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South Korea Opens Online English Bulletin Board on Coronavirus Response

South Korea Opens Online English Bulletin Board on Coronavirus Response

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government launched an online English-language bulletin board Monday to share the nation’s know-how and experience in fighting the new coronavirus pandemic. The bulletin board, available at the Policy Information section on the foreign ministry’s English-language website, offers various information including epidemiological studies, treatment and management of [...]

Gov’t Aims to Boost Demand for Korean Traditional Paper ‘Hanji’

Gov’t Aims to Boost Demand for Korean Traditional Paper ‘Hanji’

SEOUL, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea aims to prop up demand for Korean traditional paper, or “hanji,” to revitalize and preserve the industry and heritage, a senior official said Wednesday. “Despite its outstanding characteristics, the hanji culture and industry is shrinking, with the number of hanji handcraft shops decreasing. It’s unfortunate,” Vice Culture [...]

New Legislation Guarantees Wages for Workers Even if Construction Companies Go Bankrupt

New Legislation Guarantees Wages for Workers Even if Construction Companies Go Bankrupt

SEJONG, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next year, workers’ wages are expected to be secured safely even if construction companies participating in public works fail and bank accounts are seized. Government ministries, including the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Public Procurement Service, announced measures on Friday to improve the direct wage [...]

S. Korea to Test Hydrogen Commercial Vehicles

S. Korea to Test Hydrogen Commercial Vehicles

SEJONG/SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Thursday it will carry out a test run of hydrogen fuel-cell electric commercial vehicles as it moves to promote the resource as one of the main energy sources for Asia’s fourth-biggest economy. The government has signed two separate memoranda of understanding with Hyundai Motor Co. and [...]

Gov’t Aims for Early Distribution of Compensation for Designated Coronavirus Hospitals

Gov’t Aims for Early Distribution of Compensation for Designated Coronavirus Hospitals

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to move up the deadlines for distributing compensation for all losses borne by hospitals specializing in infectious diseases fighting at the frontline against the coronavirus, and expand the scope of the program. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters announced Wednesday that it will push for [...]

S. Korea Issues Monthlong Suspension Advisory on Clubs, Bars

S. Korea Issues Monthlong Suspension Advisory on Clubs, Bars

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Friday issued a monthlong advisory on clubs and bars, asking such establishments to voluntarily suspend business after group infections were reported at Seoul’s popular multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon. Under the advisory, clubs and bars across the country will be advised to voluntarily suspend business for a [...]