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Gyeonggi to Tackle Gentrification with State-Controlled Commercial Properties

Gyeonggi to Tackle Gentrification with State-Controlled Commercial Properties

SUWON, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Gyeonggi provincial government will introduce state-controlled commercial properties this year as part of efforts to tackle gentrification. The province is trialing a policy providing 20 rent-controlled commercial spaces over 25 square meters in size between Gojan Station and Jungang Station in March, prioritizing young business owners. Public-owned commercial properties [...]

Gyeonggi Province Continues Push to Attract International Tourists, to Little Avail

Gyeonggi Province Continues Push to Attract International Tourists, to Little Avail

SUWON, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a number of initiatives to attract international tourists, the number of visitors to Gyeonggi Province has remained underwhelming, new government data has revealed. Gyeonggi Province has been attempting to boost the local economy by developing new tourism programs and other promotional activities with the slogan ‘Gwangang Gyeonggi’ (Tourism Gyeonggi), [...]

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

Gyeonggi Police Institute 24-Hour Field Sobriety Inspections to Counter Drunk Driving Accidents

SUWON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – After three years of declining deaths caused by drunk driving accidents, 2017 is teetering precariously towards breaking that streak.  From 2014 through 2016, 97, 75 and 59 individuals were victimized in drunk driving accidents. From January through June of this year, 45 died, a 55.2 percent increase over the [...]

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – In the wake of South Korea’s pesticide egg scandal, popular unrest and indignation has fomented a change in attitudes that may not have been possible in ordinary times. As of the date of this article, none other than the president has spoken out about the need for reform. Reform [...]

Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

Facing ‘THAAD Row,’ S. Korean Cities Join Forces to Boost Tourism

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul and its neighboring districts Incheon and Gyeonggi are teaming up in an all-out effort to attract foreign tourists from countries like Taiwan and India, as part of efforts to revive tourism amid the recent Chinese economic retaliation over South Korea’s deployment of a THAAD missile defense system. As the [...]

Gyeonggi to Build Energy-Efficient Smart Apartment Complex

GOYANG, South Korea, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi’s Provincial Government announced Thursday that it will be establishing a smart apartment complex that will help residents boost energy sufficiency.  The endeavor will incorporate energy efficiency and information and communications technologies, with some 1,000 households at the Hoban Vertium Apartment Complex in Goyang benefiting from the [...]