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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 [...]

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, announced that the city would take responsibility for registering sex slaves’ records with UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ programme if the Korean government cancels its own plans due to budget cuts. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme was initiated to protect the “documentary heritage of [...]

Seoul Mayor Proposes Discussing His Welfare Plan

Seoul Mayor Proposes Discussing His Welfare Plan

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon proposed creating an organization involving rival parties and central and local governments Thursday that would discuss his controversial plan of providing direct cash benefits to young and unemployed people. In October, Park announced the plan to provide an average 500,000 won (US$428) a month for [...]