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Gyeonggi Province to Plant 210,000 Trees Around Factories by 2021

Gyeonggi Province to Plant 210,000 Trees Around Factories by 2021

SUWON, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province announced the ‘Plant in the Forest’ project as part of its efforts to reduce fine dust. The province plans to work with companies to plant trees around factories and plants in the region to cleanse the atmosphere. Starting this year, the province will invite all factories in [...]

Forest Coordinator Jobs Gaining Popularity Among S. Koreans Looking for a ‘Second Career’

Forest Coordinator Jobs Gaining Popularity Among S. Koreans Looking for a ‘Second Career’

GUMI, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Forest coordinator is becoming an attractive career for many in South Korea. “You can get paid as much as 1.7 million won (US$1,510) to 2.4 million won (US$2,132),” said Shim Jae-heon, head of planning at the Gyeongsangbuk-Do Environment Training Institute. “We are seeing high participation in our program to [...]

Grove of “Dancing” Pine Trees Named Korea’s Top Forest

Grove of “Dancing” Pine Trees Named Korea’s Top Forest

YANGSAN, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A remote forest area known as “Mupunghansong-gil” was named the most beautiful forest in this year’s “National Beautiful Forest Contest” that evaluates the most scenic forests in the nation every year. Contest organizers announced yesterday that the area located within the grounds of the famous Tongdo Temple in Yangsan, [...]