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Gyeonggi Province Issues ‘No-assembly’ Order for Clubs, Entertainment Facilities

Gyeonggi Province Issues ‘No-assembly’ Order for Clubs, Entertainment Facilities

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi provincial government imposed a “no-assembly” order for clubs and entertainment facilities Sunday after a recent spike in coronavirus cases linked to clubs and bars in Seoul’s Itaewon district put health authorities on alert. Gov. Lee Jae-myung of the province surrounding Seoul said the measure will be effective [...]

Gyeonggi to Offer Universal Basic Income to Cope with Virus Fallout

Gyeonggi to Offer Universal Basic Income to Cope with Virus Fallout

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul, announced Tuesday it will pay 100,000 won (US$79.85) per person to all its residents in April to cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Gyeonggi will be the first local government in South Korea to provide universal “anti-disaster basic income,” while a [...]

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Operating Room CCTV Initiative

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Operating Room CCTV Initiative

SUWON, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly two thirds of hospital patients at the Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center (GPMC) have agreed to have their surgical procedures recorded using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. According to statistics released by Gyeonggi Province, out of 4,239 surgeries performed at six hospitals operating under the GPMC between October 2018 and [...]

Gyeonggi Province Gov’t Bans Balloon-flying Events Due to Environmental Concerns

Gyeonggi Province Gov’t Bans Balloon-flying Events Due to Environmental Concerns

SUWON, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The local government of Gyeonggi Province said Tuesday it will ban cities and counties from holding balloon-flying events starting at the end of this year, due to concerns about environmental harm caused by balloons. People often fly balloons at the year-end or in the new year to express their [...]

Beautiful Transformation of Unsightly Quarries in Gyeonggi Prov.

Beautiful Transformation of Unsightly Quarries in Gyeonggi Prov.

ANSAN, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Abandoned quarries in Gyeonggi Province, which have been treated as eyesores for leaving mountainsides bare, are drawing public attention as they have been transformed into tourist destinations. The former quarry on Mount Cheonju in Pocheon, was reborn as Pocheon Art Valley and became the city’s leading tourist destination. Meanwhile, [...]

Top Food Item in Gyeonggi Province is Coffee

Top Food Item in Gyeonggi Province is Coffee

SUWON, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent analysis of social media showed that “coffee” was the most mentioned food in Gyeonggi Province on social media last year. The Gyeonggi Tourism Organization on Tuesday released the ‘2018 Gyeonggi Tourism Trends Report’ and the ‘2018 Gyeonggi Tourism Status Survey’, which included this information. The report analyzed [...]