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The Second Weekly of January
The Second Weekly of January 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.01.08
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Province in 2015 Coalition, Safety 1228-1 [Anchor’s Headline] At the closing of 2015, GTV investigated changes initiated by the provincial administration in Gyeonggi Province during the past year. First, we looked at coalition, safety and welfare. [Report] Since the appointment of a vice governor from the opposition party, political coalition has become a trademark of Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil. ▶ Coalition / with Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly in Budget Planning For the first time among second-tier governments in Korea, the Gyeonggi provincial administration formulated a collaborative system with the provincial assembly during annual budget planning. ▶ Coalition / with Local Governments to Mitigate Conflicting Interest Twice last year, in April and December, Gyeonggi Province convened meetings with local government heads so as to resolve or mitigate persistent issues among localities. ▶ Coalition / with Gangwon 강원 and Jeju 제주 through collaboration agreements for mutually beneficial projects. In safety areas, Gyeonggi Province also made significant progress. ▶ Safety / Creation of Combined Private Economy, Innovation 1228_2 [Anchor’s Headline] In economic areas, Gyeonggi Province also saw notable achievements. Gyeonggi Province’s employment policies garnered the highest national award while making tangible progress in northern regional development. [Report] The most significant achievement of the province’s economic policies has been that of job creation, the greatest results being realized in youth employment. ▶ Economy / College Student Internship May 20, 2015 Gyeonggi Tops National Employment Policy Assessments Gyeonggi Province received the highest overall scores among 243 local governments in Korea during national employment policy assessments. ▶ Innovation / Gwangyo New Provincial Government Complex Construction Begins In innovation areas, the most notable development was the resolution of issues regarding the construction of the new provincial government complex in Gwangyo 광교 New Town. Work has now begun with landscaping for tentative use by the public until main construction begins in July. ▶ Innovation / Double Decker Bus Operation This past October, for the first time in Korea, Gyeonggi Province introduced double-decker buses for public transportation. Aimed at mitigating the capacity limitation of seat-only intercity buses, double-decker buses have served an average of 259 passengers daily, with each bus carrying 30 more passengers than a standard intercity bus. The development of northern provincial regions also saw tangible progress in 2015. ▶ Northern Development / Establishment K-Design Village Last year, Gyeonggi Province invested KRW 40 billion in the economic development of northeastern regions and the industrial promotion of northern regions. ▶ Northern Development / Pyeonghwanuri Tourism Complex Expansion Plan And the province also announced a tourism complex expansion plan for the northern region. Article 3. Gyeonggi Opens Public Common Rooms for Youths 1229-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Since December, a new type of youth facility opened in four Gyeonggi Province locations. These public facilities provide youths with comfortable spaces for personal pursuits. Our reporter visited one such facility. [Report] ▶ ‘Hyu Caf’ at Gwangju City Youth Center Commonly named Hyu 휴 Caf Hyu meaning ‘resting’ in Korean this facility is located within the recently renovated Gwangju 광주 City Youth Center. ▶ GTV Reporter Heong Yeon-woo “In this common room, children enjoy their own pastimes such as reading books, studying or using computers.” ▶ Open to Gyeonggi Youths Operated by Gyeonggi Province, Hyu 휴 Cafes are open to all youths in the province free of charge. Although only recently opened, many students are already using the facilities, indicating their popularity. ▶ Lee So-yeong / Student, Gwangju City “Since I began using the Hyu Caf, it didn’t cost much to enjoy my pastimes. I can study or chat with friends here. It’s great.” ▶ Job Experience Program to Be Introduced In addition to functioning as common rooms, their operators also plan job experience programs for youths. ▶ Gwon Oh-suk / Instructor, Gwangju City Youth Center “We plan to provide various job experience programs so as to help youths identify their preferred careers in the future.” ▶ 4 Hyu Cafes Opens Beginning with the Yangju City facility this past December, four Hyu 휴 Cafs have opened to date in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ 2 More Cafes to Open in 2016 Gyeonggi Province plans to open two more Hyu 휴 Cafes in the cities of Yeoju 여주 and Ansan 안산 in January. Article 4. Gyeonggi Sports Association Absorbs Sports for All 1230 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Sports Association and the Gyeonggi Council of Sports for All have been merged to create a new provincial sports association. This merger signifies the unification of athletes with public sportspeople. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Human Resources Development Institute December 29, 2015 Inauguration of Gyeonggi Sports Association The merger of these two sports organizations is the first of its kind to be realized among second-tier localities in Korea. ▶ Merger Boosts Exchanges between Elite and Public Athletes Such a merger is expected to boost exchanges between elite athletes and sports-for-all enthusiasts in the province. ▶ Gyeonggi Governor Named First GSA Head Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil was named the first president of the new Gyeonggi Sports Association. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I hope that, through this integration, you will now become a pillar of both elite sports and public sports for all.” ▶ Job Opportunities Expand for Retired Athletes This merger is also expected to expand job opportunities for retired elite athletes as coaches and managers of sports-for-all athletes. ▶ Lee Jin-han / General Director, Gyeonggi Province Culture, Sports 151223-3 [Anchor’s Headline] One year ago, Gyeonggi Province opened Korea’s first Employment 남양주 City so as to integrate employment and welfare services for the convenience of users. The province has since continually opened new centers. [Report] ▶ Osan Employment 오산 City. There, our reporter met a woman who, after unexpectedly losing her job, is currently on unemployment benefits provided through this center. She is now looking for work while preparing herself for a new job by using the services provided by this center. ▶ Kim Hyun-suk alias “I am currently on unemployment benefits. It is hard to find a job these days, so I am came here to get information about job openings for women like myself.” Employment 남양주 Employment Welfare Plus Center increased approximately 50 percent. A similar achievement was also realized at another center opened a year ago in a neighboring city. ▶ Lee Cheol-wung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Employment 151224-1 [Anchor’s Headline] From January 1, the tolls on the expressway between Seosuwon 서수원 and Uiwang 의왕 were reduced by up to KRW 100. This expressway is used by more than 46 million vehicles annually. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex December 23, 2015 Announcement of Seosuwon-Uiwang Expressway Toll Reduction Gyeonggi Province reduced the tolls for this privately-invested expressway so as to alleviate travelling costs for Gyeonggi residents. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “The Seosuwon-Uiwang Expressway Tolls will be reduced by KRW 100.” ▶ Amounts of Seosuwon-Uiwang Expressway Tolls Reduced From 00:00 pm January 1 For Cars, Buses, Trucks: KRW 100 For Small Cars: KRW 50 From zero hour on January 1, the new tolls will be KRW 800 for cars, KRW 900 for buses, KRW 1,000 for trucks and KRW 400 for small cars. These reduced tolls are 30% lower than other privately invested expressways and even 10 percent lower than publicly constructed expressways. ▶ Kim Sang-hyun / Gunpo City Resident “Daily commuters like myself will benefit greatly from the toll reduction.” ▶ Choi Cheol-ho / Suwon City Resident “Any reduced toll fees are beneficial for all drivers.” Gyeonggi Province’s decision to reduce tolls was based on a recent interest rate reduction that resulted in cost savings of KRW 45 billion for the Gyeonggi South Road Company. The toll reduction aims to return the savings to the public. ▶ GTV Reporter Oh So-eun “Gyeonggi Province expects that this toll reduction will have a savings effect of KRW 12 billion for the public over the next three years. This is Oh So-eun, GTV.” Article 7. Preliminary Audit Consulting System of Gyeonggi Province 151229-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been implementing a preliminary audit consulting system so as to promote positive attitudes among officials. This system also proved helpful in resolving public complaints. [Report] ▶ Library in Gwangmyeong City Eight cleaning workers hired by a labor agency have worked at this library for many years. When they left the agency a year ago, the agency failed to provide them with severance pay. ▶ Lee Jin-yeong / Cleaning Worker “We felt devastated when we heard that there would be no severance pay. We are very grateful to the public office for resolving this issue for us. We just can’t thank them enough.” It was Gyeonggi Province’s preliminary audit consulting system that helped them receive severance pay as well as overdue salary. [CG] This system encourages officials to approach the provincial audit office in advance when they have concerns regarding complicated public complaints, so as to promote active administrative practices among officials. ▶ 250 Cases out of 270 Preliminary Consulting Cases Resolved Since its introduction in 2014, 250 out of 270 public complaint cases processed through this system have been resolved. ▶ Kim Won-seop / Director, Gyeonggi Province General Audit Division “Next year, we will speed up public complaint processing by local administrations so as to produce results and resolve issues earlier.” The audit office of Gyeonggi Province will continue to actively assist administrative offices with public complaint processing. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Fifth Weekly of December
The Fifth Weekly of December 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.12.31
