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The First Weekly of December
The First Weekly of December 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.12.04
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Boosts Infectious Disease Prevention 1123-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Following the MERS outbreak earlier this year in which Gyeonggi Province was the epicenter of the nationwide epidemic, provincial officials as well as related organizational and academic personnel convened to review and discuss the enhancement of the provincial infectious disease response systems. [Report] Although six months have passed since the first MERS patient was diagnosed in May, the end of the outbreak in Korea has yet to be officially announced. The virus was detected again in the latest patient treated and suspected cases are still being reported. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Institute of Health November 19 Infectious Disease Response System Review Meeting This meeting was organized by Gyeonggi Province in recognition of the need for systems that are permanently ready to respond to any infectious disease outbreaks. This also coincides with the Korean central government’s national quarantine system reformation policy announced this past September. ▶ Choi Won-seok / Professor, Korea University Ansan Hospital “What makes it difficult for existing systems is their lack of readiness.” ▶ Kim Yang-ri / Professor, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital “No matter whether it is tuberculosis or MERS, or Ebola that strikes without warning, there should be doctors capable of handling infectious diseases available at medical institutes.” During the meeting, the shortcomings of current systems were identified and necessary medical and nursing resources as well as specialized infectious disease management teams were highlighted. ▶ Epidemic Surveys and Consultation Teams to be Established In addition to establishing an immediate response system linking related public and medical organizations, Gyeonggi Province will operate special teams for epidemic surveys and consultations. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo “The private medical service provider cooperation committee played the role of a control tower on the previous occasion and showed it was capable. We will establish a similar but permanent committee…” Gyeonggi Province also earmarked KRW 10 billion for the improvement of infectious disease control infrastructure including special medical facilities by the year 2017. Article 2. Gyeonggi Areal Folk Culture Exhibition 1124-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Provincial Museum in Yongin 용인 City is showcasing a Gyeonggi folk culture exhibition for each geographic area divided into north, south, east and west. Our reporter was there. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi provincial Museum Until Feb. 28, 2016 ‘Gyeonggi Eotteohaniitgo’ How Do You Find Gyeonggi Gyeonggi Province has been the political, economic, social and cultural center of Korea for centuries. ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Area River Basins Embracing two major river systems, the Imjin 임진 River and the Han 한 River, the northern area of Gyeonggi Province abounds with agricultural and freshwater fishing culture. ▶Southern Gyeonggi Area Flat Agricultural Plains The flat southern part of the province has been the source of some of the best quality rice and farm products. Showcased items include farming implements as well as farmers’ music, one of the Important Intangible Assets of Korea. ▶ [PiP] Lee Geon-ju / Visitor “This exhibition reminds me of the old days. I think my child found it interesting to see things that are different.” ▶ Eastern Gyeonggi Area Bordering with Mountainous Gangwon Province Bordering mountainous Gangwon 강원 Province, much of the eastern part of Gyeonggi Province is also comprised of high mountains. People in these regions produced charcoal and a large variety of natural herb processing equipment. ▶ Western Gyeonggi Area Fishing Villages The west coast of Gyeonggi Province with its large foreshore areas has traditionally been a center for fisheries and saltpans. ▶ Kim Jun-gwon / Curator, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum “For this exhibition, we collected folk culture materials and conducted on-site surveys so as to provide more systematically organized information…” This exhibition provides viewers with a better understanding of the province through an appreciation of regional folk culture characteristics. Article 3. Gyeonggi to Cooperate with Peers in Energy Policies 1125-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province joined with Seoul, South Chuncheong 충청 Province and Jeju 제주 Province in the declaration of new energy policies. This initiative among four second-tier governments of Korea aims to facilitate cooperation in energy source transfer projects among the four as well as with the Korean central government. [Report] ▶ Seoul Press Center, Seoul November 24 Joint Statement for Cooperation in Regional Energy Source Transfer In his provincial energy policy presentation, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil admitted the energy dependence of Gyeonggi on neighboring provinces. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I have realized that Gyeonggi Province has been using large amounts of energy at the expense of, sacrifice by and in conflict with other localities.” Governor Nam went on to present Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030 ▶ Gyeonggi Province Energy Vision 2030 ▶ 70% Energy Self-sufficiency Targeted through ‘Consumption Down, Production Up’ Vision 2030 represents the targeted 70 percent energy self-sufficiency of Gyeonggi Province by the year 2030 through the management of energy consumption and production. ▶ Effects Equivalent to 7 Nuclear Power Plants Plus New Energy Industry Promotion Such an achievement will have the effect of substituting 7 out of the current 11 nuclear power plants and promoting the new energy industry at a value of KRW 20 trillion. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We will show the central government what changes we will make while demanding careful consideration of the reconstruction of aging nuclear power plants.” The heads of localities presented their own energy policies that focus on reducing nuclear power dependence and promoting the use of eco-friendly energy sources. ▶ 4 Localities to Cooperate in Regional Energy Transfer At the end of the presentations, the four regional administrators adopted a joint statement on cooperation in energy transfer. Regional cooperation will focus on the management of energy demand and the production of new and renewable energy, which will eventually be a substitute for nuclear energy. The four administrators also agreed to establish an organization that will oversee such cooperative endeavors as well as collective negotiation with the central government. This joint statement will expedite the implementation of current regional energy source transfer projects. Article 4. Kimchi Swindle Uncovered in Gyeonggi Province 1126-2 [Anchor’s Headline] A number of kimchi distributors in Gyeonggi Province were exposed in the sale of kimchi products of inferior quality that were produced in China but disguised as Korean products. The use of ingredients far past their expiry dates by other producers was also uncovered. [Report] ▶ Kimchi Factory, Gimpo City At the warehouse of this kimchi factory, boxes of kimchi are stacked high. All came from China and are waiting to be repacked with fake ‘Made in Korea’ labels. ▶ Kimchi Factory, Hwaseong City Some kimchi dealers even use transparent plastic bags without any markings so as to confuse consumers. They sought to take advantage of the price difference between Korean and Chinese kimchi products during the high season of pre-winter kimchi demand. Chinese-made kimchi is distinguishable if examined carefully. It is more deeply fermented and contains little filling between the cabbage leaves. Some have a suspiciously deep red color. ▶ An Han-seung / Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police Yongin Center Chief “Chinese kimchi products use artificial salt instead of natural salt and are artificially fermented, so they taste saltier and more acidic instead of having natural and fresh taste.” Producers who used ingredients two years past their expiry dates were also uncovered. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police Uncovers 25 Kimchi Frauds During the crack-down on the illegal kimchi trade conducted before the pre-winter kimchi-making season, the Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police uncovered 25 fraudulent kimchi and kimchi ingredient suppliers and prosecuted 21 for illegal practices. The judicial police will continue this crackdown since they believe there are still more violators. Article 5. Facelift of Traditional Markets in Gyeonggi Province 151120-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been providing traditional markets with renovation support so as to help merchants improve their environment. This support program received impetus when the province’s trial 100 traditional market restaurants improvement program was introduced. [Report] ▶ ‘Food Department Store’ / Uijeongbu Jeil Market The food court in a traditional market of Uijeongbu 의정부 City was reborn when improvements that began in May were completed. Thirty-four restaurants at this food court underwent complete facelifts thanks to provincial support. The previously dark and dingy appearance of this basement eating plaza has become much cleaner and brighter with LED lights. These restaurants even have individual signs of uniform design. ▶ Yuk Gui-hak / Uijeongbu Citizen “It was not easy to find my favorite restaurant since it was too dark in here. Now it’s much brighter and I can find it easily.” [CG] It took six months to clean every nook and cranny in this part of the market while repair work was also carried out. Fans and air conditioning outlets are now free of eight-year-old grease. It is the merchants who most welcome such changes. ▶ Lee Sang-baek / President of Uijeongbu Jeil Market Merchant Association People work here for 10 to 12 hours every day. It is natural that they are happy with the improved environment. They are also psychologically boosted since customers are happier, too.” The traditional market restaurant improvement program was launched by Gyeonggi Province this past May on a trial basis. ▶ 100 Market Restaurants Received Support of KRW 120 Million Since its introduction, this program has benefited 100 restaurants in the traditional markets of the cities of Uijeongbu 의정부, Yongin 용인 and Osan 오산, ▶ Lee han-gyeong / General Director, Gyeonggi Province Health 151124-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services, or GARES, began heating consultation services so as to provide energy-saving assistance to greenhouse farmers in Gyeonggi Province during the winter. [Report] ▶ Greenhouse in Suwon City Greenhouse heating costs are the greatest concern among farmers during the winter season. Many outdated greenhouses lose a large amount of heat through gaps even when they are covered in double layers of plastic sheeting. ▶ Choi Yeong-lim / Greenhouse Farmer “Heating is necessary during the winter, but the cost is a heavy burden for us. It’s the biggest problem.” ▶ Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services GARES is helping greenhouse farmers with on-site heating consultation services by evaluating heating efficiency and heat loss using a heat-sensitive, ultraviolet-imaging device. [CG] The measured temperature in this greenhouse is 14 degrees Celsius near the entrance while the image on the display shows red spots, indicating that heat is being lost. With an extra covering installed over the greenhouse, the temperature increased and the display shows no red spots. ▶ Energy Consulting Services Using Heat Camera These consultation services help farmers, especially those with less heat-efficient facilities, locate areas that need extra heat conservation. ▶ Kim Jin-gyu / Consultant, GARES “We will continue to provide farmers with technical services for heat preservation and heating cost reduction using heat-imaging cameras.” Consultants also provide advice on heat-preserving alternatives. The consultants note that preventing heat loss is more cost-effective than using additional heating energy. Article 7. Morning Sports Class at Gyeonggi Middle Schools 151125-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In cooperation with the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, Gyeonggi Province recently introduced a new class for middle school students. During this class, which runs before morning classes or at lunch time, students play sports with classmates. [Report] ▶ Seryu Middle School, Suwon City It is early in the morning. Students in P.E. uniforms with the words ‘Respect’ and ‘Care’ on their backs are playing soccer. This is not an ordinary P.E. class; instead, is an extra class that takes place early every morning. By playing sports, students learn to work with friends and to rely on each other. ▶ Jeon Eun-jeong / P.E. Teacher, Seryu Middle School “In addition to physical health, this class can also be helpful for other classes as well as for nurturing altruism in students.” This sports class was conceived jointly by Gyeonggi Province and the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education. Its objective is to promote a sense of togetherness among young students who, at their age, are most susceptible to the hazards of developing selfishness. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education Superintendent Lee Jae-jeong “I think the ‘personality’ of schools must be allowed from here on. New concepts are necessary…” This extra sports class is currently being operated at 600 middle schools in Gyeonggi Province with provincial support of KRW 1.1 billion. This class is run outside of regular class hours. ▶ [PIP] Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Students can learn a spirit of mutual respect and care while playing sports together. This is operated jointly with the provincial office of education. What more can you wish for” Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the budget for this program to KRW 1.5 billion next year and will continue to expand joint projects with the provincial office of education. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Fourth Weekly of November
