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Forest disaster monitoring system put in place
Jan 28, 2015
A new monitoring system to instantly detect forest disasters, including forest fires, has now been put in place.When a forest fire occurs, the new system will help locate historical monuments or other important buildings that are nearby, as well as overhead power lines. The syste...

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Arts, music, theater spread to everyday life
Jan 27, 2015
Starting this year, there will be more opportunities for people to enjoy the arts, museums, music and theater as part of their daily routine. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment will expand its Cultural Wednesday prog...

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Gov’t to push nationwide innovation, happiness for all
Jan 23, 2015
The government will set up policies to accomplish its dual goals of promoting innovation across the country and helping people to be happier in their day-to-day lives. A total of 14 government ministries, including the ministries of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Education and Heal...

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Water supply technology shared with Southeast Asia
Jan 23, 2015
Many more people around the world now have access to safe drinking water as Korea's technology to supply clean water has been shared with other nations. Three hundred home-use water purifiers that can eliminate arsenic and provide clean drinking water were delivered to the villag...

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United Korean Peninsula, new engine of growth: presiden...
Jan 23, 2015
“Unification [of the two Koreas] will bring new engines of growth to the Korean Peninsula. It will also breathe fresh vitality into not only Northeast Asia, but into Eurasia and the global economy as well.” So said President Part Geun-hye in English in a video message that aired ...

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Seoul emphasizes inter-Korean dialogue, cooperation
Jan 20, 2015
The Korean government has pledged to substantially boost dialogue, enhance inter-Korean ties and upgrade the quality of inter-Korean exchanges and cooperation. Four government ministries announced their 2015 plans to prepare for unification at a policy briefing on January 19. The...

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Gov’t to focus on strengthening creative industries in ...
Jan 16, 2015
The Korean government will concentrate on vitalizing the creative industries in order to help the economy make a big leap forward this year. Five government organizations announced their plans to realize their creative economy vision for 2015 at a policy briefing on January 15. T...

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E-library to be built at police academy in Vietnam
Jan 16, 2015
An electronic library will be built with Korea's assistance at the People's Police Academy (PPA) in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi. An explanatory session to launch the e-library was held on January 12 at the PPA. Over 100 officials from both Korea and Vietnam, including Vietnames...

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More gov't data, info to be released to public
Jan 15, 2015
Additional public data that is in high demand will be opened to the public in the near future. Within the first half of this year, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) announced that it would revise its existing management guidelines concerning public data and set u...

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Gov't to promote smart factories, software companies
Jan 15, 2015
The government intends to concentrate on developing core industries and on creating new growth engines for the country's future prosperity. The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced on January 15 that it would focus on nurturing the Internet of Things (IoT...