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South Korea’s Seaport Cargo Up 8.1% in August

South Korea’s Seaport Cargo Up 8.1% in August

SEOUL, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Cargo processed at South Korean seaports increased 8.1 percent last month from a year earlier, driven by brisk export of vehicles and imports of soft coal, government data showed Wednesday. The total amount of seaport cargo stood at 128.8 million tons inAugust, up from 119.1 million tons tallied a year earlier, according to the data by the [...]

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 [...]