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First Five-star Hotel of Global Brand to be Built in Gyeonggi Province

First Five-star Hotel of Global Brand to be Built in Gyeonggi Province

PYEONGTAEK, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul, will get its first five-star hotel with a global brand in Pyeongtaek by 2022, the city government announced on Thursday. According to the municipality of Pyeongtaek, about 70 kilometers south of Seoul, the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a global hotel company, plans to build [...]

Pyeongtaek Citizens Play Down U.S. Army Withdrawal Rumors

Pyeongtaek Citizens Play Down U.S. Army Withdrawal Rumors

PYEONGTAEK, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With a North Korea-U.S. summit about to take place following the historic inter-Korea meeting, the residents of Pyeongtaek, the site of controversy due to the U.S. military base there, are revealing their true feelings concerning public discourse on whether the U.S. army should pull out from the proposed relocation [...]

‘Mini Itaewon’ in Pyeongtaek Embraces GIs, Koreans

‘Mini Itaewon’ in Pyeongtaek Embraces GIs, Koreans

PYEONGTAEK, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Call it Song Francisco or Gyeonggi Province’s Itaewon. If you are fed up with hanging around Itaewon in Seoul, it can be an alternative as it’s handy for those living in the capital. Far smaller and calmer than the ever-bustling Itaewon district, but rustic and filled with exotic charm, [...]

Local Governments Face Criticism for US Military Base Welcome Events

Local Governments Face Criticism for US Military Base Welcome Events

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of municipal governments in South Korea are facing criticism from civic groups for planning to hold farewell and welcome events for the U.S. armed forces stationed locally, amid plans to reshuffle the locations of American military bases in the country. A Cheonan-based community organization issued a statement [...]

Gyeonggi Province in Talks to Open Humane Poultry Farms to Curb Avian Influenza

Gyeonggi Province in Talks to Open Humane Poultry Farms to Curb Avian Influenza

GYEONGGI, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The city of Pyeongtaek in Gyeonggi Province is considering the idea of launching its own poultry farms that would drastically change the area allocated to each chicken, as part of all-out efforts to prevent and tackle outbreaks of avian influenza that have swept across the country in the past, city [...]