EnglishNews | 2016.05.04Greetings, 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 Food Exports Soar (160421-3) [Anchor’s Headline] Despite suppressed business environments as indicated by the reduced national growth rate forecast by the Bank of Korea, the export of food products from Gyeonggi Province increased significantly this year. [CG] For the first quarter of this year, the agricultural exports of Gyeonggi Province amounted to USD 268 million, a 33 percent increase over the same period last year and the highest increase in 5 years. ▶ Korean Wave Helps Export to China In addition to the decreased value of the Korean won, the Korean Wave – led by TV dramas and K-pop – is playing an important role in raising demand for Korean foods in China. ▶ Jeong Sang-sik / Dried Sea Weed Exporter “China ranked third among our export destinations until last year, but after February, China became the largest buyer. This can perhaps be attributed to the growth of the Korean Wave there.” ▶ Exports of Fishery Products, Fresh Vegetables, and Processed Foods Increased Exports to other countries also increased, especially fishery products, which increased 192 percent, while fresh vegetable exports increased 22 percent and processed food exports increased 18 percent. ▶ Moon Jae-yeol / Director, Gyeonggi Province Agricultural Products Distribution Division “Agricultural product export is increasing significantly that the targeted export of USD 1.5 billion may be achieved earlier than expected.” Gyeonggi Province plans to maintain this trend of increasing exports to the end of the year through the provision of various export facility and marketing supports. Article 2. Eastern Gyeonggi Regions Unite in Regulatory Mitigation (160422-1) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province and five local governments in eastern regions of the province recently joined in an official agreement for collective regulatory mitigation efforts so as to achieve more effective economic development in these regions. ▶ Food Processing Enterprise in Icheon City In 1981, in response to increasing overseas demand, this soy sauce-producing enterprise purchased land to expand its production capacity. However, the Capital District Development Law, which was enacted in 1982, prohibited any further development in the area. ▶ Oh Gyeong-hwan / Saempyo Food Ind. Icheon Plant Manager “Under the new law, we have been unable to expand our plant even by a square meter. I think those industries that are already in the area should be given a special consideration…” ▶ Conference Hall, Saempyo Food Ind. (April 20) Eastern Gyeonggi Regional Development Movement Agreement This is one of the many adverse effects of stringent regulations that Gyeonggi Province and five cities and counties of eastern Gyeonggi regions will address through joint efforts. ▶ Local Development Specialist Teams Established Based on the agreement and proposed solutions, teams of specialists will begin establishing detailed action plans. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Let us create eastern Gyeonggi regions that will become an industrial center of Korea in which environment and industry coexist…” Gyeonggi Province will provide these regions with active administrative and financial support, and will jointly endeavor to secure similar support from the central government. Article 3. Gyeonggi Medical Centers Undertake Treatment of Abused Children (160426-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has arranged for six provincial medical centers to undertake the treatment of child abuse victims through simplified procedures. Eleven child welfare organizations also joined in these procedures via a cooperation agreement. ▶ Child Abuse Prevention Video According to Korean government statistics, 80 percent of child abuse in Korea is inflicted by parents. This makes it difficult for victims to be protected from their abusers and receive necessary treatment since such actions require parental consent. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex (April 25) Cooperation Agreement for Medical Treatment of Abused Children These medical centers and welfare organizations will facilitate the treatment of children with mental and physical trauma by abridging complicated procedures. ▶ Yu Byeong-uk / Director, Gyeonggi Provincial medical Center Suwon Hospital “I believe this system will work very well since the six provincial medical centers are ideally distributed throughout the province. We will do our utmost and help create a happy society in Gyeonggi Province.” ▶ Abuse Victims Provided with Medical Cost Support In addition to better treatment, abuse victims will also be provided with medical cost support as well as follow-up mental counseling services by child protection specialists. ▶ Kim Mi-ho / Director of Child Protection Organization “We really need to establish infrastructure for long-term trauma treatment. I hope there will be continuous support provided for these children up until they reach adulthood and become active members of society.” ▶ 8 Public & Private Organizations Meeting In March, eight organizations including the education office, police, court and medical institutes convened to discuss ways in which to prevent child abuse and to protect victims. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo “I think that it is our duty to take responsibility for the future of our children and create a society in which child abuse can be prevented.” Vice Governor Lee stressed the necessity for programs for the systematic prevention and identification of child abuse as well as for treatment and follow-up support for its victims. Article 4. Common Distribution Center for SMEs Planned in Gunpo (0426-1) [Anchor’s Headline] A common distribution center for SMEs is slated to open in the Gunpo (군포) Distribution Complex of Gyeonggi Province. Its opening was realized by the provincial government as part of its shared market economy policy through an agreement with a large distribution enterprise. ▶ Gunpo Distribution Complex The Gunpo (군포) Distribution Complex, with more than 60 resident distribution enterprises, is one of the largest in Korea and strategically located close to metropolitan areas and expressways. However, the costs of such facilities are usually beyond the means of smaller enterprises. [CG-Overlap] According to a Gyeonggi provincial survey, six out of ten SMEs in the province are unable to utilize distribution service facilities. ▶ Agreement between Gyeonggi Province & CJ Korea Express (April 25) On April 25, Gyeonggi Province signed an agreement with CJ Korea Express. ▶ Common Distribution Center to Open in July Under this agreement, CJ will establish a common distribution center in the complex for use by SMEs at low costs. ▶ Park Geun-tae / CEO, CJ Korea Express “We will provide assistance to SMEs. We will also open our distribution research center for distribution consultations.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Facility sharing with SMEs is a new business model for large enterprises. Gyeonggi Province is participating in this as a third party, which is another new economic model.” ▶ More Than 100 SMEs to Benefit from Lost-Cost Distribution Resources This common distribution center will be large enough to accommodate the operations of more than a hundred small and medium-sized enterprises. Resident enterprises can utilize the facilities for storage as well as for inventory management either directly or through specialized agencies. ▶ Kim Gyu-beom / Distribution Agency Personnel “Rent and labor costs are the two largest cost factors. If one of these two issues is resolved, it will be a major relief for business operations.” The common distribution center is slated to open for utilization by SMEs in July upon finalization of detailed rental conditions between Gyeonggi Province and CJ Korea Express. Article 5. Visibility of Road Markings to Improve in Gyeonggi Province (160420-1) [Anchor’s Headline] In road marking contracts, Gyeonggi Province recently began applying visibility guarantee clauses so as to improve the safety of moving vehicles, especially after dark and in wet conditions. This initiative stems from a premature loss of road marking visibility. Loss of road line visibility is every driver’s nightmare and can cause serious accidents especially at night and on rainy days. ▶ [PiP] Hyun Yweong-sin / Driver on the Road, Hwaseong City “I often found myself driving on the other side of the center line or on two lanes because I couldn’t see the road lines. If lines are more visible…” Road markings are designed to reflect the headlights of vehicles to their drivers. However, such reflection diminishes quickly in heavy traffic sections. ▶ Road Marking Visibility Guaranty Clauses According to the road marking visibility guarantee clauses, the contractor must repaint the markings if reflection performance fails to last six months. ▶ Use of Paint with Improved Quality Also, paint specifications were upgraded so as to ensure high reflection performance and the durability of road markings. ▶ [PiP] Yun Seok-tae / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Road Environment Improvement Team “These clauses specify upgraded requirements for paint and require contractors to re-paint if the markings fail to pass the tests after 6 months of painting.” Road markings in Gyeonggi Province will now be subjected to reflection performance inspections at 3-month intervals so as to ensure the safety of road users. Article 6. Chinese Panda Bear Couple Arrives at Everland (160422-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Earlier in March, a panda couple arrived at a theme park in Gyeonggi Province as a gift to Koreans from China. Representing one of the most beloved but endangered animal species in the world, this couple recently made their debut to the public. ▶ Panda World, Yongin Everland Each weighing nearly 100 kilograms, these pandas – with signature black patches around their eyes – appear happy in their new home at Yongin (용인) Everland. With a nonchalant air, they move their cuddly bodies with ease as they climb a tree. ▶ [PiP] Kim Dae-won & Kim tae-hwan / Viewer from South Chungcheong Province “My children were so eager to come and see pandas. So, we bought some panda toys and arrived here. At first, my children thought the real pandas were dolls.” “Pandas are cute!” ▶ Korea Became 14th Home of Pandas The arrival of these pandas as a symbol of Sino-Korean friendship made Korea the fourteenth nation to host pandas. ▶ GTV Reporter Lee Ye-sol “Aibao and Lubao, the panda couple from Sichuan Province of China, are meeting Korean friends at Panda World, their new home.” ▶ Yong Everland (April 21) Opening of ‘Panda World’ Having successfully completed a 50-day adaptation period, Everland opened Panda World to the public for the first time on April 21. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Gyeonggi Province and its residents will provide every support to help people enjoy and love pandas. I trust Everland will take good care of them and keep this symbol of Korea-China friendship healthy and thriving.” ▶ Aibao: Treasure of Love / Lubao: Treasure of Pleasure Named Aibao, meaning treasure of love, and Lubao, meaning treasure of pleasure, these two pandas will also become treasures of Gyeonggi Province. Article 7. Gyeonggi Province’s Visiting Industrial Consultation Services (160425-1) [Anchor’s Headline] There are areas in Gyeonggi Province in which the number of factories grew spontaneously to form densely populated industrial areas. Being beyond the scope of governmental projects, the enterprises in such areas face many difficulties that cannot be resolved without administrative assistance. ▶ Industrial Areas in Pyeongtaek City Gyeonggi Province officials have been visiting these areas on a regular basis, like this industrial area in Pyeongtaek (평택) City, to investigate problems first hand and find solutions, possibly on site, with industrial representatives. ▶ Yuk Geun-ho / Vice President, Changseong Tech “The roads that lead to this area are too narrow for vehicles to travel in both directions.” ▶ Kim Jang-eung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Total Business Support Team “Please let us have your project plan; we will then positively review it.” ▶ Visiting Industrial Consultation Services Gyeonggi Province’s on-site meetings with enterprises in industrial areas for site problem resolution have been conducted under the name of ‘Visiting Industrial Consultation Services’ ▶ [PIP] Kim Cheol-gi / Managing Director, G-Smart “We used to have roads with sharp curves that limited access by large vehicles. However, provincial consultation services and the enterprises in the area worked together and resolved the problem.” ▶ Regional Operation of Visiting Industrial Consultation Teams Launched this year, the Visiting Industrial Consultation Services will be operated for four provincial regional divisions on a monthly basis. ▶ [PiP] Kim Jang-eung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Total Business Support Team “Since dense factory areas seriously lack industrial infrastructure, we will operate visiting industrial consultation services to identify and resolve problems on a monthly basis.” ▶ Industrial SOS Home Page (giupsos.or.kr) To request a visit by an industrial consultation team, also known as an Industrial SOS Team, or to receive more information, please visit the Industrial SOS homepage of Gyeonggi Province. