Mayor: Hur Nam-sik
Vice Mayor for Administrative Affairs: Kim Jong-hae
Vice Mayor for Economic Affairs: Lee Young-hwal
Special Political Advisor: Baek Un-hyeon
Special Advisor on Investment Policy: Cho Don-young
Ambassador for International Relations: Kim Youn-kwon
Policy Planning Officer: Jung Gyung-jin
Director-General: Seong Deok-joo, Tel +82-51-888-1100
Public Relations Division, Busan Media Center
Tel +82-51-888-1110,1170 | Fax +82-51-888-1109, 1179
This bureau manages the establishment and implementation of public planning, the publishing of local government publications and the operation of Busan Metropolitan City Media Center. In addition, our bureau also manages public opinion surveys and the registration of publications. Furthermore, we are responsible for the production of city-wide civic information news.
This bureau also produces public advertising and handles television broadcasts. We are establishing ourselves as an information center capable of informing the public of any information about the metropolitan area. Looking forward to the bright future of Busan as an international city, we are aiming to meet all the city's information-related news.
Director-General: Cho Suk-hee, Tel +82-51-888-1200
Divisions: Women Policy | Childbirth & Childcare Policy | Child and Youth Policy
Tel +82-51-888-1210, 1260, 1310 | Fax +82-51-888-1209, 1269, 1309
This bureau is in charge of the promotion of gender equality and harmony, and the expansion of women's social participation and enhancement. This bureau also supports the welfare of children and juveniles.
Director-General: Song Keun-ill, Tel +82-51-888-1300
Divisions: Audit | Inspection
Tel +82-51-888-1350, 1430 | Fax +82-51-888-1359, 1439
This bureau pursues global standardization for integrity and clarity, considering Busan's identity as an international city. This bureau wishes for the direct participation of the public in the course of inspections and audits in order to better reflect public opinion.
In order to improve the execution of public affairs, we encourage participation from external auditing specialists and auditing requests from civilians. The bureau utilizes the ombudsman system for a more transparent and trustworthy administration. Our pledge is to provide a totally transparent service for the civilians of Busan.
Officer: Jung Gyung-jin, Tel +82-51-888-1500
Divisions: Policy Planning | Evaluation | Legal Affairs | External Relations
Tel +82-51-888-1510, ,1560, 1630, 1680, 1710 Fax +82-51-888-1509, 1619, 1639, 1689, 1719
This bureau plans the basic policy direction of the city administration, coordinates main policies and inspects and analyzes main policy and business. The bureau is in charge of the overall organization of the city, managing its affairs and reforming municipal government operations as well as administrative regulations.
Furthermore, the bureau manages statistical research, the revision of self-governing legislation, administrative lawsuits, and information-oriented affairs. In order to reach our goals as an international city, we aim to improve efficiency and productivity by promoting benefits and development for improving the quality of life of our citizens.
Planning & Finance Bureau
Officer: Ahn Jong-il, Tel +82-51-888-1700
Divisions: Budget | Tax Administration | Accounting and Property Management | U-City & Information Technology | Broadcasting Communications
Tel +82-51-888-1740, 1810, 1910, 1970, 2050 | Fax +82-51-888-1749, 1819, 1909, 1979, 2059
This bureau evaluates and operates revenue and expenditure budgets. Furthermore, it examines investments and manages a self-governing lottery business and all other matters related to public enterprises.
The bureau is also in charge of managing local taxes, untaxed incomes, taxes in arrears, funding, loans and the designation of city/bank partnerships. In addition, we manage goods, and make contracts for city-ordered construction projects. The bureau tries to improve the quality of civilians' lives through sound management, efficient public financial support and dynamic policy direction.
Director-General: Jung Hyun-min, Tel +82-51-888-2100
Divisions: Economic Policy | Investment Promotion | Employment Policy | Industrial Location |
Tel +82-51-888-2110, 2160, 2230, 2310, 2350, 2380, 5410 | Fax +82-51-888-2109, 2169, 2239, 2319, 2359, 2389,2409
This bureau is in charge of invigorating Busan´s economic vitality through domestic and overseas investment, supporting the BJFEZ (free economic zone), securing private investment, creating new jobs and establishing Busan as a financial hub.
Director-General: Kim Ki-young, Tel +82-51-888-2400
Divisions: New Growth Engine Industry | Science Industry | Fundamental Industries | Tourism Complex Implementation
Tel +82-51-888-2430, 2510, 2550, 2610 | Fax +82-51-888-2439, 2509, 2559, 2619
Our bureau is discovering and promoting new growth engine industries and supporting the growth of local industries through the expansion of science technology.
Furthermore, we are enhancing key industries through emerging technologies, and are promoting the tourism complex implementation project.
Officer: Heo Dai-yeong, Tel +82-51-888-2600
Divisions: Urban Planning | Engineering Management | Facilities Planning | Land Information | International Industrial and Logistics Complex Development
Tel +82-51-888-2640, 2690, 2710, 2750, 2810, 2870 | Fax +82-51-888-2469, 2699, 2719, 2759, 2819, 2879
This bureau is in charge of establishing urban planning for the 21st century.
We are planning to expand facilities based in cities for the public, in order to build a greener city for a friendlier and cleaner environment, and to interconnect business throughout the city for greater convenience and improved performance.
For the future of Busan we are taking a firm stance by supporting the most environmentally friendly bids for urban planning projects.
