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Conglomerates Battle to Secure Water Resources on Jeju Island

Conglomerates Battle to Secure Water Resources on Jeju Island

JEJU, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Competition to preempt natural water sources on Jeju Island in the domestic mineral water and beverage market is intensifying. Jeju’s clean groundwater has an unrivaled presence in the South Korean market. Samdasoo, volcanic bedrock water produced and bottled by the Jeju Province Development Corp. (JPDC), has maintained the top [...]

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

JEJU, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Province introduced a standard model of the “Jeju haenyeo,” or female divers from Jeju Island, to unify various designs and depictions of the national cultural heritage. The model resembles a woman in her 30s to 40s, carrying traditional equipment used for diving, such as mulsojungi (a diver’s suit), [...]

Gov’t Halts Construction in Jeju After Endangered Animals Threatened

Gov’t Halts Construction in Jeju After Endangered Animals Threatened

JEJU, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Claiming that endangered species inhabit the site of the Bijarim Road expansion project on Jeju Island, which was suspended due to controversy over damage to a redwood forest more than two months ago, the government urged Jeju to stop construction work, investigate the situation and come up with countermeasures. [...]