This sure doesn’t sound like someone who thinks Yongsan Garrison will actually be moved on its scheduled timeline of 5-6 years:
Seoul American Middle School may need more than $600,000 in renovations if U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan stays open more than a few years, according to the outgoing garrison commander.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” Col. David Hall said during an interview last week about his three years at Yongsan. “Do I think this is going to get us through the next five years? Absolutely not.”
The Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific is renovating six free-standing structures at the middle school following complaints from parents and teachers last spring that the buildings were plagued by problems including mold, poor air and heating system, and rats.
The repairs, which are supposed to be completed by the start of the 2010-2011 school year, will include upgraded bathroom facilities, repaired sidewalks, new heat pumps, and floor tiles to replace carpeting. [Stars & Stripes]
You can read the rest at the link, but considering the Koreans were able to get the Operational Control hand over delayed, I wonder if they will be able to get the Yongsan relocation delayed as well? Hopefully for the future students that would be stuck in these substandard buildings this move happens on time.