POSTED: Monday March 10th 2014

The Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Olympic Sliding Center for the Success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018

The groundbreaking ceremony of the Olympic Sliding Center for the bobsleigh, skeleton, and luge competitions will be held in Alpensia, PyeongChang on Mar. 4th, 2014 with the participation of Governor Choi, POCOG, relating organizations and citizens.

This construction will be done with the standard of the FIBT, FIL and IOC on the site of Yongsan-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, Pyeongchnag-gun with 177,000 m².

Gangwon Province ordered the construction on July, 2013 with the turnkey type and selected Daelim Inc. and two other companies in the Gangwon as the co-designers for the project on Dec. 2013.

The Sliding Center is scheduled to be built along with 7 buildings including 2018 m completion track, start and finish house, access bridge and road, machinery, electricity, communication, landscape architecture spending 122.8 billion won. The construction will be complete by the end of 2016 with the international approval in order to hold the Test Event and final completion of the Sliding Center is scheduled by the end of the 2017 considering fostering athletes and training schedules.

There are only 16 sliding centers worldwide and the Sliding Center is going to be the first one to be constructed in Korea. This construction requires a high-level of technology and is expected to be hard work, but it will usher a new stage to upgrade the domestic construction skills.

It will be one of the best world-class centers for the athletes and competitions during the Games and is planned to be used as the theme facility for all the people in Korea to continually experience and enjoy the Olympics for the legacy mode.

* Project Outline
- Location: Yongsan-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon, PyeongChang
- Project Work: a total of 2,018m long track(B=140cm) in 177,000㎡ site area
- Cost: KRW122.8 billion (about USD114.5 million)
- National Government 92.1 billion, Local Government 30.7 billion
- Completion: end of 2017 (homologation in 2016 for test events)
- Constructors: Project partnering of 4 companies (Main contractor: Daelim)

* Ceremony Outline
- Date: March 4, 2014 (1:30 - 3:00 p.m.)
- Venue: Alpensia Convention Centre, PyeongChang
- Guests: around 1,000 including
- Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Governor of Gangwon Province and mayors of venue cities;
- President and CEO of the POCOG;
- Members of the National Assembly, Provincial Council, and municipal councils;
- Leaders of press, social, sport and community groups
- Contents: Blasting ceremony, and congratulatory performances

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Keywords · Gangwon Province · Choi Moon Soon · PyeongChang 2018 · Winter Games

Name: Eungyeong Choi
Organization: Gangwon Province
Phone: 82332493287

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