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(LEAD) Advisory panel to report 100 policy tasks to Moon this week

All News 13:51 July 10, 2017

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SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in's policy advisory panel will report to him its 100 selected government priority tasks this week, which will include job creation, tax reform and work-family balance, its chief said Monday.

Kim Jin-pyo, the head of the State Affairs Planning Advisory Committee, said that the briefing will be given to the president Thursday, noting that it has compressed Moon's 201 election campaign pledges into 100 tasks.

The tasks are set to be unveiled to the public next Wednesday, a source at the panel said, declining to be named.

"(In the process of crafting the tasks), we have been agonizing over how to maximize the impact with limited resources," Kim told reporters. "We have tried to piece together our wisdom to ensure citizens can feel the change in their lives with the change of government."

Kim Jin-pyo, the head of the State Affairs Planning Advisory Committee, speaks during a plenary committee session at its office in Seoul on July 10, 2017. (Yonhap)

Kim explained that to sort out the key tasks, the committee has received over 80 briefings from government agencies and held some 200 meetings with experts, officials and citizens since its launch in May.

Kim, in particular, emphasized four "innovation" tasks.

Among the tasks is smoothly carrying out the government's "income-led" growth strategy, Moon's economic formula aimed at addressing income disparities and boosting growth by creating jobs and increasing household revenue.

The tasks also involve addressing the country's low birthrate, seeking balanced regional developments and leading the country to better cope with the increasingly stiff global industrial competition marked by the convergence of cutting-edge technologies.

Meanwhile, the committee said it would propose establishing a presidential panel on gender equality, which will play a central role in formulating and coordinating related policies.

It will also seek to assign gender equality officials at central and regional governments, and increase the proportion of female workers at public organizations, and in the military and police, Park Kwang-on, the committee's spokesman, told reporters.


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