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S. Korea to Build Pedestrian-friendly Infrastructure

S. Korea to Build Pedestrian-friendly Infrastructure

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Roads in downtown areas mainly designed for cars only will be renovated to ensure the safety of pedestrians. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport announced on Wednesday new plans to create a pedestrian-first road environment. Roads used to be designed primarily for cars, with a specific focus on [...]

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

Photocatalytic Substance Applied to Pavement to Fight Fine Dust

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government revealed yesterday that it had paved sections of the city’s roads in Gangnam with a photocatalytic substance that will help filter nitrogen oxide, one of the harmful components of fine dust. The work took place between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. yesterday on roads surrounding [...]

S. Korea to Build 900 Kilometers in New Roads in 2017

S. Korea to Build 900 Kilometers in New Roads in 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will extend national roads by over 900 kilometers this year, greatly improving the accessibility of the entire nation while also helping boost the local economy, the government said Thursday.  Also, more than 60 percent of 7.3 trillion won (US$6.37 billion) in government budget earmarked for the construction [...]