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Eco-friendly Electric Motorcycles Struggle to Catch On

Eco-friendly Electric Motorcycles Struggle to Catch On

SEOUL, Jul. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has been offering subsidies for those purchasing an electric motorcycle as part of its strategy to reduce air pollution. The initiative, however, is facing difficulties as not enough electric motorcycles are being supplied to the public each year. Rep. Shin Chang-hyun of the ruling Democratic Party said [...]

S. Korea Faces Task of Overhauling Decision-making Process to Set Minimum Wage

S. Korea Faces Task of Overhauling Decision-making Process to Set Minimum Wage

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea faces the task of overhauling the decision-making scheme to set the minimum wage as repeated tensions between labor and business have raised the need to improve the negotiation-based system, experts say. The main challenge will be how to operate the government’s proposed two-layer scheme to set the [...]

Gov’t to Set 5-year Plan on Animal Welfare

Gov’t to Set 5-year Plan on Animal Welfare

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Wednesday it is drawing up a five-year plan on improving the welfare of animals in the country, which will focus on adopting tougher regulations against animal cruelty and providing them with a better living environment. Under the 2020-2024 plan which is anticipated to be [...]

S. Korea to Expand Home Hospice Services for Terminal Patients

S. Korea to Expand Home Hospice Services for Terminal Patients

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to expand hospice at home services to ensure that patients meet their final moments at home in comfort and dignity. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced a five-year plan on Monday. The government will offer easier access to hospice services for terminal patients. Currently, most [...]

S. Korea to Prop Up Manufacturing Sector

S. Korea to Prop Up Manufacturing Sector

SEJONG, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to utilize high-end technologies, provide full support and seek structural changes to help the country’s manufacturing sector get on a sustainable growth track and gain competitiveness, the industry ministry said Wednesday. Under the plan, the government will work to add 30,000 smart factories for small and [...]