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Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

GWANGJU, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments, businesses and education authorities have joined hands in developing play education for teenagers by recycling old tires. Gwangsan District in the city of Gwangju said that it will sign a business agreement with Kumho Tire Co., South Korea’s second-largest tiremaker, and the Gwangju Educational Research Information Service [...]

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

GWANGJU, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — This summer, following the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships, a special swimming competition open only to dogs will be held in Gwangju. The ‘pet swimming’ competition is attracting much attention as it is the first time for a local government and public organization to officially hold this type [...]

Gwangju Installs LED Non-Smoking Signs Powered by Solar Panels

Gwangju Installs LED Non-Smoking Signs Powered by Solar Panels

GWANGJU, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Gwangju’s Dong District said Tuesday that LED non-smoking signs powered by solar panels have been installed in five locations throughout the city’s parks. The signs autonomously generate electricity during the day using the solar panels, power that is used to light up the anti-smoking signs at night. Among 26 [...]

S. Korea’s Democratization Song to Promote Global Democracy

S. Korea’s Democratization Song to Promote Global Democracy

GWANGJU, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — ‘March for the Beloved’, a famous South Korean song that represents the Gwangju Democratization Movement in South Korea, will be used as means to promote world democracy. The city of Gwangju announced on Wednesday that it was budgeting 900 million won (US$801,000) to promote the song. The city will [...]