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Brief Published: 21 Oct 2011

South Korea Plans Health Town


The South Korean government has announced plans to develop a health town in response to the country’s recent boom in medical tourism.

An estimated $830m budget (£527m) will be spent on the development on the popular tourist island Jeju. There will be three areas: a Wellness Park, a Medical Park and a Research and Development Park.

It is hoped the health town will compete with leaders in tourism like India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Last year, the Korea Tourism Agency reported that an estimated 81,789 foreign patients travelled to South Korea for medical treatment. The government aims to increase this figure to 300,000 by 2015.

Ministry of Health & Welfare