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.29Greetings, 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. French Paleolithic Cave Art Showcased in Gyeonggi Province (0419-3) [Anchor’s Headline] Gwangmyeong (광명) Cave in Gyeonggi Province is currently showcasing famous Paleolithic paintings of the Lascaux Cave of France. This exhibition coincides with the 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and France. ▶ Gwangmyeong Cave Special Exhibition Hall (Until September 4) Lascaux Cave Painting Exhibition For this exhibition, 62 containers have been used to create realistic full-scale reproductions of these treasured World Cultural Heritage site paintings utilizing 3D technologies. ▶ GTV Reporter Choi Chang-sun “I am standing beside a miniaturized replica of the Lascaux Cave. This exhibition features some of the best-known sections of the Lascaux Cave paintings in full scale.” ▶ Paintings Reflect Lives of Ancient People Estimated to be more than 17,000 years old, these paintings depict the lives of people who used to live in the area of the cave at the time. ▶ Representation of Rituals for Hunting Success The images in these paintings, which are mostly of animals such as equines, stags and bison, are believed to represent rituals for the success of hunting, among other interpretations. There are also human figures – some with bird-shaped heads possibly representing the dead – as well as abstract signs. ▶ [PiP] Yu Jeong-hwa / Viewer “I was impressed by the scale of the cave. The combination of mystic paintings and nature made me feel humbled.” In addition to cave paintings, this exhibition also features booths for prehistoric relics used by ancient hunters as well as ornaments made with animal teeth and bones. ▶ Park Soon-ok / Gwangmyeong Cave Guide “Korea is the first venue for this exhibition that will circulate among Asian countries. This is a rare opportunity for us to see items like these through which we can glimpse the minds of ancient people.” The Lascaux Cave Painting Exhibition, which is taking place for the first time in Asia, is being held at Gwangmyeong (광명) Cave and will run until September. Article 2. Gyeonggi Offers Free Prenuptial Health Checkups (160414-3) [Anchor’s Headline] An increasing number of Korean couples are seeking health checkups before marriage so as to be assured of the health of their future babies. In order to address the needs of these couples, Gyeonggi Province began providing free prenuptial health checkup services. ▶ General Health Exam Expensive Outside National Health Insurance Prenuptial health examinations are becoming a regular feature of to-do lists for couples preparing for marriage in Korea. However, such examinations outside of national health insurance can be expensive. ▶ Gyeonggi Offers Free Prenuptial Health Checkup Services through NGO This provincial free premarital health checkup support is being provided through the family health clinics of a medical NGO. ▶ Kim Na-ul, Bridegroom “We have been putting off a number of tests that we wanted to take due to costs. We are glad that we could take those tests free of charge here.” ▶ Health Examinations for Couples Preparing to Marry Gyeonggi Province has set aside a budget of KRW 200 million for prenuptial health examination support. Examinations include ultrasonic tests as well as tests for irregularities, deficiencies and embryonic malformations. ▶ Seo Geun-ik / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Health Policy Team “The average marriage age is increasing while the birth rate is decreasing. We began this support so as to promote marriage and childbirth among young couples.” ▶ Support Provided to Premarital Couples Aged 25 - 35 The free health examination services are being provided to premarital couples of 25 to 35 years of age at the family health clinics of the Korea Population and Health Welfare Association. Article 3. Gyeonggi Film School Festival Opens (160415-2) [Anchor’s Headline] On April 14, film schools in Gyeonggi Province opened a film school festival to showcase movies made by their students. In addition to movie screenings, this festival, which is supported by Gyeonggi Province, also includes production missions and assessments by professors and current movie directors. ▶ Yeongtong Megabox (April 14 – 16) Gyeonggi Film School Festival The movies showcased at the festival were made by students at art high schools and colleges over the past year. ▶ Assessment & Mentoring by Movie Directors The movie directors who participated as judges provided students with valuable, sometimes harsh, criticism and advice. ▶ Kim So-yi / Student, Daejin University “I got to see other students make movies and have their pieces assessed by professors. It broadened my perception of movie-making.” ▶ 48-Hour Movie Production Mission One notable feature of this three-day festival was a short movie production mission that required students from different schools to create a short movie in groups within 48 hours. ▶ Heo Ji-yoon / Student, Kyung Hee University “I have to work with strangers for 48 hours. I will do my best from subject formation to actual filming. It will be a good knowledge-sharing experience.” Film students of Gyeonggi Province have already made their marks at domestic and international film festivals through their award-winning productions. Gyeonggi Province has been sponsoring their festivals to provide production cost support and screening opportunities. ▶ [PiP] Choi Yoon-sik / Image Industry Team Manager, Gyeonggi Contents Agency “The objective of our support is to help good movies made by students become known to the public and movie-making professionals.” ▶ GTV Reporter Lee Ye-sol “At the Gyeonggi Film Student Festival at the Megabox in Yeongtong, students’ passion for film making could be seen up to April 16. Gyeonggi GTV, Lee Ye-sol.” Article 4. Ddabok Community Project Proposal Meeting (160418-3) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting local community projects through Ddabok Community support programs so as to help small residential communities improve their livelihood via voluntary activities. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Human Resource development Institute (April 15) Resident Meeting for Ddabok Community Project Proposal Each year, Gyeonggi Province convenes a resident meeting to select Ddabok Community projects for support. This year’s meeting began on April 15. At the meeting, community representatives from the 31 localities of the province presented their projects in front of the judges who were comprised of specialists, peers, students and even non-Korean nationals. ▶ Kim Min-woo / Student from Ansan City “We are engaged in various extracurricular activities that involve working with local communities. I came to this meeting to apply for Ddabok Community Project support for our activities.” From February, Gyeonggi Province has been receiving project proposals for provincial Ddabok Community project support. Out of the 600 community projects proposed, 170 will be finally selected at the meeting through detailed presentations and assessments. ▶ Choi Yeong-hwan / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Ddabok Community Project Support Team “Applicants also participate in the assessment of projects of other communities. This will help them learn from each other and form mutually cooperative relationships.” ▶ 3 Provincial Division Resident Assessments Project proposals for provincial support were subject to assessments by residents from three different provincial divisions. Article 5. Chemical Use at Gyeonggi Golf Courses Reduced (160414-2) [Anchor’s Headline] The amount of chemicals used at golf courses in Gyeonggi Province for turf management has decreased significantly in only six months since the introduction of an eco-friendly method suggested by the provincial administration. ▶ Golf Course in Hwaseong City At this golf course, five 2-ton truck loads of pesticide-laden liquid were sprayed annually on this hole alone. However, pesticide usage has decreased significantly since the golf course adopted the use of a biological solution combined with soil and turf re-treatment. ▶ [PiP] Park Geum-seo / Golf Course Personnel “We had to spray pesticide ten times a year. However, with the introduction of an eco-friendly method, the number has been reduced 50 percent to five times annually.” ▶ Amount of Pesticide Use Reduced by 1/3 In Gyeonggi Province, 25 golf courses have already switched to this biological pest control method and reduced chemical usage by a third while better protecting the environment and the health of their patrons. ▶ Byeon Jin-won / Director, Gyeonggi Province Environment Safety management Division “This year, 16 additional golf courses have participated in this transfer program. Our target is to have this method adopted by 100 golf courses by 2020 and to transform the golf courses into safe and eco-friendly places.” Golf courses that participate in this program will be provided with provincial commendations as well as incentives. Article 6. Gyeonggi Works on Drones for Orchard Pest Control (160418-2) [Anchor’s Headline] A Gyeonggi agricultural institute announced its plan to develop remote-controlled flying machines known as drones for pest control in orchards. Although drones for rice farming are already on the market, their application in orchards has been limited due to topographic reasons. ▶ Pear Orchard, Hwaseong City At this pear orchard, pesticide is applied using a spray vehicle. This method is time-consuming and requires operation of the vehicle. ▶ [PIP] Lee Yun-hyeon / Pear Farmer “Driving a spray vehicle can be very dangerous on steep slopes, and it takes a long time to spray the whole orchard. It requires working a whole day from 3 o’clock in the morning.” ▶ GARES Begins Development of Drones for Orchards The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services will develop drones for orchards for automatic aerial spraying. These drones will use GPS technology for effective, uniform spraying results regardless of the irregular heights of the trees and topographic conditions. ▶ Lee hae-gil / Chief Official, Horticulture Research Division, GARES “We also plan to develop image analysis technology for the observation and prediction of growth and blights.” ▶ Commercialization of Drones Targeted by 2018 The institute will complete development of orchard drones and realize their commercialization by 2018. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “The use of drones for pest control will make orchard farming much easier and bring it to an advanced level. Gyeonggi GTV, Han Seong-ji” Article 7. Gyeonggi Supports Rural LPG Supply (160420-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Households in many rural villages in Korea still lack gas utility services due to their remoteness. However, such villages in Gyeonggi Province are having LPG supply facilities installed thanks to provincial support. ▶ Hagaejeong Village, Anseong The lives of residents in this remote village have improved greatly since they began using gas utility services. Villagers used to have fuel for heating and cooking delivered in replaceable containers. ▶ Kim Hong-seok / Hagaejeong Village Resident “Our fuel costs have been reduced since we began using gas. Moreover, it is now much more convenient since we no longer have to reorder fuel every time it runs out. Gas personnel now come to manage everything for us.” ▶ Small LPG Tank for Common Use Instead of home-delivered LPG containers, a small LPG tank was installed for common use by the whole village. Villagers do not need worry about the gas running out since it is taken care of by the gas supplier. [CG] LPG costs are approximately 10 percent lower than urban utility gas and approximately 20 percent lower than kerosene. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “Gyeonggi Province plans to install LPG tanks at 16 villages in Hwaseong and Pyeongtaek this year.” Selection of these villages and LPG tank installations will be completed by the end of the year. ▶ [PiP] Gong Jeong-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Energy Division “15% of Gyeonggi residents still do not enjoy gas utility services. We will establish village-based LPG supply systems for these residents for the convenient and safe use of fuel at lower costs.” This LPG supply project of Gyeonggi Province will have positive effects on the lives of the residents of remote villages. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.21Greetings, 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 Promotes Fumeless Devices on Aging Vehicles (160407-3) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting the installation of a smoke control system in aging vehicles. The owners of vehicles that have been in operation for more than nine years who intend to install this powerful exhaust filtering device will be provided with provincial cost support. ▶ Exhaust Fume Reduced to 0% The exhaust emission test results of a vehicle show that the amount of smoke in the exhaust has dropped from beyond the permitted level to almost zero after the installation of the device. ▶ [PiP] Yeom Gwan-su / Vehicle Owner “I suspected that my car might generate a large amount of smoke since it is quite an old car. The test showed that I was right. So, I decided to install a smoke control system.” ▶ Particulate Filtering System Burns Smoke and Collects Residue The smoke control system works by burning the exhaust fumes again and collecting the residue in a filter. ▶ Cho Hyun-ho / Particulate Control System Enterprise Personnel “The smoke control system is a substitute for conventional exhaust filters known as mufflers. It is 90% more effective than mufflers and is able to block smoke emissions almost completely.” ▶ Gyeonggi Offers Benefits to Smoke Control System Installers Smoke control device users are entitled to an exemption from environmental fees levied on fuel-burning vehicles. ▶ Air Pollution Reduction Policy There are also other emission reduction programs such as early vehicle disposal support. ▶ Park Jong-il / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Traffic Environment Team “We expect to achieve significant air improvement effects through this support program. We will introduce additional air improvement programs including the promotion of air pollutant eliminating devices next year. Gyeonggi Province will invest KRW 54.4 billion in retrofitting smoke control systems on 20,000 targeted diesel vehicles this year. Article 2. Gyeonggi Provincial Cherry Blossom Festival (160408-1) [Anchor’s Headline] The second weekend of April saw the full blooming of cherry trees at the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex. Many residents visited the complex to enjoy this annual spectacle that Gyeonggi showcases as a provincial festival. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex (April 8 – 10) Gyeonggi Provincial Cheery Blossom Festival Cherry blossom viewing is popular among Koreans throughout the country during this season. The walkways throughout the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex are filled with families, friends and couples with faces as bright as the snowy cherry blossoms. ▶ Ahn Hui-gyeong / Cherry Blossom Festival Visitor “We heard that this festival began today and came to see cherry blossoms. It’s really beautiful. Trees are covered with blossoms like snow.” ▶ Accompanying Events This festival featured various accompanying events that were dubbed “five-sense appeasing events” such as musical performances and acupressure services. ▶ Food Services Hungry visitors were appeased by food trucks and Gangwon (강원) Province specialty foods. ▶ [PiP] Choo Hyun-seok / Cherry Blossom Festival Visitor “I enjoyed the wonderful scenery and many interesting experiences. There are also events for the enjoyment of children, which my children liked very much.”.” Children were entertained by a number of hands-on events. This public festival at the provincial government complex was geared for the entertainment of residents of all ages. ▶ GTV Reporter Lee Ye-sol This cherry tree promenade runs all the way to Paldal Mountain and Suwon Hwaseong. When the sun sets, night illumination transforms the route into another spectacular scene. Gyeonggi GTV, Lee Ye-sol.” Article 3. Gyeonggi Intensifies Marine Product Safety Inspections (160408-3) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province intensified marine product safety inspections so as to prevent unhygienic practices in fishery product distribution that could have serious consequences in the warmer weather. With the onset of warmer weather, fishery products, especially shellfish, can easily spoil and become toxic. Our reporter accompanied inspectors to a fish market in Ansan (안산) City. ▶ [PiP] Cha Jeong-hui / Consumer “It’s spring time, so I came to buy something tasty. People are concerned about the freshness of products, but having looked around, I think they are fresh.” ▶ Marine Product Safety Inspections Provincial inspections focus on the safety of products in distribution markets. ▶ Tests for Heavy Metals, Antibiotics, Shellfish Toxins, etc. Collected samples are sent to a laboratory and tested for harmful substances including heavy metals, antibiotics and toxins. Shellfish and products grown using antibiotics are subject to stricter testing. ▶ [PiP] Gang Seok-ho / Research Official, Gyeonggi Province Institute of Health and Environment “Tests include those for residual animal drugs because drug residue can enter human bodies. Shellfish tests are carried out in two categories: general toxins and diarrhea pathogens.” The current marine product safety inspections were so timed because food poisoning occurs more frequently in the spring. Article 4. Community Concept Introduced in Rental Housing (0414-1) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province is expanding its community-based Ddabok (따복) Village promotion policy to the New Stay projects, which are private rental apartment construction projects initiated by the Korean government. ▶ Rental Apartment Construction Site, Hwaseong City The provincial government began working with construction enterprises to create Ddabok (따복) communities in New Stay apartments such as those at this construction site that will be completed in 2018. ▶ Ddabok Community to be Created in New Stay Apartments Ddbok (따복) community creation will be implemented by private construction enterprises with operational support from the provincial government. ▶ [PiP] Jo Sang-wuk / New Day Construction Enterprise Personnel “Our goal is to create an environment for sustainable community programs. It will be a lively community in which its members make community-related decisions and implement those decisions themselves.” This construction enterprise has proposed six communal facilities for incorporation in construction. These facilities include those for child nursing, English learning, music studies and education utilizing skill donations from residents as well as communal vegetable gardens and a kitchen. Gyeonggi Province will provide active support for the realization of Ddabok (따복) communities in New Stay projects. The provincial administration will also provide support for community program operations through its Ddabok (따복) Community Support Center. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We will continue to support private rental apartments to help them create Ddabok communities just like Gyeonggi Province’s Ddabok houses.” Gyeonggi Province’s private rental housing operational support will include customized assistance in community development phases as well as specialist counseling services. Article 5. Gyeonggi Business Incubation Center Proven Successful (160412-2) [Anchor’s Headline] According to a study, a Gyeonggi provincial business incubation center has been successful in fostering its resident enterprises. This center is one of 51 provincial business start-up support facilities. ▶ Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center The Gyeonggi Venture Business Incubator at the Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center has been providing new businesses with office space and consultation services. ▶ Sales Increased 328%, Number of Employees Increased 133% During their residency at the center, these enterprises have seen their sales increase more than 300% on average while the number of employees increased 133%. ▶ Kim Hyeong-soo / Founder of Residential Enterprise “The number of employees increased from 3 to 13 in just one year, and sales has grown more than 10 times.” [CG] This study also showed through point ratings that the most successful outcome was the registration of intellectual property rights followed by new developments and company image improvement. ▶ [PiP] Bae Yeong-im / Researcher, Gyeonggi Research Institute “I am positive that Gyeonggi Province’s excellent business platforms and large number of business startup support programs will continue to produce good results.” This provincial institute researcher also suggested the introduction of educational programs for business incubation supervisors and further improvement of services through linkage with other similar provincial facilities. Article 6. Gyeonggi Car Service Complex Project Receives Green Light (160408-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province’s car service complex project was at a standstill due to development zone restrictions. However, thanks to successful negotiation with the central government, construction can proceed on the planned site in Goyang (고양) City. ▶ Car Service Complex Construction Site, Goyang City This site was chosen for the car service complex since the surrounding areas are developing more slowly than neighboring areas of the city. Since the area is also located in between two expressways, it should no longer be subject to development restrictions. ▶ Release from Development Restrictions Blocked by Law However, construction has been delayed by legal factors that prevent the release of development restrictions. ▶ [PiP] Choi Myeong-hun / Construction Contractor Personnel “This area is an ideal location, but nothing could be done unless institutional restrictions were cleared.” ▶ Car Service Complex Included in Restriction Release Plan After three years of negotiation with the central government, Gyeonggi Province finally succeeded in including the area in the ministry’s restriction release plan. ▶ Min Cheon-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Urban Housing Division “The car service complex site was not originally in the release plan. However, we were able to persuade the ministry to include it. We can now proceed with the construction plan” [CG] Construction will begin on the 40 hectare site in 2017 and be completed in 2020. The complex will house facilities for car display, trade and servicing as well as tourism facilities. ▶ GTV Reporter han Seong-ji “Gyeonggi Province expects that car service complex will create approximately 5,000 new jobs and have annual economic ripple effects of approximately KRW 1 trillion. Gyeonggi GTV, Han Seon-ji.” Article 7. 1st Anniversary of Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center (160406-1) [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center marked its 1st anniversary on April 5. Together with the Start-up Campus in Pangyo Techno Valley for comprehensive business start-up support, this center will lead Gyeonggi Province’s development as a mecca of new business ideas. ▶ Pangyo Tecgno Valley (April 5) Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center Our reporter visited resident enterprises of the creative economy innovation center and viewed new technologies that are being developed. A safety helmet camera is used to monitor the position of the wearer while a block game is linked with a tablet to display the movement of each block. ▶ 1st Anniversary Events For its 1st anniversary, the center held a resident enterprise product show as well as a ‘Matching Day Event’ with job interviews for both job searchers and recruiting enterprises. ▶ Han Sang-taek / CEO, AttoCube “For a new business, growth is not an easy process. However, we are provided with an excellent environment in which we can produce prototypes and have opportunities to meet well-qualified employment candidates such as today’s event.” ▶ 55 New Businesses Achieved Sales of KRW 6.2 Billion During the past year, the creative economy innovation center has identified and successfully nurtured 55 new businesses with potential in IT convergence technologies, and helped them achieve sales of KRW 6.2 billion through their smart devices and software. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I hope that the Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center will become the birthplace for many global enterprises like Google.” This center has recently secured cooperation from a private business incubation enterprise for one of its resident enterprises that developed an iris recognition technology. With the Start-up Campus that opened this past March, the creative economy innovation center will help new businesses in Gyeonggi Province through their growth process. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.15Greetings, 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 Non-Smoking Residences (160330-3) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province introduced a non-smoking multi-dwelling residence designation system based on resident applications. The first five apartment complexes were recently designated as non-smoking apartments. Smoking is a frequent cause of complaints among apartment residents. The designated non-smoking multi-dwelling residences are subject to the same regulations as those applied to public non-smoking areas. ▶ Kim Do-yeon / Apartment in Yongin City “Men used to come to children’s playground to smoke, and we hated it.” This apartment complex in Yongin (용인) City now has non-smoking signs in all communal spaces. ▶ Smoking Banned in Communal Spaces of Non-Smoking Apartments During the first three months following designation, residents are guided to refrain from smoking within the complex except in designated smoking areas. Following this period, non-smoking regulations are fully enforced. ▶ [PiP] Choi Soon / non-Smoking Apartment Resident “It’s nice to walk around because the air is cleaner. We also feel proud of living in healthier places.” ▶ Non-Smoking Designation Requires Minimum of 60% Resident Consent Application for non-smoking designation requires consent from a minimum of 60 percent of residents. ▶ Violations Subject to up to KRW 100,000 Fine In non-smoking apartment complexes, smoking in communal spaces such as staircases, parking lots and corridors will be subject to a fine of up to KRW 100,000. ▶ [PiP] Kim Hyang-suk / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Regional Public Health Team “We introduced non-smoking area designation for apartment complexes so as to promote neighborly consideration and prevent smoking in communal areas.” Gyeonggi Province will continue non-smoking apartment complex designations based on applications from residents. Article 2. Gyeonggi to Establish More Public Campgrounds (160404-3) [Anchor’s Headline] According to a survey of holiday travelers in Korea, Gyeonggi Province ranks first as a same-day travel destination, but second for multi-day travel. In order to promote longer stays in the province, Gyeonggi Province will establish more public camping facilities among its outstanding natural resources. ▶ Jara Island Public Campground, Gapyeong County This public campground on an island in the North Han River is one such site that is popular among holiday campers in Korea for its scenic surroundings and closeness to metropolitan areas. ▶ Lim Jun-chang / Goyang City Resident “I wish there were many more campgrounds so we can have more choices. It would also help us improve the quality of our lives...” There are 37 public campgrounds in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Campsite Visitors Increased 230% from 2013 The number of campground visitors has increased rapidly, more than doubling in two years to approximately 3 million visitors annually. ▶ [PIP] Jang Yeong-tae / Seoul Resident “Campgrounds are usually small and very crowded. When more campgrounds open, the number of users will also increase and more people can enjoy their holidays.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Invest KRW 27.9 Billion in 22 New Campgrounds by 2017 To accommodate increasing demand for camping facilities, Gyeonggi Province will invest KRW 27.9 billion in 22 new campgrounds by 2017 utilizing its outstanding natural assets. ▶ Gwon Gyeong-hyun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Tourism Resources Team “There is an increasing trend for family travel and rapidly increasing demand for camping facilities. The public campground establishment project aims to accommodate such demand. It will also contribute to the local economy.” With a larger number of camping facilities, more vacationers will be able to enjoy their holidays and convenient accommodations close to nature while boosting local tourism. Article 3. First Milk Bank Opened in Gyeonggi Province (160405-2) [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services opened a colostrum bank to supply the nutritious first milk of cows to beef cattle farms. The first milk used by the bank is collected from dairy cows. The calves of cattle that are fed with this milk grow healthier and stronger. ▶ First Milk of Dairy Cows Popular among Cattlers The first milk of dairy cows is in high demand among beef cattle farmers in Korea, especially those whose cows fail to produce enough milk to nurse their young. ▶ An Chi-ho / Beef Cattle Farmer “Calves may starve if cows do not produce enough milk or refuse to nurse their young. When we feed these calves with first milk, their chances of survival increase significantly with increased immunity and disease resistance.” The first milk is collected from dairy cows within two days of the cows giving birth. ▶ First Milk 5 Times More Nutritious than Ordinary Milk First milk is darker in color and is essential for new-born calves. It contains up to five times more nutrients and antibodies than regular milk. ▶ Cow Colostrum Bank Opens Upon arrival from dairy farms, the first milk is pasteurized and subject to deep freeze for storage before being supplied to beef cattle farms. ▶ Cho Jeong-ju / Chief Official, Horticulture & Livestock Technology Team, GARES “By ensuring healthy growth of calves, the colostrum bank helps beef cattle farmers overcome difficulties and increase their income.” The institute plans to open two more first milk banks in areas with higher colostrum demand. Article 4. Universal Design Applications Expanded in Gyeonggi Province (160331-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting universal designs for public convenience and urban environment improvement. Universal designs are chiefly applied at sites of frequent public use. These areas will now include school zones. ▶ Sanseong Welfare Center, Seongnam City This welfare center is a favorite place for many local residents ranging from children to seniors. Since renovation with universal designs last year, its previously inconvenient and dangerous entrances have been completely redesigned. Visitors, often in wheelchairs or with children in strollers, no longer have to negotiate through the parking lot or climb steep steps. ▶ [PiP] Jang Yeon-seok / Welfare Center Visitor “I come to the childcare center here everyday with my child. It was extremely difficult to climb up and down the steps with a baby stroller, but there is no such trouble any more.” Since last year, Gyeonggi Province has been incorporating universal designs in public facility renovations. ▶ Universal Design to be Expanded to School Zones From this year, Gyeonggi Province’s universal design project will include some school zones. ▶ [PiP] Park Chang-hwa / Director, Gyeonggi Province Design Division “We will introduce universal design in back alleys and residential areas in children protection zones so as to improve the convenience and safety of children during their movements around their schools.” The opinions of local residents, police offices and schools will be considered in determining the universal designs to be applied in these school zones. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seong-ji “Gyeonggi Province will initially introduce universal designs in 10 school zones over the next three years and designate these areas as Kids’ Zones. Han Seon-ji, Gyeonggi GTV.” Article 5. Gyeonggi Intervenes in Public Rental Apartment Management (160404-2) [Anchor’s Headline] The tenants of public rental housing in Korea often have to endure significant inconveniences caused by the deterioration of residential buildings since they do not have legal representation to challenge property authorities regarding such issues. ▶ Public Rental Apartment, Seongnam City Gyeonggi Province regularly performs inspections of such buildings so as to protect the rights of their tenants. This rental apartment building is in urgent need of repair; there are many signs of aging in both the exterior and interior. ▶ Public Rental Apartment Tenant “Mold has taken over our homes, especially in verandas.” ▶ Building Management beyond Legal Responsibilities of Tenants Since public rental housing tenants have no statutory rights to formulate representative bodies for building management, problems such as leaks, cracks and mold may remain unaddressed until they reach significant levels. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Seeks Public Rental Housing Management Improvement In order to improve public rental housing management, Gyeonggi Province established a team of officials and specialists to identify problems on site and find legally feasible solutions. Solutions may include permitting the formation of resident committees for the self-monitoring of buildings. ▶ Seo Beom-seok / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Multi-housing Inspection Team “This team will seek to protect the rights of tenants and find appropriate public rental housing management solutions so as to improve quality of life for tenants.” On site investigations and management improvement of rental housing will continue on an on-going basis. Article 6. Harmful Invasive Insects Hatch Early (160401-3) [Anchor’s Headline] While abnormally warm weather continues in Korea during an early spring, concerns have arisen regarding blights caused by invasive insect species. Farmers are advised to take preventive measures early this year. ▶ Blueberry Farm, Goyang City The inside of a blueberry stem is lined with white insect eggs. These are the eggs of brown winged leafhoppers that originate from China; they have been spreading rapidly in Korea over the past two years. When they hatch, these insects cause fatal black mildew. ▶ Kim Seong-rae / Blueberry Farmer “They appeared suddenly. I tried several insecticides but none worked. I may have supplied infested seedlings to other farms. I heard of blights of similar insects in southern regions…” ▶ Timely Prevention Critical Other harmful invasive insects include the citrus flatid planthopper from America and spotted lanternfly from China. Since these insect species are expected to hatch earlier this year due to warm temperatures, early prevention is critical. ▶ [PIP] Lee Yeong-soo / Research Official, GARES “These insects are expected to hatch one week earlier than they did last year. It is important to remove and burn all branches that have egg pouches through to early May, and to apply insecticides thoroughly before the end of May.” Specialists also advise the continuous use of insecticides into June and July so as to eradicate adult insects that may have hatched from surviving eggs. Article 7. Events Promote Understanding of Mental Disorders (160407-2) [Anchor’s Headline] One in every four individuals in Korea is known to experience a mental disorder to some degree at least once in their lifetime. In order to address public perception of mental disorders, Gyeonggi Province has organized special cultural events. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Mental Disorder Understanding Promotional Art Exhibition The twenty paintings at this exhibition were created by artists while they had mental conditions. Kim (김동기), who created this artwork, suffered from schizophrenia. ▶ ‘Beside my Mom’ by Kim Dong-gi This painting represents a physically close and identical yet distant relationship between a modern mother and daughter. ▶ Kim Dong-gi, Artist “The purpose of my work is to inspire peace in viewers through my paintings. I will continue to learn about fine art while working as a painter.” ▶ ‘Happiness’ by Kim Bo-gyeong This painting by an artist with bipolar disorder depicts an individual with a mental disorder searching for happiness and love. This art exhibition features paintings of the world as seen by those who are suffering from mental conditions. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly (until April 10) / Beosi Art Gallery (until July 11) Mental Disorder Understanding Art Exhibitions These exhibitions are being held at two venues: the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly and Beosi (벗이) Art Gallery in Yongin (용인) City. ▶ Mental Disorder Understanding Play to Circulate 26 Gyeonggi Regions There is also a theatrical play that features a transformed individual who had previously attempted suicide. This play will circulate among 26 localities of the province. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Gi-woo “We must eliminate our preoccupation with mental disorders. It is important for us to create a Gyeonggi Province in which those with mental disorders can live happily as part of society.” Mental disorder understanding promotion is part of this year’s new provincial vision, ‘Try Again and Create Happiness’. ▶ [PIP] Oh Suk-gil / Viewer from Seongnam City “Although the exhibition is a small, the paintings are eloquent of the minds of their creators. I was touched and felt a little emotional.” These cultural events are helping members of the public address their misunderstandings about individuals with mental disorders. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.08Greetings, 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. Asphalt Concrete Recycling in Gyeonggi Province (160324-2) [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, asphalt concrete waste from road repaving is not wasted but instead recycled for the recovery of its asphalt content. This recycling process helps the provincial government greatly reduce disposal costs for millions of tons of asphalt concrete debris annually. At this road paving site alone, 45 truck-loads of asphalt concrete waste is generated every day. ▶ Asphalt Concrete Waste Disposal Costs KRW 200 Million Annually Previously, asphalt concrete waste disposal cost Gyeonggi Province KRW 200 million annually. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “Gyeonggi Province has achieved savings of KRW 910 million in asphalt concrete waste disposal through recycling.” The asphalt concrete debris is supplied to private recycling plants on an agreement basis. The provincial government only has to pay for transportation, while the recycling plants receive raw material free of charge. ▶ Lee Bong-won / CEO of Asphalt Concrete Waste Recycling Enterprise “Since asphalt is produced from petroleum, all asphalt used in Korea relies on imports. However, recycling significantly reduces purchase costs.” ▶ Recognized as Exemplary Cost-Saving Policy by Korean Government Asphalt concrete recycling by Gyeonggi Province has been recognized as an exemplary cost reduction policy by the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea in its local policy assessments. ▶ Ye Jong-gwang / Gyeonggi Province Construction Headquarters Official “We will extend the terms of all recycling agreements in May and continue to do our utmost to save budgets.” While asphalt concrete recycling helps Gyeonggi Province reduce disposal costs, it is also good for the environment and reduces overseas asphalt imports. Article 2. Big Data Service Center Opens in Gyeonggi Province (160325-1) [Anchor’s Headline] The Pangyo (판교) Startup Campus, which opened in Pangyo (판교) Techno Valley last month to provide its residents with a business startup environment, opened a service center for the public utilization of big data in value creation. ▶ Big-Fi Center / 6Fl. Pangyo Startup Center Entitled the Big-Fi (Big Data and Free Information) Center, this information service agency offers public and commercial big data and related analysis tools free of charge to anyone who can benefit from these services. In addition to data and analysis resources, the center also offers customized consulting services on the effective use of big data as well as networking spaces for information sharing among its users. ▶ [PIP] Lee Tae-yeong / Big-Fi Center User “I am still undecided whether to find a job or start my own business. I viewed credit card usage data that can be analyzed for consumer spending patterns. Such information will be valuable for me if I choose to start a business.” ▶ Collection of Data from Public & Private Sectors The data available from this center includes public data owned by Gyeonggi Province, the National Information Society Agency, and Statistics Korea as well as commercial data from leading communication service providers, banks and credit card companies. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “There will be no user discrimination at this center. I hope that many users will be able to produce analysis results that are beneficial to society as well as to those that can lead to the creation of business models…” The Big-Fi Center will continuously expand its data resources through service partnerships while ensuring data privacy. Article 3. Entertainment Event Held for Gyeonggi Firemen (160328-1) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province held an entertainment event for fire officials and their families in appreciation for their devotion to public safety. During this event, seven fire stations were presented with Governor Awards for the excellence of their services. ▶ Gyeonggi Arts Center (March 26) ‘Bravo My Life – Best Fireman’ There was a musical performance that depicted the tense moments during which firefighters race against time to save lives. All the actors were actual young firemen. ▶ [PIP] Cho Jong-chan / Firefighter, Jeongja Fire Station “We will offer our best performance to senior firefighters and their families. I hope they will enjoy the musical.” This entertainment day also featured performances by professional musicians including a rock band. One of the band members is the son of a current fireman in the audience. ▶ Kim Gi-beom / Rock Band Member “I never said this to my father, but I want to say, ‘Thanks to you. You have my deepest respect.’” ▶ Letter to Firefighter Parents A boy then appeared on stage without his parents’ prior knowledge and read a letter to them. His parents, both firefighters, were in the audience. ▶ Lee Jeong-woo / Son of Firefighter Parents “I am so proud that my mom and dad are firefighters who help people live safely. You are my ultimate heroes.” Lee’s father is a veteran fireman who was disabled by a major injury suffered during a rescue operation. ▶ [PiP] Lee Do-jae / Chief Official, Suwon Fire Station Prevention Education Team “This hidden camera event brings me back to the old days. And my son’s letter overwhelmed me with emotion…” During the award presentations that followed, seven fire stations were presented with Governor Awards for the outstanding performance of their duties. Gyeonggi Province plans similar events for soldiers and police officers as well as for public transport drivers. Article 4. Gyeonggi Boat Show to Be Bigger This Year (160325-3) [Anchor’s Headline] The Korea International Boat Show has become the largest marine leisure industry showcase in Korea. This year’s event, which begins on May 19, is expected to see even more features and participants. [CG Overlap] As of March 18, 1,357 booths had been reserved by more than 170 enterprises. This is almost equal to the total number of booths opened last year, and is 26 percent more than the number of reservations received during the same period last year. Since applications will be received up to April 15, this year’s show is expected to be considerably larger than previous events. ▶ Jang Gyun-taek / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province MICE Industry Team “Our objective is to cultivate the customer base for the marine industry in Gyeonggi Province. We have been expanding the event each year; this year, for example, fishing and scuba diving are included. ▶ Korean Boat Makers to Introduce New Models A number of Korean boat manufacturers are expected to introduce new models for the first time at this show; these are expected to attract the interest of many overseas buyers. ▶ Fishing Category Included This year’s show includes fishing equipment categories. Fishing is a major marine leisure activity that is also closely associated with the use of boats. More than 200 booths will feature fishing equipment from major Korean manufacturers. Other interesting inclusions are scuba diving equipment and an independent camping vehicle exhibition section. ▶ KINTEX & Ara Marina (May 19-22) 2016 Gyeonggi International Boat Show This year’s record-breaking 4-day international boat show will take place at two venues in Gyeonggi Province: KINTEX in Goyang (고양) City and Ara Marina in Gimpo (김포) City. Article 5. Food Trucks in Gyeonggi Government Complex (160324-1) [Anchor’s Headline] For the first time in Korea, private mobile diners on wheels have been allowed to operate at the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex, and began serving quick meals at low prices. Gyeonggi Province is supporting the food truck industry. ▶ Food Trucks in Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex Tasty smells from these two food trucks attract customers who are happy to enjoy a quick meal of toast, food in cups, and soft drinks outdoors. ▶ [PiP] Kim Gun / Director General, Gyeonggi Province Environment Bureau “It is nice to enjoy food outdoors for a change. It also creates better atmosphere. I like the coffee. It was much better than that served at cafes.” These food trucks are also a welcome sight for visitors to the provincial complex. ▶ Kim Wun-bong / Siheung City Resident “I was wondering where to go to have lunch. I had no time to go outside, and the diner in here is only for employees. This food truck was just what I needed.” ▶ Mobile Diners Face Location Limitations Since finding operation sites is a major difficulty for food trucks, Gyeonggi Province allowed them to operate on its office complex. ▶ [PiP] Gwak Bo-mi / Food Truck Operator “To be guaranteed a fixed place is wonderful. Gyeonggi Province also provided us with other support. Now we want to improve our menu for officials and citizens.” ▶ Enforcement Ordinance Amendment for Food Truck Permits The operation of food trucks on public office premises was made possible by the amendment of the related ordinance. ▶ More Food Trucks to Operate on Public Office Premises Gyeonggi Province will also allow food trucks to operate at its northern government complex and other provincial institutes such as the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum so as to help youths start businesses. Mobile food trucks with quick dining services will then become familiar features in Gyeonggi Province. Article 6. Gyeonggi Begins Bicycle Trail Safety Inspections (160328-2) [Anchor’s Headline] As spring fills the air, an increasing number of cyclists head for bicycle trails. In order to ensure the safety of cyclists after the spring thaw, Gyeonggi Province began bicycle trail safety inspections. ▶ Namhangang (South Han River) Bicycle Trail The bicycle trail along the scenic South Han River is one of the most popular bicycle trails in Gyeonggi Province. However, there are safety hazards such as fallen rocks and damaged facilities that can be seen here and there. They remain from the past winter. ▶ [PiP] Chu Yong-gi / Gwangju City Resident “It can be very dangerous when rocks fall or when cyclists suddenly encounter fallen rocks and try to swerve past them.” ▶ Bicycle Trail Safety Inspections These inspections are being carried out in cooperation with local administrations. Riding bicycles themselves, inspectors carefully examine locations of higher risk as well as damaged facilities. ▶ [PiP] Hong Jong-won / Gyeonggi Province Bicycle Road Team Official “We are particularly concerned about rock formations at which rocks may have been loosened by freezing and thawing.” Those locations of potential danger and damaged facilities are subject to immediate reinforcement work or repair, and see safety nets installed as necessary. ▶ [PiP] Lim Chang-wob / Director, Gyeonggi Province Construction Safety Division “This bicycle trail is very popular among cyclists; it is used by more than 2 million cyclists annually. Bicycle trail safety inspections will be performed on an on-going basis so as to ensure the safety of users.” Thanks to the safety inspections, bicycle road users will be able to enjoy riding along scenic routes without safety concerns. Article 7. First Zika Case Diagnosed in Korea (160329-2) [Anchor’s Headline] The first case of Zika virus disease, also known as Zika fever, was diagnosed in Korea recently. Gyeonggi Province immediately began taking measures to control this mosquito-transmitted disease. ▶ Yeongtong-gu Health Center, Suwon City The control measures initially focus on patient identification and disease prevention. All public health centers in the province have opened Zika virus report desks for that purpose. ▶ Those with Suspected Symptoms Should Report to Public Health Center Those who develop suspected Zika fever symptoms within two weeks of their return from infected areas such as Central and South America must report to a local public health center for tests. ▶ [PIP] Park Chan-byeong / Director, Yeongtong-gu Health Center “The main symptoms of Zika Virus disease include fever, rash, joint pain, flu-like aches and red eyes. Those who develop such symptoms within two weeks of returning from areas of infection must …” ▶ Mosquito Control Begins Since the Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, Gyeonggi Province also began the extermination of mosquito larvae before they hatch and contract the virus. ▶ 24-Minotoring System Mobilized In preparation for potential crisis situations, an emergency team was mobilized for 24-hour monitoring and responses. ▶ [PiP] Bing Seong-nam / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Infectious Disease Control Team “We are operating a Zika Virus Emergency Response Team for the first time in Korea. This team will perform dynamic tracking of patients and sterilize possible infection areas so as to minimize the spread of the disease…” Since Zika fever is not an acute disease like MERS, its spread can be effectively controlled through the timely reporting of symptoms, dynamic investigations and pest control. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.01Greetings, 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 Governor Nam Visits Japan (160321-1) [Anchor’s Headline] On March 20, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil returned from his weekend visit to Japan. During his short stay in Japan, Governor Nam signed an investment agreement with a high-tech enterprise. He also visited a number of leading commercial distributors as well as an urban commercial redevelopment site. ▶ Imperial Hotel Tokyo (May 18) Gyeonggi Province-Ulvac Techno Investment Agreement Signing Ceremony On the first day of his visit, Governor Nam signed an investment agreement with Ulvac Techno, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. This company will invest USD 3.1 million in the expansion of its production facilities in the Hyeongok (현곡) Industrial Complex, which will create an additional 150 new jobs. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I hope that Ulvac will grow with Gyeonggi Province and continue its investment and job creation as well as technology transfer.” ▶ Futagotamakawa Rise Commercial Redevelopment Zone, Tokyo The governor then visited a large-scale commercial redevelopment zone in Tokyo to view distribution and retail systems. Governor Nam is currently pursuing the establishment of a universal business platform, symbolically named the Gyeonggi-do Corporation, that will feature all necessary infrastructure including distribution systems and work spaces for SMEs and potential entrepreneurs. Article 2. Gyeonggi to Establish Child Abuse Prevention System (160318-2) [Anchor’s Headline] With the recent death of a 6-year-old boy at the hands of his abusive stepmother, child abuse has become a national issue in Korea. In order to improve child protection, Gyeonggi Province convened a meeting of specialists and representatives of related organizations. In Korea, child abuse reports are normally the responsibility of kindergartens and childcare facilities. However, they can only report cases when the subject child is a user of their facilities. Even though cases of children in blind spots are known, very little can be done for them due to a lack of institutional protection procedures. ▶ Min So-yeong / Social Welfare Specialist “We must have a social system in place that helps ensure familial wellbeing. This requires the collective effort of related public and private organizations overseen by a central authority. This, in turn, requires the definition of system constituent responsibilities.” ▶ Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center (March 16) ‘Child Abuse Identification & Prevention System Establishment Meeting’ The meeting was attended by provincial and local officials, law enforcement officers, and related organizational representatives and scholars. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “This cannot be achieved by a single organization but instead by the collaboration of all organizations involved. At this meeting, we must establish a framework for such a collaborative system.” [CG] The system would consist of: Gyeonggi Province as a control center in cooperation with provincial and local education offices; child protection organizations that oversee reporting; and the police that perform investigations. [CG] Public and private organizations will share investigation cases while medical and welfare organizations provide follow-up support. This interlinked system of cooperating organizations will help improve child protection in the province including coverage for those who fall in blind spots. Article 3. Gyeonggi Supports Business Startups with Online Trading (160317-3) [Anchor’s Headline] On March 15, the Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center held a public briefing on a youth support program for online cross border trading, or CBT, business startups. Lee (이병운) is an online CBT business owner. Although he still handles everything from packaging to invoicing himself, he enjoys monthly sales of KRW 30 million, a far cry from a mere KRW 3.5 million only a year ago. ▶ [PiP] Lee Byeong-wun / CBT Business Owner “The future will see an increasing trend of mobile phone use for online international shopping. It will help expand overseas markets for traders and provide them with more opportunities.” ▶ CBT (Cross Border Trade) This program aims to assist youths with the opening of online businesses for the sale of domestic goods overseas. [CG] With improved payment and delivery services available, outbound CBT in Korea has grown rapidly over the past five years. ▶ Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center (March 15) This support program is open to youths 20 to 39 years of age in business startup stages, and provides a range of support including education and sales promotion as well as mentoring services in trade practices. ▶ Lee Hyung-gu / Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center Official “We will provide specialized education in online international sales as well as promotion support so as to help new businesses expose their sales items to overseas buyers.” With the growth of CBT markets and online business tools, there will be more opportunities for retail businesses to target overseas markets. Article 4. Gyeonggi Disaster & Safety Officials Receive Outdoor Training (160317-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi provincial and local disaster and safety offices are comprised of the command headquarters and a number of related administrative divisions. Earlier this month, administrative officials of these offices took outdoor disaster simulation training that included accompanying firefighters in on-site fire and disaster control. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Fire Service Academy (March 16-17) Disaster & Safety Experiential Education It takes five of these administrative officials to maneuver a water hose that sprays water at full force. They learn how dangerous it is to pour water on a burning frying pan when they witness an explosive reaction to such an act. ▶ Fire Rescue Exercise Officials then move on to experience entry through scorching temperatures into a building filled with smoke from a man-made fire. ▶ [PiP] Yeo Gyu-min / Chief Official, Dongducheon City Safety Headquarters “I thought it is a simple matter to extinguish a fire. However, when I experienced it myself, it was so hot that I feared that I might die. Now I understand the importance of fire management training.” ▶ Training of Gyeonggi Provincial & Local Disaster & Safety Officials This training event was organized by the Gyeonggi Province Disaster and Safety Headquarters for related provincial and local administrative officials. ▶ Emergency Treatment, Rescue, and Equipment Usage More than 80 officials participated in this training event that included emergency treatment and helicopter rescue operations as well as the use of escape equipment. ▶ [PiP] Lee Nam-hui / Chief Official, GDSH Safety Cooperation Team “We organized this training event so as to help administrative officials experience and learn how to deal with disasters effectively and safely.” ▶ On-site Disaster Training From March 21, these officials will accompany firefighters to experience disaster control in reality. Such experiences will help the officials better understand their jobs. Article 5. Gyeonggi Stages Crackdown on Campus Diners (160321-2) [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Special Judicial Police staged a crackdown on illegal food preparation and sales on university campuses, and discovered that students have been exposed to unhygienic food to an amazing extent. ▶ Canteen at University, Hwaseong City A canteen at a university in Hwaseong (화성) City was found to be using food ingredients that had passed their expiry date almost one year ago. ▶ Crackdown on Expired Validity and Country-of-Origin Indication Violations At a convenience store on another university campus, large amounts of expired food products were being sold, while a contracted canteen operator used fake domestic products. ▶ Lee Ui-gi / Chief Officer, Suwon Investigation Center, GSJP “They have all kinds of excuses, saying that it was an inventory error, overlooked by mistake, the fault of an employee; an employee’s personal goods, and so on. No matter what, the owner of the premises is responsible for the safety of customers.” ▶ Establishments without Licenses Uncovered In addition, 14 food establishments on university campuses were found to have been operating without licenses. Among them, an unlicensed pizza franchise and coffee shop amassed sales of approximately KRW 2 billion over a span of two years. ▶ 52 out of 187 Related Food Suppliers Violated Food Hygiene Law The special judicial police also inspected 187 external food suppliers to these on-campus establishments, and found 52 violations of the Food Hygiene Law. The judicial police confiscated 5.6 tons of illegal food on site and transferred the cases to local administrations for administrative punishments. The judicial police will continue investigations of campus food establishments. Article 6. Israeli Venture Capital Invests in Gyeonggi Province (160323-2) [Anchor’s Headline] On March 22, the Yozma Group, a world-renowned Israeli venture capital enterprise, opened a business incubation center in Pangyo (판교) Techno Valley. Entitled ‘Yozma Campus’, these business startup support facilities will help new businesses grow into global enterprises. ▶ JW Nest, Pangyo Yozma Campus For this fledgling virtual reality content development enterprise, entry into the US and Chinese markets is the key to success. Lacking appropriate resources, this company entered the Yozma Campus to receive assistance from globally experienced providers of business incubation services. ▶ [PIP] Shin Joon-woo / CEO, JW Nest “Israel and Korea are in somewhat similar positions in terms of global economic scenes. Therefore, we can benefit from their experience for the further development of our contents and venture into wider markets…” ▶ Yozma Campus Provides Investment and International Marketing Assistances Resident enterprises at the Yozma Campus are provided with financial and international marketing support for their growth. ▶ First Yozma Investment in Asia The Yozma Campus is the first of its kind in Asia in which the Yozma Group has invested. It provides intensive services for business startups including investor negotiations as well as technology sharing and transfer. ▶ [PiP] Igal Erlich / Chairman, Yozma Group “We will take them all the way until we can reach an exit. Our target is to do it in the market – non-Korean market. We believe that that’s what Korea needs, and we can do it.” The international network of Yozma will also play an important role in developing overseas markets for resident enterprises. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “The Yozma Campus creates an environment for new businesses with its resources, capital and know-how, which is exactly what we aim to create.” The Yozma Group will expand its Asian operations using the Pangyo (판교) campus as a central hub so as to help Asian businesses with high potential to grow. Article 7. Gyeonggi’s Business Startup Base Camp Thrives (160322-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating business startup support facilities known as ‘Base Camp’ in which resident individuals with potentially lucrative ideas are provided with customized, systematic business startup environment. Kim (김원석) is the inventor of a traffic warning sign used by individual vehicles when stopped on the road. Unlike ordinary triangular signs that are placed on the road far behind the stopped vehicles, this sign resembles an umbrella and is installed directly on the rear of the vehicle. This sign is much easier to install and therefore warns other drivers more quickly. ▶ Kim Won-seok / CEP, BringYou “It is dangerous and difficult to install a warning sign far behind the vehicle when tailing traffic is moving at 120 km per hour. This product warns other drivers and prevents secondary accidents much more quickly.” With additional business startup support from the Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center, Kim was able to commercialize his idea this past January. ▶ ‘Base Camp’, an Open Business Nurturing Platform The Base Camp provides an open platform through which to nurture businesses. Camp residents can share ideas and experiences with one another at the camp. ▶ 1,020 Individuals Benefited from Base Camp Services in 2015 Last year alone, 1,020 individuals benefited from the customized, step-by-step Base Camp programs in realizing their business ideas in both pre- and post-establishment stages. ▶ Jeon Seong-gi / Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center Official “One notable achievement is that resident individuals formed a community network in which they worked together as companions instead of competing with each other.” Gyeonggi Province will expand business startup support in cooperation with academia and related organizations. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.03.25Greetings, 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. Korean Traditional Music Scores Published in Western Style (0315-3) [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra recently published Korean traditional music scores written in a western style using five-lined music sheets. This also means that Korean traditional music can now be played in different keys through modulation. