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Nation’s First “Family” Cathedral Established in Busan

Nation’s First “Family” Cathedral Established in Busan

BUSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Constructed on the very site where Busan’s first cathedral was built more than 100 years ago, the nation’s first church specializing in matrimonial and family affairs has opened its doors to the public. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Busan carried out a celebratory ceremony officiated by Bishop Paul Hwang [...]

225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

225,000 Trees to be Planted in Busan’s Saha-gu to Fight Fine Dust

BUSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Busan has announced plans to plant 225,000 trees in a neighborhood with poor air quality, the district of Saha-gu, by 2027. The municipality of Saha-gu announced Saturday that it would be pushing forth a “forest belt project” in order to reduce fine dust levels and alleviate [...]

“Venice of Busan” a Popular Tourist Attraction

“Venice of Busan” a Popular Tourist Attraction

BUSAN, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — An old fishing port in Busan has transformed itself in artistic form, surprising visitors and residents alike. On social media websites, Jangrim Port in Busan’s Saha-gu is now being dubbed “Bunezia,” which is a combination of the words “Busan” and “Venezia,” the Italian name for “Venice.” The nickname was [...]

Busan Launches Depression Prevention and Treatment Program

Busan Launches Depression Prevention and Treatment Program

BUSAN, Jul. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Municipal authorities in Busan have come up with a measure to help prevent so-called ‘lonely deaths’ in single-person households. Officials at Busan Metropolitan City Hall announced yesterday that they were establishing a pilot project that would check members of single-person households for depression in addition to providing treatment and [...]

More Foreigners Seek to Visit Southeastern Port City of Busan

More Foreigners Seek to Visit Southeastern Port City of Busan

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — More foreigners have shown interest in visiting South Korea’s southeastern port city of Busan, industry data showed Wednesday, amid the government’s efforts to pursue balanced regional tourism growth. According to the data from Skyscanner, an online site that compares trip prices, the number of searches for a round-trip ticket [...]