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S. Korea to Spend 13 tln Won by 2030 to Stimulate Development of Border Areas

S. Korea to Spend 13 tln Won by 2030 to Stimulate Development of Border Areas

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to spend over 13 trillion won (US$11.6 billion) over the next decade to expand infrastructure areas that border North Korea, including the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), for closer inter-Korean exchanges, the government said Thursday. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety said the government’s Border Area Policy [...]

Gyeonggi Gov’t to Push for Listing of DMZ as UNESCO World Heritage

Gyeonggi Gov’t to Push for Listing of DMZ as UNESCO World Heritage

SUWON, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean border province will push to apply for the inclusion of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the list of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage, officials said Sunday. The government of Gyeonggi Province, which borders with North Korea, said it plans to present an application for [...]

Two Koreas, UNC Wrap Up JSA Disarmament

Two Koreas, UNC Wrap Up JSA Disarmament

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The two Koreas and the U.S.-led U.N Command (UNC) on Thursday wrapped up the process of disarming the Joint Security Area in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Seoul’s defense ministry said. As of 1 p.m., they completed the work of withdrawing military posts, armed troops and firearms from the JSA [...]

S. Korea Discovers Two Sets of Korean War Remains in DMZ

S. Korea Discovers Two Sets of Korean War Remains in DMZ

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea found two sets of Korean War remains for the first time during its demining work in a notorious battle site inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) this week, Seoul’s defense ministry said Thursday. On Wednesday, the ministry’s Agency for KIA Recovery and Identification retrieved the remains from Arrowhead [...]