Construction and Disaster Prevention Bureau
Director-General: Yoo Joo-yeoul, Tel +82-51-888-2900
Divisions: Architectural Policy | Construction Safety | Road Planning | River Management
Tel +82-51-888-2910, 2950, 3020, 3070 | Fax +82-51-888-2909, 2959, 3029, 3079
8. Creative City Executive Office
Director-General: Kim Young-whan, Tel +82-51-888-3100
Divisions: Creative City Planning | City Renewal | Cityscape Management | Citizens Park Implementation Division
Tel +82-51-888-3110, 3160, 3210 | Fax +82-51-888-3119, 3169, 3209
This bureau is in charge of establishing a creative city to advance Busan citizens´quality of life. We are planning to renovate the old downtown and major neighborhoods in Busan, to establish a beautifully designed city, and to build a world-class citizens´ park on the site of the former Camp Hialeah US Army base.
Architecture Policy Bureau
Director-General: Cho Seung-ho, Tel +82-51-888-3200
Divisions: Architecture & Housing | Urban Redevelopment | Cityscape Management | Innovative City Development
Tel +82-51-888-3250, 3310, 3360 | Fax +82-51-888-3259, 3319, 3369
This bureau is in charge of planning housing policy and architectural administration.
We are planning to work for architecture specialized for Busan, city´s beautiful landscape, redevelopment, reconstruction, land development and environmentally friendly urban development.
9. Administrative Management Bureau
Director-General: Lee Jong-won, Tel +82-51-888-3400
Divisions: General Affairs | Municipal Administration | Education Support | International Relations | Citizens Service | Special Judicial Police Support
Tel +82-51-888-3420, 3510, 3560, 3610, 3650, 3770
Fax +82-51-888-3429, 3509, 3569, 3609, 3659, 3779
This bureau is in charge of personnel management, and the education of civil servants to provide the best possible public service to Busan citizens. Our bureau is striving to improve the city administration by heightening the sense of unity between the city government and the gu/gun districts in this era of local autonomy
10. Welfare and Health Bureau
Director-General: Park Ho-kuk | Tel +82-51-888-3800
Divisions: Social Welfare | Ageing Society Management | Health and Sanitation | Health Promotion
Tel +82-51-888-3810, 3880, 3930, 4010 | Fax +82-51-888-3819, 3889, 3939, 4019
Our bureau supports citizens who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Our motto is, "If you need help, use welfare for a better life. Let us help you." Our bureau makes people's lives more comfortable by establishing social welfare-networks to guarantee better standards of living and improved standards of health and sanitation, and to promote a more equitable and harmonious society.
Director-General: Lee Kab-joon, Tel +82-51-888-4100
Divisions: Culture & Arts | Film & Cultural Industry | Sports Promotion | Tourism Promotion | Exhibition & Convention
Tel +82-51-888-4060, 4150, 4210, 4270, 4330 | Fax +82-51-888-4069, 4159, 4209, 4279, 4339
Our bureau has greeted the new century with a strong determination to turn Busan, already a popular tourist destination for Korean citizens, into a high quality cultural destination for people of all countries. Our bureau is also striving to improve its policies in several areas to advance Busan's citizens' quality of life.
In building a culturally enhanced city, we are currently advancing cultural welfare policies, improving support for the film and movie industry here, developing marine tourist attractions and enhancing international tourism and cultural relations with countries around the world.
In this culture-driven 21st century, as a key center of information for Busan citizens, this bureau will provide information on all cultural affairs and pledges to strive to make Busan an attractive cultural and tourism destination.
Director-General: Kim Young-sik, Tel +82-51-888-4300
Divisions: Transportation Policy | Transportation Operation | Public Transportation | Transportation Management
Tel +82-51-888-4360, 4420, 4470, 4520 | Fax +82-51-888-4369, 4429, 4479, 4529
Our bureau is working towards establishing a digitized transportation system for the city of Busan. In the light of growing demands for better transportation, we are trying to provide more convenient and pleasant means of public transportation for the people of Busan.
Our bureau also aims to make the transportation environment more human-centered by providing more green spaces and by better integration of the rail, sea and air transportation networks.
Director-General: Bae Kwang-hyo, Tel +82-51-888-4600
Divisions: Maritime Affairs Policy | Port Logistics | Fisheries Policy | Fisheries Promotion | Agricultural & Livestock Distribution
Tel +82-51-888-4610, 4650, 4710, 4750, 4810 | Fax +82-51-888-4609, 4659, 4709, 4759,4819
Our bureau is aiming to enhance the city as a marine capital. To achieve the city´s vision, we are promoting the port, expanding marine infrastructure, MT(Marine Technology) industries and the port logistics industry.
Director-General: Kim Byung-gon, Tel +82-51-888-4800
Divisions: Environmental Policy | Environmental Conservation | Resource Recirculation | Water Management | Green Zone Policy | Green Forestry
Tel +82-51-888-4860, 4920, 5010, 5060, 5120, 5250 | Fax +82-51-888-4869, 4929, 5009, 5069, 5129, 5209, 5259
The city's environment is steadily improving with the provision of cleaner water and fresher air. We are doing our best to make Busan a truly 'green' city. We are investing in cleaning up and protecting polluted rivers and preserving our natural treasures such as Mt. Geumjeong, the Nakdong River, and our beautiful seashore. Our bureau asks for your participation in supporting our policy to make the citizens of Busan more environmentally aware.
Ultimately, we wish to make the city of Busan one of the worlds' cleanest cities for future generations.
Fire Marshal: Lee Dong-sung
Divisions: Fire Administration Division | Fire Prevention Division | Innovative Inspection Team | Emergency Operations Room
Tel +82-51-760-3000 | Fax +82-51-760-3139
Busan Fire Department aims to protect citizens' lives and property from all kinds of disasters, and works around the clock to accomplish its ultimate goals like improving citizens' welfare by offering the very best possible services.