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Gov’t Chooses Site for “Korean Silicon Valley”

Gov’t Chooses Site for “Korean Silicon Valley”

INCHEON, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean version of Silicon Valley will be created in Incheon. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups said Thursday that Tomorrow City complex in Incheon’s Songdo District, has been selected as the result of a public offering by local governments nationwide. To this end, the “2019 Start-up Park Creation [...]

Baengnyeong and Daecheong Islands Designated as National Geoparks

Baengnyeong and Daecheong Islands Designated as National Geoparks

INCHEON, Jul. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Islands off South Korea’s west coast have been designated as National Geoparks of Korea. They include the 51-square-kilometer Baengnyeong Island, 13-square-kilometer Daecheong Island, and 3-square-kilometer Socheong Island. There are 10 unique geological sites in the parks, including Baengyeong’s Dumujin, Socheong’s Bunbawi Rock, and Daecheong’s Nongyeo Beach. The islands have [...]

Creation of ‘Dream Island’ Next to Yeongjong Island Expected to be Completed in 2022

Creation of ‘Dream Island’ Next to Yeongjong Island Expected to be Completed in 2022

SEOUL, Jun. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Dream Island” project, a large-scale tourism and leisure complex that will be built on reclaimed land within Yeongjong Island located in Incheon, appears to be nearing reality. At Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Monday, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries held a briefing session on the start of [...]

Decontamination Process Starts at U.S. Base in Incheon

Decontamination Process Starts at U.S. Base in Incheon

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. has been selected to clean up pollution at a U.S. military base in Incheon, west of Seoul, the defense ministry said Friday. The environment ministry found last year that soil and groundwater inside the Camp Market in Bupyeong, Incheon, were contaminated with chemicals like [...]

Civil Groups Call on U.S. Gov’t to Compensate for Dioxin Contamination at Camp Market

Civil Groups Call on U.S. Gov’t to Compensate for Dioxin Contamination at Camp Market

INCHEON, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As the South Korean Ministry of Defense is taking steps to decontaminate Camp Market, a U.S. Army base located in Incheon’s Bupyeong District that is polluted with dioxins, civil groups say the costs should be borne by the United States Forces Korea (USFK). Almost 50 civil groups from Incheon [...]

Incheon Introduces IoT Phones Designed to Protect Senior Citizens

Incheon Introduces IoT Phones Designed to Protect Senior Citizens

INCHEON, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Incheon announced on Tuesday that it will begin offering Internet of Things (IoT) phones to senior residents. The city gave out IoT phones to 1,010 people out of 3,400 senior residents at the senior center in Yeonsu district. The IoT phones are equipped with light, temperature, [...]

Landfill Sites in Seoul Metropolitan Area to Reach Maximum Capacity by 2024

Landfill Sites in Seoul Metropolitan Area to Reach Maximum Capacity by 2024

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are concerned over landfills in the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area that are expected to reach their maximum capacity by the end of 2024. “Plastic bags, after being reclassified as domestic waste rather than recycled waste, have led to the increased inflow of waste into landfills,” said Kim Ryeok, [...]

Incheon’s Yeonsu District Introduces Shared Electric Bicycles

Incheon’s Yeonsu District Introduces Shared Electric Bicycles

INCHEON, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Incheon’s Yeonsu District has launched South Korea’s very first shared electric bicycle service. The district, in cooperation with Kakao Mobility Corp., a South Korean transportation service company, will install 400 Kakao T bicycles throughout the district to pilot the initiative until June. Kakao T bikes use a Pedal Assist [...]