Title 1. Festivities at the 2012 Korea International Boat Show (0604-1)
The 2012 Korea International Boat Show ended in great success with a record number of visitors. During last weekend, Jeongok (전곡) Port of Hwaseong (화성) City, the main venue of the event, as well as Tando (탄도) Port of Ansan (안산) City less than a kilometer away, were packed with people who came to seeenjoy this annual event.
1) 2012 Korea International Boat Show / Jeongok PortTando Port
Tanned beauties playing in the beach volleyball competition draw the attention of many spectators. This competition was added this year as one of the marine sports events.
2) Many Entertaining Events
The main plazafilled with a variety of entertaining events including dancemusic performances. The children’s cornerliterally a sea of childrentheir families. This boat showits supplementary entertainmentexperiential programs provide an ideal place for a weekend family outing for locals as well as for thosefurther away.
3) [INTERVIEW] Jeong Mi-seon / Ansan City
“There are many things to see,it’s nice there are many features for children, too.”
The Korea International Boat Show has welltruly become one of the major festivals of Gyeonggi Province.
Title 2. Volunteer Talent DonationGyeonggi Women (0605-3)
The graduates of the baker’s license course offeredthe Gyeonggi Women’s Vision Center reunite often for volunteer work. For more than ten years, they have met regularlyprepared baked goods for free distribution to local welfare facilities.
1) Gyeonggi Women’s Vision Center / Suwon City
It’s early in the morning,these women are already busy baking to meet the delivery schedule. All of them are veteran bakers with more than seven years of experience. They are the alumni of the baker’s license course runthe Women’s Vision Center. Todayone of their regular re days for volunteer baking activities.
2) [INTERVIEW] Yoon Choon-shik / Suwon City
“When we obtained our baker’s licenses, we wanted to use our new opportunity to help others. So, we began this voluntary baking work.”
These women are part of the talent donation teams of the Gyeonggi Women’s Vision Center.
3) Talent Donation Teams of Women’s Vision Center
There are a total of 170 members in the talent donation teams associated with this center. All the members are qualified professionals with years of experience in various fields such as baking, hand acupunctureyoga.
3) [INTERVIEW] Kim Eul-soon / Korea Hand Acupuncture Association Suwon Branch Manager
“We feel rewarded when the recipients of our service appreciate our work.”
During the second half of this year, the Gyeonggi Women’s Vision Center will present awards to the members of the talent donation teams who exhibited excellent volunteer services.
Title 3. Concert at a Stock Farm (0604-3)
An unusual concert was held at a livestock farm in Hwaseong (화성) City of Gyeonggi Province.
1) Jinju Stock Farm / Hwaseong City
Following the policy of Gyeonggi Province under the Stock Farm Beautification Program, which the provincial government introduced in 2007, this stock farm in Hwaseong (화성) City has received a complete makeover.
A stock farm would perhaps be the last placeone would expect to see the performance of belly dancing to saxophone music. But, here we are…
Tucked in scenic natural surroundings, this romantic placemorea park than a stock farm,thereno trace of animal odor in the air.
2) Gwon Soo-woong / Hwaseong City
“I expected there would be stock farm smell, but there isn’t. The aircleaneven has a pleasing fragrance. Itvery relaxing here.”
3) Baek Mi-jeong / Hwaseong City
“I seldom go to indoor concerts because I hate being in confined spaces. But I love this open concert surroundeda beautiful natural environment. I am glad my children enjoy it, too.”
The owner of this stock farmalso very pleased with such positive visitor responses, because they affirm that his efforts to a beautiful stock farm have been worth it.
4) Park Eung-gyu / Owner of Jinju Stock Farm
“I am pleased we have many visitors today. As a livestock breeder, I am glad to be able to show many people how pleasing stock farms can be.”
5) Promotion of Positive Social Recognition of Stock Farming
This stock farm concert was organizedGyeonggi Province as part of circulating concerts at stock farms throughout the province that began in 2008 for the purpose of boosting the moral of stock farmers, who are facing difficulties in the wake of free trade agreements,also for promoting positive social recognition of stock farminglivestock products.
6) Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor Lee Jae-Yul
“Stock farmers have sufferedthe onset of foot-and-mouth disease as well as the aftereffects of the free trade agreements. We are organizing these concerts to help them regain their fighting spiritrestore their morale. We also aim to improve the public image of stock farms.
Gyeonggi Province will help more stock farmers rebuildprovide them with support for the operation of cleandisease-free farms.
