The Board of Audit and Inspection decides to audit ‘Dismantling the Four Great Rivers’… look at the legal basis


▲ A press conference calling for the withdrawal of the dismantling of the Geumgang and Yeongsangang Weirs on January 22nd

The Board of Audit and Inspection decided to conduct an audit on the process of the current government’s decision to dismantle and open the Geumgang and Yeongsan River weirs.

There is also speculation that a situation similar to that of the Wolseong nuclear power plant audit is taking place in that the Board of Audit and Inspection decided to look into a state-run project that the Moon Jae-in administration had put an emphasis on, a project that had once caused a sharp confrontation between the ruling and opposition parties.

The Board of Audit and Inspection decided to audit the public interest audit request for the ‘dismantling and opening of the Geumgang and Yeongsan River weirs’, and recently responded to this decision to the claimant, the National Federation of Four Major Rivers.

The Four Great National Coalition is an organization headed by Lee Jae-oh, a standing adviser to the People’s Power, a close aide to former President Lee Myung-bak.

Previously, the National Water Management Committee, an organization under the direct control of the President, made a final decision on the treatment policy for the five weirs of the Geumgang and Yeongsan rivers according to the plan proposed by the Four Major Rivers Investigation and Evaluation Planning Committee under the Ministry of Environment in January of this year after research and analysis.

The decisions of the National Water Management Committee include the dismantling of Sejong and Juksanbo, partial dismantling of Gongjubo, and the decision to open Baekjebo and Seungchonbo at all times.

The Four Great Powers National Coalition requested a public interest audit in February, saying, “In order to realize President Moon Jae-in’s promise, we have decided to demolish an intact weir.”

According to the reply paper, this audit is expected to focus on whether the Ministry of Environment’s Four Major Rivers Investigation and Evaluation Planning Committee, which proposed a treatment plan for the five weirs, has a proper legal basis.

The Board of Audit and Inspection also decided to examine whether the water quality comparison target was appropriate when the Ministry of Environment at that time calculated water quality improvement and benefits.

However, the Board of Audit and Inspection decided not to conduct an audit by conducting an audit on only 5 of the 17 items requested by the Four Great National Coalition, and closing the remaining 12 items containing the claim that the decision to dismantle the subsidy or open it at all times was unreasonable. I did.

In the case of the Wolseong Nuclear Power Plant audit, which was controversial in the political circles, the results were announced only a year after the National Assembly audit request was received.

(Photo = Yonhap News)

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