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Sejong to Transform into a Futuristic “Smart City” with Emphasis on Healthcare and the Environment

Sejong to Transform into a Futuristic “Smart City” with Emphasis on Healthcare and the Environment

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Sejong, South Korea’s central administrative city, will soon transform into a futuristic high-tech municipality having been designated by the government as a trial space where all aspects of daily life will be incorporated with high technology, the likes of which are commonly found in science fiction films. Yesterday at [...]

1 in 4 South Koreans Inconvenienced by Public Transport

1 in 4 South Koreans Inconvenienced by Public Transport

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 1 in 4 South Koreans feel inconvenienced by public transport, prompting calls to improve transportation infrastructure, according to a new government report. The report released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Monday revealed around 30 percent of South Koreans are considered ‘vulnerable’ using public transport facilities, [...]

The Sejong Effect: Increased Use of Smart Work Centers

The Sejong Effect: Increased Use of Smart Work Centers

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of people using ‘smart work centers’, which are workplaces near one’s home or at business trip locations, has increased greatly. The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs announced that the number of people working at smart work centers reached a total of 100,750 last year, which [...]

SK’s Smart Farm Technology Kindles “K-Agriculture” in SE Asian Countries

SK’s Smart Farm Technology Kindles “K-Agriculture” in SE Asian Countries

SEJONG, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A smart farming town sponsored by SK Group is gaining attention from high ranking officials in Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam and Thailand. According to the Sejong Creative Economy Center, South Asian delegates visited the state-of-the-art “smart farms” which combine agriculture and ICT, and considered the possibility of incorporating the [...]

ETRI Develops New Low-cost Videoconferencing Solution

ETRI Develops New Low-cost Videoconferencing Solution

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A low-cost, higher-quality videoconferencing solution has been developed by a domestic research organization. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute said on November 16 that it has developed a videoconferencing system called “Giga Curix” and successfully completed a seamless pilot run by hosting a virtual meeting held between the National Assembly building [...]

Sejong City to Build High-end Shopping Street along Riverbank

Sejong City to Build High-end Shopping Street along Riverbank

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – An upscale open-street shopping mall will spring up along the Bangchuk Stream in the Sejong metropolitan autonomous city by 2017. The Multifunctional Administrative City Construction Agency said on November 3 that it signed land sale contracts with four final bidders. Since August this year, the agency has invited bidders to build [...]