TAEBAEK, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Taebaek, a mountainous city in Gangwon Province with an average altitude of 900 meters, plans to enhance its image as a beautiful highland resort by planting roses throughout the city.
Due to the altitude, roses in Taebaek blossom one month later than in other regions.
The city government intends to invest 1.2 billion won (US$943,400) over the next five years to plant 60,000 rose bushes in residential environments and alongside roads.
The plan encompasses creating a rose park with 40,000 rose bushes, distributing 20,000 rose seedlings to the public, and installing 1,200-meter-long rose support fences.
To date, the city has planted 48,570 rose bushes along a 44.45-kilometer stretch primarily centered on roadsides.
The city’s women’s organization initiated rose planting in 2000, and this year, the city government allocated a budget of 69 million won to plant an additional 4,340 rose bushes.
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