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Gyeonggi Lays Out Plan to Turn DMZ into Peace, Ecology Belt

Gyeonggi Lays Out Plan to Turn DMZ into Peace, Ecology Belt

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province, surrounding Seoul, has established a new five-year plan for the preservation and peaceful use of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the heavily fortified inter-Korean border area, officials said Sunday. The plan calls for the provincial government to invest 170 billion won (US$149 million) from 2021 to 2025 in [...]

‘Art Hotel’ Opens Near DMZ

‘Art Hotel’ Opens Near DMZ

CHUNCHEON, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — An ‘art hotel’ designed by artists has opened in Gangwon Province. The Gangwon Art & Culture Foundation opened Re:maker, an art hotel located in the east coast’s northernmost village of Myeongpa-ri near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), on Thursday. Re:maker features a pair of two-story buildings, each with eight guestrooms. [...]

S. Korea Decides to Spend 1.95 bln Won to Transform DMZ Guard Post into Museum

S. Korea Decides to Spend 1.95 bln Won to Transform DMZ Guard Post into Museum

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government decided Monday to spend 1.95 billion won (US$1.76 million) to transform a guard post on the border with North Korea into a museum underscoring inter-Korean reconciliation efforts and honoring soldiers killed during the Korean War. The guard post at Arrowhead Ridge inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) has [...]

Minister Calls for N. Korea to Restore Communications Lines, Liaison Office

Minister Calls for N. Korea to Restore Communications Lines, Liaison Office

SEOUL/PANMUNJOM, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Unification Minister Lee In-young called Wednesday for North Korea to restore severed cross-border communications lines and resume the operation of a now-destructed joint liaison office to bring the stalled inter-Korean relations back on track. Lee made the remarks in a speech at the opening ceremony for a tourism support [...]

DMZ’s Image More Associated with ‘War’ This Year than Last Year

DMZ’s Image More Associated with ‘War’ This Year than Last Year

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The image of the Demilitarized Zone separating South and North Korea is associated more with war this year than last year, a local research institute said, as the inter-Korean peace process has stalled. The Gyeonggi Research Institute, a think tank run by the government of Gyeonggi Province, said that [...]

S. Korea to Conduct Research on Cultural Heritage in DMZ

S. Korea to Conduct Research on Cultural Heritage in DMZ

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will conduct comprehensive research on cultural assets and natural heritage inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border with North Korea, the cultural heritage authority said Monday. In collaboration with the provincial governments of Gyeoggi Province and Gangwon Province, the survey will start Tuesday and run for [...]