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Friday, May 05, 2006

Dokdo (Tokdo), Your Tourist Destination

South Korea is doing now what it should have done 20 years ago, they are planning to improve the Dokdo Island chain. It's theirs, they own it, they control it and now they are doing something with it. It might not be the tourist destination Jamaica is, but the more they do the quicker this 'issue' will go away.

According to the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the budget includes:
* $10.6m to improve facilities on the islands, where a small police detachment of some 30 men is stationed
* $8.3m to research ecological systems on the islands and surrounding waters
* $7.3m to research marine resources, beginning this year, and to start exploring for mineral resources, in 2008.
Not a bad start.

Until them, the police force will stay ever vigilant.