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Government Scraps Plans to Intervene in Conflict Between Couriers and Apartment Residents

Government Scraps Plans to Intervene in Conflict Between Couriers and Apartment Residents

SEJONG, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has scrapped plans to intervene in a conflict between couriers and an apartment complex after local residents banned delivery vehicles from entering in fear of potential traffic accidents. In a statement released Thursday, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “We tried to help delivery [...]

Soaring Housing Prices a Conundrum for Homebuyers, Policymakers

Soaring Housing Prices a Conundrum for Homebuyers, Policymakers

SEOUL, Mar. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Purchasing a home may be the largest-ever financial transaction for many ordinary citizens, such as Han Jung-min, a 40-something office worker who dreams of settling down in the posh district of Gangnam in southern Seoul. The problem facing such first-time homebuyers always boils down to timing — is it [...]

After Years of Criticism, Working Conditions of Apartment Janitors Finally Begin to Improve

After Years of Criticism, Working Conditions of Apartment Janitors Finally Begin to Improve

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Following years of criticism against the poor working conditions suffered by apartment janitors, who sometimes work up to fifteen hours per day, efforts to improve the situation are being reported across the country. A number of supportive measures at both the city and district level include a subsidy for construction [...]

Korean Builder First to Incorporate Sound Design in Apartment Complex

Korean Builder First to Incorporate Sound Design in Apartment Complex

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Daelim is set to become the first local construction firm to make use of sound design in an apartment complex. Sound design refers to the process of specifying, manipulating, and producing sound elements to achieve a specific effect or mood. Although it is most associated with sound recording and [...]