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Local Governments Eyeing Pet Industry

Local Governments Eyeing Pet Industry

SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) – With the number of people living with pets on the rise, South Korea’s many regional governments have been jumping on the bandwagon of the pet industry to meet increasing demand for facilities and accommodations for pet use. According to the government’s data, pets are raised in more than 20 percent [...]

Medical Tourism Prospers in Daegu

Medical Tourism Prospers in Daegu

DAEGU, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) – An increasing number of medical tourists from foreign countries are visiting Daegu, surpassing 20,000 for the first time last year. Daegu had nearly 21,000 overseas patients in 2016, up 62.5 percent compared to the year before, making the city the biggest medical tourism destination apart from the Seoul Capital [...]

Daegu To Use IoT for Water Supply Management

Daegu To Use IoT for Water Supply Management

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Daegu Metropolitan City is set to become the first municipality in South Korea to adopt IoT technology for the management of a local water supply system, which will make visits from a meter reader no longer necessary, the municipal government announced yesterday. The municipal government is expected to invest 3.5 [...]

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

Shake Yourself Out of an Emergency With New Police App

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) – A new safety monitoring app which is set to be released tomorrow will help vulnerable members of society such as women and youth get out of dangerous situations by shaking their phone, Daegu Metropolitan City announced yesterday. The new crime reporting app was invented by both the Daegu city government [...]