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South Korea to set up robot theme parks

Posted: 15 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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The South Korea Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy has announced that the country will build two robot theme parks to boost the competitiveness of the local robot industry, according to a report from

The ministry disclosed that the theme parks will be set up in Incheon, 40km west of Seoul, and Masan, a port city on the south coast, at a combined cost of around $1.61 billion. The government will provide $54.7 million to each city.

Incheon and Masan will be developed as the centers of the country's robot industry and will offer amusement park areas, exhibition halls and stadiums where robots can compete in various events, the ministry said added.

Construction of the theme parks will begin on 2009 for completion by 2013.

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