The Fourth Weekly of November 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.11.26
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Province‘s Advisory Teams Help Farmers 1116-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating a number of advisory teams to help farmers in different fields. These industry-academia-research cooperation teams have contributed to a KRW 4.6 billion increase in farmer income this year. [Report] ▶ Ginseng Farm, Yeoju City Harvesting is underway at this ginseng farm in Yeoju 여주 City of Gyeonggi Province. The harvested ginseng is much larger and healthier than ordinary ginseng. This is a far cry from three years ago when the owner was struggling with unfavorable soil conditions. Thanks to assistance from Gyeonggi Province’s specialists, this farm is now twice as productive as other ginseng farms. ▶ Gwon Hyuk-jae / Ginseng Farmer “Thanks to the guidance of specialists who took special care of our farm, we are harvesting larger and better-shaped ginseng this year.” Gyeonggi Province’s cooperation teams are geared to assist with the cultivation of strategic farm products such as ginseng. ▶ 400+ Farms Benefited from On-site Consultation and Education in 2015 The advisory teams are currently working with farms that produce five strategic products including horticultural, ginseng and rice farms as well as vineyards and hog farms. Collectively, these teams have assisted more than 400 farms this year alone. ▶ [PIP] Lim Jae-wuk / Director, Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services “We will expand industry-academia-research cooperation services so as to promote industrialization of strategic farm products.” The vineyard cooperation team helped more than double the production and export of seedless grapes, while the rice cooperation team conducted various rice consumption promotional events. The hog farm cooperation team is providing on-site animal tests and education services. In addition to on-site technical assistance, the services of these teams also include education and disease prevention as well as domestic and international promotion. Article 2. Gyeonggi Helps Apartment Complexes with LED Lighting 1117-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has made a financial arrangement for the replacement of apartment complex lighting with far more energy efficient LED lights. This arrangement benefits both residents and LED manufacturers. [Report] ▶ Apartment Complex, Gunpo City Recently, all the lights in the basement parking lot at this apartment complex in Gunpo 군포 City were replaced with LED lights. LED lights are 30 percent brighter and consume 40 percent less electricity. There are also other benefits. Night-time security has improved due to the brighter environment and clearer security camera coverage. ▶ Park Hae-suk / Apartment Resident “I feel safer since its much brighter now. It also helps us economically since we pay less for electricity.” The initial costs for LED light replacement were, in fact, zero, thanks to LED financing. [CG] LED financing works by enabling residents to pay for electricity at the same rate as previously paid for three more years. The difference in actual energy costs is more than enough to cover the replacement costs ▶ Gyeonggi Province Seoul Office November 16 Smart LED Financing Model Agreement The three-year financial gap incurred by LED suppliers is covered by financial institutes. For this purpose, Gyeonggi Province invited a credit card company and an insurance company to enter a financial agreement; thus a Gyeonggi Province-type of LED financing was born. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “It saves energy expenses through reduced energy consumption, which also means reduced carbon dioxide generation. This really has multiple benefits and is an excellent win-win model created by Gyeonggi Province.” Another benefit is the creation of new business opportunities for LED light manufacturers. Gyeonggi Province will promote LED financing among apartment complexes and industrial parks next year after this year’s trial cases. Article 3. Senior Suicide Prevention Meeting held in Gyeonggi Province 1118-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province invited senior welfare specialists to an administrative meeting on the issue of senior suicide, a social problem that is becoming increasingly serious as society continues to age. [Report] ▶ Seoho Senior Welfare Center, Suwon City November 17 The 4th Social Policy Round Table During the fourth Social Policy Round Table chaired by Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo 이기우, it was noted that the senior suicide rate in Korea is the highest among OECD nations at more than one suicide per 2,000 people. ▶ Son Yong-min / Director, Dongducheon City Senior Welfare Department “The whole world turned upside down when his son died of cancer and his daughter-in-law forced him to leave...” Officials and experts from related welfare organizations focused on how to implement existing senior suicide prevention programs more effectively. ▶ Park Yang-suk / Director, Anyang City Senior Welfare Department “I wonder when a clear directive will be made available as to the responsible bodies between mental health centers and senior welfare facilities for such cases…” During the meeting, the ambiguity of responsibilities between welfare facilities and suicide prevention program operators was a major issue. ▶ Central Provincial Office to Oversee Senior Suicide Prevention Programs After the meeting, Gyeonggi Province announced that it will integrate senior suicide prevention programs into its Health Promotion Division from next year. ▶ Senior Suicide Prevention Teams to Operate at Local Level Gyeonggi Province also earmarked KRW 3 billion for senior suicide prevention team operations at local offices. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo “Since it is important to address the problem with fundamental approaches, Gyeonggi Province is pursuing initiatives in reducing senior suicide. In addition to province-level endeavors, the counseling services of local senior welfare centers will also be reinforced with cooperation from local suicide prevention centers and mental health promotion centers. Article 4. Gyeonggi Raw Milk Passes Safety Inspections 151112-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In response to the safety issue recently raised by Korean National Assembly members regarding raw milk produced in Gyeonggi Province, provincial authorities conducted safety inspections at thirteen milk collection sites in the province. [Report] ▶ Seoul Milk Cooperative Ansan Plant Collection Depot Our reporter visited a milk collection plant where inspections were being carried out on raw milk that had arrived directly from milking farms. [CG]. Tests included those for cool temperature responses, color, water content and density as well as for residual substances so as to evaluate the hygienic standards of the raw milk. ▶ Kang Hyo-jong / Senior Veterinarian, Seoul Milk Cooperative “We will perform additional tests when a new residual substance is detected. We maintain high inspection standards that cover storage tanks as well as final products.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center Oversees Inspections Inspections were carried out from October 29 to November 5 by the Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center. [CG] The center announced that the inspections had revealed that the raw milk at all thirteen collection sites in Gyeonggi Province is safe for consumption. The hygiene criterion for raw milk of the highest grade, 1A, is less than 30,000 microorganisms in one milliliter of milk. [CG] This year, 99.5 percent of the milk samples from Gyeonggi Province were graded as 1A, indicating quality improvement compared to 93.7 percent in 2010. ▶ Choi Gwon-lak / Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center Analysis Team Leader “We plan to provide education for milking farms so as to minimize residual substances, and will strengthen our monitoring of raw milk collection sites.” The Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center will provide raw milk processers with monitoring and supervision on a quarterly basis at the minimum. Article 5. Free Shopping Stand for Economic Minorities in Gyeonggi Province 151113-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province, in cooperation with a large supermarket chain, has been operating free shopping stands under the title of ‘Hope Delivery Coach’ for residents in low income brackets. This time the coach visited Icheon 이천 City. [Report] ▶ Baeksa-myeon Resident Center, Icheon City November 12 Hope Delivery Coach The Hope Delivery Coach and its volunteer workers circulate among the 31 cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province. Today, the coach arrives in front of a resident center in Icheon 이천 City. Volunteer workers begin unloading 17 food products and household essentials on a long stand. Shoppers can take anything they need, with up to 11 items provided free of charge per household. ▶ Bin Jeong-bun / Resident, Baeksa-myeon, Icheon City “I can’t express how thankful I am. I am so grateful to those who are taking so much trouble to care for us old folks…” This free shopping service is sponsored by e-Mart and operated by the Gyeonggi Council on Social Welfare. ▶ 100 Households in Low Income Brackets Targeted Today’s free market opened exclusively for 100 local households in low income brackets. ▶ Son Seong-mu / Social Worker, Gyeonggi Council on Social Welfare “We plan to come closer to those living in welfare blind spots with more goods during holiday seasons like Chuseok, Christmas and New Year’s Day when others enjoy familial love.” All the items were supported by e-Mart. Since its launch in November of 2013, the Hope Delivery Coach has visited 140 locations and delivered goods amounting to KRW 300 million to 25,000 households. During holiday seasons, this coach will provide seasonal goods popular for such occasions so as to share familial warmth with the recipients. Article 6. Gyeonggi Public Data Service: ‘Gyeonggi Data Dream’ 151117-3 [Anchor’s Headline] This past September, Gyeonggi Province opened a data service website under the title of ‘Gyeonggi Data Dream’ as part of its public data disclosure policies. Emergency medical services and CCTV locations were reported as the information most sought after by residents in the one month since the opening of the site. [Report] ▶ Emergency Medical Center, Ajou University Hospital Information about emergency medical services has been the most frequent subject of the online searches by Gyeonggi Data Dream website users, especially during weekends and holidays. Since this website provides a location-based service, users can find hospitals nearest to them as well as maps and medical service details pertaining to those hospitals. ▶ Lee Ji-suk / Professor, Ajou University Hospital Emergency Medicine Department “Emergency medical service information is being provided using a real-time analysis of provincially-supported data. If you are in an emergency situation, visit this website so that you can quickly access the medical services of the nearest hospital.” ▶ Suwon City Integrated Urban Safety Center The next most frequently occurring searches were for information about security camera locations. In addition to helping residents remain safe, this information is also useful in identifying safety blind spots. Gyeonggi Province analyzed the usage of public data in 316 categories during the first month of service. [CG] Results revealed that emergency medical service information was the most frequently accessed, followed by information about safety camera locations and free Wi-Fi service locations. Other popular public search topics are closely related to daily public life including information about parking lots, tourist destinations and public toilets. ▶ Choi Gyu-tae / Gyeonggi Province Data Disclosure Team Official “Gyeonggi Province will continue to study public data demand and improve data quality so as to provide quality data to the public. From next year, Gyeonggi Province will implement a new data service project for the inclusion of ideas from the public that can be utilized for business incubation and launches as well as for product development and marketing. Article 7. Gyeonggi Plans Task-based Organizational Reform 151118-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Led by Governor Nam Kyung-pil, Gyeonggi Province will undergo a major organizational reform which will be based on tasks instead of functional divisions. Such a fundamental change requires a completely different organizational platform as noted by the governor. [Report] ▶ [Screen Top] Special Lecture for Gyeonggi Province Officials November 9 ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “It is an open platform upon which the administration of Gyeonggi Province will be based. Each of you has to adapt your role to this open platform.” Since Governor Nam declared a new provincial administration concept this past September, work has been underway to prepare for administrative reorganization based on an open platform. ▶ Task-based Organizational System to be Introduced For more effective and focused administrative operations, a task-based organizational system will be introduced. [CG] Provincial administration will be reorganized into four task groups that are tentatively titled New Growth, Integrated Culture and Education, Win-Win, and Better North. Each group will be led by an assistant governor. [CG] Under these four groups will be 19 sub-groups including the Economic Equality Sub-group, the Startup City Sub-group, and so on. ▶ 4 Groups, 19 Sub-groups, 35 Task Forces The third layer of provincial organization will consist of 35 task forces with individual projects. ▶ Task Force Directors to Oversee Projects Each task force will be led by a task force director, a new organizational title, who will either be a senior official or an executive official of at least sixth-level. Task force directors will be responsible for overall project processes. The vertical structure will be streamlined with simplified reporting lines. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor Lee Jae-yul “The new organization will work by assigning personnel from existing functional divisions for individual projects.” Gyeonggi Province expects that this task-based organizational system will better facilitate project implementation and inter-divisional cooperation, and plans to complete organizational reform by January next year. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Third Weekly of November
