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Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

SEJONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Sejong has kicked off the first bicycle sharing service in the nation featuring IoT technology. According to the municipal government of Sejong, the smartphone application “New Eoulling,” an upgraded version of the existing bike sharing service, allows users to access shared bicycles by tracking them via [...]

Government Scraps Plans to Intervene in Conflict Between Couriers and Apartment Residents

Government Scraps Plans to Intervene in Conflict Between Couriers and Apartment Residents

SEJONG, Apr. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government has scrapped plans to intervene in a conflict between couriers and an apartment complex after local residents banned delivery vehicles from entering in fear of potential traffic accidents. In a statement released Thursday, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “We tried to help delivery [...]

S. Korea to Develop Sejong, Busan into Smart Cities by 2023

S. Korea to Develop Sejong, Busan into Smart Cities by 2023

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has tapped the country’s administrative hub of Sejong and the southeastern port city of Busan as test beds for the realization of smart cities, a presidential committee said Monday, as Asia’s fourth-largest economy searches for new growth engines. Various innovative technologies, ranging from autonomous vehicles to facial [...]

S. Korea’s Eco-City Project: Sejong City Ramps Up Efforts to Go Green

S. Korea’s Eco-City Project: Sejong City Ramps Up Efforts to Go Green

SEJONG, SOUTH KOREA, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Sejong City is revamping its image as an eco-city with the introduction of a new hydrological system that will purify rainwater using soil and pebbles. The Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the National Agency for Administrative City Construction (NAACC) announced plans yesterday to adopt low-impact development (LID) in [...]

Street Sweeper EVs Introduced in Sejong

Street Sweeper EVs Introduced in Sejong

SEJONG, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Sejong, the de facto administrative capital of South Korea, introduced a new set of street sweepers that will be responsible for cleaning its streets, running on electric power instead of diesel.  The vehicles, developed by RETECH, can operate for eight hours after four hours of charging, and are noise [...]

Government Plans to Turn Sejong into “Self-Driving City”

Government Plans to Turn Sejong into “Self-Driving City”

SEJONG, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Sejong, South Korea’s de facto administrative capital, will become the world’s first city dedicated to self-driving vehicles.  Lee Choong-jae, administrator for the National Agency for Administrative City Construction, announced Tuesday an ambitious plan to make all 360 kilometers of roads in the city self-driving-compatible by the year 2020, in [...]

Korea Builds National Tree Garden in Administrative Capital

Korea Builds National Tree Garden in Administrative Capital

SEJONG, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – A groundbreaking ceremony for the National Central Arboretum in Sejong, South Korea’s de facto administrative capital, was held on Wednesday.  The 649,000-square-meter garden will comprise of three major sections: a community and participation zone, for various culture, art, and recreational activities; an exhibition zone, for the display and observation [...]