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Posted 2/1/2015

Release no. 15-011


By Steve Satkowski
USACE-Far East District Public Affairs

CHINHAE, South Korea -- Construction on the fleet and family town center at Fleet Activities Chinhae has finished thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District Southern Resident Office.
 
The center includes a commissary, base exchange, community bank and barbershop. A post office, multi-purpose room, lounge and classrooms were also completed in recent months.

Elisa Beck, southern resident office resident engineer explained how different parts of the Far East District team came together to make the project a success.

“The efforts of project engineer Stanley Young, project manager Ted Song, and quality assurance representative Pak Sam-kun have been instrumental to the quality provided in this facility.  We all take pride in knowing this project directly contributes to the welfare of the families living on Chinhae Naval Base," said Beck.

Earl Chow, deputy public works officer at public works department chinhae said the facility has provided a boost in quality of life for those in the area.

“We are happy to have our new facility. This completed facility will bring a needed upgrade and more services for the Chinhae community,” said Chow.

The facility was built at the location of the old base exchange and commissary. Both were torn down and built in a temporary area while construction of the new facility took place. When the project was completed district engineers oversaw the demolition of the temporary facilities which will be turned into athletic courts. 

The facility is more than 40,000 square feet and three stories high.