The Third Weekly of November 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.11.20
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. 2015 G-Fair Korea Ends with Record Results 151109-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The 2015 G-Fair Korea, the largest SME product expo in Korea, ended on November 8 with a record amount in successful business consultations. Our reporter looked at the achievements of this 4-day event. [Report] ▶ KINTEX, Goyang City November 5 8 2015 G-Fair Korea Since 1999, G-Fair Korea has been the largest annual sourcing fair in Korea for foreign buyers, serving the SMEs of Gyeonggi Province as a major international marketing channel. This year’s event attracted nearly 80,000 domestic and international businesspersons and visitors. Overseas buyers included representatives of 84 well-established enterprises. ▶ More than 500 Overseas Buyers from 39 Nations ▶ Successful Business Consultations Amount to USD 790 Million During the fair, more than 500 purchasing representatives from 39 nations around the world attended and had business consultations with participating enterprises. These consultations resulted in purchasing commitments totaling a record-breaking USD 790 million. This year’s event also included a sporting goods section. ▶ [PIP] Park Geun-gyun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Export Strategy Team “As we did this year, we will invite SMEs with products of high technical and quality standards next year. We will also expand the invitation of foreign purchasers so as to promote international marketing for our SMEs.” Promoting local enterprise exports, this year’s G-Fair featured more than 20,000 quality products and also provided visitors with opportunities to purchase these products at low prices. The success of this year’s G-Fair Korea is attributed to its effective selection of invitees and featured products. Article 2. Gyeonggi Launches Foot-and-Mouth Disease Prevention 151110-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province and livestock farmers began animal vaccinations against foot-and-mouth disease before the onset of winter when this disease may strike. [Report] ▶ Livestock Farm in Hwaseong City The owner of this pig farm carefully inspects each of his 4,000 animals before giving foot-and-mouth vaccinations. In Gyeonggi Province, foot-and-mouth vaccination is compulsory for all livestock farms. ▶ Gwon Jeong-yeol / Pig Farmer “I need to vaccinate animals because, without vaccination, many animals may perish and you can suffer massive damage.” ▶ Foot-and-Mouth Preventive Measures to Continue until May Next Year Gyeonggi Province began intensifying foot-and-mouth disease preventive measures that will be continued until May next year. Such measures include antibody tests on animals at more than 1,300 livestock farms in the province with subsequent quarterly viral infection tests as well as the sterilization of farm environments. A number of disinfectant spraying vehicles have been mobilized so as to prevent this disease, which devastated livestock farms in Korea two years ago, from reoccurring. ▶ Chae Yeon-seok / Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center Official “We will perform foot-and-mouth antibody tests to make sure that animals at all livestock farms are properly vaccinated.” ▶ Non-Compliance with Vaccination Subject to Fines and Disadvantages Those livestock farms that neglect vaccinations will be fined up to KRW 5 million and will receive compensation at up to 80 percent less than the normal rate for any animal losses they experience due to this disease. Article 3. Gyeonggi Farmers Celebrate 20th Farmer’s Day 151111-2 [Anchor’s Headline] This past November 11 marked the 20th Farmer’s Day in Korea. In Gyeonggi Province, a ceremony was held at the Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center. [Report] During the ceremony held the day before, farmers staged performances in front of elated spectators and farmers from other regions to show off guitar and singing skills they have honed for this day. ▶ Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center November 10 20th Farmer’s Day Ceremony of Gyeonggi Province Farmers laid down their farming implements and joined in the celebration at the ceremony. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I have repeatedly emphasized the necessity for agricultural advancement as a foundation for the advancement of the nation...” During the ceremony, distinguished agricultural professionals in eleven categories were presented with awards. In the rice production category, a farmer who produced rice of exemplary quality received the highest prize. ▶ Kim Tak-sun / Gyeonggi Province Farmer’s Award Recipient “I hope that our economy will revive through the consumption of high quality Gyeonggi rice.” There were several other Farmer’s Day events held in Gyeonggi Province. These events, which included demonstrations of rice cake pounding with mallets and agricultural product exhibitions, were also intended to promote the consumption of rice and other agricultural products of Gyeonggi Province. Article 4. Gyeonggi Finalizes 2016 Budget 1112-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced its budget for 2016. Job creation, administrative coalition, welfare and safety are the primary areas of focus in next year’s provincial budget. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Province Budget for 2016 Amounts to KRW 19.6 Trillion Gyeonggi Province’s total budget for the year 2016 is KRW 19.6 trillion, eight percent larger than for the previous year. This budget signifies that job creation will be the provincial government’s top priority next year. ▶ Hwang Seong-tae / Assistant Governor, Gyeonggi Province Planning 1111-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The excellence of the officials’ advance consultation system of Gyeonggi Province was recognized in the Government 3.0 Contest organized by the Korean government. Government 3.0 is a new transparency and communication-based administration paradigm introduced by the Korean central government. [Report] ▶ National Museum of Korea Grand Hall November 10 Government 3.0 Case Contest The objective of Gyeonggi Province’s advance consultation system for provincial officials is to preempt negligence through communication with auditors. Such negligence may often result from the avoidance of tasks due to legal or budgetary reasons. ▶ Baek Seong-hun / Government 3.0 On-site Assessment Team Member “I think it is an excellent system. It helps people trust what Gyeonggi Province does and it can prevent problems in advance.” This year marks the third year of the Government 3.0 Contest. ▶ 16 Cases Selected among 250 Public Administration Systems Out of 250 public administration systems of the central and local governments of Korea, 16 were selected by a panel of specialists and citizens. These included a variety of systems for the enhancement of quality of life for the public, ranging from a real-time aerial fine dust alarm system to automated rapid airport procedures. ▶ Gyeonggi Province’s Advance Consultation System for Officials Gyeonggi Province’s system was recognized for its promotional effect in communication and sharing among officials. ▶ 218 Cases Resolved Last Year Since its introduction for the first time in Korea last year, this system has resolved 218 cases and helped promote a positive attitude toward difficulties among provincial officials. ▶ Kim Won-seop / Director, Gyeonggi Province General Audit Team “Prevention of possible difficulties enabled officials to process difficult tasks more quickly and created more positive attitudes toward problems.” The final sixteen selected cases were further graded through on-site assessments by specialists and members of the public. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Receives Third Highest Award. The Presidential Award, the highest honor, went to Statistics Korea, and the Prime Minister’s Award went to Incheon International Airport. Gyeonggi Province received the third highest honor, the Interior Minister’s Award. Gyeonggi Province lead in practicing Government 3.0, which aims to provide the public with effective services through its four core principles of disclosure, sharing, communication and cooperation. Article 6. Gyeonggi’s Chemical Safety Tops in National Contest 1112-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province received the top prize in the national Environment Management Contest organized by the Korean Ministry of Environment. This award was presented for the excellent chemical safety policies of the province. [Report] [CG-Overlap] Gyeonggi Province is home to more than 3,000 chemical enterprises, accounting for 30 percent of the national total. ▶ Gyeonggi Exercises Best Safety Assurance and Management Gyeonggi Province has an excellent chemical safety assurance and management policies for the effective prevention and control of chemical accidents. ▶ First Chemicals Management Ordinance in Korea Gyeonggi Province enacted Korea’s first chemical management ordinance and has been implementing related management plans. ▶ Education in Safety Consciousness and Accident Prevention Considering education to be the most important factor in preventing accidents, Gyeonggi Province has undertaken extensive education initiatives such as forums and study groups for related officials. ▶ Accident Response Training. Accident response training for officials, military personnel and civilians has been organized regularly so as to promote response capabilities and prevent secondary damage. ▶ Gyeonggi Tops at National Environment Management Contest The excellence of Gyeonggi Province in chemical safety was recognized with the top award at the national contest. ▶ Byeon Jin-won / Director, Gyeonggi Province Environmental Safety Management Division “We provide customized, site-specific training as well as on-site consultations. We will continue to do our utmost to prevent accidents and improve safety facilities.” Gyeonggi Province is currently working on the reinforcement of a hazardous material safety management plan so as to ensure environmental safety. Article 7. Gyeonggi and Seoul Agree on Joint Railway Construction 1112-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province and Seoul City recently entered an agreement on the joint construction of an inter-city railway between Bucheon 부천 City and the western areas of Seoul. This railway will significantly improve public transportation in these regions. [Report] ▶ Wongjong-dong, Bucheon City Our reporter went to Gyeonggi Province’s end of this planned railway in Bucheon 부천 City and witnessed how difficult it is for the local residents to travel to Seoul. ▶ Won Yu-gak / Bucheon Citizen “When you go to the Seoul City Hall area, you have to ride a bus to Hwagok 화곡 Station where you transfer to the subway to travel to Jongno 3-ga. Then you have to take a bus again to…” ▶ Public Transportation for Western Gyeonggi Residents to Improve Such inconveniences will be resolved when this railway is completed under the joint construction agreement between Gyeonggi Province and Seoul. ▶ Seoul City hall November 11 Gyeonggi Province-Seoul Western Railroad Joint Construction Agreement This agreement was signed by Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil 남경필 and Seoul City Mayor Park Won-sun 박원순 on November 11. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “The fact that Gyeonggi Province and Seoul are working together for the convenience of the residents of both regions is very meaningful itself.” [CG] This planned railway connecting the western regions of these two localities will run a total of 17.3 kilometers and be comprised of ten stations ▶ Connection with Subway Line 2 This railway construction plan also includes a connection with metropolitan subway line 2. ▶ Seoul City Mayor Park Won-sun “With this railway line, travelling in these regions will become more convenient and quicker. It will help the transformation from car-based transportation to metropolitan public transportation…” One remaining question is whether this railway can be included in the third national railway network plan. If so, and when construction work with central government support is completed, travelling between Bucheon 부천 and Seoul will take only forty minutes. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Second Weekly of November
