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Gyeonggi Offers Sharp Tourism Discount for Foreign Visitors

Gyeonggi Offers Sharp Tourism Discount for Foreign Visitors

SUWON, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul, will begin a tourism promotion campaign that will offer up to a 75 percent discount to foreign nationals visiting its popular destinations, officials said Thursday. The discount program is organized by the local government and Gyeonggi Tourism Organization as the nation’s most populous province [...]

Gyeonggi Province Launches Blockchain-based Online Artist Video Platform

Gyeonggi Province Launches Blockchain-based Online Artist Video Platform

SUWON, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi provincial government on Wednesday launched a blockchain-based online artist video platform. The new platform, dubbed “Gyeonggi ArtOn,” is designed to protect artists’ ownership of digital content from their performances, as well as to promote the fair distribution of profits generated from this content. By using non-fungible token [...]

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 [...]