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra Our reporter visited members of the orchestra who were busy practicing with the new music scores. These experienced traditional musicians are still unfamiliar with the use of western music scores to play in shifted keys, which, once mastered, can broaden the possibilities for Korean traditional music. ▶[PiP] Kim Eung-ho / 1st Daegeum Player, Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra “We have sharps and flats here which are completely new to us. We are practicing to get used to them.” By convention, Korean traditional music scores have been written in Chinese characters that depict the notes. This method is cumbersome for writing and translation, and is also inappropriate for use while playing music. ▶ First Western Style Music Scores for Korean Traditional Music These first western-style Korean traditional music scores feature five regional versions of Arirang (아리랑), each in twelve different keys. ▶ Over 1,000 Pages of Modulated Music for 9 Instruments Comprised of more than a thousand pages in nine sections for individual instruments, this publication is regarded as an innovative step for Korean traditional music. ▶ Choi Sang-hwa / Director, Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra “Traditional music must evolve through the present and into the future. By facilitating the use of new music scores, we can realize the advancement of Korean traditional music as public and international music…” This orchestra is currently working on the introduction of western classical music such as works by Mozart in their repertoire so as to publicly promote Korean traditional music by combining its sounds with western classics. Article 2. Gyeonggi Continues Water Pipe Replacement Support (160316-1) [Anchor’s Headline] Since last year, Gyeonggi Province has been providing water pipe replacement support to households with old water pipes, especially those in older apartment buildings, and has earmarked a larger budget for the program this year. ▶ Apartment in Bucheon City Prior to the complete replacement of water pipes, residents in this 30-year-old apartment building faced considerable difficulties due to contaminated water. ▶ [PiP] Kim Hyo-soon / Apartment Resident “Water pressure wasn’t insufficient and the water was so dirty that we couldn’t use it for washing dishes and had to buy drinking water. We are much happier now because we are living normal lives.” [CG] The provincial pipe replacement support program has received very high satisfaction ratings, and the number of potable tap water users has also increased greatly. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “After the replacement of old pipes, tap water has become clean enough to drink.” ▶ Gyeonggi Targets Water Piping Replacement at 200,000 Households by 2018 Gyeonggi Province is now targeting 200,000 households for water pipe replacement support by 2018. This is expected to cost the provincial government a minimum of KRW 140 billion. Local governments will also participate in this project through active local ordinance amendments. ▶ Ryu Jae-hwan / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Water Supply Team “Our survey showed very high satisfaction ratings, so we will expand support and help 45,000 households this year.” There are a large number of older apartment buildings in Gyeonggi Province that require urgent water pipe replacement. Article 3. More CCTVs Installed in School Areas (160315-1) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced a large increase in the number of CCTV camera installations in child protection areas this year. This initiative is geared to enhance the safety of children during their travel between home and school. ▶ School Area in Osan City This street near a primary school in Osan (오산) is too narrow to leave safe spaces for children. Children are exposed to danger as soon as they exit the school gate. ▶ Yoon Seon-hye / Parent “There is a lack of safety for children around the school. It worries parents.” There are more than 2,000 child protection areas in the province, of which 60 percent have CCTV camera coverage. ▶ More Child Protection Areas to be Bolstered with Safety Cameras Gyeonggi Province plans to increase CCTV coverage of school zones from the current 60 percent to 93 percent by the end of this year. Regional safety control centers will also intensify 24-hour public safety monitoring and will station police officers for timely responses. There will also be more safety features such as speed-limiting curves and visual warnings. ▶[PiP] Kim Woo-chan / Gyeonggi Province Construction Design Division Official “Safety features will be installed at apartment gates, along children’s travel routes and in school zones. They will also contribute to the safety of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and women.” Gyeonggi Province will also introduce Kids’ Zones in more vulnerable areas with the installation of extensive safety and ‘universal design’ features. Article 4. Gyeonggi Provincial Hospitals Open Hospices (160314-1) [Anchor’s Headline] Following the inclusion of hospice services in Korean national medical insurance coverage last year, a number of Gyeonggi provincial medical centers opened hospice wings so as to provide terminally ill patients with better services including personal caretakers at greatly reduced costs. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center Uijeongbu Hospital At this Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center hospice wing, a personal caretaker tends to an elderly cancer patient. She performs basic personal health and living care as well as consultations for the patient’s family members. Without insurance coverage, hospice services could be very costly and beyond the means of some families since most patients require hired personal care services. ▶ Lee Won-jong / Patient’s Family “Personal caretaker services cost KRW 2.5 million a month. With insurance, I pay only KRW 4,000 a day, which is equal to only KRW 120,000 a month.” ▶ National Medical Insurance Covers 95% of Personal Caretaker Services In July last year, the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare revised national health insurance terms to increase coverage of hospice services including personal care services to 95 percent. ▶ Lee Hyun-cheol / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Public Healthcare Team “Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center facilities in Uijeongbu began hospice services this month. The Paju hospital will begin full hospice service in May.” Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Centers will also increase the number of beds in their hospice wings. The expanded services and insurance coverage significantly alleviate the burdens on patients as well as their families. Article 5. Gyeonggi Province Receives Senior Internship Applications (160316-3) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating an internship employment service program for seniors so as to provide job opportunities to seniors seeking employment after retirement, and began receiving applications for this year. ▶ Electronic Parts Manufacturing Enterprise, Hwaseong City 69-year-old Jeon (전동준) has been working at this electronic parts manufacturing enterprise as an intern since last year. A retiree from the same industry, he skillfully performs part management and assembly with accumulated personal experience. ▶ Jeon Dong-jun / Senior Intern “This work is familiar to me and reminds me of the past while giving me opportunities to get to know new people and to make use of my body.” ▶ Employers Satisfied with Senior Interns for Their Skills and Diligence Employers also are satisfied with senior interns because they have expertise and experience and are reliable. ▶ Lee Byeong-yong / Manager, Yoo-il EnerTech “While many young people tend to avoid hard manual work, demand for senior workers is rising because they have skills and experience.” ▶ Application Open to Seniors of Age 60+ Application for this year’s senior internships at enterprises in Gyeonggi Province is now open to seniors 60 years of age and older. ▶ Employer Application Open to Enterprises with 5+ Employees Participation in this year’s senior internship program is also open to enterprises with five or more employees. ▶ Yu Yong-cheol / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Senior Job Opportunity Team “This internship program helps seniors continue to lead rewarding and healthy lives. They may be transferred to long-term employment after their internship period…” ▶ Enterprises Provided with Provincial Wage Support Those enterprises that employ senior interns will receive provincial support of 50% of the internship wages for three months, as well as for six subsequent months if they employ the seniors after the internship period. Article 6. Year-Round Pot-Grown Chrysanthemums (160315-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Chrysanthemums are representative flowers of autumn. However, the Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services has disclosed the development of this varied flower for year-round growth in pots. ▶ Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services These chrysanthemums vary greatly in color and shape just like the original breeds, but are smaller in size. However, these flowers are more resistant to cold temperatures and can maintain their full colors during the warm summer. ▶[PiP] Lee Hae-gil / Chief Official, Horticultural Research Division, GARES “Flowers are smaller and can be grown in pots. They grow well and maintain their full colors in cold temperatures or reduced sunlight…” Chrysanthemums are in high demand among floricultural farms. ▶ Ordinary Chrysanthemums Require Temperatures Near 20°C However, ordinary chrysanthemums require ambient temperatures to be maintained at approximately 20 degrees Celsius. ▶ 80% of Pot-grown Chrysanthemums are Expensive Foreign Breeds In addition, 80 percent of pot-grown chrysanthemums are expensive imported breeds. ▶ Kim Myeong-gyub / Pot-Grown Chrysanthemum Farmer “Imported breeds are very expensive while existing breeds require high fuel costs during winter.” ▶ Economical Local Pot-Grown Chrysanthemum Breeds The local breeds of pot-grown chrysanthemums can be grown throughout the year at a low cost. ▶ Selected Breeds to Be Supplied to Farmers This Year The institute will continue screening the flower to find more robust breeds and will begin supplying the selected breeds to farmers from the second half of this year. These local breeds will enhance the competitiveness of floricultural farmers in Gyeonggi Province. Article 7. Bird Flue Control Continues in Gyeonggi Province (160314-3) [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center has been working hard to prevent bird flu outbreaks before the arrival of migrating birds. With all the migrating birds having left the country, this center now performs customized disease control at individual poultry farms. ▶ Poultry Farm, Yongin City At this chicken farm in Yongin (용인) City, a veterinarian takes blood samples from the animals to check for any diseases. ▶ So Hyun-hui / Poultry Veterinarian “Chickens usually have feed debris on their beaks when they have respiratory diseases. I think these chickens are fine.” These examinations are performed at every poultry farm so as to isolate diseases at the site at which they are detected. ▶ [PIP] Park Sang-do / Chicken Farm Owner “I think they died a natural death. However, by examining live animals, we can detect other diseases such as enteritis and prevent their spread, so…” ▶ Prevention Costs Less Than Support for Affected Farms Over the past two years, support of KRW 238 billion has been paid to poultry farmers affected by bird flu in Korea, signifying the importance of prevention. ▶ Customized Bird Flu Control Customized poultry disease control is performed for the ten most harmful poultry diseases by the Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center with cooperation from veterinarians and related organizations. ▶ [PiP] Lim Byeong-gyu / Director, Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center “This control project aims to prevent poultry diseases and minimize damage by providing customized control services to individual poultry farms.” According to a source in Gyeonggi Province, this customized prevention was the reason there have been no outbreaks of other diseases such as New Castle disease since last year. