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NIBR unveils 30 new indigenous terrestrial plants
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jul 15, 2014
The National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR) discovered thirty new indigenous terrestrial plants, 6 new species and 24 unrecorded species, that have been unknown so far as a result of ‘2013 survey and research on indigenous biological resources of Korea.’   ...
Athlete Spotlight: Marine Boy Park Tae-hwan
[ Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee ]
Jul 15, 2014
As the beginning of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games draws closer, athletes are busy competing for the final entries. One of the athletes drawing the most public attention is Park Tae-hwan, an Olympic medalist in swimming who is also nicknamed the "marine boy.” Park Tae-hwan returned...
Ice Skater Lee Sang-hwa and Park Seung-hi Join the Asia...
[ Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee ]
Jul 14, 2014
2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) named two Olympians as goodwill ambassador. Olympic speed skating champion Lee Sang-hwa and short track gold medalist Park Seung-hi were appointed as goodwill ambassadors for the 17th Asian Games at Press Center in Seoul on Ju...
FSC Announced Its Plan for Improving License System for...
[ Financial Services Commission ]
Jul 14, 2014
Press Release July 14, 2014   Plan to Improve License System for Financial Investment Business     The FSC announced its plan to ease regulations on license system for financial investment business, which includes integrating business units for license, curr...
The IAGOC accepts talks with N. Korea
[ Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee ]
Jul 11, 2014
The IAGOC accepted a meeting with North Korea, but revised the date and location. The IAGOC sent a letter to the North Korean Olympic Committee through president Kim Young-Su regarding North Korea’s proposal to discuss its participation in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. The IAGOC ...
FSC Announced Its Plan for Financial Regulatory Reform
[ Financial Services Commission ]
Jul 10, 2014
The FSC announced its plan for financial regulatory reform to create new opportunities and growth drivers for Korea’s financial industry and economy.   The global financial industry stands at a crossroads between decline in growth and another takeoff in the aftermath of t...
2014 International Modeling Conference to be held
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jul 10, 2014
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Research Center of Korea (GIR) hold the 2014 International Modeling Conference (IMC) on the 10th at Grand Hilton Seoul Hotel.   The Conference has been held with the opening of GIR since 2010 wit...
Green Purchase Support Center to open in Jeju Province
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jul 08, 2014
The Ministry of Environment (MOE) and Korea Environment Industry & Technology Institute (KEITI) announced to hold an opening ceremony of the Green Purchase Support Center on July 8 at Donggwang-ro, Jeju City to spread the culture of green consumption in Jeju.   ...
Paving the way for Exporting Korean-made Small Airplane
[ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport ]
Jul 07, 2014
Paving the way for Exporting Korean-made Small Airplane   Exportable products will be expanded from parts to small airplane under the newly-amended BASA.   □ The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport(MOLIT, Minister, Suh, Seung Hwan) is hosting 『...
Minister attends the Second Meeting of UN High-level Po...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Jul 07, 2014
Minister of Environment Yoon Seong-kyu attends the Second Meeting of UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from July 7 to 9 at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States as Korea’s chief delegate.    Following the First meeting held...