Ministires at the Gwacheon Government Complex will begin moving into the newly built Sejong City adminsitrative capital from Monday.
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs will be the first to make the move that will take about three weeks to complete.
A total of 1,694 staff and officials from the ministry will be relocating to Sejong City which has been designated as a new administrative hub of the country.
To prevent any absence in services, the public service office of the ministry will be operational at both Gwacheon and Sejong City until December 16th when the move will be completed.
Sejong City, some 150 kilometers south of Seoul, officially became a "special autonomous city" in July and will house 16 central government ministries and offices as well as affiliated organizations.
The initiative is in line with efforts to promote balanced regional development and ease overpopulation in Seoul and nearby regions.