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Mon, August 15, 2022 | 07:25
Environment ministry pushes 11 cities to build more incineration plants
The Ministry of Environment on Friday notified 11 city mayors in the Greater Seoul region that they must build additional incineration plants to treat their own daily local household waste as the major landfill used by the region will shut down in 2026.
Bodies found in missing family's car in Wando
A barge raises a submerged car from ocean waters near Wando, an island in South Jeolla Province, Wednesday. The Gwangju Police and Wando Coast Guard found three bodies inside the car, presumed to be those of a family from Gwangju that had been reported missing. Joint Press Corps.By Ko Dong-hwanThe police and coast guard have found three bodies inside a car pulled out of ocean...
[INTERVIEW] Personnel Minister vows digital innovation of gov't affairs
Korea's 'e-Saram' praised as innovative management system for public workersBy Ko Dong-hwanMinister of Personnel Management Kim Seung-hoIn his first international event since the Yoon Suk-yeol administration kicked off on May 10, Korean Minister of Personnel Management Kim Seung-ho proudly touted how the country has been managing public workers via a digital platform to rely ...
679 million tons: Greenhouse gas emissions in Korea increased 3.5 percent in 2021
Total greenhouse gas emissions in Korea increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in 2021 to 679.6 million tons, according to the Ministry of Environment on Tuesday.
Police, interior ministry on collision course
The Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced Monday that it will set up a bureau to control the police, which are expected to surpass the prosecution in size and role once a set of prosecutorial reform measures go into effect. In protest, National Police Agency (NPA) Commissioner General Kim Chang-yong offered to resign, claiming that the bureau will harm the neutrality ...
Seoul foreign residents' activity broken down by race, ethnicity
Foreign residents from Chinese-speaking countries live and spend most of their time in southwestern Seoul, whereas foreign residents from Western countries tend to flock to the capital's Gangnam District, according to big data analysis of foreign nationals who have stayed in Seoul for 90s days or longer.
Seoul to host global startups in 'Try Everything 2022'
Startups around the world can dive into the ocean of broader resources, knowledge and business opportunities at Try Everything 2022, an annual conference hosted this September by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Gettyimagesbank By Ko Dong-hwan ...
Underage offenders: how old is old enough to be criminally charged?
On June 22, Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon visited a juvenile correctional facility for girls in Anyang. Fifty-six girls, all aged under 14, were isolated there from society. The minister was there to check how they were being fed, educated and treated for medical issues. After looking over the environment, Han made the following propositions: what if some of these girls were...
First confirmed case of monkeypox in Korea
On Wednesday, Korea confirmed its first case of the monkeypox viral disease now spreading worldwide. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has raised its national crisis warning level for the monkeypox situation in the country to “caution.” The KDCA Commissioner Peck Kyong-ran said in a special press conference that a Korean national had tested positive for t...
Prime minister confident about World Expo 2030 in Busan
With the global competition to host World Expo 2030 in full swing, Prime Minister Han Duck-soo didn't hide his confidence from reporters that the honor would ultimately fall to Busan. In a meeting with reporters shortly after the Korean team's presentation at the general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, Tuesday (local time), Han seemed unaf...
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