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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, December 6, 2022 | 20:31
[INTERVIEW] 'In climate crisis, city kids need a second hometown'
Wrapping up his interview with The Korea Times on Tuesday, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Superintendent Cho Hee-yeon asked the reporter a favor: he wanted his story published full-page with lots of pictures showing Seoul kids enjoying their time in rural villages of Jeolla provinces with new teachers, friends and neighborhoods that are naturally well-preserved. Cho h...
Town hall meeting on new incinerator plant turns into chaos
Seoul Metropolitan Government's plan to host a town hall meeting with the residents of the city's western district of Mapo to explain how the district was chosen to house another waste incinerator plant at Nuri Dream Square in the Sangam-dong area came to a halt as angry residents raised their voices and protested against the city authorities for the decision. The meeting tur...
All state-operated vehicles to go emission-free
The government has intensified its environmental regulation obligations, forcing public entities and public institutions to replace their entire fleets, which currently use internal combustion engines with emission-free vehicles.
Dogs hunt for dead boars to control African Swine Fever contagion
To prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) - a highly-contagious, animal-to-animal virus - Korea's central disease control agency dedicated to handling wild animals has launched a new canine unit to locate wild boars potentially infected with the deadly disease.
Kakao service disruptions cause nationwide mayhem
A software programmer in Seoul on Saturday suddenly began having trouble sending image and video files to his client through his KakaoTalk smartphone app. The simple function the expert used frequently in his daily professional life had always been reliable, until about 3 p.m. that day when the messenger app without warning was unable to carry out the simplest of tasks. The s...
Burning waste shouldn't be only solution: Mapo District head
The head of Seoul's Mapo District - where the Seoul Metropolitan Government wants to erect a new household waste incineration plant despite local residents' fierce objections - has proposed an alternative to treat the city's brimming waste problem. It was a last-ditch effort by the district head to avoid building the facility in Mapo, where there is already another trash-burn...
Most schools near Korean nuclear plants lack protective gear: lawmaker
Most kindergartens and schools close to nuclear power plants in Korea are either not equipped with a sufficient number of protective suits or lack such gear altogether, a lawmaker said. Rep. Kim Young-ho of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) said Monday that over 388,000 students in 1,112 kindergartens and elementary, middle and high schools in the country ar...
Busan bets on BTS concert to gain lead position in Expo 2030 bid
International K-pop sensation BTS is scheduled to hold a concert in Busan Saturday and the city government hopes the event will offer a strong boost to its bid to host World Expo 2030. Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon held a meeting with city government officials, Tuesday, for a final inspection of preparations for the event. Held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium and streamed live to a...
Special inspectors unit formed to crack down on animal abuse in Seoul
A new unit of law enforcers was launched in Seoul earlier this month to find and stop animal abusers as the frequency of incidents and brutality have been on the rise.
Seoul to rethink excessive use of English in promoting policies
The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to cut down on the use of English names for policies promoted by the city government, in order to promote the use of the Korean language.
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