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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 [...]

S. Korea to Resume War Remains Excavation Project in DMZ This Week

S. Korea to Resume War Remains Excavation Project in DMZ This Week

SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will resume an independent project of excavating remains of soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) this week, the defense ministry said Sunday, as Pyongyang remains unresponsive to calls to work together as agreed. Under the bilateral military accord signed on Sept. [...]

UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

UNC Says It Stands Ready to Approve DMZ Entry Requests Despite Coronavirus Concerns

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The United Nations Command (UNC) has said it stands ready to approve requests for entry into the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas in order to support aid provision, diplomatic meetings and other inter-Korean projects despite coronavirus concerns. “Things are quieter since #NorthKorea closed its borders due to #COVID19, [...]