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Legal Support for Near-Bankrupt Individuals 1221-1 [Anchor’s Headline] In order to help individuals who, because of overwhelming debt, have difficulties leading normal lives or continuing businesses, Gyeonggi Province has introduced a legal support program. [Report] ▶ Lawyer’s Office, Suwon City When, as a personal guarantor, Kim assumed the debt of an acquaintance, he had to quit his job and start his own business. However, his business was not successful and Kim’s debt grew to almost KRW 800 million. He is now under continuous pressure from debt collectors. ▶ Kim Min-woo alias “When exactions began, I couldn’t distinguish debt collector calls from business calls. It made me more frustrated.” ▶ Gyeonggi Introduces Legal Representation Support for Debtors However, Kim has now been freed from debt collectors thanks to Gyeonggi Province’s legal representation support arrangements for debtors. ▶ Debt Collectors Fined KRW 20 Million for a Direct Exaction Attempt Introduced in cooperation with regional bar associations, this support system provides debtors with the legal representation services of designated lawyers. Any attempt by creditors to directly contact debtors will be subject to a fine of KRW 20 million. ▶ Support Agreement between Gyeonggi Province ☎ 031-8008-2234 Applications for initial interviews for legal debtor representation services are being received via the Gyeonggi Province Free Legal Consultation Office. Article 2. Winter Charity Events for Homeless Held at Suwon Station 151217-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The winter season, especially around Christmas and New Year’s Day, sees charity organizations and groups hold numerous events for people in difficult situations. Our reporter visited one such event for homeless individuals held at Suwon Station Plaza. [Report] ▶ Suwon Station Plaza December 16 ‘2015 Street Banquet for Christmas’ Through donations and work, many volunteers participated in this event that consisted of entertaining performances, gift presentations and free meals. Homeless individuals forgot the cold and enjoyed the performances while wearing winter clothes they had received as holiday gifts. Volunteers, including Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil, served 400 meals they had prepared the previous night. ▶ [PIP] Lee Hae-man / Volunteer “I feel very happy and gratified to have participated in serving meals to those living in difficult situations.” There are also many seniors among the homeless who rarely enjoy warm, home-cooked meals ▶ Kim Jeong-ki / Homeless Senior “I had a good meal, received gifts and listened to good people who boosted my spirits” “I feel good and happy, and I am very grateful.” There was also a special corner for medical services including health checkups and the dispensing of medicines as well as for haircuts, all run free of charge by volunteers. ▶ [PiP] Jang Yong-jae / Volunteer “I like what I am doing. I am very happy to be able to offer homeless friends my haircut services. They truly appreciate my services, too.” This charity event for the homeless is one of many such events that will occur during the winter for underprivileged families and individuals. Article 3. Resident-initiated Energy Saving Projects in Gyeonggi Province 151221-2 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, there are local communities in which residents voluntarily work together to reduce energy consumption. These communities were recognized by the provincial administration for their environment-conscious initiatives that can rarely be seen among residential communities. [Report] ▶ Seoksu I-Park Apartment Anyang Designated as Energy Saving Community An apartment complex in Anyang 안양 City was designated as an Energy Saving Community by Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Formation of Energy Reduction Management ▶ Creation of Energy Diagnosis Specialist ▶ Implementation of Carbon Point System What made this community stand out was that their energy reduction efforts stem not simply from a need for energy cost reduction but instead from an awareness of the beneficial effects for the environment. Residents established their own organization for the promotion of such awareness as well as for energy savings. They also appointed energy monitors from among themselves for the diagnosis of energy usage by each household. They even implemented a carbon point system that provides cash incentives for the amount of energy saved. ▶ Jeong Jeom-im / Apartment Resident “Our two-person teams monitor energy consumption and provide energy usage consultation services. There is no reserve electricity being wasted in our community. Energy bills have been reduced significantly.” ▶ Seoho Primary School, Suwon City This primary school recently received an award of excellence from Gyeonggi Province for its successful performance in energy consumption reduction. This award system is part of Gyeonggi Province’s Green School Project launched this year. This school was able to reduce its energy consumption by operating a control system that monitors and automatically controls energy consumption in each classroom. ▶ Lee Byeong-jun / Principal, Seoho Primary School “We are determined to reduce energy consumption not simply to save energy costs but also to improve the quality of our lives by wisely coping with climate changes. Energy saving is our future.” Gyeonggi Province awarded incentives of KRW 1 million in value to 6 residential communities as well as to 4 schools for their exemplary energy saving practices. ▶ Oh Jae-seong / Director, Gyeonggi Province Climate 151222-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Social economic enterprises that launched their products via nationwide online markets with the support of Gyeonggi Province are realizing large increases in sales. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Zandari Village Enterprise This bean curd manufacturer in Osan 오산 City is a community enterprise. Over the past three months, since Gyeonggi Province helped this company launch its products via major online markets in Korea, this company’s sales have grown rapidly. It now enjoys profits greater than 20 percent and has expanded its business with food-experience programs. The company has been widely recognized for its achievements. ▶ Hong Jin-e / Representative, Zandari Village Enterprise “With intensive promotional support from the provincial government, our exposure and popularity among consumers increased significantly, which resulted in greatly increased sales.” ▶ 30 Gyeonggi Social Enterprises Launched via Online Markets This past July, Gyeonggi Province entered an agreement with G-Market and Auction, two major online markets in Korea, and launched 30 social economic enterprises of the province via these markets. ▶ Online Sales of KRW 150 Million Achieved in 3 Months In just three months since their online launch, with continuous promotional support from the province, these enterprises were able to achieve combined sales of KRW 150 million. Gyeonggi Province now leads online social enterprise sales in Korea. ▶ Lee Jong-deok / Director, Gyeonggi Province Social Economy General Support Center “With the increased budget next year, we will provide social economic enterprises with occasional and seasonal marketing support so as to help them increase sales.” Gyeonggi Province will also expand online marketing development support for more social economic enterprises next year. Article 5. Gyeonggi to Introduce Savings Accounts for Young Workers 151218-2 [Anchor’s Headline] There are many young workers who are living on meager salaries because well-paid employment is too hard to find. In order to help these youths financially, Gyeonggi Province will introduce a deposit account product that combines monthly personal savings with provincial support. [Report] Kim is 28 years old and works as a public relations intern at a private company. He will have to return to job searching when his internship period expires. Although he urgently needs to prepare for his future, including marriage, saving money is currently beyond his means. ▶ Kim Jin-won / Intern “It’s not easy to make a sizeable sum of money while working as an intern. I wish I could save some money to invest in my future self, like for marriage and such, but...” ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex December 15 Cooperation Agreement for Establishment of Working Youth Account For the introduction of this deposit account, tentatively titled “Working Youth Account’, Gyeonggi Province signed a cooperation agreement with financial institutes. ▶ ‘Working Youth Account’ Support Program The Gyeonggi Province-supported bank deposit account will help youths maintain their current jobs and prepare for the future. ▶ KRW 10 Million Returned After Monthly Deposits of KRW 100,000 for 3 Years After three years of deposits of only KRW 100,000 per month, holders of this account will receive KRW 10 million, which can be used for future personal endeavors, provided that the account holder maintains employment. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil "We will expand the number of the recipients of this support depending on the initial operation results. I hope that this program will eventually spread nationwide for our youths.” ▶ 500 Youths Aged 18-34 with Monthly Income Less Than KRW 1.25 Million This deposit account support, which will be introduced in March next year, will initially be provided to 500 youths of 18 to 24 years of age whose monthly income is less than KRW 1.25 million. Article 6. Gyeonggi Holds Regulation Rationalization Meeting 151221-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On December 17, Gyeonggi Province convened a meeting to discuss ways in which to rationalize regulations in northern provincial regions. The northern regions of Gyeonggi Province feature numerous military facilities that require development restrictions that are more extensive than those of other regions. [Report] ▶ Development Restriction Zone, Uijeongbu City This area of Uijeongbu 의정부 City is within a development restriction zone, commonly referred to as a green belt. Although an expressway has been constructed through the area, its underside is still bound by development restrictions despite persistent complaints by residents. ▶ Cheon Seung-hui / Resident, Sangok-dong, Uijeongbu City “The green belt concept no longer is valid in areas under the expressway. Deregulation is absolutely necessary for the local economy and for the lives of local residents.” ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Regulation Rationalization Meeting December 17 The concerned areas include Paldang 팔당 special management areas as well as military facility protection zones within the green belts. These areas are subject to multiple regulations, many of which are regarded as irrational or impractical. ▶ Green Belts Result in Over-development of Urban Areas The green belts, which were originally aimed at preventing excessive urban expansion, are now causing the over-development of urban areas. ▶ Lee Byeon-gil / Gyeonggi Province Regulatory Committee Chairman “Gyeonggi Province is home to all sorts of multiple regulations and packaged regulations. Deregulation will have significant effects including the creation of approximately 150,000 jobs.” ▶ Regulations for Military Facility Protection also Need Mitigation There was also a prevailing sentiment about the necessity for the mitigation of regulations for military facility protection. Many argued that deregulation is necessary up to the point where it avoids impacting military purposes. ▶ Byeon Gi-jong / LH Corp. Chief Military Facility Relocation Consultant “Many military protection zones are within the proximity of arsenals. The safety distances from these areas are much more limited than those supposed based on military purposes.” Gyeonggi Province will continue to pursue the mitigation of multiple regulations in northern provincial regions through various endeavors. Article 7. Warm 151222_2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been implementing Warm December 18 Gyeonggi Province Future Housing Idea Contest Out of more than 100 contestants, 8 were selected for the finals that took place on December 18. Each contestant presented the housing ideas they had created for young residents. The Warm After this contest I feel confident that we can construct economic, good quality housing that reflects the Warm & Blessed Village concept.” The construction of the Warm & Blessed Villages with creative ideas will now begin with the full support of Gyeonggi Province. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Fourth Weekly of December
The Fourth Weekly of December 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.12.24
