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Navy Launches New 1,800-ton Submarine

Navy Launches New 1,800-ton Submarine

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday launched a new 1,800-ton submarine, characterizing it as a “strategic dagger” to strike precisely at a range of targets. The launch of the diesel-electric submarine wrapped up the Navy’s KSS-II acquisition program, which began in 2000, for the introduction of nine 1,800-ton 214-class submarines. “It’s [...]

Ulsan: From Industrial Wasteland to Environment Leader

Ulsan: From Industrial Wasteland to Environment Leader

ULSAN, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Ulsan is being transformed into an eco-friendly city from one marked by industrial pollution, 20 years after it was first classified as a metropolitan city.  Various environment indexes reflecting such changes over the last 20 years can be found in comparison with those before the municipality [...]

Ulsan Opens Whale-Themed 3D Movie Theater

Ulsan Opens Whale-Themed 3D Movie Theater

ULSAN, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A new whale-themed 3D movie theater is set to open soon at Jangsaengpo in Ulsan, with the new complex boasting large circular screens that covering all of the interior walls, giving visitors a virtual experience of exploring the deep sea and observing whales up close. The ‘5D’ whale-watching theater can [...]

Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Job Center Marks Successful First Year Amid Tough Times

Ulsan’s Shipbuilding Job Center Marks Successful First Year Amid Tough Times

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Ulsan’s shipbuilding career support center recently marked its successful first year, having helped tens of thousands of jobseekers find employment in the field, center officials said on Wednesday. According to the career center, as of last month, employment benefits and job seeking support had been provided more than 71,000 times [...]

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

Local Government Rewards Residents for Capturing Invasive Animal Species

ULSAN, South Korea, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ulsan city government is purchasing animals known to disturb local ecosystems – including bass (micropterus salmoides), bullfrogs and nutrias – from residents who capture them, as part of its plans to protect its rivers and streams.  The pilot project took off Monday, and those hunting or fishing [...]

Ulsan’s Industrial Complex Suffers amid Economic Slump

Ulsan’s Industrial Complex Suffers amid Economic Slump

ULSAN, South Korea, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Onsan National Industrial Complex in Ulsan, a key city for shipbuilding and petrochemical industries, is suffering its worst financial crisis since its establishment in 1974. According to local sources, some 30 factory sites have been put up for sale since last year, and it is the [...]

Gyeongju Trapped in Fear as Aftershocks Follow Record Earthquake

Gyeongju Trapped in Fear as Aftershocks Follow Record Earthquake

GYEONGJU, South Korea, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeongju was struck by another magnitude-3.5 aftershock Wednesday morning, adding to the fear spreading across the region since Korea’s historic 5.8-magnitude temblor jolted the peninsula on September 12. The aftershock took place at 11:53 a.m., with the epicenter located some 10 kilometers southwest of the historical city.  [...]