East Coast

Non-ferrous metals cluster and four-season Maritime tourism hub


East Coast

East Coast
Non-ferrous metals cluster and four-season Maritime tourism hub

The EFEZ has rich reserves of nonferrous metals and minerals, which are basic materials for the ultralight material industry. The zone is to host 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. It has created the nation’s largest nonferrous metals cluster and invited a number of leading companies in the related business. Its future prosperity will be based on cutting-edge green materials industries, and an international logistics, using business complex, four-season maritime tourism and the winter sports hub of Asia as leverage.

  • Designation Date2013.2.4
  • Development period2013 to 2024

East Coast


Optimal place for nonferrous metals industry
  • It has created the nation’s largest nonferrous metals cluster.
  • It has rich reserves of nonferrous metals and minerals. All of Korea’s rare earth minerals, 90 percent of its limestone, 50 percent of its dolomite and seawater lithium and 25 percent of its silica stone come from this region.
  • It has invited a number of leading companies in the nonferrous metals industry.
Logistics hub of Pan-East Sea region
  • It is a logistics hub, connecting to Sakaiminato in Japan, Vladivostok in Russia and Dongbei in China.
  • The population of the East Sea economic region is estimated to be 306 million.
  • The economic size of the wider region is expected to grow to $12.2 trillion in 2020, which is 51 percent of that of the EU.
Base for tourism and vacation in Northeast Asia
  • The area will host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
  • It attracted 100 million tourists and generated tourism income of 2.7 trillion won in 2013.
  • Thanks to abundant tourism resources, it became the most preferred tourist area in Korea for eight consecutive years.

East Coast Major projects

  • Bukpeyong District

    Detail view


    • LocationGuho-dong, Donghae-si
    • Project cost16.5 billion
    • Business period2013 ~ 2024

    Development plan

    • As the stopping point of the cutting-edge parts global anchor company and hydrogen industry, attract the related companies, such as the companies that utilized the demonstration exemption for the special zone of deregulation
  • Mangsang District

    Detail view


    • LocationMangsang-dong, Donghae-si
    • Project cost7,459 billion
    • Business period2013 ~ 2024
    • Host population23,617명

    Development plan

    • Establish the base including resort complex, characterized universities, foreign educational organizations, residential areas, commercial areas, etc.
  • Okgye District

    Detail view


    • LocationThe whole area of ​​Okgye-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
    • Project cost595 billion
    • Business period2013 ~ 2024
    • Attract the companies related to the cutting-edge materials and components such as special aluminum, etc., and promote the nonferrous metal cluster through the connection with the adjacent R&D organizations

Major resident companies

  • Dongbu Metal

    [Korea]Dongbu Metal ferromanganese production
  • LS Cable & System

    [Korea]LS Cable & System submarine cable

    [Korea]POSCO refining magnesium

Contact point

  • Tel033-539-7800
  • Investment consultation033-539-7655, 033-539-7665
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