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Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

Homepick to Launch New Delivery Service to Reach Consumers “Within an Hour”

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Homepick, a joint venture by local energy giants SK Energy and GS Caltex to provide delivery service based on their network of gas stations, is defined by the following tagline: “We deliver within an hour if you’re home.” In the past, delivery service customers had to either wait at [...]

Security Guard Keeps His Job Thanks to Solar Power

Security Guard Keeps His Job Thanks to Solar Power

GWANGJU, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — An apartment complex in Dong-gu, Gwangju is gaining national attention after residents made the decision to continue employing a security guard by making use of electricity bill savings resulting from the installation of new solar panels to cover his salary. The Ullim 2 Apartments was designated most recently as [...]

Let’s Stop Fine Dust: Gyeonggi Office of Education Proposes Air Dome for Students

Let’s Stop Fine Dust: Gyeonggi Office of Education Proposes Air Dome for Students

SEOUL, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Last year, schools in Gyeonggi Province had an average of seven days when outdoor gym classes were cancelled and replaced with indoor activities due to poor air quality. As students have less frequent access to outdoor activities due to external factors, they may not end up getting all the [...]

Undercover Inspectors Commissioned for Safety Checks in Seoul

Undercover Inspectors Commissioned for Safety Checks in Seoul

SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A new team of undercover inspectors was launched yesterday, tasked with making unannounced rounds at construction sites to prevent accidents. The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that Mayor Park Won-soon had handed out individual badges to 20 newly commissioned undercover safety inspectors. The team, composed of experts in the [...]

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it had paved sections of the city’s roads in Gangnam with a photocatalytic substance that will help filter nitrogen oxide, one of the harmful components of fine dust. The work took place between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday on roads surrounding [...]

AI Technology Used to Check Rail Tracks

AI Technology Used to Check Rail Tracks

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea Railroad Corporation or Korail, the country’s national railroad operator, announced that it has successfully created a system that alerts railway workers to bird’s nests on the tracks by transmitting relevant data to workers. According to Korail, the new system, based on artificial intelligence, can identify a magpie’s nest [...]

More Transparency for Bank Loan Interest Rates

More Transparency for Bank Loan Interest Rates

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting as early as the latter half of the year, consumers who have taken out bank loans will be able to request information from banks as to how their interest rates are being calculated. In addition, a detailed breakdown of interest rates for each bank to be publicly announced [...]

New Campaign Gives Abandoned Dogs a Chance for a New Home

New Campaign Gives Abandoned Dogs a Chance for a New Home

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced today plans to operate a program that would allow Seoul residents to take a stroll in the park with abandoned dogs before making a decision whether or not to adopt the animal. The adopt-a-dog campaign is scheduled to take place at two venues in [...]