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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 [...]

Public Agencies Host Series of Controversial Matchmaking Events to Foster Marriage

Public Agencies Host Series of Controversial Matchmaking Events to Foster Marriage

INCHEON, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Public agencies in the city of Incheon are raising controversy after having held a series of events aimed at helping to connect single men and women in local communities. Incheon’s Seo District hosted a matchmaking event for single men and women last Saturday at a local institute in Incheon’s [...]

South Korea’s Largest Cruise Terminal Completed in Incheon

South Korea’s Largest Cruise Terminal Completed in Incheon

INCHEON, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The construction of South Korea’s largest cruise terminal has been completed in Incheon, west of Seoul, officials said Tuesday. The two-story terminal with a space of 7,364 square meters has a 430-meter-long berth that can accommodate the world’s largest 225,000-ton cruise ship. Located in Incheon’s Songdo International City, the [...]