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Fake Erectile Dysfunction Medicine Dealers Uncovered [Anchor’s Headline] The special judicial police of Gyeonggi Province recently uncovered a group of fake erectile dysfunction medicine dealers who sold these products under the guise of over-the-counter vitamins. [Report] ▶ [Sync] Customer: “Are these Viagra” “Or are they the same” “No prescription necessary” Pharmacist: “No prescription necessary, but we don’t sell them to anybody…” GTV was able to record the crime in action with a hidden camera. ▶ 8,000 Capsules Sold Since 2009 Taking advantage of the reluctance of users to consult with their doctors regarding erectile problems, this pharmacy has sold more than 8,000 fake drug capsules without prescriptions since 2009. ▶ Lee Gye-yong / Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police Team Leader “Erectile dysfunction medicines require prescriptions for patients to purchase. Many users of fake drugs live either in remote regions or far from hospitals.” ▶ Supplier, Retailer and Pharmacists Prosecuted The special judicial police uncovered a supply chain and arrested a retailer while prosecuting a wholesaler and two pharmacists. ▶ Fake Capsules Sold to 13 Pharmacies Disguised as Vitamin Products These suppliers sold illegally produced erectile dysfunction medicine to 13 wholesalers and pharmacies, disguising them as vitamin products. ▶ GTV Reporter Jeong Yun-woo “These are the items they produced in disguised packaging. Even the labels contain fake expiry dates and contents.” ▶ Bank Account under False Name and Door-to-door Delivery Used In order to evade the law, the dealers used bank accounts under false names; deliveries were made via door-to-door services. The special judicial police of Gyeonggi Province will intensify investigations so as to eradicate transactions in illegal erectile dysfunction medicine. Article 2. Trash Incineration Site Used as Environmental Education [Anchor’s Headline] A waste incineration plant in Gyeonggi Province is currently being used for the environmental education of local residents. This educational opportunity arose when the incinerators were moved underground. [Report] ▶ Hwaseong Echo Center This former incinerator site is hosting a trash separation training class for children today. Under the guidance of an instructor, children learn how to distinguish and correctly dispose of cans, bottles and plastics while studying environmental concepts as well as the processing of trash. ▶ Gu Jun-seo / Kindergartener, Suwon “I will share what I learned here today with my mom and dad, too.” ▶ Hwaseong Eco Center for Waste Processing Education After transferring the incinerators underground, the Hwaseong 화성 Eco Center was established here as an energy conservation and waste processing education center for local children and adults. ▶ Established as Part of Gyeonggi’s Green Community College Project ▶ Contributes to Local Energy Savings and Waste Reduction Established as part of Gyeonggi Province’s Green Community College Project that was launched in 2013, this center has contributed to local energy savings and waste reduction. ▶ Kim Seon-yeong / Director, Hwaseong Eco Center “We are providing farming regions with technical assistance so as to help residents maximize their energy utilization” In addition to waste disposal, the incineration plants in Gyeonggi Province perform multiple functions for enhanced environmental protection and energy utilization. Article 3. Gyeonggi to Increase Anti-Suicide Consultants for Seniors [Anchor’s Headline] With the senior suicide rate continuing to increase, Gyeonggi Province is expanding its anti-suicide measures for seniors including personalized services provided through consultants, also referred to as ‘Gatekeepers’, and suicide prevention centers. [Report] [CG] The senior suicide rate in Korea stands at 55.5 persons per 100,000, the highest among OECD nations. Major causes of suicide among aged individuals include poverty, depression and disease. ▶ Hwang Myung-hui / Consultant, Seongnam Jungwon Senior Welfare Center “Seniors with disabilities or those living without family show particularly high suicidal tendencies since they feel helpless.” A group of gatekeepers in Gyeonggi Province gathered to share their experiences through case presentations. ▶ ‘Gatekeepers’ Anti-suicide consultants identify high-risk individuals and help them with consultation services and treatment arrangements. Each gatekeeper manages a list of high-risk seniors and provides them with consultation services as well as necessary treatment arrangements. Since gatekeepers are aged individuals themselves, they empathize with aged clients more easily, and clients feel more comfortable confiding in them. ▶ Lee Jae-won / Gatekeeper, Seongnam City “Seniors have a better understanding of death through dialogue with me. I feel greatly rewarded when my clients show changes and live more comfortably.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Increase Gatekeepers and Senior Suicide Prevention Centers Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the number of gatekeepers through training programs. Senior suicide prevention centers will also be increased from the current 42 to 56 through the establishment of a center at every provincial senior welfare center. Article 4. Gyeonggi Designates 63 Good Restaurants [Anchor’s Headline] In order to promote good practices among restaurants, Gyeonggi Province designated ‘Good Restaurants’ again this year. These restaurants, selected from among those in restaurant culture zones, will receive a range of provincial support. [Report] ▶ Restaurant on Street of Eateries, Suwon City Our reporter visited one of the 63 Good Restaurants designated this year. When customers leave a table, the serving staff collects and brings the dishes to the kitchen where all the remaining food is disposed of in a food waste tank. As presented, no leftover food is reused at this restaurant. ▶ [PiP] Jeong Se-hun / Customer, Suwon City “That we can trust this restaurant is a good thing. Food is served in small portions but can be refilled, which also keeps the table clean. The food is wonderful, too.” Since side dishes are served in small portions, the remaining food amounts are also reduced. ▶ Oh Seo-yun / Owner, Seo-yun Korean Restaurant “We serve in small amounts even if we have to serve multiple times. We also exercise good food waste disposal practices.” ▶ Restaurants in Suwon Hwaseong Haenggung Restaurant Town The designated good restaurants in the restaurant culture zones commonly exhibit the active involvement of staff in maintaining clean and hygienic conditions, ensuring low sodium content, and discarding all leftover food. As an incentive, Gyeonggi Province will provide each restaurant with equipment necessary to maintain good practices such as leftover food vessels and food waste processors of up to KRW 1 million in value. ▶ Cho Jeong-ok / Director, Gyeonggi Province Food Safety Division “Gyeonggi Province will continue to identify good restaurants so as to help create characteristic restaurant streets.” Gyeonggi Province also plans to provide good restaurants with education and posters as well as salinity gauges so as to promote sodium reduction. Article 5. Warm December 14 2015 Warm I think the provincial authorities need to provide residents with support so as to open up opportunities for their self-sufficiency…” The issues discussed during the meeting included resident education for volunteer activity participation, the development of customized local projects, the promotion of the Warm 안양 City of Gyeonggi Province is slated to be transformed into a park complete with tennis and basketball courts. Such a transformation will be made possible by moving the plant underground, leaving an open site above ground. [Report] ▶ Anyang City Bakdal Wastewater Treatment Plant Our reporter visited the site where work is underway to construct new underground facilities. For the past twenty years, this plant has been a sore spot for local residents due to foul odors and unsightly structures. However, when work is completed, this place will reborn as a quiet urban park. This park will serve a large number of residents in surrounding districts in which a number of new apartment complexes are still being developed. ▶ [PiP] Kim Jae-cheol / Chief Official, Anyang City Sewer Facility Team “Approximately 60% of the work has been done, with 95% of the underground structures completed. We are currently working on the installation of drying and water treatment facilities and equipment.” ▶ Anyang City Bakdal Wastewater Treatment Plant Underground Removal The new plant will be able to process 250,000 tons of wastewater daily. In addition to making way for a new urban park, the new underground wastewater treatment plant will also produce enough electricity for 5,400 households by using methane gas that is generated as a byproduct. This work is part of Gyeonggi Province’s policy for the underground relocation of unsightly facilities in urban areas. ▶ Hwan Seon-gu / Director, Gyeonggi Province Regional Policy Division “Gyeonggi Province made it a principle to construct any unsightly facilities in development restriction zones as underground structures so as to ensure a pleasant environment for residents.” ▶ Park to be named Anyang Saemul Park The new park, which will be created at former wastewater treatment plant site, will open in January of 2017 when the construction of the new underground plant is completed. Article 7. ‘Environment Doctor’ Program of Gyeonggi Province [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province is operating a team of anti-pollution specialists under the title of ‘Environment Doctors’ so as to provide enterprises with consultation services regarding pollutant control and treatment. [Report] ▶ Paper Manufacturing Company, Ansan City This paper manufacturing company is one of the recipient enterprises of Environment Doctor services. Provincial consultants helped this company completely resolve its persistent wastewater treatment performance issues. ▶ [PiP] Jeon Ho-gyeong / QC Manager, Dongil Paper Co. “There are times when we have to face problems we are not familiar with. With the Environment Doctor services, we could ask questions and receive advice, which was what we appreciated most.” Most Environment Doctor service recipients are smaller enterprises in industrial complexes that require assistance in dealing with environment-related issues. ▶ Gyeonggi Province’s Environment Doctor Program Operating Since 2003 Enterprises with limited environmental management capabilities, those that are subject to pollution-related public complaints and others that simply require technical advice are the users of the Environment Doctor services. Since launching in 2003, 2,300 sites have used these services. ▶ Public Foul Odor Complaints Halved Since the launch of services, which include legal advice and related guidance, environmental violations by enterprises as well as public complaints about pollutants have been reduced significantly. ▶ Lee Hyeon-ho / Gyeonggi Industrial Complex Environment Management Official “We perform environmental diagnoses at approximately 240 sites a year. As a result, public foul odor complaints have been reduced by 50% and enterprises are saving money in their operations.” Such positive changes are attributed to provincial support as well as to changed attitudes among enterprises. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Third Weekly of December
The Third Weekly of December 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.12.18
