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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, [...]

UNC Highlights Quick Approval of Seoul’s ‘Short Notice’ Requests for DMZ Entry

UNC Highlights Quick Approval of Seoul’s ‘Short Notice’ Requests for DMZ Entry

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The United Nations Command (UNC) has been highlighting the swift way it has been approving Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) entry requests from South Korea’s government amid calls for improvement in its handling of the issue. The command, which has jurisdiction over the DMZ that separates the two Koreas, said in [...]

Gov’t to Allow Individual Tourists to Visit Inter-Korean Truce Village

Gov’t to Allow Individual Tourists to Visit Inter-Korean Truce Village

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is pushing to allow its citizens to make individual visits to the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, which separates the two Koreas, the unification ministry said Tuesday. The Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council approved the 1.4 billion won (US$1.2 million) expenditure plan to [...]