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Busan Redesigns Inner City Alleys for Crime Prevention

Busan Redesigns Inner City Alleys for Crime Prevention

BUSAN, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Dark and intimidating alleyways have become warm and brightly lit walking paths as Busan continues to make efforts to reduce crime. The Busan Metropolitan Police Agency announced on January 16 that it had undertaken “crime prevention through environmental design” (CPTED) in two alleys located in Bugok 2-dong, Geumgjong District [...]

Legal Revision Allowing Fire Trucks to Remove Illegally Parked Cars a “Wise Decision”

Legal Revision Allowing Fire Trucks to Remove Illegally Parked Cars a “Wise Decision”

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting in June, fire-fighting vehicles around the country will be facing a far easier path to their destination due to changes to the Firefighting Services Act. Going into effect June 27, vehicles that are causing an obstruction can be removed by fire departments, and furthermore, the emergency services will [...]

Incheon Airport to Offer Emergency Medical Services During PyeongChang Olympics

Incheon Airport to Offer Emergency Medical Services During PyeongChang Olympics

INCHEON, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwie) — Incheon Airport will provide emergency medical services during the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. According to the Incheon city government, medical staff from four local general hospitals including Gachon University Gil Hospital, Inha University Hospital, International St. Mary’s Hospital and Gumdan Top General Hospital will be dispatched to [...]

Public Restrooms in Pyeongchang Revamped Ahead of Winter Olympics

Public Restrooms in Pyeongchang Revamped Ahead of Winter Olympics

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Remodeled public restrooms in Pyeongchang have been unveiled ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced on Thursday that it has revamped 52 public restrooms and built seven new facilities after spending nearly 3.9 billion won. Aging facilities have been replaced, barriers between [...]

“19th Election”, “Goblin”, “A Taxi Driver” Top Daum Searches

“19th Election”, “Goblin”, “A Taxi Driver” Top Daum Searches

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Kakao released on December 22 a list of the most searched keywords from January through November on its Daum portal in the categories of news, personalities and media.  In news, “19th election”, “Park Geun-hye impeachment”, “Kim Joo-hyuk death”, “Pohang earthquake” and “cryptocurrency” were the most searched in order from [...]

Yongin Introduces Smart Safety System for Nursery School Buses

Yongin Introduces Smart Safety System for Nursery School Buses

YONGIN, Dec. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Yongin’s city government has announced plans to introduce a smart safety system in the region to prevent child negligence on nursery school buses. City officials signed a business agreement on Tuesday with software company AVAD, a local foundation, and a nursery school association, to develop a monitoring system that keeps [...]

CJ Logistics’ ‘Silver-Haired Delivery Service’ Drops Off 20M Packages

CJ Logistics’ ‘Silver-Haired Delivery Service’ Drops Off 20M Packages

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – CJ Logistics’ package delivery program employing seniors, started five years ago, recently made its 20 millionth delivery, the subsidiary of conglomerate CJ Group announced on December 11. The program was launched in the southeastern city of Busan in 2013, before expanding to 160 other locations nationwide and eventually employing [...]