Calls for Swift Review of the Special Law on the Establishment and Operation of the Space and Aviation Agency to Propel Korea’s Space Development
7월 28, 2023 | by judyfeder.com
The ruling party, “The People Power Party,” has urged the Democratic Party of Korea to swiftly review the special law regarding the establishment and operation of the Space and Aviation Agency. The move comes after the successful launch of the third iteration of the “Nuriho” space launch vehicle in May, which marked a significant milestone in Korea’s space development. However, the party asserts that the National Assembly has become a crucial obstacle in the progress of genuine space exploration. In this blog post, we delve into the current situation and emphasize the urgency of pushing forward with the discussion on the special law for the Space and Aviation Agency.
The Standpoint of the People Power Party
During a recent in-house strategy meeting held at the National Assembly, Mr. Yoon Jae-ok, the floor leader of the People Power Party, expressed concerns over the Democratic Party’s half-hearted participation in the parliamentary science, technology, broadcasting, and communications committee meeting. He criticized the opposition party’s lack of engagement in discussing the special law for the Space and Aviation Agency, an essential decision that determines the future direction of the country’s space development.
Mr. Yoon went on to question the Democratic Party’s priorities, highlighting that they have prioritized issues such as separating KBS broadcasting fees and appointing the chairman of the broadcasting committee, which are unrelated to space development. He stressed that instead of facilitating the rapid establishment of the special law, the Democratic Party’s actions are only leading to traffic congestion on the fast lane of space development.
A Frustrating Reality for Korea’s Key Future Industry
Mr. Park Dae-chul, the head of the policy committee for the People Power Party, expressed his dismay at the current state of Korea’s crucial future industry, the aerospace sector. He lamented how major countries worldwide are engaging in fierce competition for space exploration, while Korea’s aerospace industry is being held back by the opposition party.
Addressing the formation of the coordination committee requested by the Democratic Party for discussing the special law for the Space and Aviation Agency, Mr. Park highlighted that the People Power Party promptly accepted the demand to expedite the passage of the law. Nevertheless, the committee meeting did not occur as the Democratic Party chose not to attend, leaving the establishment of the law in limbo.
A Glance at the Future
As the government has presented a detailed blueprint for the Space and Aviation Agency and accommodated the opposition’s request for the coordination committee, the People Power Party argues that there is no longer any justification for the Democratic Party to obstruct the bill’s review.
Korean citizens are eagerly anticipating the inauguration of the “Korean NASA” and the realization of their aspirations for space exploration. With this in mind, we look forward to the National Assembly’s upcoming session in August, firmly believing that the special law for the Space and Aviation Agency will be enacted without further delay.
The People Power Party calls for the prompt review of the special law on the establishment and operation of the Space and Aviation Agency to unleash the full potential of Korea’s space development. While the successful launch of the Nuriho space vehicle indicates progress, the road ahead demands unity and collaboration from all parties to shape a bright future for Korea’s space and aviation industries. Let us anticipate the National Assembly’s decision in August and hope for the advancement of our nation’s aerospace capabilities.