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Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

Seoul Mayor to Eradicate All Dog Slaughterhouses in Seoul

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, said he plans to shutter all dog slaughterhouses in the South Korean capital. Park, during a meeting with the audience on Saturday at a movie theater after watching a South Korean animation film, “The Underdog”, said he is working towards shutting down all [...]

Seoul Mayor Park Officially Announces Bid for 3rd Term

Seoul Mayor Park Officially Announces Bid for 3rd Term

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Thursday officially declared his bid for a third term, entering the ruling Democratic Party’s primary race for the June local elections. The party’s in-house competition is set to pit the 62-year-old incumbent against two former floor leaders — four-term lawmaker Park Young-sun and three-term [...]

Seoul Goes After Diesel Cars in Fight Against Fine Dust

Seoul Goes After Diesel Cars in Fight Against Fine Dust

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul is ramping up its efforts to tackle fine dust, with the latest target being diesel vehicles with high emissions levels. At an open forum on fine dust measures held last Saturday at Seoul Plaza, Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon made a surprise announcement about possible measures to tackle the problem [...]

Seoul’s Soon-To-Open Sky Garden Seoullo 7017 to Light Up at Night

Seoul’s Soon-To-Open Sky Garden Seoullo 7017 to Light Up at Night

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoullo 7017, Seoul’s much-anticipated urban renewal project that is set to open next Saturday, will feature blue LED lamps and flower pots, transforming a decommissioned overpass into what Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon describes as a place where “nature and humans can coexist”. Every night the overpass-turned-walkway in front of Seoul [...]

Seoul, London Renew Friendship, Boost Intercity Cooperation

Seoul, London Renew Friendship, Boost Intercity Cooperation

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Park Won-soon and Sadiq Khan, the mayors of Seoul and London, signed a friendship agreement at the City Hall in London Monday to cooperate in nine sectors including economic democratization, better response to climate change and digital innovation.  Monday’s agreement between the two capital cities is an extension of [...]

Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who was supportive of the months-long protests that finally led to the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, is poised to get behind calls for further recognition of the public’s major role in bringing about a peaceful transition of power. In an interview with Yonhap [...]

Seoul Proposes Ambitious North Korea-Friendly Projects

Seoul Proposes Ambitious North Korea-Friendly Projects

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – During Thursday’s policy discussion for Seoul-Pyongyang cooperation, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon announced the city’s ambitious plans to establish friendly ties with North Korea, which included establishing a joint animation center in Pyongyang and inviting North Korea to the 2019 National Sports Festival.  The city’s “Grand Design” comes from mayor [...]