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Majority of S. Koreans Have Positive Views About Municipal Gov’ts’ Efforts to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Majority of S. Koreans Have Positive Views About Municipal Gov’ts’ Efforts to Limit Spread of COVID-19

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Eight out of ten South Koreans turned out to have positive opinions about municipal governments’ efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nation’s four major local associations, including the Governors Association of Korea, and the Presidential Committee on Autonomy and Decentralization conducted a public opinion survey [...]

Municipal Gov’ts to Assume Direct Responsibility for Child Protection

Municipal Gov’ts to Assume Direct Responsibility for Child Protection

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting from next month, municipal governments in South Korea will assume direct responsibility for making decisions on whether or not to place children who need protection due to parental absences or abuse in care facilities after consulting with them. The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of [...]

Local Governments Rushing to Build Suspension Bridges to Attract Tourists

Local Governments Rushing to Build Suspension Bridges to Attract Tourists

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Municipal governments across South Korea are rushing to build suspension bridges, as the latest tourism trend has proven a hit among tourists. Sogeum River in Wonju has one of the ‘hottest’ suspension bridges in the country. At 200 meters in length and 1.5 meters in width, the largest suspension bridge [...]