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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 [...]

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, [...]