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Tongyeong Mulls Building Longest Cable Car in South Korea

Tongyeong Mulls Building Longest Cable Car in South Korea

TONGYEONG, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwie) — The picturesque port city of Tongyeong is considering the construction of another cableway, which could end up being the longest cable car line in South Korea. The new cable car project connecting Mireukdo Island and Hansando Island, and spanning a distance of 23.4 kilometers comes after the success of local [...]

Tongyeong to be Revamped as Maritime City Under New Deal Project

Tongyeong to be Revamped as Maritime City Under New Deal Project

SEJONG, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The government has announced plans for nationwide New Deal projects that will see 68 attractions across the country revitalized, including the city of Tongyeong. According to plans revealed by the government on Thursday, a number of old local landmarks and cultural assets in South Korea will take center stage [...]

Tongyeong Orchestra to Make Europe Tour to Mark 100th Birthday of Yun Isang

Tongyeong Orchestra to Make Europe Tour to Mark 100th Birthday of Yun Isang

TONGYEONG, Sept. 23 (Koera Bizwire) – Classical concerts honoring the world-renowned South Korean-born composer Yun Isang will be staged in Germany and three other European countries from next week to mark his 100th birthday. The Tongyeong Festival Orchestra (TFO) said on Saturday that it will hold a 10-day tour of Europe from Monday in remembrance [...]

Tongyeong Launches Maritime Disaster Prevention System

Tongyeong Launches Maritime Disaster Prevention System

TONGYEONG, SOUTH KOREA, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Tongyeong has recently implemented a surveillance radar system often deployed for military purposes. Tongyeong is the first municipality in the country to develop a maritime disaster prevention system. The system launched yesterday with a total of 35 thermographic and rotating security cameras placed in [...]

S. Korea’s Tongyeong Named UNESCO Creative City of Music

S. Korea’s Tongyeong Named UNESCO Creative City of Music

 TONGYEONG, South Korea, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s southeastern port city of Tongyeong has been designated by UNESCO as a Creative City of Music, the municipal government said Saturday.Tongyeong is the first South Korean city and 10th city in the world to join the network that includes cities such as Bogota, Colombia and [...]

Cable Car Development Plans out of Control?

Cable Car Development Plans out of Control?

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – As a surprising number of local governing bodies around Korea are currently developing or planning cable car installations in their district to boost tourism, hoping to follow in the footsteps of a successful project in Tongyeong, several environmental organizations are opposing the idea, saying that the attractions are not without [...]

No-smoking Ordinances Contributing to Declining Smoking Rate

No-smoking Ordinances Contributing to Declining Smoking Rate

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) – A study has proved that no-smoking ordinances from local governments have contributed to lower smoking rates in communities across the country. After the revision of the National Health Promotion Act in 2010, local governments have competed to pass laws banning smoking in public areas such as streets, bus stops [...]