The Second Weekly of November 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.11.20
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Designates First Investment Immigration Zone [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has adopted a real estate investment immigration system, one that Jeju 제주 Province implemented for the first time in Korea with successful results, and recently designated a real estate development area in Paju 파주 City as an investment immigration zone. [Report] ▶ Residential Development Area in Tongil Hill Resort in Paju City Work that began in 2007 at this residential construction site in a projected resort area in Paju 파주 City was abandoned by the developer due to financial reasons. The unfinished buildings that have stood locked up for the past six years exude a sinister atmosphere. Recently, however, the developer found potential investors in China and is currently working with Gyeonggi Province to secure their investment. ▶ Jang Seong-wuk / Manager, Daelim Industrial Co. “A Chinese economic delegation visited the site this past July. They were positive about investment provided that they are granted permanent residence and this area is designated as an investment immigration zone.” For this purpose, Gyeonggi Province, Paju 파주 City and Daelim Industrial signed a cooperation agreement; thus zone designation was realized. ▶ First Investment Immigration Zone Designation in Gyeonggi Province ▶ Permanent Residence to be Granted after 5 Years of Investment over KRW 500 Million Any foreigner that maintains an investment of more than KRW 500 million in this zone for more than five years will now be eligible for permanent residence. As is the case in Jeju 제주 Province, Chinese are expected to lead foreign investments in Paju 파주. ▶ Kim Jin-mun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Strategic Task Inducement Team “There will be additional effects on the development and utilization of tourism resources and accommodations in northwestern provincial regions as well as the creation of more than 20,000 new job positions…” ▶ Construction Requires Direct Employment of 1,000 Persons Even considering only direct employment, development will require more than 1,000 personnel. ▶ Surrounding Tourism Resources to Attract Resident-type Visitors Once development work, including more than a thousand rooms, is complete, this resort will attract many long-term visitors. There are a number of tourist destinations such as Imjingak 임진각 and shopping centers nearby. Article 2. Veterinary Students Learn at Gyeonggi Wild Animal Rescue Center 151027-3 [Anchor’s Headline] A wild animal rescue center in Gyeonggi Province, doubling as a field study venue, currently provides veterinary school students with valuable learning opportunities. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Province Wild Animal Rescue Center October 26 Endangered Animal Protection Class Today is the day when an owl is released after three months of rehabilitation at this center. This owl is of an endangered species that is registered as a natural treasure in Korea. With a tentative flapping of wings, the birds flew from the hands of students and into the forest. There are more than thirty rare wild birds currently recuperating at this center, waiting to be released. These birds arrive here due to injury, hunger, or even viral diseases. ▶ Kim Jin / Seoul National University Veterinary School Student “It was a memorable experience. It made me think that, when I become a vet, I will treat sick animals with more care and pay more attention to wild animals.” This was part of the endangered animal protection class provided to veterinary school students of Seoul National University. ▶ 927 Wild Animals Rescued in Gyeonggi Province This Year In Gyeonggi Province, a total of 927 wild animals were rescued this year, of which only 339 have survived treatment and been returned to their natural habitats. Such a low rate of survival is primarily due to delayed reporting by residents. A rescue center official says early reporting is important for the survival of animals in distress. ▶ Kang Cheong-geun / Gyeonggi Province Wild Animal Rescue Center Official “What we need most urgently for endangered species is knowledge about the distribution of their habitats. Distribution maps must be made available through a national project. The next important thing is early reporting.” The official also emphasized the necessity for artificial reproduction techniques and related facilities as well as wild animal rehabilitation specialists. ▶ Breeding Facilities to be Constructed Next Year Early next year, this wild animal rescue center will see the construction of artificial breeding facilities for endangered animal species as well as for animals that have been designated as natural treasures such as eagle owls. Article 3. Apartment Fire Drill Held in Gyeonggi Province 151028-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province held a communal housing fire drill for fire and safety personnel in the province. This fire drill took place at an apartment building in Suwon 수원 City. More than half the population of Gyeonggi Province lives in apartment complexes. [Report] ▶ Apartment Building in Suwon City October 27 2015 Communal Housing General Fire Drill Immediately after an apartment on the sixth floor catches fire, apartment office personnel move quickly and shut down the main gas pipes of the building while also evacuating the residents of the same building to a safe // An individual who has been locked in an elevator and asphyxiated by smoke is rescued and receives CPR until medics arrive. ▶ [PIP] Kim Jong-il / Manager, Apartment Management Office “The safe evacuation of residents is most important. Our job is to inform residents of fire, evacuate them and help with their rescue. We keep a list of people with physical difficulties like the individual who came out in a wheelchair.” [CG] There were 1,078 incidents of fire at communal residences in Gyeonggi Province in 2013. In 2014, the number increased by 100. The number of fatalities also increased from 10 to 15 during the same period. ▶ Yang Dong-gil / Gyeonggi Province Housing Policy Division Official “When a fire occurs, cover your mouth and nose with a wet cloth or towel and quickly leave the building by the emergency stairs. We will continue to organize fire drills both on a provincial and regional basis.” ▶ Regular Residential Drill Essential A Gyeonggi official noted that residential participation in regular fire drills is very important in minimizing casualties and damage. Article 4. Gyeonggi Province to Implement 10 Projects with Education Office 151029-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On October 28, the officials of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government and the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education gathered together for a workshop. This workshop was organized so as to identify task areas that can be achieved more effectively through the cooperative efforts of both provincial authorities. [Report] ▶ La Vie D’or Resort, Hwaseong City October 28 Gyeonggi Province-Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education Cooperation Workshop At this workshop that took place at a resort in Hwaseong 화성 City, officials from both authorities selected ten projects and discussed ways in which to implement these projects. This joint initiative is part of Gyeonggi Province’s coalition with provincial education authorities that began this past June. ▶ Lee Geum-jae / Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, External Relations Director “I think this is the time when the Gyeonggi Provincial Government and the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education began working together for our children.” During the workshop, tentative implementation plans for each selected project were presented and discussed in-depth. ▶ Kim Yong-ho / Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, School Policy Director “We can come up with region-specific solutions through discussion and cooperation…” [CG] These projects, which include those regarding school meal expenses and school environment improvement, will be implemented from next year. ▶ English Villages to Open in March Next Year Both parties also agreed, as part of the already-existing joint educational theme park project, to open two English villages in the cities of Paju 파주 and Yangpyeong 양평 on a trial basis next March. ▶ Kim Yeong-tae / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Education Policy Team “We have finalized ten joint projects between the two authorities. We will work closely with the education office for the realization of the projects.” An experience-based education program for children that had been suspended due to disagreement between the two authorities was also subject to resolution during the workshop. The economic school uniform project, the first product of the Gyeonggi administration and education coalition, was a great success that alleviated some of the financial burden on parents. Such coalition efforts will be expanded through operation of a joint committee. Article 5. Gyeonggi Institute Provides On-site Farm Counseling 1103-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services, or GARES, has been providing farmers with on-site counseling services on various agricultural issues. Our reporter visited one such farmer. [Report] ▶ Ginseng Farm, Yeoju City At this farm, the harvesting of four-year-old ginseng is underway. These ginseng roots have all the properties required to qualify as red ginseng, the highest-grade. In the beginning, this farm faced difficulties due to the high salinity of the soil. However, thanks to on-site counseling provided by specialists from GARES, these problems have been resolved. ▶ Lee Tae-su / Ginseng Specialist “We gave advice on how to produce healthy roots through harvest rate control. The farmer now has good harvests each year.” ▶ Harvest Increased Two-fold Since On-site Counseling After receiving on-site counseling services, this farm now produces twice the national average quantity per area. ▶ Gwon Hyuk-jae / Ginseng Farmer “A Ph.D. holder personally visited our farm and gave us advice on site. With his guidance, we are now able to produce better and more ginseng.” ▶ Problems Resolved and Production Increases Specialists from GARES have been visiting ginseng farms so as to help farmers resolve problems and increase productivity as well as quality. GARES also provides similar assistance for other agricultural endeavors including grain, vegetable, fruit and horticultural farms so as to improve the competitiveness of farmers and farm products of the province. Article 6. Gyeonggi Province Conducts G-Mark Meat Inspection 1105-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province uses a product certification system, titled the G-Mark system, to promote the quality of provincial agricultural and livestock products. Recently, a provincial institute conducted inspections of G-mark livestock products and found that they are all maintaining their quality standards. [Report] ▶ Super Market in Suwon City At this supermarket in Suwon 수원 City of Gyeonggi Province, the processed meat corner is ignored by shoppers. ▶ Min Sook / Shooper, Seodun-dong, Suwon City “I don’t feel comfortable with processed meat products, so I don’t use them at home. After hearing news on TV, I hope such products are not used in school meals either …” Since the announcement by the WHO of the existence of carcinogenic substances in processed meat products, sausages and ham products have been shunned by consumers in Korea. Mothers have even begun to fear that schools might use sausages and ham in school meals. ▶ G-Marked Processed Meat Products Found Safe As worries among consumers escalate, Gyeonggi Province announced that all G-mark processed meat products are safe for consumption. G-mark certification of processed meat products is granted only to those products that do not use food additives including carcinogens as classified by the WHO. ▶ Choi Gwon-lak / Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center, Analysis Team Leader “All G-mark products are supposed to be well-being foods free of food additives including coloring agents, preservatives and anti-oxidization agents as well as MSG and starch…” ▶ Shorter Expiry Periods without Chemical Additives The expiry periods of G-mark products are about ten days shorter than those of other products since they have no chemical additives. ▶ G-Marked Products Used at 200+ Schools G-mark products that carry the accreditation of the Governor of Gyeonggi Province are being sold through the online G-mark shopping mall as well as to more than 200 schools. Gyeonggi Province will maintain strict safety and hygiene standards for G-mark certification and management. Article 7. 