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Promotes Employee-friendly Businesses 1203-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting businesses that support the home lives of their personnel. This promotional policy includes the annual selection and designation of such exemplary enterprises. [Report] ▶ Medical Equipment Manufacturing Enterprise, Pyeongtaek This company in Pyeongtaek 평택 City of Gyeonggi Province specializes in the development and production of medical equipment such as artificial blood vessels. This company’s sales have grown from mere KRW 50 million in 1991 to more than KRW 13 billion. Such consistent growth is attributed to the high level of employee satisfaction with employment conditions as well as a one-on-one mentoring program for expertise development. [Sync] “I will provide you with guidance about how you can improve your capabilities while handling production management jobs.” ▶ One-on-One Mentoring, Reduced Work Hours during Pregnancy, ▶ Up to 2 Years of Maternity Leave In addition to the mentoring system that involves the assignment of experienced personnel to each new recruit, this company also offers favorable conditions for women including reduced working hours during pregnancy and up to two years of maternity leave. ▶ Lee Mi-hun / Administrative Manager, M.I. Tech, Inc. “When a child enters primary school, a lot of parental care is needed. I was very happy because I could give my child just that.” This company enables its employees to engage in both work and home lives without difficulties. ▶ Han Jong-hyun / CEO, M.I. Tech. Inc. “People should be the masters in the space where they work. We should coexist like a family. Such familial relationships are ultimately beneficial for the company, and such benefits are then returned to employees…” This year, Gyeonggi Province designated 46 enterprises and organizations as Excellent Workplaces so as to promote a family-friendly business culture. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo “Family-friendliness among employers is very important considering the present ageing society with low birth rates. Gyeonggi Province will continue to promote family-friendly workplaces throughout the province.” Family-friendly business culture not only supports the home lives of employees, it also benefits business enterprises through improved productivity and competitiveness. Article 2. G-mark Meat Shops Open in Gyeonggi Province 1204-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Meat shops featuring only G-marked products have opened in Gyeonggi Province. At these shops, consumers can purchase meat products certified by the Governor of Gyeonggi Province at reasonable prices. [Report] ▶ G-Mark Meat Shop, Suwon City The G-mark is given only to environment-friendly farm products of high quality. These shops that exclusively deal with G-mark meat products are the first of their kind to open in Gyeonggi Province. Unlike at ordinary meat shops, product labels at these shops also identify the birth dates of the animals as well as the farms and butcheries from which they came. ▶ Lee Ji-seon / Consumer, Suwon City “It is hard to find trusted meat products. Since I have children, I am choosier when it comes to buying meat products. I feel safe when buying governor-approved G-mark products.” ▶ G-Mark Meat Shop Restaurant, Yongin City This restaurant, which doubles as a meat shop, sells only meat products processed and supplied directly by the Livestock Cooperative, an official G-mark product supplier. Channeled through a short distribution route, the products at this shop are priced lower than at other meat shops. ▶ Kim Yu-jeong / Consumer, Yongin City “They have very tasty meat. They are juicy when grilled on a charcoal barbecue. No wonder they are province-certified meats.” ▶ 4 G-Mark Meat Shops Open This Month This month, four G-mark meat shops opened in the cities of Suwon 수원 and Yongin 용인. These shops feature only environment-friendly G-mark meat products produced in Gyeonggi Province. Consumers can purchase quality meat at low prices at these shops. ▶ Kim Seong-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Animal Quarantine Division “What appeals most to consumers is that they now have easy access to eco-friendly, hygienic and antibiotic-free meat products at low prices.” Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the number of G-mark meat shops to 20 by the end of next year. Selected shops will be provided with provincial support for marketing and promotion. . Article 3. Gyeonggi Province to Increase SME Technology Support 1208-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced that it will increase its SME support again next year so as to help smaller enterprises overcome difficulties in technology development while improving their competitiveness and creating more jobs. [Report] ▶ Automatic Packaging Machine Manufacturer, Bucheon City This company recently developed a new pharmaceutical tablet packaging machine that can produce medicine packets of international standards at costs that are 50 percent lower. Such an achievement was made possible by technology development support from Gyeonggi Province. These machines are now being sold to more than 60 countries. ▶ Jeon Seung-taek / Special Project Director, Hoonga Corp. “Financing as well as development investment is a huge challenge for small enterprises. However, with active provincial support, there is a good chance for them to become industrial leaders.” [CG] Since Gyeonggi Province launched its technology development support for SMEs in 2008, more than 600 enterprises have benefited. The result has been a combined sales increase of KRW 270 billion, more than double the amount of support provided, and the creation of 25,000 jobs. Gyeonggi Province will increase the amount of support next year and plans to finalize implementation plans by the end of this month. ▶ Lee Hyun-a / Senior Researcher, Gyeonggi Institute of Science 1207-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province organized a contest for game content so as to promote the gaming industry. Ten finalists in a variety game genres vied for provincial game development support. [Report] ▶ 10 Teams Qualified for Finals for Provincial Support of KRW 150 Million Out of 125 game development teams, 10 qualified for the finals through a month of assessments. At the finals, 5 teams were ultimately selected for provincial support of KRW 150 million. ▶ Games of Various Genres Introduced The ten finalists introduced games of various genres at the contest that followed an audition format. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor in Administrative Affairs Lee Jae-yul “The Game Creation Audition is open to anyone with ideas. Winners are provided with game development support and work space as well as publishing opportunities.” ▶ Final Contest Held in Audition Format ‘Game Creation Audition’ Each team was given 7 minutes to present their concepts followed by questions from judges and a vote by audience members. ▶ Kim Yong-ha / Producer, Smile Gate “I think this game needs early release. I wonder what stage of development it is in now and when you plan to release the game.” The questions from the judges focused on the commercial potential of the games after their release. ▶ Jang Hyeon-se / Manager, Google Korea “There is a demarcation line at which people begin to reject the games. Specialists predict such rejection may not be overcome in a few years. It means those games will never see the limelight.” ▶ Action Game ‘City of Fighting’ Won Top Award The action game ‘City of Fighting’ won first prize with the highest score from 100 voters among the audience members and a panel of judges. ▶ Park Byeong-sun / Representative of ‘Happy Rabbit Show’ Team “I have worked hard developing an action game which is my favorite. I am very pleased to be able to qualify through this audition and win the prize. This makes me more determined to develop better games.” During the award presentation ceremony, Gyeonggi Province promised to continue its support of the gaming industry and to help the industry acquire international competitiveness Article 5. French Auto Part Enterprise to Invest in Gyeonggi Province 1208-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province and Faurecia, a French auto part manufacturer, recently entered an investment agreement for the establishment an exhaust reduction technology research center in the province. [Report] ▶ Faurecia Research Center Construction Site, Yongin City On this site in Yongin 용인 City, Faurecia will construct a research center in cooperation with Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Construction to Complete in June 2016 Slated for completion in June next year, this center will work on the commercialization of exhaust gas reduction technologies. ▶ Seo Gyeong-myeong / Director, Faurecia Exhaust Research Center “With this research center, Korea will lead the development of new technologies of global standards.” Automobile exhaust gas is one of major causes of acid rain and smog. ▶ Faurecia Opts for Commercialization of Proprietary Technology Ammonia Storage 개발 The targeted technology for commercialization is an ammonia storage and delivery system, one of the proprietary technologies of Faurecia, which is known to reduce nitrogen oxide in exhaust gas by up to 80 percent. This technology has also been proven to increase fuel efficiency. ▶ Research Center Investment Agreement December 7 According to the agreement signed at Gyeonggi Province’s Seoul office, Faurecia will invest an equivalent of USD 68 million in a general research center in Yongin 용인 City. ▶ Kim Hyun-soo / Director, Gyeonggi Province Investment Promotion Division “It is not simply an inducement of foreign investment, but also the realization of mutual benefits between the company and the local industry.” ▶ Creation of New Jobs 1208-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Recognizing the inferior working conditions of care service providers, Gyeonggi Province convened a meeting to discuss ways in which to improve their working environments. [Report] ▶ Care Service Workers Increased since 2011 Since the enactment of the Social Service Utilization Law in 2011, the number of care service providers for seniors, children and pregnant women has increased significantly. ▶ Women Workers Suffer Low Wages and Frequently Harassments However, these care service providers, mostly females, often have to sustain stress from long working hours, and are frequently subject to verbal and physical harassment on top of low wages. ▶ Lee Hyun-ju / Director, Pyeongtaek Social Care Service Center “Does care service work really deserve only the minimum wage Should our work be priced at the lowest wage level ▶ Gyeonggi Province Family December 4 Political Meeting for Care Service Working Environment Improvement During the meeting, Gyeonggi Province identified issues regarding work hours, salary criteria and working environments. The provincial office also decided to educate service users so as to prevent the harassment of female workers. ▶ Han Ok-ja / Director, Gyeonggi Province Family We organized this meeting to identify ways in which to create safe and sound working environments for care service providers since the number of these workers will continue to increase.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Promote Social Status of Care Service Providers Beginning with this meeting, Gyeonggi Province will endeavor to improve the social recognition and status of care service providers. Article 7. Gyeonggi Secures Increased National Budget Support for 2016 1207-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province secured budget support of KRW 11 trillion for 2016 from the Korean central government. This is a record amount following this year’s KRW 10 trillion. This national support will help facilitate many provincial infrastructure projects. [Report] ▶ National Support of KRW 11,062 Billion Secured This national support amount is 4 percent, or KRW 423 billion, greater than the previous record amount for 2015. ▶ Transportation Infrastructural Projects Receive Green Light The project areas that will benefit most include transportation infrastructure, especially in northern regions, as well as employment and safety. ▶ Park Jun-ho / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Construction 판교 Techno Valley promotion while support of KRW 93 billion will be provided for industrial complex infrastructure. In addition, KRW 270 billion has been secured for river work and other safety and disaster prevention projects. With the increased amount of national support, Gyeonggi Province will see substantial progress in a number of large and small provincial projects next year. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Second Weekly of December
