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Innovative “Drive-Through” Document Service Saves Time for Users

Innovative “Drive-Through” Document Service Saves Time for Users

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A new administrative service that issues official civil documents for citizens, allowing them to “drive through”, is garnering attention. The Ministry of the Interior and Safety introduced yesterday the drive-through civil center currently under operation in Gwangju’s Cheomdan 2-dong district office in Gwangsan-gu as an example of innovation in [...]

Security Guard Keeps His Job Thanks to Solar Power

Security Guard Keeps His Job Thanks to Solar Power

GWANGJU, Jul. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — An apartment complex in Dong-gu, Gwangju is gaining national attention after residents made the decision to continue employing a security guard by making use of electricity bill savings resulting from the installation of new solar panels to cover his salary. The Ullim 2 Apartments was designated most recently as [...]

South Korean City Kicks Off 13th Reading Marathon

South Korean City Kicks Off 13th Reading Marathon

GWANGJU, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Tomorrow, the southwestern Gwangju Metropolitan Area will launch its 13th reading marathon. Open to all participants, the “finish line” has been marked as November 6. The seven-month marathon will be divided into seven segments in order of increased difficulty: the turtle (3km), the crocodile (5km), the rabbit (10km), the [...]

President Orders Special Probe into Military Crackdown on 1980 Gwangju Uprising

President Orders Special Probe into Military Crackdown on 1980 Gwangju Uprising

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — President Moon Jae-in ordered his defense chief Wednesday to launch a special probe into a military crackdown against the 1980 pro-democracy protests in Gwangju, specifically to verify whether the then military junta considered a possible air strike. “President Moon today ordered Defense Minister Song Young-moo to launch a special [...]