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Gov’t to Offer Community-building Programs for Single-person Households

Gov’t to Offer Community-building Programs for Single-person Households

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to expand support for single-person households. The Ministry of Gender and Equality said Tuesday that it will begin a new project for community-building among single-person households as problems of isolation or depression are rising as a social issue. Individuals living alone will now be able to [...]

S. Korea to Ship Oxygen Concentrators, Other Medical Supplies to Virus-hit India

S. Korea to Ship Oxygen Concentrators, Other Medical Supplies to Virus-hit India

SEOUL, May 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will ship to India hundreds of oxygen cylinders and other medical supplies to help the country fight the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, the foreign ministry said Friday. Seoul plans to send 230 oxygen concentrators, 200 oxygen cylinders with regulators, and 100 negative pressure isolation stretchers to the country [...]

S. Korea to Provide Nearly 100 bln Won of Support for 3-D Printing This Year

S. Korea to Provide Nearly 100 bln Won of Support for 3-D Printing This Year

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s ICT ministry said Thursday it will commit 96.8 billion won (US$86 million) this year to bolster the local 3-D printing industry. Last year, the country laid out a three-year plan to acquire new technology and components in 3-D printing to boost local manufacturing. The government provided 98.6 [...]

Gov’t Provides Further Support for Virus-hit Airlines

Gov’t Provides Further Support for Virus-hit Airlines

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will provide further financial support for airlines hit by the new coronavirus outbreak on the condition that they push for self-help measures and keep their workforces, the transport ministry said Thursday. The government hopes that the additional financial package, including tax benefits, subsidies for employment and reduction [...]

UNITED SIKHS Australia Joins with Local Agencies to Provide COVID-19 Support

UNITED SIKHS Australia Joins with Local Agencies to Provide COVID-19 Support

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — UNITED SIKHS, a United Nations affiliated international non-profit, humanitarian relief, human development and advocacy organization, has had boots on the ground providing support and supplies to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic all over the world including Australia. Before World Health Organisation (WHO) announced COVID-19 as pandemic, [...]

Creditors to Inject 1.2 tln Won into Virus-affected Korean Air

Creditors to Inject 1.2 tln Won into Virus-affected Korean Air

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s two state-owned lenders said Friday that they will inject 1.2 trillion won (US$972 million) into the country’s top airline, Korean Air Lines Co., to help the company weather the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the airline sector. The Korea Development Bank (KDB) and the Export-Import Bank [...]