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S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

S. Korean Farm Uses Organic Materials from Aquaculture to Grow Crops

TAEAN, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A farm in Taean County, South Chungcheong Province is at the center of attention for a new aquaponics system that uses organic materials from fish farms to grow crops. ‘Seouchae Farm’ in Taean’s Namsan-ri Village grows vegetables in a 1,000㎡ greenhouse using an eco-friendly aquaponics system that does not [...]

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

Busan to ‘Phone Bomb’ Businesses Scattering Illegal Flyers in the Streets

BUSAN, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — In the red light district in Busan’s Buk District, one can easily run into piles of flyers for prostitution in the streets. Sex establishments, money lenders, and other businesses hire bikers, drivers, and personnel to scatter massive amounts of flyers in the streets every day, making it difficult for [...]

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

Tago Launches Women-only Taxis with Infant Car Seats

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it had granted a taxi company license to Tago Solutions Ltd. as of February 1. Licensed taxi companies must secure 4,000 cars and pass an evaluation held by the city. Tago Solutions has met the criteria since September of last year. With the [...]

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Tree-planting Contest to Combat Fine Dust

Seoul City Gov’t Launches Tree-planting Contest to Combat Fine Dust

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will hold a public contest to find suitable locations to plant trees that will absorb fine dust until the end of February. There is no restriction to where the trees can be placed, as long as they are properly planted. [...]

New App Offer Solution to Apartment Noise Complaints

New App Offer Solution to Apartment Noise Complaints

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — While many families leave for their hometown to visit their families during the Lunar New Year holiday, there are many houses full of people gathered to meet relatives and families. Children gathered at their grandparents’ house run around with their cousins filled with joy after receiving pocket money. For [...]

New Year Money Envelopes Go Digital with Kakao Pay

New Year Money Envelopes Go Digital with Kakao Pay

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Seung-hwa usually visits banks at this time of year to get crisp new bills to prepare to give Lunar New Year’s cash gifts to her relatives. This year, the 37-year-old office worker in Seoul deposited 300,000 won (US$267) in her digital wallet, Kakao Pay, so she could wire [...]

S. Korea Announces 5-year Plan to Improve Public Libraries

S. Korea Announces 5-year Plan to Improve Public Libraries

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Public libraries in South Korea will be implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide smarter services designed to meet various demands including job searching, childcare, health, and other needs. Library facilities will be improved to ensure accessibility for disabled persons, the infirm and military personnel, as well as seniors, [...]

Gwangju Installs LED Non-Smoking Signs Powered by Solar Panels

Gwangju Installs LED Non-Smoking Signs Powered by Solar Panels

GWANGJU, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Gwangju’s Dong District said Tuesday that LED non-smoking signs powered by solar panels have been installed in five locations throughout the city’s parks. The signs autonomously generate electricity during the day using the solar panels, power that is used to light up the anti-smoking signs at night. Among 26 [...]

Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

Street Lights Evolve into High-Tech Accident Reporting Network

SEJONG, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday, four government ministries including MOLIT, Ministry of Science and ICT, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and Ministry of Interior and Safety will jointly develop a ‘Smart Street Light Platform’ starting this year. The four ministries will [...]

Verifying Conscientious Objection with Gaming Records

Verifying Conscientious Objection with Gaming Records

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — According to legal circle insiders, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office issued 10 guidelines to prosecutor’s offices nationwide on December 3 of last year to determine whether the claims of conscientious objectors are true. Conscientious objectors are individuals who refuse to serve in the military for religious reasons. Thus, the objectors [...]