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Seoul’s Soon-To-Open Sky Garden Seoullo 7017 to Light Up at Night

Seoul’s Soon-To-Open Sky Garden Seoullo 7017 to Light Up at Night

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoullo 7017, Seoul’s much-anticipated urban renewal project that is set to open next Saturday, will feature blue LED lamps and flower pots, transforming a decommissioned overpass into what Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon describes as a place where “nature and humans can coexist”. Every night the overpass-turned-walkway in front of Seoul [...]

Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

Seoul Mayor to Push for Further Recognition of Peaceful Protests That Brought Down President Park

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who was supportive of the months-long protests that finally led to the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye, is poised to get behind calls for further recognition of the public’s major role in bringing about a peaceful transition of power. In an interview with Yonhap [...]

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

Seoul Mayor to Register Sex Slave Records with UNESCO

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, announced that the city would take responsibility for registering sex slaves’ records with UNESCO’s ‘Memory of the World’ programme if the Korean government cancels its own plans due to budget cuts. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme was initiated to protect the “documentary heritage of [...]

Seoul Mayor Proposes Discussing His Welfare Plan

Seoul Mayor Proposes Discussing His Welfare Plan

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon proposed creating an organization involving rival parties and central and local governments Thursday that would discuss his controversial plan of providing direct cash benefits to young and unemployed people. In October, Park announced the plan to provide an average 500,000 won (US$428) a month for [...]