The Second Weekly of December 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.12.11
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Creative Economy Expo Held in Gyeonggi Province 1130-3 [Anchor’s Headline] A Korean national creative economy expo was held for four days at COEX in Seoul. The 17 regional creative economy innovation centers of the nation showcased various new technologies including Gyeonggi Province’s virtual reality displays. [Report] ▶ COEX, Seoul November 26 29 2015 Korea Creative Economy Expo In the Gyeonggi Province hall, visitors wearing 3D virtual reality devices take focused steps while experiencing a stone cave monument. Some move their bodies as if to avoid obstacles and turn their heads as they explore the virtual reality site. ▶ Kim Min-seong / High School Senior Student “It took me some time to orient myself. I was fascinated to see a place I have never been to just like in reality and in such detail…” The stone cave that the visitors experienced is a 3D replica of a historic monument that is otherwise inaccessible due to conservation restrictions. ▶ Combined 3D Virtual Reality and Positioning Technology ▶ by Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology of Gyeonggi Province This cave monument experience showcased content developed by the Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology of Gyeonggi Province; it combines 3D virtual reality and indoor positioning technologies. ▶ [PIP] Lee Gyo-gu / Director, Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology “Conventional technologies required one to remain seated or standing. With this technology that we developed, one can stroll about to appreciate the place as one would at the actual sites.” Sponsored by the Korean central government, this expo featured creative economy contents developed by local centers over the past three years. In addition to virtual reality content, the Gyeonggi center also introduced smart sensors for locating misplaced devices and communication terminals for pets and owners. Article 2. Percussion Music Contest for Individuals with Disabilities 151126-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On November 25, a percussion music contest for individuals with disabilities was held in Suwon 수원 City of Gyeonggi Province. This annual event was organized by Gyeonggi Province and provincial welfare centers for the disabled. Our reporter was there. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Arts Center November 25 2015 Gyeonggi Province Percussion Music Contest for Individuals with Disabilities Of the ten teams that qualified for today’s finals, the top award went to a 5-person band from Yeoju 여주 City. Despite their visual impairments, the team members staged a brilliant performance in perfect harmony. ▶ [PiP] Cho Yong-seop / Percussion Band Member “Music helps everyone emotionally. It also brings together those with disabilities with those without.” This contest consisted of several different categories including traditional instruments as well as combined traditional and modern instruments. ▶ Shim Dong-ah / Ilsan-dong, Goyang City “I recall the endless hours and effort we have been putting into this. The fact that we did perform here is itself a remarkable thing.” Launched in 2009, this year marks the seventh occasion of this annual percussion music contest. The contest helps those with disabilities regain self-esteem and promotes their involvement in social activities through cultural and artistic performances. ▶ [PiP] Bae Yun-hui / Gyeonggi Provincial General Welfare Center for the Disabled “We plan to expand this contest nationwide so as to provide talented individuals with greater opportunities to become performers of national standards.” Once again, this contest showed that physical limitations and public prejudice can be overcome through the power of and communication through music. Article 3. `Contents Creators’ Week’ Event Held by Contents Korea Lab 151127-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Contents Korea Lab of Gyeonggi Province designated the last week of this past November as Contents Creators’ Week and organized an event that showcased value-generating new content ideas and products. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center November 26 Contents Creators’ Week Event Cartoon characters with friendly appearances are increasingly popular and have emerged as blue chips in the contents industry. These characters are often used for commercial household products. The character Munch 뭉크, a dot-eyed pup with erect ears, recently received the highest acclaim in an online vote. ▶ Han Seong-bin / Creator of Munch Character Products It has been used on T-shirts, mugs and postcards as well as in emoticon services. I plan to create more good products.” The content products presented at this event included a marble mat, a portable board game for young adults, and other character products featuring cats and dogs. Among the notable items were interior ornaments made from wastepaper. According to the creator, these products were created as new business items for seniors. ▶ [PIP] Park Sun-bok / Paldal-gu, Suwon City “As an old woman, I have plenty of time to do things. Making flowers is easy to learn and is a lot of fun because I work with other old people.” Content Creators’ Week was organized with the objective of assisting content developers with excellent business potential by providing them with exposure. On the final day of this 3-day event, five character creators were selected and received production support of KRW 10 million each. ▶ Park Ji-yeon / Team Manager, Contents Korea Laboratory of Gyeonggi Province “We will continue to support content creators through various programs and come back with more diverse programs and contents next year.” With continued support from Gyeonggi Province, content creators with marketable ideas are being transformed into promising entrepreneurs of the future. Article 4. Visiting Consultation Services for North Korean Defectors 151201-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The number of North Korean defectors who risked everything to start new lives in South Korea now exceeds 27,000. Despite government support for their settlement, they invariably face another set of formidable challenges adjusting to a completely different society and culture. [Report] ▶ Vocational School, Gunpo City Gyeonggi Province has been operating consultation services so as to help North Korean defectors such as Kim, who now works at a vocational school, comfortably adapt to life in South Korea. ▶ Kim Yeon-ju alias / North Korean Defector Who Arrived in March 2012 “There were so many things I wanted to do and I was highly motivated. However, being in my mid-40s, I was always afraid of competing with younger people.” Thanks to provincial support via the consultation service center, Kim was able to find employment at this school as a consultant last summer. ▶ Dolbom Consultation Center for North Korean Defectors From this past April, the center began visiting services so as to provide on-site help to North Korean defectors. ▶ Visiting Consultation Services These services are provided by consultants who visit North Korean defectors at their homes and workplaces so as to help resolve their problems. ▶ Kim Hyun-ah / Gyeonggi Province Settlement Support Team Official “This year’s services focused on those who are working, who have physical limitations, and those whose identities have been exposed. We will expand the on-site services so as to help more people settle comfortably in South Korean society.” On a one-stop service basis, five specially-trained consultants at the consultation service center for North Korean defectors handle a variety of issues ranging from employment, health, daily life, and education to interacting with various institutes. Article 5. Gyeonggi Helps Dong-A’s Pharmaceutical Factory Expansion 151130-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Dong-A pharmaceutical company in Gyeonggi Province recently announced an investment of KRW 97 billion in facility expansion. This announcement follows successful negotiation by Gyeonggi Province with the Korean central government to enable the expansion. [Report] ▶ Dong-A Pharmaceutical Co. Icheon Plant November 30 Constructed in 1985, this factory requires expansion and renovation, yet regulatory conditions prohibited any development work in this area. ▶ Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry October 27 On October 27, however, the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy released a regulation amendment that permits expansion of non-wastewater producing facilities in natural preservation areas. ▶ Kim Cheon-il / Director, Dong-A Pharmaceutical Icheon Plant “Since any investment in expansion was blocked by regulations, we even considered substituting other facilities in an industrial zone.” Gyeonggi Province and Dong-A entered a cooperation agreement on expansion work. ▶Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “The Gyeonggi provincial administration and assembly as well as local government authorities and representatives will work together to enable investments by enterprises in the province.” ▶ Dong-A to Invest KRW 97 Billion in Production Facility Expansion According to the agreement with Gyeonggi Province, Dong-A will give local residents priority consideration for employment at the new facilities, which will be constructed on a 23,000 square meter site. ▶ Lee So-chun / Director, Gyeonggi Province Regulatory Reform Division “We will continue to promote investment and job creation by enterprises through regulatory mitigation.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Develop 20+ Industrial Areas by 2020 Starting with this agreement, Gyeonggi Province plans to induce investment from private enterprises in more than 20 additional industrial areas by the year 2020. Article 6. Gyeonggi Governor Nam Urges Anti-terror Legislation 151201-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On December 1, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil held a press conference and urged national politicians and legislators to take positive actions to establish anti-terrorism measures and legislation. Our reporter summarized Governor Nam’s statements. [Report] ▶ 48.7% of Gyeonggi Residents Regard Terrorism as Real Threat According to a recent survey, nearly half of Gyeonggi Province residents feel terrorism is a tangible threat. ▶ No Anti-terrorism Measures Taken Since 1982 Korea does have National Anti-terrorism Directives that were established in 1982. These directives are by far the most recent legislation in this field. However, they are hardly effective for dealing with advanced terrorism 33 years later. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex December 1 Press Conference by Governor Nam Kyung-pil Governor Nam stated that it is high time for an anti-terrorism act. ▶Passing of Anti-Terrorism Act Failed in 2001 An attempt to pass such an act was once made in the year 2001 for the establishment of a national anti-terrorism center, but related efforts were derailed. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I urge the 19th National Assembly to approve the anti-terrorism bill to safeguard people’s lives.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Intensify Prevention of Terrorism in Populated Areas Gyeonggi Province will intensify terrorism prevention measures in more populated areas such as public transit locations, cinemas and markets. