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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...
ROK and the US to Hold their 10th High-Level Meeting on...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Jan 03, 2014
1. The Republic of Korea and the United States will hold their tenth High-Level Meeting for the ninth Special Measures Agreement in Seoul from January 9.2. At the forthcoming Meeting, Hwang Joon-kook, Ambassador for Defense Burden-sharing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will ...
Raise greenhouse gas emissions verification to a higher...
[ Ministry of Environment ]
Dec 31, 2013
National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) under the Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced on December 31 that it has newly developed 25 methods for greenhouse gas and energy emissions verification.     Verifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a ...
ROK and the US to Hold the 9th Round of Negotiations to...
[ Ministry of Foreign Affairs ]
Dec 30, 2013
1. The 9th round of negotiations to revise the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Korea and the United States will take place in Daejeon on January 7 and 8, 2014. o The ROK and the US delegations will be led by Park Ro-byug, Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Coop...