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2014: The Year of Asian Games Is Here!
[ Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee ]
Jan 09, 2014
With the dawn of the year 2014, the year of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held an organization-wide meeting on January 2, the first work day of the year. The 439 members of IAGOC gathered in the meeting to boost their c...
50 New Policies for Seoul in 2014
[ Seoul Metropolitan Government ]
Jan 09, 2014
The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced the「50 New Seoul City Policies for 2014」on December 27th(Friday). The announcement includes many new policies which are improved and revised in order to enhance the quality of citizens’ life. The beneficiaries of eco-friendly free...
Top 10 Achievements of Busan in 2013
[ Busan Metropolitan Government ]
Jan 09, 2014
The City of Busan announced the top 10 achievements of the municipal administration in 2013 according to a public survey. ① The Sanbokdoro or ‘Hillside Road Renaissance Project The Hillside Road Renaissance Project has become a creative city model. The project has transformed h...
KECO to conduct the Project for the Improvement of Wate...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jan 08, 2014
KECO to conduct the ‘Project for the Improvement of Water and Sanitation in Democratic Republic of Congo’ with Water and Sanitation for Africa    Korea Environment Corporation (KECO) under the Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced on the 8th that it will co...
ROK and the OECD to Conduct a Joint Research on Rural D...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Jan 08, 2014
1. The Foreign Ministry and the Development Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will conduct a joint research project to comprehensively compare rural development policies of developing countries and OECD member states. ° The research will...
Portable electronic devices may be allowed at all fligh...
[ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport ]
Jan 08, 2014
Portable electronic devices may be allowed at all flight procedures starting from March at the earliest Public hearing set to be held, aimed at expanding use of smart phones and game devices From March this year if possible at the earliest, all use of portable electronic devi...
Outcome of the Meeting between the ROK Foreign Minister...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Jan 07, 2014
1. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, who is on a visit to the United States, met with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on January 6 to exchange a wide range of views on North Korea and its nuclear issue, the current situation in Northeast Asia and issues concerning the alliance betw...
ROK and Myanmar Initial an Investment Protection Agreem...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Jan 06, 2014
1. The Republic of Korea and Myanmar, having pursued an agreement for the promotion and protection of investments since October 2012, initialed the text of the agreement on January 6. ○ The two countries had held two rounds of relevant negotiations -- one in December 2012 and t...
ROK Government to Provide South Sudan with Humanitarian...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Jan 06, 2014
1. The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to offer humanitarian assistance worth one million US dollars to South Sudan, where the recent internal military clashes are causing thousands of casualties, heightening the humanitarian crisis. 2. With regard to the crisis,...
Safe winter climbing with ‘National Park Hiking Informa...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jan 03, 2014
  As many people go hiking in national parks to admire snow-covered mountain views, the ‘National Park Hiking Information’ service helps mountaineers enjoy safe climbing in winter season. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Korea National Park Service (KNPS) have up...