The State Affairs Planning Advisory Committee and the presidential office have announced plans to set up a national integrity committee next year, and an investigative body to look into corruption allegations involving high-level officials.
These are just a few of the extensive policy guidelines made public on Wednesday.
The comprehensive plan is a roadmap, setting the course for the Moon Jae-in administration.
The far-reaching framework is comprised of five main policy objectives that are broken down into 20 governance strategies, 100 policy tasks, and further divided into nearly 500 action plans.
The overall plan was finalized by the State Affairs Planning Advisory Committee, which is the de facto presidential transition team, based on President Moon’s election pledges and public proposals.
President Moon personally unveiled the blueprint before the press.
The comprehensive theme of the framework plan is building a fair and just country for which the people can claim ownership and become empowered. To this aim, the government will look into and clean up past irregularities, especially those involving the previous administration, and set up measures to prevent a recurrence.
Related efforts include setting up an investigative bureau committed to looking into corruption allegations related to public officials and separating the investigative powers of the prosecution and police.
Another key policy objective calls for the government ensuring and expediting economic democratization. This requires accelerated efforts to create new, quality jobs including over 800-thousand in the public sector.
Public firms will be obligated to fill five percent of its workforce with young workers, compared to the current three percent. In areas of welfare, public safety and the environment, the basic pension will be raised in phases along with stronger state responsibility for dementia patients.
Other plans include addressing the fine dust problem, food safety concerns, and disaster response and management, as well as ensuring the gradual reduction of nuclear power plants.
Another policy objective calls for decentralization and balanced national development to realize a true sense of autonomous rule in provincial regions.
The objective of building peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula assumes top priority on national security, which includes establishing response capabilities to North Korea's nuclear, missile, and cyber threats.
The advisory committee said the measures are estimated to cost 178 trillion won over the next five years. While more than half the amount will be allotted for by readjusting government expenditures, about 46 percent will come from tax hikes.