The National Information Society Agency holds a groundbreaking ceremony for its new office building in Sinseo Innovation City in Daegu

An intelligent building with 11 stories and a basement to be built on a land area of 26,500㎡

To be completed by March 2015

The National Information Society Agency (NIA) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new building in Sinseo Innovation City in Dong-gu, Daegu, on Nov. 20. About 200 people will attend the ceremony, including First Vice Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Yoon Jong-lok, Second Vice Minister of Security and Public Administration Park Chan-woo, Rep. Yoo Seung-min, Daegu Mayor Kim Bum-il and NIA staff members. 

The new NIA building will be built on a land area of 26,500㎡ and will have a story below and 11 above the ground. With a total floor space of 18,601㎡, it will be a forward-looking and future-oriented intelligent building that befits the status of the organization as a global IT leader, which is responsible for national information promotion and taking the lead in the “Government 3.0 Plan” to allow wider public access to government data.

An intelligent building allows the central control of both incoming and outgoing energy. The security and maintenance of the building is managed by an integrated system that results in the improvement of stability and efficiency in building operations and thus contributes to a reduction in management costs and allows flexibility in coping with future changes in technology.

NIA is the government organization that oversees national information promotion and the establishment of an information infrastructure. It also implements policies to narrow the information gap. Over the past 25 years, it has played a leading role in transforming Korea into an IT powerhouse. NIA is now working to create new value as a central organization in the realization of a creative economy and the “Government 3.0 Plan” by implementing policies to solve social problems using ICT.

NIA has exerted efforts to strengthen its relationship with the community since it decided to relocate to Daegu. It set up a sisterhood relationship with Maeyeo Village in Sinseo-dong and has carried out social service programs for villagers. It also concluded an MOY with Kyungpook National University. Most recently, the organization donated 30 personal computers to the Daegu Social Welfare Center in Dong-gu, in an effort to help narrow the information gap in Daegu and promote the regional economy. 

The new NIA building is to be completed by March, 2015, and the organization is expected to move into it in the middle of 2015.

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