2015 G-Fair Korea Opens 1106-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On November 5, G-Fair Korea, Korea’s representative small and medium industry expo, opened at KINTEX in Goyang 고양 City. Our reporter examined the details of the event which featured more than 20,000 products. [Report] The color of these baby clothes change automatically in response to the changes in the body temperature of the baby wearing them. Colors are the telltale sign of the health of babies under 24 months of age. There is also a book-reading tree which begins to recite stories to children when a book with a special sticker is placed close to it. Filled with products showcasing brilliant ideas such as these, G-Fair Korea attracted the interest of many visitors. ▶ Ham Seong-jin / Visitor from Songpa-dong, Seoul “I was very surprised to learn that there are so many excellent products manufactured by small and medium-sized enterprises. The scale of this exhibition is also larger than I thought...” ▶ Exhibition Hall 1, KINTEX, Goyang City November 5 8 2015 G-Fair Korea G-Fair Korea, which ran for four days until November 8 this year, is the largest SME product exhibition in Korea. ▶ Choi Hyeon-deok / Assistant Governor, Gyeonggi Province Economy Office “…products that are necessary for people lives, easy to use, functional and safe as well as environmentally friendly…” ▶ 20,000 SME Products Featured Opened under the theme of ‘All Products for Living’, this year’s G-Fair showcased a large number of products for household use. In addition, there was also a special section for sporting goods that featured a one-person badminton court as well as a portable folding canoe. ▶ Visitors Include Large Number of Overseas Buyers This year’s event was attended by more than 500 buyers from forty nations who showed great interest in the products of Korean SMEs. ▶ Andrew Heboronski / Buyer from Russia “Korean products have high technical standards. They also have a variety of new designs. I was interested in those products that use natural ingredients.” ▶ Featured Products Sold at Discounted Prices There were also accompanying events including a business start-up academy and export strategy seminar as well as discount sales of featured products during the exhibition. ▶ G-Fair Korea Ended on November 8 Organized jointly by Gyeonggi Province, the Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center and the Small and Medium Business Center Association, G-Fair Korea ended on November 8. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The First Weekly of November
The First Weekly of November 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.11.06
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Eel Processor Arrested for Using Untreated Water 1028-1 [Anchor’s Headline] An eel processor in Gyeonggi Province was arrested for unhygienic practices. He used untreated stream water from makeshift piping to process eels that were sold to restaurants and the public via social networking services. [Report] ▶ Eel Processing Enterprise, Ansan City When our reporter visited the factory in Ansan City, the floor in the work area was covered with the remnants of eels that had been washed with water from a local stream. ▶ Water Drawn from Local Stream At a stream 180 meters away, water was collected via a submerged tank and pumped through pipes. There was no filtering system except for a makeshift cloth net over the tank. ▶ GTV Reporter Choi Cahng-sun “This company even used a motor pump to draw water. This company used 43 tons of untreated water on average daily.” Laboratory examination revealed that the stream water contained 430 times the permissible limit of microorganisms. Some eel products contained more than three times the permissible limit of lead. ▶ Eel Processing Company Employee “No one is innocent if you see it from that perspective. Examine any restaurant and you will find microorganisms. They are even in tap water.” This company even discharged waste water illegally on exposed surfaces nearby. ▶ [PiP] Jang Woo-jin / Regional Chief, Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police “Use of stream water may be permitted conditionally only when tap water or ground water supplies are not available. This company used stream water without a permit.” ▶ Eel Products Amounting to KRW 1.3 Billion Sold Nationally The eel products produced in these unhygienic conditions were sold nationwide to ninety-five restaurants as well as to the public via social networking services. The Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police confiscated five tons of eel products and is prosecuting the owner under related food hygiene law. Article 2. Safety Officials Joint Education Held in Gyeonggi Province 1022-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been recognized as an excellent region in disaster and safety administration on several occasions. Such high safety standards are attributed in part to the continuous education of its safety officials. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Small October 21 Gyeonggi Province Regional Fire Officials Joint Education On October 20, for the first time in Korea, Gyeonggi Province provided joint safety education to the officials of its northern cities and counties. Safety officials from southern localities received the same education the following day. ▶ Kim Tae-heung / Senior Official, Bundang Fire Station “Studying the different functions of different organizations in one educational session will help fire officials protect the lives and property of residents at times of disaster.” This occasion was termed joint education since it was provided to disaster and safety officials of the local governments as well as to regional fire officials. ▶ Disaster Response Capabilities ▶ Disaster 1023-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On October 22, a job fair was held at the Creative Economy Innovation Center exclusively for the resident enterprises of Pangyo 판교 Techno Valley. Our reporter visited this event that was packed with more than 2,500 job searchers, indicating the seriousness of employment problems. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center October 22 Pangyo Techno Valley Job Fair Job searchers in formal attire packed the venue, anxiously viewing employment information at booths or rechecking their resumes. ▶ 40 Enterprises Participate Forty enterprises in the fields of information technology, bio technology and cultural technology operated booths and interviewed job candidates. ▶ Kang Seong-tae / Job Searcher, Seoul “Some companies start interviews immediately as an interviewee enters” ▶ Kang Myeong-jin / HDR Team Leader, Yegrina Ltd. “Those who come to be interviewed have already passed a documentation review. So, during the interview, we try to determine what they are made of and if they are on the same wavelength as us.” ▶ 64% of Pangyo Techno Valley Occupied by IT Enterprises Sixty-four percent of the resident enterprises of Pangyo Techno Valley specialize in IT technology. The combined annual sales of these enterprises amount to approximately KRW 7 trillion, a figure greater than the combined sales of POSCO and Hyundai Heavy Industry. This job fair was organized by Gyeonggi Province so as to help these enterprises find potential IT technology leaders of the future. ▶ Job-related Capabilities Weigh Heavier than Academic Background Since the recruiting enterprises want technology-minded personnel, interviews generally focused on the job-related capabilities of individuals instead of their academic backgrounds and certifications. ▶ Song Ye-seul / Senior Student, Dankuk University “I could obtain information about many IT enterprises on a single day, which was great. I now have a better understanding of what types of personnel they want and am better able to prepare myself.” More than 2,500 job searchers visited the job fair, which ran for only one day, and at least 100 found employment. ▶ Choi Hyun-deok / Assistant Governor, Gyeonggi Province Economy Office “This job fair is exclusively for enterprises and applicants in ICT fields. We will do our utmost to help youths realize their dreams in Pangyo.” The job fair was accompanied by related events such as application-writing and interview make-up consultations. This job fair for Pangyo 판교 Techno Valley enterprises was organized as part of Gyeonggi Province’s endeavors to achieve its job creation target of 700,000 positions. Article 4. Barista School for Individuals with Development Disorders 1026-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating a barista school for youths with development disorders since 2012 and providing graduates with employment support or assistance with opening their own cafs in public buildings. [Report] ▶ Guri Gyomun Library October 23 Nanun Caf No.10 The barista training of handicapped youths has also been supported by the Korea Racing Authority, which donated the school site. Kang, a barista at the tenth caf, obtained her barista license a year ago and is now entering a new phase in her life. Opened three months ago, her caf already has a number of regular customers. ▶ Kang Ji-hye / Barista School Graduate “I am happy when I make coffee. I will work hard and have my own caf when I am older, I hope.” These cafs, titled Naneun 나는 Cafs, have been recognized as social enterprises by the Korean government. ▶ Nanun Caf No. 10 Opens The first Naneun 나는 Caf opened in Ansan 안산 City in 2012. The tenth caf has now opened at a public library in Guri 구리 City. ▶ 29 Graduates Found Employment as Baristas Among 147 certified baristas that the school has produced, 29 have successfully found employment to date. ▶ [PIP] Hong Seo-jeong / Customer “This caf has a homier atmosphere than others. I like to see them interact with customers. I hope that they would talk to me about any difficulties and that I would be able to help them if I can.” Naneun 나는 Cafs are warming local society while providing jobs to youths with disabilities. The eleventh caf is slated to open at the Icheon Hospital of the Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center. Article 5. Communal Housing Inspectors in Gyeonggi Province 1026-1 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, a communal housing inspection team is providing an apartment inspection service on behalf of homeowners. This provincial service has been helping ensure the quality of apartments before occupation. The service now includes post-occupation inspections. [Report] ▶ Apartment in Changgok-dong, Seongnam City Residential inspection is underway with the presence of the developer at this apartment building. To the owner’s eyes, everything seems fine. However, a team of specialists begins detailed inspections and discovers a number of defects. ▶ Jeong Wan-jo / Construction Specialist “Please clean up these blotches before occupation by residents.” ▶ Communal Housing Inspections These specialists are communal housing inspectors of Gyeonggi Province; they perform inspections on behalf of homeowners before completion and occupation. Inspectors do not miss anything regarding construction work, fire facilities, landscaping and interiors. Homeowners no longer need to worry since these specialists check details of which the owners were not even aware. ▶ Wi Jeong-chang / Apartment Owner “Gyeonggi Province helps us with inspections on construction work, fire safety and everything. Their services are very helpful for our comfort when we move in.” Inspections are performed twice before resident occupation on an application basis. From October this year, the service will also include inspections after occupation. ▶ [PIP] Kim Cheol-jung / Director, Gyeonggi Province Housing Policy Division “Many residents want to see if remedial actions have been properly pursued by developers. So, from October, we will provide additional inspection services within three months after resident occupation.” With assistance from the provincial inspection team, 94% of identified defects have been addressed as requested. The number of disputes between residents and developers has also decreased significantly. Article 6. Gyeonggi-Gangwon Agreement Produces Positive Results 1028 [Anchor’s Headline] Under their cooperation agreement, the provinces of Gyeonggi and Gangwon 강원 have been working on a number of joint projects in economy, safety and other areas. Most of these projects show constant progress. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi-Gangwon Cooperation Agreement This past April, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil and Gangwon Province Governor Choi Mun-sun 최문순 signed a general provincial cooperation agreement. The two provinces soon launched thirty-four joint projects in fourteen areas. Twenty-nine of these have already made substantial progress. [CG] The construction project for a 12.7-kilometer bicycle road between the two provinces has successfully secured Korean government support. Work is now underway for completion in 2018. ▶ Tour de DMZ The first cycling competition organized jointly this past May by the two provinces, titled Tour de DMZ, ended successfully with the participation of 2,000 cyclists. ▶ Disaster Response System Covering Two Provinces There are also projects that join the jurisdictions for improved performance. For example, when a disaster occurs on Nami 남이 Island in Gangwon 강원 Province, the nearest fire station in Gapyeong 가평 County of Gyeonggi Province will be the first to respond. ▶ Joint Efforts for SME Support In the economic sector, G-Fair Korea, a trade fair organized by Gyeonggi Province for SMEs, is open to enterprises of Gangwon 강원 Province, while enterprises in Gyeonggi Province can participate in Gangwon 강원 Province’s GTI International Trade and Investment Expo. ▶ Nam Sang-eun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Planning 1029-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province held the second UP Creation Audition so as to promote business ideas among aspiring entrepreneurs and connect them with investors. As before, this year’s occasion was held as an audition event, a format currently favored by Gyeonggi Province. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center October 28 The 2nd UP Creation Audition The selfie case featured in this audition is a modified version of the selfie stick that drew great interest during last year’s event. It is smaller and lighter and is integrated with the case for enhanced convenience. A one-person, sound-proof room is erected by air injection. This portable room can be used by musicians for practice without inconveniencing neighbors. It is only one third of the cost of a conventional sound-proof room. All the ideas featured at this audition event came from personal experience and the need to improve existing items. ▶ Heo Jae-gyeong / Competitor with ‘Musicus’ “I developed this item based on problems I experienced while I was working as an amateur musician. I decided that it can sell very well because many musicians can benefit from it at a very low cost.” The judges, who are themselves potential investors, give valuable advice to the relatively inexperienced participants. ▶ Kang Seong-bu / Judge, CEO of LK Intestment Partners “There have to be sales and cost estimations as well as expected basis points. Then you have to specify how much money you need and how much funding you are requesting. Your presentation misses many points.” ▶ Audition Provides Idea Verification and Investment Opportunities Unlike other audition events, participants in the UP Creation Audition presented their business ideas in front of investors and had their ideas verified through criticism and advice. ▶ Lee Jae-cheol / General Director, Gyeonggi Province Policy Planning & Budget Bureau “Since this event connects individuals with business ideas and investors who wish to create business models from these ideas, direct investment decisions can be made on the spot as well. Gyeonggi Province will continue to promote ideas and support business startups by arranging opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to meet with potential investors through auditions. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The fifth Weekly of October
The fifth Weekly of October 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.10.30
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Koi Show Held in Gyeonggi Province 1019-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Variously colored koi have long been popular pet fish among genteel households in Far Eastern countries. In Gyeonggi Province, a koi show opened to showcase these ornamental and often expensive aquatic pets. [Report] ▶ Hongbaek Red Red and white koi have distinct large crimson spots on white skin… ▶ Hwangbaek Yellow-White …while a yellow-white variety is covered with a solid golden color. ▶ Danjeong Single Red-Spotted Another variety carries a single red spot on the head. ▶ Daejeongsansek Tri-Colored Tri-colored koi boast red and black spots on a white background. These koi are favored for their beauty and serenity as well as for their almost arrogant, regal movement in garden ponds. ▶ Lee jin-a / Koi Show Visitor “They are more beautiful than I thought. Looking at them swimming quietly made me feel relaxed.” ▶ Anseong Silk Carp Farm October 18 The 4th Anseong Koi Show Marking its fourth occasion this year, this koi show is unique in Korea. The show aims to promote koi among the public and features exemplary specimens from around the nation. ▶ Lee Tae-eun / Anseong Koi Show Director “Our show features quality koi. The show itself was designed to enhance visitor enjoyment, and is of the same level of standards as those overseas.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province to Support Koi Farming Recognizing the value-generating potential of koi, Gyeonggi Province began providing support for koi farming and annual shows. ▶ Kim Dong-su / Director, Gyeonggi Maritime 안성 City reflects that, also in Korea, koi are emerging as a popular passion for the silver generation. Article 2. National Security 1020-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On October 19, a national security and reunification festival opened with defense equipment displays in the quad of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex. Our reporter followed the events. [Report] ▶ Cobra Helicopter One of the items on display was a Cobra helicopter. First introduced during the Vietnam War, the Cobra has become a formidable attack helicopter. ▶ Anti-chemical Vehicle The vehicles used by chemical units carry detoxifying agents for cleaning contaminated areas. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex October 19 21 Gyeonggi National Security age 5 “I want reunification.” Other events included a military band performance and an exhibition of photographs related to national security and the history of conflict. ▶ Festival Ends on October 21 The festival ended on October 21 after three days of extensive events that promoted public awareness of the importance of national security and reunification. Article 3. Gyeonggi Scientists Develop Non-DNA Breed Modification 1021-1 [Anchor’s Headline] A team of scientists from a Gyeonggi provincial institute and Seoul National University announced the development of the world’s first plant breed modification technology without DNA manipulation. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] Existing genetic modification technologies are controversial in terms of human and environmental safety since they use radioactive materials or chemicals to force genetic mutations. These technologies are also very time-consuming in the achievement of applicable results. ▶ World’s First Non-DNA Modification Technology This technology is safer and more economical since it uses special equipment to ‘edit’ RNA compounds and proteins to create a targeted genetic sequence instead of causing random genetic mutations with hope for possibly beneficial results. ▶ Kim Jin-su / Professor, Seoul National University “We first applied this technology to lettuce. Unlike existing studies, we used gene scissors in a living plant cell to modify genes.” ▶ No External DNA Introduction This technology will circumvent controversy since it does not introduce external DNA. ▶ Lettuce and Rice Successfully Gene-Modified These scientists have already succeeded in modifying the genes of lettuce and rice. The lettuce grown from the gene-modified cell produced a 46 percent higher yield. ▶ Choi Seong-hwa / Vice Director, Advance Institute of Convergence Technology “We succeeded in growing lettuce with a higher yield. Our technology is meaningful in that we could ‘surgically’ remove the targeted genes.” This team plans to apply the technology to other plants including tomatoes and bananas with the expectation of developing highly productive new breeds. The team’s study has already been published in Nature Bio Technology, an international online journal. Article 4. New Gyeonggi Government Complex Site to Open 1019-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has decided to temporarily open the new provincial government complex site in Gwanggyo 광교 New Town to the public until development begins. The site will be temporarily transformed into scenic blue barley and rye fields. [Report] ▶ New Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex Site Blue Barley Sewing On the barley sewing day, children were invited to join the work on the 80,000 square-meter site. Until the barley is harvested in early next summer, the barley field will be used as a park as well as a nature study site for children. ▶ Jeon Su-ho / 5th Grade, Shinpoong Primary School “I am glad to be able to join in the sewing at the provincial government complex site. I can’t wait to see how the seed will grow” ▶ Hong Seong-sun / Resident, Suwon City “Children’s dreams will grow together with the barley. I look forward to seeing the barley field myself.” Resistant to the cold, the barley will germinate and grow into green sprouts by the end of the year and survive the winter to grow again next year. ▶ Temporary Blue Barley and Flower Park The wide grass plaza will also be temporarily transformed into a park filled with yellow rape flowers and rye complete with promenades. ▶ Head of Gyeonggi Provincial Complex Construction Headquarters “We will hold a blue barley festival early next summer and will also open the grass field in June so as to share our provincial government complex with residents.” Gyeonggi Province has also planned other events on this site such as a yellow rape flower festival and blue barley threshing event. The blue barley stems will then be supplied to livestock farms in the province for use as feed. Article 5. Preliminary Social Enterprises in Gyeonggi Province Increase 1020-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Preliminary social enterprise designation by Gyeonggi Province has produced successful results in productive welfare models as well as in creating new jobs. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Green Power House / Preliminary Social Enterprise, Siheung City The Green Power Plant, a preliminary social enterprise in Siheung 시흥 City of Gyeonggi Province, specializes in grass cultivation and management. This company has successfully developed its own cultivation techniques and is now transferring them to farmers to help increase their income while contributing to environmental improvement. ▶ Kim Gwang-nam / CEO, Green Power House “Our objectives are to develop profitable alternative agricultural techniques, to create jobs and to operate sustainable business through community-style endeavors.” This company is one of the thirty-eight new preliminary social enterprises designated by Gyeonggi Province this year. ▶ Preliminary Social Enterprises with up to 50 Employees A designated enterprise can have up to fifty employees and is provided with project development support of up to KRW 50 million. ▶ Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center October 19 2015 Social Economy Innovation Model Business Audition For the first time this year, Gyeonggi Province also held an audition-style competition so as to find preliminary social enterprises with creative ideas and job creation potential. ▶ Business Startup Support of KRW 10 Million Provided to Winners Competitors presented a variety of creative business ideas that use local products. Winners were provided with business startup support of KRW 10 million each. ▶ Lee Gi-taek / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Warm 1021-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province is promoting the education of storytelling marketing specialists so as to utilize this new marketing technique in the development of northern Gyeonggi Province. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] Storytelling marketing is a brand communication technique using the association of brands with related interesting stories that often feature appealing characters. ▶ Marketing Using Stories These brand-associated stories can easily spread and thus have promotional effects. ▶ [PIP] Baek Seung-rok / CEO, Storytelling Marketing Enterprise “Instead of spending large amounts of money on media advertisements to force brand recognition, we create contents that attract people’s attention with much less cost and effort but with greater effect…” ▶ Storytelling Marketing Enterprise / Gwacheon City Established only three years ago with three employees, this storytelling marketing company now has more than a hundred employees. This company is receiving calls from many large enterprises that recognize the power and economy of storytelling marketing. ▶ Promotional Effect Relative to Costs Greater than Media Advertisement Compared with TV, newspaper and magazine advertisements, marketing with storytelling contents is more effective since these stories make a stronger impression and spread more widely at only a fraction of the cost. ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Cultural Creation Hub October 20 Gyeonggi Storytelling Practical Marketing Training Program Presentation In order to secure storytelling marketing specialists, Gyeonggi Province organized a storytelling marketing training program and invited those who have already started or are preparing to start storytelling marketing businesses. ▶ Applications for Training Received until October 28 These specialists will then be linked to manufacturing and service enterprises in northern Gyeonggi Province to promote marketing projects in the region. ▶ Kim Gyeong-hui / Cluster Team Leader, Gyeonggi Contents Agency “Northern Gyeonggi Province has limited industrial assets. We hope to be able to improve the competitiveness of these regions with storytelling marketing businesses and specialists.” ▶ Provincial Support for Storytelling Marketing Project and Education Gyeonggi Province will select the five best teams of trainees and provide each team with support of KRW 3 million for marketing projects as well as one-on-one mentoring by a storytelling marketing enterprise. Support will also provided or arranged for equipment, financing and operations Article 7. Province-wide Promotion of Warm 1022-1 [Anchor’s Headline] By the year 2020, Gyeonggi Province will see the establishment of Warm June 2014 The Warm 남경필. ▶ Warm ‘Tdabok Gongdongche’ The core idea of the Warm October 20 Gyeonggi Province Warm & Blessed Mid-to-Long Term Plan Commencement Meeting The Gyeonggi provincial administration intends to have this plan continued through the next administration term. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Gi-woo “The mid-to-long term plan will be finalized at the beginning of next year. This is not a plan that will be completed in one or two years, but will be an on-going plan. This means that the term Warm & Blessed will become an administration brand of Gyeonggi Province.” ▶ Local Community to be Promoted in Line with Social Economy Promotion Gyeonggi Province will promote this community brand in combination with social economy promotion that encompasses village enterprises, social enterprises and self-supporting enterprises. This five-year Warm & Blessed Community establishment plan is an ambitious mid-to-long term project of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government. When implemented, the subject communities will become local community models in which members share activities such as childcare, commerce and education. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Fourth Weekly of October