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Gyeonggi Province will check terrorism response capabilities and establish effective anti-terror tems.” ▶ Gwangmyeong KTX Station November 25 Terrorism Prevention Status Review Previously, on November 25, Governor Nam visited a busy railway station to review terrorism prevention capabilities first hand. With increased awareness of the necessity for anti-terrorism measures after the tragic incidents in Paris, Gyeonggi Province is working quickly to prevent similar tragedies. Article 7. Gyeonggi Design Share Project Exhibition 151202-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Recently, an exhibition showcasing product designs used by small enterprises in Gyeonggi Province was held at the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex. These are among the successful designs created with provincial support. [Report] ▶ Farm in Icheon City December 2 Members of a village enterprise in Icheon 이천 City are busy packing sweet potatoes into neatly designed boxes. These boxes were created by volunteer design students who participated in Gyeonggi Province’s Design Share Project. ▶ Design Share Project launched in 2013 This project was launched in 2013 so as to provide small enterprises in the province with commercial design support. ▶ [PIP] Shim Sang-ran / Doniul Village Enterprise Manager “Our sales increased substantially compared to last year. I think the image of our village worked well with our customers.” ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex December 1 Gyeonggi Design Share Project Exhibition This exhibition showcased various products that bore designs created through the Design Share Project. ▶ Designs on Boxes, Stickers and Packages Designs on boxes, stickers and packages enhanced the images of products and producers. ▶ Lim Ji-seon / Professor, Hanyang University Design Department “These designs not only enhance the product appearance but also increase customer satisfaction.” ▶ Exhibit Includes Commercialized Products Designed by Students Some of the products bear designs created by students that have already been successfully introduced in the market. ▶ Shin Yong-bok / Gyeonggi Province Architecture & Design Division “I think the usability of design is important. That is also what we will focus on in our future plans.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province to Support Design Students in Business Creation Gyeonggi Province is also currently studying ways in which to provide business inauguration support to those students with promising design ideas who participated in the Design Share Project. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The First Weekly of December
The First Weekly of December 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.12.04
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Boosts Infectious Disease Prevention 1123-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Following the MERS outbreak earlier this year in which Gyeonggi Province was the epicenter of the nationwide epidemic, provincial officials as well as related organizational and academic personnel convened to review and discuss the enhancement of the provincial infectious disease response systems. [Report] Although six months have passed since the first MERS patient was diagnosed in May, the end of the outbreak in Korea has yet to be officially announced. The virus was detected again in the latest patient treated and suspected cases are still being reported. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Institute of Health November 19 Infectious Disease Response System Review Meeting This meeting was organized by Gyeonggi Province in recognition of the need for systems that are permanently ready to respond to any infectious disease outbreaks. This also coincides with the Korean central government’s national quarantine system reformation policy announced this past September. ▶ Choi Won-seok / Professor, Korea University Ansan Hospital “What makes it difficult for existing systems is their lack of readiness.” ▶ Kim Yang-ri / Professor, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital “No matter whether it is tuberculosis or MERS, or Ebola that strikes without warning, there should be doctors capable of handling infectious diseases available at medical institutes.” During the meeting, the shortcomings of current systems were identified and necessary medical and nursing resources as well as specialized infectious disease management teams were highlighted. ▶ Epidemic Surveys and Consultation Teams to be Established In addition to establishing an immediate response system linking related public and medical organizations, Gyeonggi Province will operate special teams for epidemic surveys and consultations. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo “The private medical service provider cooperation committee played the role of a control tower on the previous occasion and showed it was capable. We will establish a similar but permanent committee…” Gyeonggi Province also earmarked KRW 10 billion for the improvement of infectious disease control infrastructure including special medical facilities by the year 2017. Article 2. Gyeonggi Areal Folk Culture Exhibition 1124-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Provincial Museum in Yongin 용인 City is showcasing a Gyeonggi folk culture exhibition for each geographic area divided into north, south, east and west. Our reporter was there. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi provincial Museum Until Feb. 28, 2016 ‘Gyeonggi Eotteohaniitgo’ How Do You Find Gyeonggi Gyeonggi Province has been the political, economic, social and cultural center of Korea for centuries. ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Area River Basins Embracing two major river systems, the Imjin 임진 River and the Han 한 River, the northern area of Gyeonggi Province abounds with agricultural and freshwater fishing culture. ▶Southern Gyeonggi Area Flat Agricultural Plains The flat southern part of the province has been the source of some of the best quality rice and farm products. Showcased items include farming implements as well as farmers’ music, one of the Important Intangible Assets of Korea. ▶ [PiP] Lee Geon-ju / Visitor “This exhibition reminds me of the old days. I think my child found it interesting to see things that are different.” ▶ Eastern Gyeonggi Area Bordering with Mountainous Gangwon Province Bordering mountainous Gangwon 강원 Province, much of the eastern part of Gyeonggi Province is also comprised of high mountains. People in these regions produced charcoal and a large variety of natural herb processing equipment. ▶ Western Gyeonggi Area Fishing Villages The west coast of Gyeonggi Province with its large foreshore areas has traditionally been a center for fisheries and saltpans. ▶ Kim Jun-gwon / Curator, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum “For this exhibition, we collected folk culture materials and conducted on-site surveys so as to provide more systematically organized information…” This exhibition provides viewers with a better understanding of the province through an appreciation of regional folk culture characteristics. Article 3. Gyeonggi to Cooperate with Peers in Energy Policies 1125-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province joined with Seoul, South Chuncheong 충청 Province and Jeju 제주 Province in the declaration of new energy policies. This initiative among four second-tier governments of Korea aims to facilitate cooperation in energy source transfer projects among the four as well as with the Korean central government. [Report] ▶ Seoul Press Center, Seoul November 24 Joint Statement for Cooperation in Regional Energy Source Transfer In his provincial energy policy presentation, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil admitted the energy dependence of Gyeonggi on neighboring provinces. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I have realized that Gyeonggi Province has been using large amounts of energy at the expense of, sacrifice by and in conflict with other localities.” Governor Nam went on to present Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030 ▶ Gyeonggi Province Energy Vision 2030 ▶ 70% Energy Self-sufficiency Targeted through ‘Consumption Down, Production Up’ Vision 2030 represents the targeted 70 percent energy self-sufficiency of Gyeonggi Province by the year 2030 through the management of energy consumption and production. ▶ Effects Equivalent to 7 Nuclear Power Plants Plus New Energy Industry Promotion Such an achievement will have the effect of substituting 7 out of the current 11 nuclear power plants and promoting the new energy industry at a value of KRW 20 trillion. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We will show the central government what changes we will make while demanding careful consideration of the reconstruction of aging nuclear power plants.” The heads of localities presented their own energy policies that focus on reducing nuclear power dependence and promoting the use of eco-friendly energy sources. ▶ 4 Localities to Cooperate in Regional Energy Transfer At the end of the presentations, the four regional administrators adopted a joint statement on cooperation in energy transfer. Regional cooperation will focus on the management of energy demand and the production of new and renewable energy, which will eventually be a substitute for nuclear energy. The four administrators also agreed to establish an organization that will oversee such cooperative endeavors as well as collective negotiation with the central government. This joint statement will expedite the implementation of current regional energy source transfer projects. Article 4. Kimchi Swindle Uncovered in Gyeonggi Province 1126-2 [Anchor’s Headline] A number of kimchi distributors in Gyeonggi Province were exposed in the sale of kimchi products of inferior quality that were produced in China but disguised as Korean products. The use of ingredients far past their expiry dates by other producers was also uncovered. [Report] ▶ Kimchi Factory, Gimpo City At the warehouse of this kimchi factory, boxes of kimchi are stacked high. All came from China and are waiting to be repacked with fake ‘Made in Korea’ labels. ▶ Kimchi Factory, Hwaseong City Some kimchi dealers even use transparent plastic bags without any markings so as to confuse consumers. They sought to take advantage of the price difference between Korean and Chinese kimchi products during the high season of pre-winter kimchi demand. Chinese-made kimchi is distinguishable if examined carefully. It is more deeply fermented and contains little filling between the cabbage leaves. Some have a suspiciously deep red color. ▶ An Han-seung / Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police Yongin Center Chief “Chinese kimchi products use artificial salt instead of natural salt and are artificially fermented, so they taste saltier and more acidic instead of having natural and fresh taste.” Producers who used ingredients two years past their expiry dates were also uncovered. