“State has a 4,000-member strong Korean community”

The Consul General of the Republic of Korea Kim Kyungsoo called on Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa here on Saturday.

It was a courtesy visit. He had come here on a three-day visit.

Mr. Kim Kyungsoo told reporters that the Consulate General for the Republic of Korea had begun functioning in Chennai from February.

“Tamil Nadu has a 4,000-member strong Korean community who are mainly engaged in manufacturing operations and automobile industries in Chennai. We have been working hard and would like to contribute more to the development of the State,” he said.

When asked about the possibility of bringing industries to the southern part of the State, he said that he had seen tremendous potential in southern districts and could see Korean industries and manufacturing units considering setting up shop here. He said that he was happy to find implementation of various welfare schemes in the state.

“From Amma Pharmacy to Amma Canteens, I have observed that the State is nurturing a compassionate and supportive society,” Mr Kim said.

Mr. Rajan Chellappa said that Mr. Kim had taken a tour around the city and seen a few famous places and was briefed on the functioning of the local administration.

He was shown the ELCOT IT Park.

Mayor and Corporation Commissioner C. Kathiravan gave him a book carrying details of functioning of the urban local body and achievements of the Madurai Corporation.