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S. Korea to Supply 1 Million Registered Private Rental Properties over Next 5 Years

S. Korea to Supply 1 Million Registered Private Rental Properties over Next 5 Years

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will supply 1 million “registered private rent houses” in the next five years to help tenants keep a stable residence without worrying about a sharp increase in rental costs, the transport ministry said Wednesday. If the owner of multiple homes registers one of them as a rental house with the government, the [...]

Government to Adopt Stricter Standard for Vehicle Interior Air Quality Tests

Government to Adopt Stricter Standard for Vehicle Interior Air Quality Tests

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The government is set to adopt international standards for its vehicle indoor air pollution tests, which are stricter that the current limits. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) on Monday, new international standards for in-car air pollution were established at the 173th UNECE World Forum [...]

New Approval System to Permit Wider Use of Drones

New Approval System to Permit Wider Use of Drones

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A new approval system is set to expand the use of drones in South Korea, including night flying, long-distance delivery, and live broadcasting. According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Thursday, the new measure designed to boost the drone industry through relaxed regulations and government support [...]

Airlines Hit with Fines and Suspension of Pilots for Accidents

Airlines Hit with Fines and Suspension of Pilots for Accidents

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Asiana Airlines was fined 900 million won (US$802,282) for a runway accident two years ago and the pilot responsible stripped of his license, the transport ministry said Thursday while announcing a series of punitive actions against carriers. Korean Air Lines Co. was ordered to pay 600 million won in [...]

Minister of Transport Opts for Hydrogen Car as Government Pushes Renewable Energy

Minister of Transport Opts for Hydrogen Car as Government Pushes Renewable Energy

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) drew media attention last week when she showed up in a white hydrogen-fueled SUV vehicle during her visit to Cheonan, a move that signals the government’s effort to push renewable fuel vehicles. Kim Hyun-mee, who heads the MOLIT, was seen riding in [...]

Electric Vehicle Market on the Rise in South Korea

Electric Vehicle Market on the Rise in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of electric cars in South Korea have grown sevenfold in the past year, as growing public interest is seeing more consumers trade in their gas-guzzlers to instead opt for more eco-friendly and energy-saving alternatives. According to data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Automobile [...]

Mercedez-Benz Korea to Face Suit for Neglecting Legal Procedures

Mercedez-Benz Korea to Face Suit for Neglecting Legal Procedures

SEJONG, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Mercedez-Benz Korea could face legal repercussions for selling vehicles fitted with a transmission different from the originally registered type without any notification. Officials at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, said they are planning to file a suit against the company with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry [...]