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Seoul presents future of pharmaceutical, medical, biote...
Apr 10, 2015
Attendees at the 2015 Bio & Medical Korea Week listen to an explanation while looking around the promotional booths, on April 8. The 2015 Bio & Medical Korea Week has been held over three days from April 8 at the COEX convention center in southern Seoul. Visitors to the...

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Saemangeum eases regulations to attract investment
Apr 09, 2015
Regulations will be eased for investors and companies investing in the Saemangeum development project, a 400-square-kilometer swathe of reclaimed tidal flats in the southwestern part of Korea. The government will also soon streamline investment procedures at the special economic ...

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Korea joins AIIB
Apr 06, 2015
The Korean government has joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The Ministry of Strategy and Finance announced on March 26 that it had informed Beijing of its decision to join the AIIB, becoming a prospective founding member. The Korean government revealed its d...

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One-stop service, from imagination to new business
Apr 06, 2015
The government will accelerate its support programs that target people who want to start new businesses using public data and government-produced statistics and information. The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) announced that it will include KR...

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President Park meets with US House of Representatives d...
Apr 03, 2015
President Park Geun-hye met with a delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on April 2 in Seoul. They discussed Korea-U.S. relations and current issues on the Korean Peninsula and across Northeast Asia. The delegation members included ...

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Korea shares biodiversity knowhow with Southeast Asia
Apr 03, 2015
Korea and four Southeast Asian nations have come together in Seoul to share their knowledge of and experience with managing and maintaining biodiversity. Eight public officers from four Southeast Asian countries -- Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – have been...

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High-speed rail contributes to balanced development: pr...
Apr 02, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (fourth from right) celebrates the opening of the Honam High Speed Railway on April 1. The Honam High Speed Railway officially begins service on April 2. After a six-year construction period, a high-speed railroad that can run at speeds of up to 300 kilome...

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Innovation centers are bridges to the future: president
Mar 31, 2015
A startup center has opened in Pangyo, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). The Gyeonggi Center for a Creative Economy & Innovation is now the eighth such institution across the country. It will help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) take advantage of the strongly e...

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President expresses deep condolences on passing of Sing...
Mar 30, 2015
President Park Geun-hye (second from left, top row) attends the funeral for former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 29 at the University Cultural Center of the National University of Singapore. (captured image from a local Singaporean TV)President Park Geun-hye ex...

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Korea, Vietnam cooperate on bridge management
Mar 27, 2015
Korea and Vietnam have joined forces to maintain and manage a cable-stayed bridge. The integrated maintenance and management system for a cable-stayed bridge, a purely domestic technology developed in Korea, will be applied early next year to the construction of the Vam Cong...