Korean Presidential Island Jeo-do to Open to the Public in September

President Moon Jae-in announced last week that visitors will be allowed to visit the small southern islet of Jeo, which is used as a presidential retreat, in a one-year pilot program to open it to the public.

Moon vowed in his election pledge to make the islet, which sits off the southern island of Geoje, publicly accessible for the benefit and convenience of local fishermen.

The islet is under military control and used exclusively for presidential retreats.

According to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, Moon said he is glad to keep the promise he made in 2017 that he would return Jeo Islet to the public, during his visit to the islet today.

Cheong Wa Dae said it plans to open a pilot program on September 16 for one year. Open areas are determined through consultation with local governments on trails, observatories, beaches, and golf courses.

The Presidential cottage will not be open for the time being as it is considered part of the military property.

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