Title 4. 63 Lives SavedSeok Hae-gyun Project (0605-1)
For severely injured individuals, the early provision of medical attentioncrucial. The emergency rescue team of the Seok Hae-gyun (석해균) Project, which undertakes live-saving operations in remote locations, has saved 63 lives in the past one year since its inauguration.
Seriously injured victims at the sites of accidents as well as those who are in a critical condition are picked uphelicopterquickly transported to hospitals, typically within one hour.
1) Transportation Time Is Key to Survival
The Seok Hae-gyun (석해균) Project has been playing a crucial role in saving the lives of individuals in emergency situationsproviding them with rapid transport to hospitals for immediate treatment.
A total of 63 individuals have been successfully rescued to date. Most have either been victims of traffic accidents or calamities in mountainous areas, accounting for more than 60% ofrescue operations performedthis project team over the past one year.
2) [INTERVIEW] Lee Se-hyeong / Commander of the Gyeonggi Province Air Fire Defense
“We were able to save the lives of 63 individuals during the past one year. These emergency rescue operations were made possiblethe cooperative agreement between Gyeonggi Province, the FirefightingDisaster HeadquartersAjou University Hospital.”
Gyeonggi Province reinforced the Seok Hae-gyun (석해균) Projectestablishing a highly skilled rescue team of 58 members in January this yearintroducing the accompaniment of medical doctors on board the dispatched helicopters.
Gyeonggi Province plans to expand emergency rescue services for patients in critical condition.
Title 5. Grand Chorus of Arirang (0605-2)
The Grand Chorus of Arirang (아리랑) took place at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. This event was organized with the aim of protecting national ownership of a song belovedKoreans. The organizers also plan to broadcast this chorus on the streets of New York City in July.
1) Arirang Arariyo Festival / Suwon World Cup Stadium
Korean traditional music groups enter the stadiumthe melody of Arirang (아리랑), sungmusiciansspectators, fills the entire stadium traditional dancers in Korean fairy attire catch the eyes of the 40,000-strong audience.
2) [INTERVIEW] Cho Seong-mi / Suwon City
“We came here to tell the world that Arirangpart of our beautiful culture.”
ArirangperceivedKoreans as a traditional song that represents their identity perhaps even better than the national anthem,there are several different local versions in Korea. All these versions were sung at this festival.
3) China Registered Arirang as Its Intangible Cultural Asset
This festival was organizedGyeonggi Province to protect national proprietorship of Arirang against the recent registration of this songthe Chinese government as one of their intangible cultural assets. Gyeonggi Province will continue to implement its Arirang (아리랑) protection policy through various activities.
4) [INTERVIEW] Cho Jae-hyun / Director of the Gyeonggi Arts Center
“We plan to show the images of everyone in the stadium singing in unison on the largest electric signs in New York City. I think it can be shown around July.”
A total of 4,000 members of traditional music groups as well as over 40,000 audience members participated in this Grand Chorus of Arirang so as to reaffirm that this songtruly theirs.
Title 6. Success of the 2012 Korea International Boat Show (0604-2)
The 2012 Korea International Boat Showthe accompanying World Match Racing Tour Korea Match Cup ended on June 3rd with great success. There were a record number of visitors as well as business deals.
1) Number of Visitors Marked A Record
There were 170,000 visitors to this year’s Korea International Boat Show, a remarkable 33% increase128,000 last year. This increased popularity was also reflected in the number of business deals concluded during the show. Every exhibition site was overwhelmedinternational business representativesspectators.
2) [INTERVIEW] Moon Ki-joo / CEO of a Participating Company
“There were more inquiries than in previous years. The amount of sales contracts also increasedmore than 70%.”
The total value of contracts signed during the show was USD82 million as of the closing day, marking a 41% increase over last year’s USD58 million. This year’s boat showgenerally considered to have achieved great success in terms of business, international recognitionpopularity.
3) [INTERVIEW] Han Ha-won / Representative of a Participating Company
“The supporting organizationfacilities are more functional,the knowledge level of visitors was higher. They often asked very professional questions.”
The auxiliary programs for weekend visitors also resulted in great success.
4) Bjorn Hansen of Sweden Won Korea Match Cup
The Korea Match Cup saw the prestigious sailing title passIan Williams of the UK to the winner of this year’s match, Bjorn Hansen of Sweden.
5) [INTERVIEW] Gyeonggi Province Governor Kim Moon-soo
“I hope that this competition will act as leverage in the development of the marine leisure industry in Korea in accordance with the highest global standards.”
The 5th Korea International Boat Showconsidered to have brought the positive realization of the policy of Gyeonggi Province for the transformation of its west coast into the marine leisure hub of Northeast Asiafor increasing public familiarity with marine leisure sports.
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