor have already outlined plans for safety reforms.

Incumbent Park Won-soon of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy said he will spend close to US$2 billion on safety measures that include renewing old subway cars and providing school buses for elementary schoolchildren.

Ruling Saenuri party challenger Chung Mong-joon wants to clean up the air in major subway lines, citing the critical levels of ultra-fine dust, mostly in the subway line No. 1.

The local elections will take place on June 4.

Arirang News / May 19, 2014 11:24 KST