SINAN, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Sinan County in South Jeolla Province is pushing for the preservation and restoration of stone walls that have cultural sentiment found on islands within the county.
Following the enactment of a related ordinance in March, the local government will start a full-scale stone wall maintenance project at a cost of 300 million won (US$258,700).
Stone walls that have been well preserved in many parts of the island village of Sinan are a cultural heritage that have been around for a long time, along with the formation of villages, and retain traditional beauty and sentiment.
However, due to a declining and aging population, the island village landscape continues to be damaged and neglected.
In response, the local government will push for a project to support the restoration of original concrete or brick walls to stone walls or to install new stone walls around houses and villages.
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