Government To Help PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Bid

The South Korean government will be helping PyeongChang’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, including expediting construction of railways and repairing entrance roads into the country.

Donga.com reports the measures were presented Friday at a meeting of a government support committee for PyeongChang 2018 chaired by Prime Minister Chung Un-chan.

A 11.3 kilometre double track line running between Wonju and Gangneung slated for completion in 2020 will now be finished in 2018. Gangneung will be the venue for the skating competition if PyeongChang hosts the 2018 Games.

Also a curved section of a 28.5 kilometre road between Jinbu and Najeon is scheduled to be straightened. The road will serve as the main entrance to a downhill race facility in Jungbong, Gangwon Province.