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S. Korea, Chile agree to cooperate in smart water management

2016/07/02 11:40

SEJONG, July 2 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and Chile have set up a joint task force to boost cooperation in water resources, a move Seoul officials say could help South Korean companies make inroads into Chile.

The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on smart water management and seawater desalination. The initial deal was inked between South Korean Land, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Kang Ho-in and his Chilean counterpart in Chile on Friday.

Chile called for cooperation with South Korea on its projects involving dams, desalination plants and management of underground water.

Kang said he expects South Korean water-related companies to boost their presence in Chile.

Kang visited Chile after his trip to Panama City to attend a ceremony to mark the Panama Canal's expansion as a special envoy of President Park Geun-hye.