The Fourth Weekly of October 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.10.23
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Concurrent Ceramic Shows in Gyeonggi Province [Anchor’s Headline] The cities of Icheon 이천, Gwangju 광주 and Yeoju 여주 in Gyeonggi Province, the ceramic centers of Korea, are currently hosting ceramic exhibitions under different themes. Our reporter visited each venue to examine the details. [Report] ▶ [Screen Top] ‘Clowns’ by Imre Schrammel, Hungary These ceramic art pieces, which use exquisite glazing techniques, represent Eastern European ceramic craftsmanship quite different from oriental counterparts. ▶ Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon City ‘Contemporary Eastern European Ceramics’ Human figures as well as dolls and pets are frequently the subjects used in Eastern European ceramics. This exhibition features pieces from fifteen Eastern European countries. ▶ [PiP] Jeong Du-seop / Visitor from Gangwon Province “They are created with many different colors and techniques that can seldom be seen in Korea. It was a learning experience for me.” ▶ Gonjiam Ceramic Park, Gwangju City ‘Comb Pattern the First Step in the History of Gyeonggi Ceramics’ In Gwangju 광주 City, a prehistoric earthenware exhibition showcases the history of ceramics in Gyeonggi Province; it features bowls and utensils bearing characteristic comb patterns. ▶ Neolithic Earthenware-Making Popular among Children There is also a special booth for children where children can experience a Neolithic lifestyle or attempt to restore ceramic relics by piecing them together like a puzzle. ▶ Park Su-mi / 3rd Grader, Dopyeong Primary School, Gwangju City “I was very impressed that our ancestors actually made these things. This exhibition also was much fun.” ▶ Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, Yeoju City ‘Functional Ceramics by 100 Korean Artists’ Yeoju 여주, a region renowned for livingware production, is hosting a functional ceramics exhibition. It is a relay of exhibitions that feature pieces created by a hundred established as well as emerging Korean artists. This year’s theme is tea ware. Duplicates of some of the displayed pieces can also be found at the site shop. ▶ Jeong Han-ju / Curator, Korea Ceramic Foundation “At the Gwangju exhibition, you can see comb-patterned earthenware, the very first form of ceramics found in Korea, while livingware is displayed at Yeoju and ceramic arts at Icheon.” These three exhibitions, at which you can appreciate ceramic arts of different origins, periods and themes, will run until early next year. On Wednesdays, the cultural day of every week, admission is free at all three exhibitions. Article 2. Sweet Potato Leaves Used to Make Tea [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services, or GARES, developed a technology for extracting tea from sweet potato leaves, which contain compounds beneficial to humans, especially for the eyes, but that are discarded after harvests. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Sweet Potato Farm, Icheon City Although rich in nutrients, sweet potato stems and leaves are removed when harvesting and discarded in the amount of 260,000 tons a year. ▶ Sweet Potato Tea Production Technology In order to utilize these nutrients, GARES developed tea production technology using sweet potato leaves and transferred it to a private enterprise. ▶ Kim Ui-su / Sweet Potato Farmer “Sweet potato leaves were useless until our research institute developed tea-making technology with these leaves. This helps us a lot with increasing our incomes.” Among sweet potato variants, two breeds can be used to produce savory tea products utilizing processes that involve steaming and parching. ▶ Lee Yong-seon / Researcher, GARES “Leaves have more polyphenol and carotenoid as well as lutein, which is good for our eyes, than stems. They also have a higher anti-oxidation effect than many other vegetables.” ▶ Sweet Potato Tea to Hit Markets in 2016 Sweet potato tea has a soft, delicate flavor and is rich in substances that are beneficial to immunity, skin and eyes. Tea products in bags and bottled drinks will be introduced in the second half of next year. Article 3. Gyeonggi Fire Official Contest [Anchor’s Headline] Earlier this month, regional fire personnel in Gyeonggi Province participated in a 3-day disaster response contest comprised of simulated special disaster events such as large fires and hazardous chemical spills. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Province Fire Service Academy October 12 -14 Disaster Management Strategy Contest This contest, which doubled as a drill, was organized by Gyeonggi Province so as to assess the disaster management strategies of regional fire officials. When a chemical spill occurs from a ruptured storage tank, a group of firefighters quickly evacuate and cordon off the accident site while others stop the leak and block sewage flow to prevent secondary damage. ▶ Simulated Fire and Chemical Leakage Used for Assessment During the contest, a simulated fire at a three-story building as well as a hazardous chemical incident were used for the assessment of firefighter performance in initial disaster responses and overall safety management. ▶ Jeong Cheol-min / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Disaster October 14 Chemical Transportation Facility Inspection Inspections began at chemical production facilities in an industrial complex in Siheung 시흥 City. ▶ Inspection of Processes from Production to Transportation Inspectors examined the entire process chain from production to transportation including storage tanks, tankers and loading facilities as well as transportation routes. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Gi-woo “I saw loading and unloading as well as transportation processes myself. GPS tracking of tankers seems to help ensure transportation safety.” ▶ Chemical Transportation Safety Meeting After on-site inspections, Gyeonggi provincial safety officials, industry representatives, and specialists had an informal meeting to discuss the safe management of chemicals as well as accident prevention and emergency responses. Gyeonggi Province is currently working on chemical substance management legislation and will request support for related safety training and the replacement of aging high-cost facilities from the Korean central government. Article 5. Garden Show Held in Gyeonggi Province [Anchor’s Headline] A garden show opened in Anseong 안성 City of Gyeonggi Province under the sponsorship of the provincial government. This show features various garden solutions for home owners utilizing indoor and outdoor spaces. Our reporter was there. [Report] ▶ Anseongmachum Land October 8 Gyeonggi Garden Culture Show The venue for the show is located in a park which abounds with wild autumn flowers. Set in this beautiful scene are seventy-three attractive gardens, each boasting unique designs. ▶ Experimental ‘A Garden with Peddler’s Pack’ An experimental garden reproduces a nostalgic country home and garden with food jars in one corner. Its timelessness soothes modern-world visitors. ▶ Seong Jun-gi / Visitor from Anseong City “This garden makes me feel as if I was sent back to the Choseon period.” ▶ 73 Gardens in 5 Categories Showcased There are five design concept categories: model gardens designed by top Korean designers, indoor gardens that can easily be applied to many homes, and natural gardens in which family members can spend time together around a garden table, as well as experimental gardens and citizen gardens created by university students and amateur garden designers. The variety of garden designs featured at this show provides valuable gardening ideas to those interested. ▶ GTV Reporter Oh So-eun “I am now in a classic garden with music. It is an urban-style garden with flowers and trees.” There are gardens for everyone such as those with ample playing spaces for children, and others for relaxation and healing for busy urban families or retired senior couples without children who seek quiet, cozy recesses. These gardens and associated fixtures will remain in the park permanently for use by visitors after the show. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor Kim Hee-kyeum “The gardens, created by designers and citizens with innovative spirits, will remain in the park and continue to serve citizens after the show.” Gyeonggi Province plans to hold garden culture shows in each city and county of the province in rotation so as to promote gardening and relaxed family lifestyles in the province. Article 6. Barista Training for Seniors in Gyeonggi Province [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, an unusual vocational training course opened. Its students are twenty-three retired seniors looking to start the second phase of their lives as baristas. [Report] ▶ Suwon Barista School October 12 Vocational Training of Seniors in Caf Project Group These seniors are among those participating in a caf project operated by the Gyeonggi Welfare Foundation’s Senior Employment Support Center. The training course consists of instruction and practice. All trainees are eager to absorb everything that the instructor says and are deeply immersed in following the processes they learned. ▶ Kim Ok-hwa aged 75 / Seryu-dong, Suwon City “At my age, one feels left out. This training helps me learn new things and to learn from others from different regions.” All twenty-three seniors in the barista class are over 60 years of age. Job opportunities for seniors are limited to certain areas such as those of janitors and cleaning staff. However, the graduates of this senior barista training course will be provided with an opportunity to work as professionals or to start their own businesses by the employment support center. ▶ Sim Jae-jin / Director, Senior Employment Support Center “The Gyeonggi Welfare Foundation will continue to provide seniors with various vocational training opportunities so as to help them start a new phase of their lives.” Armed with years of experience and wisdom, this silver generation is no less enthusiastic in their pursuit of joining the workforce than younger generations. These veterans of society are setting the example for others by continuing their active engagements while enjoying the fullness of life for themselves. Article 7. International Big Data Forum Held in Gyeonggi Province [Anchor’s Headline] On October 13, an international forum on big data was held at the Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center. Presenters spoke about the present and future of big data as well as about issues associated with its effective utilization. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center October 13 - 15 2015 B.I.G. Forum Entitled 2015 B.I.G. Forum, this 3-day international semi-academic event was organized jointly by Gyeonggi Province and Seoul National University. In his opening address, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil proposed the establishment of an international cooperation organization for the management of big data and the protection of privacy. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “For example, the IAEA was established as an international governance system. Under monitoring through this system, nations around the world utilize nuclear power for peaceful purposes.” ▶ International Governance for Big Data Risk Management Governor Nam’s proposal aimed at establishing an international body and monitoring system that can prevent the utilization of big data for inappropriate purposes by governments or enterprises while promoting transparent information exchanges. Professor Thomas Davenport also stressed the importance of information exchanges and the protection of privacy. ▶ Professor Thomas Davenport “I think the combination of transparency and understanding of trade-offs, I think, will go a long way for helping solve a lot of these privacy issues.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Begin Open Platform Service from February 2016 The Gyeonggi Province spokesperson revealed that the provincial government will develop an open platform for data exchanges between the public and private sectors so as to provide big data services from February next year. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Third Weekly of October
The Third Weekly of October 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.10.16
