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Local Gov’ts Introduce Rigorous Childbirth Policies

Local Gov’ts Introduce Rigorous Childbirth Policies

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Municipalities in Gyeonggi Province are coming up with various projects to boost childbirth. The city of Yongin decided to continue offering childbirth subsidies and give out ‘First Encounter Coupons’ to be introduced by the central government. The First Encounter Coupons are 2-million-won (US$1,700) vouchers given out for each child to [...]

Gyeonggi Prov. to Introduce Eco-friendly Double-decker Public Buses

Gyeonggi Prov. to Introduce Eco-friendly Double-decker Public Buses

UIJEONGBU, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province is introducing its first double-decker electric bus, offering an eco-friendly alternative to conventional internal combustion engine buses. The provincial government announced Tuesday that it will deploy three double-decker electric buses on a public bus route between Pocheon and Jamsil, Seoul, starting on October 1. The new double-decker bus, [...]

Gyeonggi Prov. Acquires Patent for Wireless Communication Device for Firefighting Helmets

Gyeonggi Prov. Acquires Patent for Wireless Communication Device for Firefighting Helmets

SUWON, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province’s government has acquired a patent for a hands-free wireless communication device designed especially for firefighting helmets, a first in South Korea. The provincial government said Thursday that it applied for patent rights for the “wireless communication device for firefighting helmets and the method of sending voice signals” [...]

Gyeonggi Lays Out Plan to Turn DMZ into Peace, Ecology Belt

Gyeonggi Lays Out Plan to Turn DMZ into Peace, Ecology Belt

SEOUL, July 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province, surrounding Seoul, has established a new five-year plan for the preservation and peaceful use of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the heavily fortified inter-Korean border area, officials said Sunday. The plan calls for the provincial government to invest 170 billion won (US$149 million) from 2021 to 2025 in [...]

First Five-star Hotel of Global Brand to be Built in Gyeonggi Province

First Five-star Hotel of Global Brand to be Built in Gyeonggi Province

PYEONGTAEK, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul, will get its first five-star hotel with a global brand in Pyeongtaek by 2022, the city government announced on Thursday. According to the municipality of Pyeongtaek, about 70 kilometers south of Seoul, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a global hotel company, plans to build [...]

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 [...]