renovation Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Interior Ministry Asks for Halt to Gwanghwamun Square Renovation

Interior Ministry Asks for Halt to Gwanghwamun Square Renovation

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Moon Jae-in administration has formally put the brakes on Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon’s ambitious bid to renovate Gwanghwamun Square, a national landmark located in the heart of the capital, officials said Thursday. According to the officials, the Ministry of the Interior and Safety sent an official notice to [...]

Seoul to Provide 180 Million Won for Each ‘Hanok’ Renovation

Seoul to Provide 180 Million Won for Each ‘Hanok’ Renovation

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government will provide up to 180 million won (U.S. $151,200) worth of subsidies for the renovation of traditional houses. The announcement was made soon after an area of 550,000 square meters over five districts, including two of the oldest neighborhoods in the capital, was designated as a [...]