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  • DATE2014-08-06
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Special Research Center for Medicinal Forest Resources to Open in 2016

The Korea Forest Research Institute of the Korea Forest Service (KFRI) has announced the blueprint for the establishment of a special research center that will conduct a systematic survey on medicinal forest resources, namely the "Medicinal Forest Resource Research Center."

The Medicinal Forest Resource Research Center is to be the first special organization established by the Korean Government to conduct studies on medicinal resources in the forestry sector that will enable the development of core technology and continuous study for industrial applications of the research results.

The Medicinal Forest Resource Research Center will be located at Sanbeop-ri, Punggi-eup, Yeongju City of North Gyeongsang Province to build synergy between the neighboring special forestry complexes such as the Wild Cultivated Ginseng Theme Complex, Baekdu-daegan Arboretum, and the National Forest Therapy Complex Division, etc.

The Research Center is to be built on an area of 25,051 m2 with the government expense of 18.5 billion KRW (approx.18 million USD). A total of 25 persons are to reside as researchers and administrative staff of the organization.

Yoon Young-kyoon, Director General of the KFRI stated that "Through establishing a systematic organization, facility, research function, operation system, etc., the Medicinal Forest Resource Research Center will develop research results that are future-oriented and creative in regards to the medicinal resources in the forestry sector." He also added that, "The Research Center will try to improve public health and increase the income of forest farmers."

The Medicinal Forest Resource Research Center aims to be completed around 2015 for its opening scheduled in the following year, 2016.

Source: KFRI (Korea Forest Research Institute of the Korea Forest Service)
For further information, contact: +82 42 481 4229 (deborah0214@forest.go.kr)

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