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police Uncovers 25 Kimchi Frauds During the crack-down on the illegal kimchi trade conducted before the pre-winter kimchi-making season, the Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police uncovered 25 fraudulent kimchi and kimchi ingredient suppliers and prosecuted 21 for illegal practices. The judicial police will continue this crackdown since they believe there are still more violators. Article 5. Facelift of Traditional Markets in Gyeonggi Province 151120-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been providing traditional markets with renovation support so as to help merchants improve their environment. This support program received impetus when the province’s trial 100 traditional market restaurants improvement program was introduced. [Report] ▶ ‘Food Department Store’ / Uijeongbu Jeil Market The food court in a traditional market of Uijeongbu 의정부 City was reborn when improvements that began in May were completed. Thirty-four restaurants at this food court underwent complete facelifts thanks to provincial support. The previously dark and dingy appearance of this basement eating plaza has become much cleaner and brighter with LED lights. These restaurants even have individual signs of uniform design. ▶ Yuk Gui-hak / Uijeongbu Citizen “It was not easy to find my favorite restaurant since it was too dark in here. Now it’s much brighter and I can find it easily.” [CG] It took six months to clean every nook and cranny in this part of the market while repair work was also carried out. Fans and air conditioning outlets are now free of eight-year-old grease. It is the merchants who most welcome such changes. ▶ Lee Sang-baek / President of Uijeongbu Jeil Market Merchant Association People work here for 10 to 12 hours every day. It is natural that they are happy with the improved environment. They are also psychologically boosted since customers are happier, too.” The traditional market restaurant improvement program was launched by Gyeonggi Province this past May on a trial basis. ▶ 100 Market Restaurants Received Support of KRW 120 Million Since its introduction, this program has benefited 100 restaurants in the traditional markets of the cities of Uijeongbu 의정부, Yongin 용인 and Osan 오산, ▶ Lee han-gyeong / General Director, Gyeonggi Province Health 151124-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services, or GARES, began heating consultation services so as to provide energy-saving assistance to greenhouse farmers in Gyeonggi Province during the winter. [Report] ▶ Greenhouse in Suwon City Greenhouse heating costs are the greatest concern among farmers during the winter season. Many outdated greenhouses lose a large amount of heat through gaps even when they are covered in double layers of plastic sheeting. ▶ Choi Yeong-lim / Greenhouse Farmer “Heating is necessary during the winter, but the cost is a heavy burden for us. It’s the biggest problem.” ▶ Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services GARES is helping greenhouse farmers with on-site heating consultation services by evaluating heating efficiency and heat loss using a heat-sensitive, ultraviolet-imaging device. [CG] The measured temperature in this greenhouse is 14 degrees Celsius near the entrance while the image on the display shows red spots, indicating that heat is being lost. With an extra covering installed over the greenhouse, the temperature increased and the display shows no red spots. ▶ Energy Consulting Services Using Heat Camera These consultation services help farmers, especially those with less heat-efficient facilities, locate areas that need extra heat conservation. ▶ Kim Jin-gyu / Consultant, GARES “We will continue to provide farmers with technical services for heat preservation and heating cost reduction using heat-imaging cameras.” Consultants also provide advice on heat-preserving alternatives. The consultants note that preventing heat loss is more cost-effective than using additional heating energy. Article 7. Morning Sports Class at Gyeonggi Middle Schools 151125-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In cooperation with the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, Gyeonggi Province recently introduced a new class for middle school students. During this class, which runs before morning classes or at lunch time, students play sports with classmates. [Report] ▶ Seryu Middle School, Suwon City It is early in the morning. Students in P.E. uniforms with the words ‘Respect’ and ‘Care’ on their backs are playing soccer. This is not an ordinary P.E. class; instead, is an extra class that takes place early every morning. By playing sports, students learn to work with friends and to rely on each other. ▶ Jeon Eun-jeong / P.E. Teacher, Seryu Middle School “In addition to physical health, this class can also be helpful for other classes as well as for nurturing altruism in students.” This sports class was conceived jointly by Gyeonggi Province and the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education. Its objective is to promote a sense of togetherness among young students who, at their age, are most susceptible to the hazards of developing selfishness. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education Superintendent Lee Jae-jeong “I think the ‘personality’ of schools must be allowed from here on. New concepts are necessary…” This extra sports class is currently being operated at 600 middle schools in Gyeonggi Province with provincial support of KRW 1.1 billion. This class is run outside of regular class hours. ▶ [PIP] Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Students can learn a spirit of mutual respect and care while playing sports together. This is operated jointly with the provincial office of education. What more can you wish for” Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the budget for this program to KRW 1.5 billion next year and will continue to expand joint projects with the provincial office of education. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Fourth Weekly of November
The Fourth Weekly of November 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.11.26
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Province‘s Advisory Teams Help Farmers 1116-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating a number of advisory teams to help farmers in different fields. These industry-academia-research cooperation teams have contributed to a KRW 4.6 billion increase in farmer income this year. [Report] ▶ Ginseng Farm, Yeoju City Harvesting is underway at this ginseng farm in Yeoju 여주 City of Gyeonggi Province. The harvested ginseng is much larger and healthier than ordinary ginseng. This is a far cry from three years ago when the owner was struggling with unfavorable soil conditions. Thanks to assistance from Gyeonggi Province’s specialists, this farm is now twice as productive as other ginseng farms. ▶ Gwon Hyuk-jae / Ginseng Farmer “Thanks to the guidance of specialists who took special care of our farm, we are harvesting larger and better-shaped ginseng this year.” Gyeonggi Province’s cooperation teams are geared to assist with the cultivation of strategic farm products such as ginseng. ▶ 400+ Farms Benefited from On-site Consultation and Education in 2015 The advisory teams are currently working with farms that produce five strategic products including horticultural, ginseng and rice farms as well as vineyards and hog farms. Collectively, these teams have assisted more than 400 farms this year alone. ▶ [PIP] Lim Jae-wuk / Director, Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services “We will expand industry-academia-research cooperation services so as to promote industrialization of strategic farm products.” The vineyard cooperation team helped more than double the production and export of seedless grapes, while the rice cooperation team conducted various rice consumption promotional events. The hog farm cooperation team is providing on-site animal tests and education services. In addition to on-site technical assistance, the services of these teams also include education and disease prevention as well as domestic and international promotion. Article 2. Gyeonggi Helps Apartment Complexes with LED Lighting 1117-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has made a financial arrangement for the replacement of apartment complex lighting with far more energy efficient LED lights. This arrangement benefits both residents and LED manufacturers. [Report] ▶ Apartment Complex, Gunpo City Recently, all the lights in the basement parking lot at this apartment complex in Gunpo 군포 City were replaced with LED lights. LED lights are 30 percent brighter and consume 40 percent less electricity. There are also other benefits. Night-time security has improved due to the brighter environment and clearer security camera coverage. ▶ Park Hae-suk / Apartment Resident “I feel safer since its much brighter now. It also helps us economically since we pay less for electricity.” The initial costs for LED light replacement were, in fact, zero, thanks to LED financing. [CG] LED financing works by enabling residents to pay for electricity at the same rate as previously paid for three more years. The difference in actual energy costs is more than enough to cover the replacement costs ▶ Gyeonggi Province Seoul Office November 16 Smart LED Financing Model Agreement The three-year financial gap incurred by LED suppliers is covered by financial institutes. For this purpose, Gyeonggi Province invited a credit card company and an insurance company to enter a financial agreement; thus a Gyeonggi Province-type of LED financing was born. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “It saves energy expenses through reduced energy consumption, which also means reduced carbon dioxide generation. This really has multiple benefits and is an excellent win-win model created by Gyeonggi Province.” Another benefit is the creation of new business opportunities for LED light manufacturers. Gyeonggi Province will promote LED financing among apartment complexes and industrial parks next year after this year’s trial cases. Article 3. Senior Suicide Prevention Meeting held in Gyeonggi Province 1118-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province invited senior welfare specialists to an administrative meeting on the issue of senior suicide, a social problem that is becoming increasingly serious as society continues to age. [Report] ▶ Seoho Senior Welfare Center, Suwon City November 17 The 4th Social Policy Round Table During the fourth Social Policy Round Table chaired by Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo 이기우, it was noted that the senior suicide rate in Korea is the highest among OECD nations at more than one suicide per 2,000 people. ▶ Son Yong-min / Director, Dongducheon City Senior Welfare Department “The whole world turned upside down when his son died of cancer and his daughter-in-law forced him to leave...” Officials and experts from related welfare organizations focused on how to implement existing senior suicide prevention programs more effectively. ▶ Park Yang-suk / Director, Anyang City Senior Welfare Department “I wonder when a clear directive will be made available as to the responsible bodies between mental health centers and senior welfare facilities for such cases…” During the meeting, the ambiguity of responsibilities between welfare facilities and suicide prevention program operators was a major issue. ▶ Central Provincial Office to Oversee Senior Suicide Prevention Programs After the meeting, Gyeonggi Province announced that it will integrate senior suicide prevention programs into its Health Promotion Division from next year. ▶ Senior Suicide Prevention Teams to Operate at Local Level Gyeonggi Province also earmarked KRW 3 billion for senior suicide prevention team operations at local offices. