Title:  The Four Rivers Restoration Commemorative Stamps .
 


Stamp Serial#
2821-
2824 
KPC#
C-2236- C-2239 
Scott#
2372a-d 
Date of Issue
10/21/2011 
Quantity
375,000 ea.
Denomination
270 won  
Design
Ipo Weir in the Han River,
Gongju Weir in the Geum River,
Seungchon Weir in Yeongsan River,
Gangjeong-Goryeong Weir in the Nakdong River.
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
48.5mm x 28.5mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4  
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, four colors. 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Han River, Geum River, Yeongsan River, Nakdong River: the Korean peninsula's lifeline is newly opening.

In Korea, two thirds of the annual rainfall is concentrated in the summer season. Thus while the rainfall itself is sufficient, the water that can be readily utilized is inadequate, with floods causing severe damage every year. "The Four Rivers Restoration Project" which was kicked off in 2009, has been undertaken to prevent damage from floods that are repeated each year, to keep our rivers healthy through improvement of the quality of water and revitalizing the ecological balance, and to improve the quality of life and pursue the regional development through the development of the Waterfront Leisure Space.

For the past two years, the Four Rivers Restoration Project achieved, through the dredging of the bottom of the rivers, the completion of the 16 weirs that help lower flood water level and enable the effective utilization of water resources. In commemoration of this achievement, the newly created, four representative weirs of the four rivers including Ipo Weir in the Han River will be opened to the public on October 22, 2011.

In 2012, the waterfront leisure spaces will be completed, enabling us to embrace our rivers as a daily welcoming place of leisure and rest where we can enjoy riding bikes along the riverside roads and appreciate the picturesque beauty of the rivers from the observation platforms.

Under the Four River Restoration Project, two different works have been carried out simultaneously: one to preserve the original characteristics of the wetlands that are abundantly worth preserving, and the other to create new ecological waterways and ecological wetlands. Along with these efforts, continuing endeavors in both preservation of the ecological system and the environment is required. It is hoped that the four newly revamped rivers of the Han River, Geum River, Yeongsan River, and Nakdong River will remain a part of our lives and legacy as living rivers that breathe in sync with nature.