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.03.18Greetings, 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 Practices Shared Economy Policy (0309-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Following the recent announcement of the shared economy policy by Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil (남경필), provincial institutes began sharing their information resources and facilities with SMEs. GTV examined the policy details. ▶ Gyeonggi Institute of Science & Technology Promotion A provincial science and technology institute in Suwon (수원) City has made its expensive research equipment available for use by SMEs from around the country. ▶ [PiP] Lee Beom-yong / Pharmaceutical Company Research Personnel “By using the quality equipment at provincial institutes, we can save a lot in purchase costs and R&D activities.” More than 1,300 R&D devices at 22 provincial institutes are now available for use by private enterprises. Those enterprises that require R&D equipment may now access such devices at a very low cost by submitting an application and selecting appropriate equipment and schedules. ▶ GTV Reporter Choi Ji-hyun “The underlying principle of Gyeonggi Province’s shared economy policy is sharing resources. Each provincial institute and organization will launch individual sharing programs this year.” ▶ Shared Economy Policy 1 Shared Warm & Blessed Housing Construction Projects In real estate administration, Gyeonggi Province plans to share provincial rental housing construction projects with private construction companies. ▶ Shared Economy Policy 2 Welfare Resource Sharing Platform Development In welfare administration, Gyeonggi Province will create matching supply-and-demand platforms by sharing its accumulated resources with private organizations. ▶ Shared Economy Policy 3 Establishment of ‘Gyeonggi Province Corporation’ and ‘Startup Campus’ The planned Gyeonggi Province Corporation and Startup Campus for product development and marketing support for private enterprises are also based on shared economy principles. ▶ [Sync / PiP] Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Gyeonggi Province will create a shared economy by combining public land and financial resources with the creativity of enterprises.” The creation of new frameworks based on shared economy will be the core of Gyeonggi Province’s economic policy this year. Article 2. 62 Gyeonggi Universities Join Green Campus Movement (160309-1) [Anchor’s Headline] In line with Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030 for energy independence, 62 colleges and universities have joined the ‘Green Campus’ movement that aims to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental conservation. ▶ Kangnam University, Yongin City This university has its own power generation system that uses geothermal energy. It also has a monitoring and control system that detects lecture room occupancy and automatically manages power supply. This university reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 1,200 tons annually. ▶ Ju Si-hu / Professor, Kangnam University “Our energy expenses were reduced by KRW 620 million compared with 2010. With labor cost reductions of KRW 370 million, we are saving approximately KRW 1 billion annually.” ▶ Kangnam University (March 8) Green Campus Joining Ceremony On March 8, the representatives of 62 higher education institutes in Gyeonggi Province jointly declared their participation in the Green Campus Movement and Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030. Each institute will operate its own energy reduction systems and programs so as to help the provincial government achieve 70% energy independence by the year 2030. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Universities are among the greatest energy-consuming organizations. Their participation will contribute greatly to energy savings and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.” The 62 institutes, which account for more than 80 percent of higher education institutes in Gyeonggi Province, will also receive provincial support in their energy-saving activities. Article 3. Gyeonggi Uses Big Data for Business Startup Support (160302-2) [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting businesses of high potential in their startup stages through various support programs. The latest such support comes in the form of comprehensive commercial activity analysis using big data. The analysis results can provide businesses with valuable marketing information. Kim (김설옥), a café owner, is one such businessperson who stands to benefit from the big data analysis. ▶ Kim Seol-ok / Café Owner “I thought everything will go well. However, with very few customers, I was lost as soon as I opened the café. That was the hardest time,” ▶ Big Data Analysis for Sales Targeting This analysis was performed on commercial data collected from more than 20 billion cases of credit card and communication service usage. (CG) The information produced can be used by those who start their own businesses to determine target areas and client groups on which to focus their marketing. ▶ Kim Hyung-yul / Gyeonggi Contents Agency ‘Big Fi’ Promotion Team Leader “Those who have business items in mind and are looking for a location can find suitable areas, while those who already have opened businesses can identify areas of improvement.” ▶ Information Service Linked to Business Startup Education & Consultation Services Gyeonggi Province will continue to improve data analysis to include wider business fields and to provide more localized information. This information service will also be linked to business startup education and consultation services currently being provided by the Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center. Article 4. Gyeonggi Province’s Warm & Blessed Community Support (160310-2) [Anchor’s Headline] The Ddabok (따복) Community Support Project of Gyeonggi Province provides small-town communities with space and activity support so as to promote the livelihoods of otherwise inactive residents. The subject activities are usually economic initiatives for communal benefits. ▶ Yongduri Village, Anseong City This village in Anseong (안성) has an increasing number of new families who have relocated from cities. The members of these families sought to familiarize themselves with neighbors through creative joint activities. They turned to the Ddabok (따복) Community Support Center. ▶ Han Jeong-hui / Yongduri Resident “It wasn’t easy to even begin to do something together. However, thanks to the assistance of Ddabok support center consultants, we were able to establish an initial framework and …” They are now part of a community, working happily together to produce food items for seniors in the village. All the ingredients are those harvested and donated by locals from their own farms. ▶ Ddabok Community Support Provided to Over 10-Person Projects Ddabok (따복), a portmanteau of ‘warm and blessed’ in Korean, is a symbolic title for a small residential community in which residents jointly engage in activities for their own community. Ddabok (따복) community projects involving more than 10 members are provided with provincial support on an application basis. ▶ Ryu In-gwon / Director, Gyeonggi Province Ddabok Community Support Division “We will double the number of supported community projects this year so as to promote participation in communal activities by more residents.” The voluntary Ddabok (따복) community projects undertaken by local residents not only lead to a sharing culture among local residents, but also contribute to the local economy through joint economic activities. Article 5. Gyeonggi Pursues Revival of Apiculture (160310-3) [Anchor’s Headline] In order to help revive the honey-making industry, Gyeonggi Province has been working with a private apicultural research institute, and recently announced measures for the development of apiculture as a sixth industry. ▶ Honey Production Dwindles Due to Multiple Causes Although demand for honey has never declined, its local supply has almost collapsed due to multiple causes. While increasing urbanization and climate change as well as a lack of honey-producing plants have reduced the bee population, free trade agreements have replaced domestic supplies with much cheaper imports. ▶ Gyeonggi to Promote Apiculture as 6th Industry Gyeonggi Province’s sixth industry promotion policy for apiculture is regarded as business CPR. ▶ Yang Kyung-yul / CEO, Gyeonggi-do Apicultural Research “Our apiculture industry is in serious depression. However, 6th industry promotion will be helpful in its revival as well as for bee farmer income.” [CG] The term sixth industry is a metaphoric description of the combined first, second and third industries represented by honey production, processing, and related services. The second industry is comprised of the manufacturing of secondary products from honey while the third industry consists of honey tours and experiential programs. The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services will oversee sixth industry promotion through education and on-site learning programs ▶ Lee Soo-yeong / Manager, Technology Transfer Division, GARES “For sixth industry promotion, on-site learning as well as instruction-based education for bee farmers is important. We will make necessary arrangements for as many honey producers to participate in the programs as possible.” ▶ Honey Experience and Tour Programs While promoting the production of a variety of secondary products such as honey wines, toothpastes and propolis, this institute will also introduce honey experience and tour programs when the flowering season arrives. Article 6. Success of Gyeonggi-Supported Animations (160309-3) [Anchor’s Headline] The animation industry in Gyeonggi Province has benefited from provincial support through intensive serial ‘Legend Creation’ projects for individual animations. Following the great success of the first and second such animations, the third provincially-supported animation is also on its way to a remarkable success. ▶ 1st Legend Creation Project ‘Leafie, a Hen into the Wild’ The first animation was about the adventures of a hen that escaped from a comfortable henhouse to freedom. ▶ 2nd Legend Creation Project ‘Pororo, the Racing Adventure’ The cinematic version of a super-sled adventure that features Pororo, one of the most popular animation characters among children, was the second successful animation movie in the Legend Creation project series. ▶ 3rd Legend Creation Project ‘Adventure of Maru’ The third in the provincial support project series is also becoming a legend by breaking records in audience reviews and ticket sales. ▶ [PiP] Kim Wun-ki / Representative, Electric Circus “We frequently fall short in our budget for various reasons. The Legend Creation support project was an important source of supplementary funding.” ▶Large Investments Required for Animation Productions Although the Korean animation industry boasts significant expertise and experience, it was deemed a high-risk business since production requires considerable investment. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Participates in Investment through Legend Creation Project Through direct investment under the Legend Creation projects, Gyeonggi Province has been supporting animation productions as a partner. ▶ Moon Yeong-geun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Contents Policy Team “We provide support for the creation of legendary animation brands and characters. We will expand the support projects to include other content genres beyond animation.” ▶ Returns Reinvested in Next Project The Legend Creation project work will continue through the reinvestment of returns from the previous animations into the next production project selected for provincial support. The success enjoyed by the previous projects already bodes well for the success of the upcoming project. Article 7. Gyeonggi Intensifies G-Mark Livestock Product Inspections (160304-3) [Anchor’s Headline] A Gyeonggi Province official revealed that the provincial government will intensify inspections of G-mark livestock products. A large portion of G-mark meat is currently being used for school meals. ▶ Meat Processing Enterprise, Yangju City The G-mark is granted only to products of the highest quality. Although some G-mark meat is retailed to general consumers, a large amount is used for school meals. ▶ Gyeonggi Begins Special Livestock Product Management This special livestock product management initiative aims to ensure the safety of meat products used for children at schools. ▶ Ahn Gil-ho / Gyeonggi Province Animal Quarantine Division Official “Inspections will be performed at slaughter houses as well as processing and retail sites. We will be looking into meat, hygiene, product, and facility management processes.” ▶ Special Inspections on Rating and Distribution Special inspection teams will also perform on-site visits at least once a month so as to ensure rating standards and to test for any harmful substances present in processing procedures. Meat of the highest grade will then supplied to schools at 3rd grade prices. ▶ Lee Hyun-ja / Primary School Nutritionist “Since the provincial government ensures the quality of G-mark meat and provides us with reduced price benefits, we feel assured and can prepare good food for our children at a low cost.” Intensive livestock product inspections will continue so as to alleviate the worries of parents about school meals. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.