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Floodlights Installed at Crossings Help Reduce Traffic Accident Deaths by 30%

Floodlights Installed at Crossings Help Reduce Traffic Accident Deaths by 30%

INCHEON, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — After floodlights were installed at pedestrian crossings in the city of Incheon, the number of pedestrian deaths caused by traffic accidents was found to have decreased significantly. According to the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency, the number of traffic accident deaths of pedestrians in Incheon fell 30 percent from 17 [...]

Memorial for Slaughtered Animals Restored in Incheon

Memorial for Slaughtered Animals Restored in Incheon

INCHEON, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A “consolation memorial for animals” formerly taken down from its original location at Incheon’s Dong-gu Office has been restored four years after its removal. The local government revealed yesterday that it had restored the memorial structure to its original state at the resting area of the office’s parking lot. [...]

Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

Wary of Shifting Landscape, Hospitals Tighten Purse Strings

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Revenue worries in the aftermath of healthcare reforms dubbed “Moon Jae-in Care” are keeping hospitals’ coffers closed even as the government takes pains to encourage the medical sector to invest in new infrastructure.  After initially earmarking 390 billion won for a medical facility in “city of the future” Songdo [...]

Private-Public Sector Cooperation Crucial for Songdo Biopharmaceuticals Hub

Private-Public Sector Cooperation Crucial for Songdo Biopharmaceuticals Hub

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – To maintain its status as the world’s largest biopharmaceuticals manufacturing city, voices in Songdo are calling for greater cooperation between the private and public sectors.  Leading biopharmaceuticals firms, among them Samsung Biologics and Celltrion, have made large investments in Songdo to build up the city’s manufacturing capabilities. By next [...]

“One Health, New Wave”: 33rd World Veterinary Congress Opens in Incheon

“One Health, New Wave”: 33rd World Veterinary Congress Opens in Incheon

INCHEON, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of veterinarians gathered Monday in Incheon, west of Seoul, to discuss ways to enhance the health of humans, animals and the environment around the world. In a speech opening the 33rd World Veterinary Congress earlier in the day, South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said, “The congress will [...]

Hospitals Tweak Existing Services, Release Smartphone Apps to Attract Patients

Hospitals Tweak Existing Services, Release Smartphone Apps to Attract Patients

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition for medical patients has gone up another notch as major hospitals are releasing advanced technological services to stay a step ahead of their competitors. According to industry sources, since April Hallym University Medical Center in Dongtan has revamped the existing model of providing medicine to patients in an effort to [...]

Bastille, Justice to Headline Incheon Pentaport Rock Fest

Bastille, Justice to Headline Incheon Pentaport Rock Fest

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — British indie pop band Bastille and French electronic duo Justice will headline the 2017 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, one of South Korea’s longest-running summer music festivals, this coming weekend, according to organizers Thursday. The three-day rock-electronic music blowout will be held from Friday to Sunday at the Songdo Moonlight [...]

South Korea’s Largest VR-Theme Park Opens in Incheon

South Korea’s Largest VR-Theme Park Opens in Incheon

INCHEON, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s largest urban virtual reality-theme park, Monster VR, opened its doors to the public in Incheon on Thursday, the government said. The park is located on the 1,320 square meters of land in the Songdo district of Incheon on the western outskirts of Seoul, according to the Ministry [...]