Songdo International City


Songdo International City,
a global business city
reaching into the greater World

As a global business base including International Business complex, Bio-complex, Knowledge and information industrial complex and High-tech Industrial Complex, Songdo International City is leading the global business and economic growth of South Korea.

  • Songdo International City
    Project Overview

    • Project Period 2003 ~ 2025
    • Project Area 53.36 ㎢
    • Planned Poupulation 256,611
  • Songdo International City
    Population Status
    (as of end of November, 2020)

2002 ~

Stage1-Establishment Stage: Build infrastruture and living essential faciltiies and amenities

  • 2002Foundation of NSIC, New Songdo International City LLC.
  • 2003Designated as Korea’s first Free Economic Zone
  • 2004Groundbreaking of Songdo ConvensiA
    Purchased a site for ConvensiA Phase 2 construction
  • 2006Groundbreaking of Chadwick International School,
    Groundbreaking of Incheon Subway Line 1 extension
  • 2007Groundbreaking of NEAT(Northeast Asia Trade) Tower(Currently POSCO Tower),
    Groundbreaking of Sheraton Hoteal and Central Park
  • 2008Opening of Songdo ConvensiA
    Opening of Incheon Bridge
    Opening of Incheon Subway Line 1
    Relocation of University of Incheon
  • 2009Completion of Central Park and Canal Walk
  • 2010Opening of Chadwick International School,
    Completion of Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea,
    Relocation of POSCO E&C
  • 2011Opening of Yonsei International Campus

2012 ~

Stage 2-Growth Stage: IFEZ Operation management and City growth

  • 2012Attracted UN GCF and World Bank
    Opening of State University of New York in Global Campus
    Completion of Samsung Biologics Company
  • 2013Completion of G-Tower, Opening of WB(World Bank)
    Attracted A-WEB (World Council Elections)
    Opening of Lotte Mart(Lotte Mall Stage 1)
    Opening of E-land NC Cube Outlet
  • 2014Completion of NEATT (Northeast Asia Trade Tower),
    Opening of Oakwood Premium Hotel, Hosting of Asian Games
  • 2015Relocation of POSCO International(currently POSCO Daewoo), Opening of POSCO High School,
    Hosting of 2015 Presidents Cup
  • 2016Opening of Incheon International Passenger Terminal,
    Opening of Songdo Hyundai Premium Outlets,
    Opening of Incheon Academy of Science and Arts
  • 2017Opening of Costco Songdo / Opening of Triple Shopping Street
  • 2018Completion of Songdo ConvensiA Phase 2, Opening of Inchen Art Center

2019 ~

Stage3-Maturation Stage: Sustainable growth and vision acheivement

  • 2019Groundbreaking of Lotte Mall stage 2 (hotels, Shopping malls and movie theaters)
    Groundbreaking of Waterfront Project Phase 1
    Opening of Incheon Cruise Terminal
  • 2020Opening of Time Space Shopping mall
    Opening of Incheon New International Passenger Terminal
    Relocation of Incheon Port Authority
    Completion of Global HQ of Samsung Bioepis
  • 2021Opening of Incheon Start-up Park
    Relocation of Samsung Bioepis
    Completion of Hyungji Fashion Complex (expected)
  • 2022 ~Bioprocessing Research and Training Center to be opened (expected)
    Lotte Mall (Hotel, Shopping Mall, Movie Theater) to be opened (expected)
    GTX (Songdo~Seoul Station) to be opened (expected)
    Waterfront Project to be completed (expected)
    Yonsei Severance Hospital to be opened (expected in 2026)


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