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Abandoned Places Transformed into Popular Tourist Attractions, Invigorating Local Economies

Abandoned Places Transformed into Popular Tourist Attractions, Invigorating Local Economies

UIJEONGBU, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Local governments in Gyeonggi Province are reaping the rewards from transforming deserted places into cultural attractions. According officials from the province and the city of Pocheon on October 20, deserted facilities that were revamped into cultural spaces include abandoned coal mines turned into a Cave Theme Park and Art [...]

Drilling Machine Maker Robit Promises to Invest $10 Million in Gyeonggi

Drilling Machine Maker Robit Promises to Invest $10 Million in Gyeonggi

TAMPERE, Finland, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) – South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province said on Friday that Finnish drilling machine specialist Robit Plc. has agreed to invest US$10 million in a factory park in the province. Governor Nam Kyung-pil and Robit Chairman Harri Sjoholm signed a memorandum of understanding at the company’s headquarters in Tampere, under which the [...]

Local Gov’ts All-out to Pitch PyeongChang Games for Tourism

Local Gov’ts All-out to Pitch PyeongChang Games for Tourism

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics just five months away, South Korea’s provincial governments are ramping up efforts to use the quadrennial event as a springboard for luring more foreign tourists. The Winter Games will be held in the alpine county of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, [...]

South Korea’s Answer to Silicon Valley Sees Rapid Growth

South Korea’s Answer to Silicon Valley Sees Rapid Growth

Gyeonggi Province, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Pangyo Techno Valley in Gyeonggi Province is growing rapidly, with annual economic output estimated at 77 trillion won last year. According to data released by the Gyeonggi Provincial Government on Tuesday, more than 1,300 companies had moved into Pangyo Techno Valley, also known as PTV, an industrial complex located [...]

Data Shows 1 1/2 hrs Daily Commuting Time for Seoul, Gyeonggi Residents: KT Corp.

Data Shows 1 1/2 hrs Daily Commuting Time for Seoul, Gyeonggi Residents: KT Corp.

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The average daily commuting time for those living in Seoul and neighboring Gyeonggi Province is 1 1/2 hours, a survey showed Wednesday. The survey of 420,000 long-term evolution (LTE) service subscribers in their 30 and 40s by KT Corp., South Korea’s second-largest mobile carrier, revealed they spent an average [...]

Yongin City Announces Additional Further Push for Electric Cars

Yongin City Announces Additional Further Push for Electric Cars

SEOUL, Jun. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid growing public interest and demand for more eco-friendly and energy-saving electric alternatives, the city government of Yongin is ramping up its financial support for renewable energy enthusiasts in an effort to broaden the use of electric cars in the region. According to the city government, an overwhelming number [...]

Gyeonggi Teams Up with Lawyers to Offer Free Legal Counseling Service

Gyeonggi Teams Up with Lawyers to Offer Free Legal Counseling Service

GYEONGGI, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – From accountants to lawyers, Gyeonggi Province is accelerating its efforts to give opportunities to volunteers to share their specialized skills in the fields of medicine and law for the benefit of socially marginalized groups in the local community. After the appointment ceremony of labor attorneys, which will be held on [...]