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi to Establish Creative Image Technology Town 1006-3 [Anchor’s Headline] During the Next Gyeonggi Creative Audition that took place earlier this month, the regional projects of eight cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province were selected for the finals. Of these, our reporter examined the Creative Image Technology Town Project of Goyang 고양 City. [Report] Goyang 고양 City is home to the Aqua Studio at which the underwater scenes of a recent box office hit that attracted 17 million viewers were filmed. ▶ Goyang Aqua Studio The Aqua Studio was constructed in 2011 on the site of a former water treatment plant that had been left closed for ten years. This studio was used by twenty movie-making teams this year alone. However, its service ratio is very low since it is an outdoor facility. ▶ Kim Min-soo / Director, Goyang City Image Support Center “At the moment, this facility can only be used for filming background scenes. Personal images have to be taken at other indoor facilities, requiring image merging processes.” ▶ Creative Image Technology Town Project of Goyang City The proposed Creative Image Technology Town Project of Goyang 고양 City includes the roofing of the Aqua Studio and installing weather-proof facilities as well as special effects facilities so as to increase its year-round operation rate up to 70 percent. This project also includes the inducement of special image businesses as well as facilities for visitors to create a comprehensive image technology town. ▶ Goyang City Mayor Choi Seong “This project will help create jobs in northern Gyeonggi Province while contributing to national competitiveness in image industries.” ▶’Let’s Play Forest’ Project of Dongducheon City ‘Theatrical Drama City’ Project of Gapyeong County ‘DMZ Yeoncheon Adlay Special Town’ Project of Yeoncheon County Among the eight audition finalists, four projects of cities and counties in northern Gyeonggi Province commonly proposed the utilization of regional resources and infrastructure such as the existing aqua studio and theatrical art facilities, forests, and regional specialty grain production. Article 2. Gyeonggi Receives National Assembly Inspections 1005-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Earlier this month, Gyeonggi Province was subject to administrative inspections by the Korean National Assembly’s Land and Transportation Committee. During the inspection meetings, the usually rigid and often heated atmosphere of such occasions was replaced by unusual scenes. Our reporter caught the moments. [Report] ▶ Governor Nam Meets Former National Assembly Colleagues It was almost like a reunion meeting among the present and former members of the Korean National Assembly in which Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil had served for five terms. ▶ Shin Gi-nam / National Assembly Land and Transportation Committee Member “It’s good to see you, Governor Nam. You remind me of our good old days.” Another member of the National Assembly greets Governor Nam in an equally kind manner and asks the governor about his feelings of being on the receiving end of inspections. ▶ Park Deok-heum / National Assembly Land and Transportation Committee Member “How do you feel being on the opposite end of National Assembly inspection meetings, governor” ▶ Coalition with Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon Suggested to Governor Nam With inspections of Seoul City by the same committee scheduled for the next day, a National Assembly member praised the positive effects of the coalition policy of Governor Nam and suggested that he pursue a coalition with Seoul City Mayor Park. ▶ Shin Sang-jin / National Assembly Land and Transportation Committee Member Although your coalition policy is highly experimental, I think it has quite positive sides. Having said that, would you have me say to Seoul Mayor Park that you would like to suggest to him the merits of a coalition with Seoul during our tomorrow’s inspection of Seoul…” ▶Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I think a coalition will also work for Seoul significantly.” An assembly member from the same party as Governor Nam even used the governor’s increasingly popular nickname during questioning. ▶ Kim Tae-won / National Assembly Land and Transportation Committee Member “I hope that you will live up to your nickname, Buk North Kyung-pil, and continue to support and pay considerable attention to northern Gyeonggi regions.” The National Assembly inspections of Gyeonggi Province progressed in a warm atmosphere rarely seen in the history of such meetings. Article 3. Next Gyeonggi Creative Audition Finals 1007-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The finals of the second Next Gyeonggi Creative Audition were filled with enthusiastic supporting events performed by the officials from the contestant regional governments. Our reporter was there. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center October 7 Next Gyeonggi Creative Audition II The audition site is bustling with the cheering teams of the final contestant regions even before the competitions begin. Some draw attention using huge mascots while others hand out regional specialty products. Each time a presentation is about to begin, cheerers consisting of officials and residents in colorful attire perform their routines. ▶ Choi Bong-seop / Director, Gwangmyeong City Thematic Development Division “Our team was formed by volunteers who want our Gwangmyeong Cave to be recognized and to receive the first prize.” ▶ Projects Presented with Creative Ideas During a five-minute presentation, each contestant used various tools and tactics, which in of themselves were something of an entertainment, so as to win the greatest support. Some even used video images of Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil making positive references to related subjects, a tactic that drew smiles from many who wondered if the judges would be influenced by it. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I don’t think that will influence the judges much since no judge is a provincial official.” ▶ Assessment by Residents Added to Selection Procedure This year’s audition featured additional assessments by the hundred-resident panel so as to reflect the needs of residents. ▶ Bang Ji-hyun / Resident Panel Member “To know that my judgment matters in actual project implementation is a wonderful experience.” Auditioning procedures were followed by celebratory performances, transforming the site into a scene of festivities. This year’s creative regional project auditioning was characterized by creative ideas and enthusiastic participation by both regional officials and residents. Article 4. Gyeonggi Institute Studies Usages of Ginseng Seeds [Anchor’s Headline] Ginseng is a popular health food in Korea. However, only the roots have traditionally been used, even though ginseng seeds and leaves also have economically viable contents. [Report] ▶ Ginseng Farm / Anseong City In order to aid ginseng farmers confronted by ever-decreasing domestic ginseng consumption, the Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services, or GARES, began developing the utilization of ginseng seeds and leaves. ▶ Kim Seon-hwa / Ginseng Farmer “Demand for ginseng has been decreasing every year. Unit prices have dropped by KRW 500 this year. Our income will shrink further…” ▶ GARES to Develop Ginseng Seed Usages GARES recently entered an agreement with a university and a regional ginseng cooperative for the development of ways in which to utilize ginseng seeds, which have so far been discarded. ▶ Potential for Development of Cosmetics and Medicines Ginseng seeds and leaves contain substances that have excellent anti-oxidant effects and can be used to produce health foods, cosmetics and medicines. ▶ Lee Jeong-hye / Agricultural Researcher, GARES “Korean ginseng has more ginsenoside, commonly known as saponin, than overseas counterparts. Ginseng seeds have a high potential for commercialization since they contain twice as much saponin as the roots.” ▶ Expected Market for Ginseng Seeds: KRW 4.5 Billion A GARES spokesperson stated that the development and commercialization of ginseng seed utilization technology and related products can lead to additional income of approximately KRW 4.5 billion among ginseng farmers in the province. Article 5. National Assembly Inspections of Gyeonggi Province [Anchor’s Headline] The Land and Transportation Committee of the Korean National Assembly conducted administrative inspections in Gyeonggi Province. Several issues were scrutinized by the inspectors. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex October 5 National Assembly Administrative Inspections of Gyeonggi Province These issues included coalition initiatives, financial independence and public rental housing. ▶ Park Su-hyun / National Assembly Land and Transportation Committee Member “I am aware that Gyeonggi Province was the first to introduce the livelihood-based wage system, which I fully support personally. I hope that this would lead to general recognition of it as an important result of coalition.” There were also concerns raised during the inspection about a lack of financial robustness due to increased provincial debts. ▶ Shin Sang-jin / National Assembly Land and Transportation Committee Member “All autonomous bodies are currently experiencing notable deficits in public facility operations. There must be some decisive measures regarding revenue structures or…” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We are developing a service labor plan. Based on its results, we will adopt appropriate methods such as commissioning private service enterprises.” ▶ Issues of Rapidly Increasing Housing Rental 판교 Techno Valley residences. Gyeonggi Province promised to address such issues to improve the situations. Article 6. Gyeonggi Designates Good Management Apartment Complexes [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province performed assessments of apartment complexes in the province and designated nine locations that exhibited exemplary management practices as Good Management Apartment Complexes. [Report] ▶ The Zenith Apartment Complex, Goyang City This combined apartment and commercial complex in Goyang 고양 City with 2,700 apartments is one of those that received such designation from Gyeonggi Province. Opened three years ago, all of its amenity services including a library and a caf are operated autonomously by volunteer community members. ▶ Lim Seon-mi / Resident “I feel pleasure donating my expertise and time as well as books to my neighbors. I also work at the library on a voluntary basis. It feels great to know that I am doing something for the community.” This apartment complex received the highest marks among the designated complexes. At this apartment complex, volunteer work is rewarded with mileage that can be used as cash within the complex. ▶ Residents Active in Community Services and Energy Savings There are solar power facilities located within the complex. The power generated is used for landscape facilities such as lamp posts and a waterfall. It is a highly communicative community in which residents are active in volunteer services and energy savings. ▶ Kim Cheol-jung / Director, Gyeonggi Province Housing Policy Division “We introduced this designation system in 1997. We will continue to promote good housing management practices.” The assessment of good management practices is based on volunteer services by residents and the operation of communal facilities as well as the labor conditions of employed personnel and their insurance coverage. Gyeonggi Province recommended three of the highest-scoring apartment complexes for similar national designations. Article 7. Sale of Valuables Seized from Tax Delinquents [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has conducted searches of tax delinquent homes and seized a number of valuable items. For the first time among the second-tier governments in Korea, these items were sold to the public at a sales event. [Report] ▶ Seongnam City Hall October 7 Public Sale of Items Seized from Local Tax Delinquents At the sale, hundreds of valuable items are attracting the interest of visitors. These items have been seized from delinquents who owe large amounts in local taxes. These tax dodgers were allegedly incapable of paying the taxes, but continued to lead affluent lifestyles and owned luxurious high-brand watches and bags worth millions of Korean won. ▶ [Sync] “How much is this” “This is the minimum price. It will be sold to the highest bidder.” ▶ Items Priced Lower Than Wholesale Prices Luxury items were priced 30 percent lower than their wholesales prices while jewelry was priced 5 percent lower. ▶ Mo Ji-eun / Visitor “I think this is a good opportunity for the public to buy prestigious items at low prices while helping to recover unpaid taxes.” ▶ 227 Valuable Items Featured at Public Sales A total of 227 items including 47 bags, 17 watches and 144 pieces of jewelry were presented at the public sale. The total value of these items was KRW 722 million, approximately a third of the total tax in arrears, a sum of KRW 2.18 trillion. Gyeonggi Province will hold public sales of this kind twice a year. ▶ Kim Jong-geun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Tax Arrears Recovery Team “We will continue searches and seizures at homes of delinquents, particularly those who still engage is luxurious life so as to recover tax arrears.” The items left over from the public sale will be added to the next such sale at prices 20% lower than originally appraised. ▶ Compensation of 200% for Counterfeit Items In order to protect the interest of bidders, those items that are later found to be counterfeit will be repurchased at 200 percent of the original purchase price. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
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