Moon nominates urban planning expert as new environment minister
SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in nominated an urban planning expert and head of a state-run environment policy think tank to be the new environment minister, the presidential office announced Friday.
Cho Myung-rae, president of the Korea Environment Institute, was named to replace the incumbent, Kim Eun-kyung, presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said.
The nomination is subject to a parliamentary confirmation hearing.
Cho, 63, graduated from Seoul's Dankook University and won his masters and Ph.D degrees from the University of Sussex in Britain. He served as a Dankook University professor in urban and regional planning before assuming the KEI post last year.
Source: Yonhap News Agency