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Hundreds of Coal Mine Workers Vow to Strike

Hundreds of Coal Mine Workers Vow to Strike

TAEBAEK, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — In the wake of the death of a miner at the Jangseong Mining Station owned by Korea Coal Corp. last month, coal miners who had demanded safety measures warned of a sit-in in a mine shaft thousands of meters underground. In a letter to the citizens of South Korea,

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

SEJONG, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Fire Agency (KNFA) said on Wednesday that it will distribute video instructions on resuscitating dogs, cats, and other pet animals to local fire stations to ensure the safety and health of pets in emergency situations. The agency decided to educate firefighters on cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pets

Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

Air Pollution Triggers Drop in Spending, Increase in Use of Dry Cleaners

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — On days when there is a lot of news about fine dust, card payments at resorts and condominiums typically decrease by more than 30 percent, according to a recent study. Hana Institute of Finance, a research unit of Hana Financial Group Inc., published a report on Wednesday titled “Changes

New Hub for Electric and Self-driving Cars Coming to Saemangeum Area

New Hub for Electric and Self-driving Cars Coming to Saemangeum Area

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea SMEs and Startups Agency announced on Tuesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with five representative agencies in Saemangeum, including the Korea Agency for Saemangeum Development and Investment (KASDI), to develop the Saemangeum area as a new hub of electric, self-driving automobiles. The agreement also

Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

Shooting Practice Now Mandatory for S. Korean Police Chiefs

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) will begin a policy of mandatory shooting practice for superintendents and senior superintendents as part of its initiative to increase policing capability at crime scenes. “The shooting drills, previously conducted for inspectors or those in the lower ranks, will now be expanded to

‘Standing Office’ Program Promotes Health and Efficiency

‘Standing Office’ Program Promotes Health and Efficiency

JECHEON, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A new ‘standing office’ imitative, which the city of Jecheon in North Chungcheong Province introduced in an unprecedented manner to improve the efficiency and health of its employees, has been well received. The city government announced on Wednesday that it conducted a month-long satisfaction survey of 55 participants in

Online Retailers Introduce Eco-friendly Delivery Services

Online Retailers Introduce Eco-friendly Delivery Services

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Online retailers in South Korea are scrambling to offer eco-friendly delivery services as environmental awareness is spreading among local consumers. Hello Nature, a South Korean online food market, announced on Wednesday that it will replace all delivery materials with boxes made of recyclable woven polyethylene and ice packs made

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