Seoul-Busan Highway

Korea's Major Transportation Artery

The first major construction project since the country's establishment, Kukdong broke ground for the first segment of the Seoul-Busan Highway between Seoul and Suwon on February 1, 1968. Since completion, Seoul-Busan Highway impact on the development of Korea's economy is immeasurable.

By connecting 12 cities and 37 counties, which made up 44% of the nation's population, 46% of the gross national product, and 61% of idustrial production, Seoul- Busan Highway paved the way for balanced economic development. And with the completion of the Daejon - Daegu segment on July 7, 1970, it opended a new chapter in Korea's construction industry.

Stetching 428Km and 22.4m wide, the construction of the Gyeongbu Expressway demanded the manpower of 8,938,000 people and 1.65 million heavy equipment to complete.

To sucessfully complete this large scale project, over 60 million ㎥ soil and rocks were moved and 48,700 tons of iron reinforcement steel, 6,632,000 bags of cement, and 465,000 drums of asphalt were needed.

Kukdogn E&C paved 82 km of the highway and participated in the paving of the Cheon-an section, Hwang-gan section, and the Eonyang section.

The day Seoul-Busan Highway that connected Seoul to Busan opened, Kukdong E&C received the Industrial Medal of Honor Kukdong was able to expand to overseas construction industries.