Title : POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATIVE OF 88 OLYMPIC EXPRESSWAY
Stamp Serial#
1348 
KPC#
C-998 
MICHEL#
1373 
StanGib#
1622 
Scott#
1374 
Date of Issue
06/22/1984 
Quantity
3,500,000 
Denomination
70Won 
Design
88 OLYMPIC EXPRESSWAY 
Designer
Chun, Hee-han 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agrency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
The 88 Olympic Expressway, extending 175.2 km. between Taegu and Kwangju, has taken two years and nine months to be completed. Starting with the Kyoun-In Expressway that was built in 1968, we have rapidly increased the number of expressways until today, when we have a network of ten expressways that add up a total length of 1,423 km.

The 88 Olympic Expressway, named so in commemoration of our hosting the "88 Olympic Games", is different from the other expressways in Korea in that it is paved with cement/ concrete. All the technical problems involved in paving roads with cement have successfully been solved. This has resulted in not only improving our technology of paving roads with cement, but also providing a new perspective for our cement industry.

The new Expressway will shorten the distance between the two regions of Honam and Yongnam, stimulating inter-regional exchanges, essential for mutual understanding between to help develop tourist spots in between the regions.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in order to commemorate the opening of the 88 Olympic Expressway, which will certainly help in harmonizing the nation and achieving balanced development of the country.