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Jeonju to Give Cash to Virus-affected Citizens for First Time in Korea

Jeonju to Give Cash to Virus-affected Citizens for First Time in Korea

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeonju, a southwestern South Korean city, said Friday it will pay half a million won each to about 50,000 citizens suffering economic losses from the coronavirus outbreak. The capital of North Jeolla Province said about 50,000 economically vulnerable citizens, including unemployed people, will receive an “anti-disaster basic income” of [...]

Jeonju Selected as Regional Capital of Tourism

Jeonju Selected as Regional Capital of Tourism

JEONJU, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected Jeonju and four other locations as ‘capital cities’ for the tourism industry. Jeonju welcomed the result, confident that the project’s support in building world-class infrastructure for tourism and attracting foreign tourists en masse will boost the economy of the region. [...]

Historic Cathedral in Jeonju to Hold Art Show Marking 130th Anniv.

Historic Cathedral in Jeonju to Hold Art Show Marking 130th Anniv.

JEONJU, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Celebrating the 130th anniversary of its construction this year, Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, a church in the heritage village of Jeonju, will stage a media art show inspired by Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The media art show will project reinterpreted modern images of the Michelangelo painting on the [...]

Red Light District Turned Cultural Village Passes 1st Round of UNESCO Certification

Red Light District Turned Cultural Village Passes 1st Round of UNESCO Certification

JEONJU, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Seonmi Village, once Jeonju’s largest red light district, is turning into a village of art and culture, passing the first round of UNESCO certification. Jeonju City in North Jeolla Province announced on Thursday that the Seonosong Art Village Project had been selected by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO [...]

Jeonju Residents to Redesign Public Bus Routes

Jeonju Residents to Redesign Public Bus Routes

JEONJU, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeonju residents will have a unique opportunity to participate in a program to modify the public bus routes in the city. The Jeonju Council for Sustainable Development announced that registration is now open to recruit ‘Civil Bus Route Designers’ until August 16 to create more convenient bus routes in [...]