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State-Owned Land to Support Social Enterprises

State-Owned Land to Support Social Enterprises

  SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The central government in association with the ruling Democratic Party of Korea said it would continue to advocate for the creation of new jobs for the nation’s youth by nurturing so-called “social economy” ventures. The social economy is formed by a diversity of social actors that place importance [...]

Local Governments Roll Out Initiatives to Cool Off Citizens

Local Governments Roll Out Initiatives to Cool Off Citizens

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — With the temperatures continuing to rise nationwide, local governments are doing their best to keep their communities cool. From automatic shades that spread open when sensors detect a rise in temperatures to special rooftop paint that reflects sunlight, everyone is chipping in to help lower the temperature by even [...]

Han River Bridges Host Saturday Night Film Festival

Han River Bridges Host Saturday Night Film Festival

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it would be screening feature films under various bridges along the Han River each Saturday for five weeks starting tomorrow. Dubbed the “Film Fest Under the Bridge,” films will be shown in four outdoor areas (Cheonho Bridge’s southern end in Gwangnaru, Cheongdam [...]

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

Phone Subscribers Able to Initiate Thrifty Phone Services at ATMs

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — New subscribers to budget phones known as “thrifty phones” in Korea will be able to have their phone services initiated at ATMs installed near convenience stores and subway stations. KT M Mobile, a subsidiary of KT Corp., and Annex Telecom have teamed up with Hyosung TNS to allow users [...]

New System Relies on Big Data to Predict Red Tides

New System Relies on Big Data to Predict Red Tides

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Institute of Fisheries Science revealed yesterday that it had created a new information system that measures the onset of red tides based on big data. The existing system requires seven to eight hours for analytic results to be released, because the collected data is reported by fax [...]

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 [...]