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Ki-woo “Since it is important to address the problem with fundamental approaches, Gyeonggi Province is pursuing initiatives in reducing senior suicide. In addition to province-level endeavors, the counseling services of local senior welfare centers will also be reinforced with cooperation from local suicide prevention centers and mental health promotion centers. Article 4. Gyeonggi Raw Milk Passes Safety Inspections 151112-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In response to the safety issue recently raised by Korean National Assembly members regarding raw milk produced in Gyeonggi Province, provincial authorities conducted safety inspections at thirteen milk collection sites in the province. [Report] ▶ Seoul Milk Cooperative Ansan Plant Collection Depot Our reporter visited a milk collection plant where inspections were being carried out on raw milk that had arrived directly from milking farms. [CG]. Tests included those for cool temperature responses, color, water content and density as well as for residual substances so as to evaluate the hygienic standards of the raw milk. ▶ Kang Hyo-jong / Senior Veterinarian, Seoul Milk Cooperative “We will perform additional tests when a new residual substance is detected. We maintain high inspection standards that cover storage tanks as well as final products.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center Oversees Inspections Inspections were carried out from October 29 to November 5 by the Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center. [CG] The center announced that the inspections had revealed that the raw milk at all thirteen collection sites in Gyeonggi Province is safe for consumption. The hygiene criterion for raw milk of the highest grade, 1A, is less than 30,000 microorganisms in one milliliter of milk. [CG] This year, 99.5 percent of the milk samples from Gyeonggi Province were graded as 1A, indicating quality improvement compared to 93.7 percent in 2010. ▶ Choi Gwon-lak / Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center Analysis Team Leader “We plan to provide education for milking farms so as to minimize residual substances, and will strengthen our monitoring of raw milk collection sites.” The Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center will provide raw milk processers with monitoring and supervision on a quarterly basis at the minimum. Article 5. Free Shopping Stand for Economic Minorities in Gyeonggi Province 151113-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province, in cooperation with a large supermarket chain, has been operating free shopping stands under the title of ‘Hope Delivery Coach’ for residents in low income brackets. This time the coach visited Icheon 이천 City. [Report] ▶ Baeksa-myeon Resident Center, Icheon City November 12 Hope Delivery Coach The Hope Delivery Coach and its volunteer workers circulate among the 31 cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province. Today, the coach arrives in front of a resident center in Icheon 이천 City. Volunteer workers begin unloading 17 food products and household essentials on a long stand. Shoppers can take anything they need, with up to 11 items provided free of charge per household. ▶ Bin Jeong-bun / Resident, Baeksa-myeon, Icheon City “I can’t express how thankful I am. I am so grateful to those who are taking so much trouble to care for us old folks…” This free shopping service is sponsored by e-Mart and operated by the Gyeonggi Council on Social Welfare. ▶ 100 Households in Low Income Brackets Targeted Today’s free market opened exclusively for 100 local households in low income brackets. ▶ Son Seong-mu / Social Worker, Gyeonggi Council on Social Welfare “We plan to come closer to those living in welfare blind spots with more goods during holiday seasons like Chuseok, Christmas and New Year’s Day when others enjoy familial love.” All the items were supported by e-Mart. Since its launch in November of 2013, the Hope Delivery Coach has visited 140 locations and delivered goods amounting to KRW 300 million to 25,000 households. During holiday seasons, this coach will provide seasonal goods popular for such occasions so as to share familial warmth with the recipients. Article 6. Gyeonggi Public Data Service: ‘Gyeonggi Data Dream’ 151117-3 [Anchor’s Headline] This past September, Gyeonggi Province opened a data service website under the title of ‘Gyeonggi Data Dream’ as part of its public data disclosure policies. Emergency medical services and CCTV locations were reported as the information most sought after by residents in the one month since the opening of the site. [Report] ▶ Emergency Medical Center, Ajou University Hospital Information about emergency medical services has been the most frequent subject of the online searches by Gyeonggi Data Dream website users, especially during weekends and holidays. Since this website provides a location-based service, users can find hospitals nearest to them as well as maps and medical service details pertaining to those hospitals. ▶ Lee Ji-suk / Professor, Ajou University Hospital Emergency Medicine Department “Emergency medical service information is being provided using a real-time analysis of provincially-supported data. If you are in an emergency situation, visit this website so that you can quickly access the medical services of the nearest hospital.” ▶ Suwon City Integrated Urban Safety Center The next most frequently occurring searches were for information about security camera locations. In addition to helping residents remain safe, this information is also useful in identifying safety blind spots. Gyeonggi Province analyzed the usage of public data in 316 categories during the first month of service. [CG] Results revealed that emergency medical service information was the most frequently accessed, followed by information about safety camera locations and free Wi-Fi service locations. Other popular public search topics are closely related to daily public life including information about parking lots, tourist destinations and public toilets. ▶ Choi Gyu-tae / Gyeonggi Province Data Disclosure Team Official “Gyeonggi Province will continue to study public data demand and improve data quality so as to provide quality data to the public. From next year, Gyeonggi Province will implement a new data service project for the inclusion of ideas from the public that can be utilized for business incubation and launches as well as for product development and marketing. Article 7. Gyeonggi Plans Task-based Organizational Reform 151118-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Led by Governor Nam Kyung-pil, Gyeonggi Province will undergo a major organizational reform which will be based on tasks instead of functional divisions. Such a fundamental change requires a completely different organizational platform as noted by the governor. [Report] ▶ [Screen Top] Special Lecture for Gyeonggi Province Officials November 9 ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “It is an open platform upon which the administration of Gyeonggi Province will be based. Each of you has to adapt your role to this open platform.” Since Governor Nam declared a new provincial administration concept this past September, work has been underway to prepare for administrative reorganization based on an open platform. ▶ Task-based Organizational System to be Introduced For more effective and focused administrative operations, a task-based organizational system will be introduced. [CG] Provincial administration will be reorganized into four task groups that are tentatively titled New Growth, Integrated Culture and Education, Win-Win, and Better North. Each group will be led by an assistant governor. [CG] Under these four groups will be 19 sub-groups including the Economic Equality Sub-group, the Startup City Sub-group, and so on. ▶ 4 Groups, 19 Sub-groups, 35 Task Forces The third layer of provincial organization will consist of 35 task forces with individual projects. ▶ Task Force Directors to Oversee Projects Each task force will be led by a task force director, a new organizational title, who will either be a senior official or an executive official of at least sixth-level. Task force directors will be responsible for overall project processes. The vertical structure will be streamlined with simplified reporting lines. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor Lee Jae-yul “The new organization will work by assigning personnel from existing functional divisions for individual projects.” Gyeonggi Province expects that this task-based organizational system will better facilitate project implementation and inter-divisional cooperation, and plans to complete organizational reform by January next year. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Third Weekly of November
The Third Weekly of November 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2015.11.20
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. 2015 G-Fair Korea Ends with Record Results 151109-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The 2015 G-Fair Korea, the largest SME product expo in Korea, ended on November 8 with a record amount in successful business consultations. Our reporter looked at the achievements of this 4-day event. [Report] ▶ KINTEX, Goyang City November 5 8 2015 G-Fair Korea Since 1999, G-Fair Korea has been the largest annual sourcing fair in Korea for foreign buyers, serving the SMEs of Gyeonggi Province as a major international marketing channel. This year’s event attracted nearly 80,000 domestic and international businesspersons and visitors. Overseas buyers included representatives of 84 well-established enterprises. ▶ More than 500 Overseas Buyers from 39 Nations ▶ Successful Business Consultations Amount to USD 790 Million During the fair, more than 500 purchasing representatives from 39 nations around the world attended and had business consultations with participating enterprises. These consultations resulted in purchasing commitments totaling a record-breaking USD 790 million. This year’s event also included a sporting goods section. ▶ [PIP] Park Geun-gyun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Export Strategy Team “As we did this year, we will invite SMEs with products of high technical and quality standards next year. We will also expand the invitation of foreign purchasers so as to promote international marketing for our SMEs.” Promoting local enterprise exports, this year’s G-Fair featured more than 20,000 quality products and also provided visitors with opportunities to purchase these products at low prices. The success of this year’s G-Fair Korea is attributed to its effective selection of invitees and featured products. Article 2. Gyeonggi Launches Foot-and-Mouth Disease Prevention 151110-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province and livestock farmers began animal vaccinations against foot-and-mouth disease before the onset of winter when this disease may strike. [Report] ▶ Livestock Farm in Hwaseong City The owner of this pig farm carefully inspects each of his 4,000 animals before giving foot-and-mouth vaccinations. In Gyeonggi Province, foot-and-mouth vaccination is compulsory for all livestock farms. ▶ Gwon Jeong-yeol / Pig Farmer “I need to vaccinate animals because, without vaccination, many animals may perish and you can suffer massive damage.” ▶ Foot-and-Mouth Preventive Measures to Continue until May Next Year Gyeonggi Province began intensifying foot-and-mouth disease preventive measures that will be continued until May next year. Such measures include antibody tests on animals at more than 1,300 livestock farms in the province with subsequent quarterly viral infection tests as well as the sterilization of farm environments. A number of disinfectant spraying vehicles have been mobilized so as to prevent this disease, which devastated livestock farms in Korea two years ago, from reoccurring. ▶ Chae Yeon-seok / Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center Official “We will perform foot-and-mouth antibody tests to make sure that animals at all livestock farms are properly vaccinated.” ▶ Non-Compliance with Vaccination Subject to Fines and Disadvantages Those livestock farms that neglect vaccinations will be fined up to KRW 5 million and will receive compensation at up to 80 percent less than the normal rate for any animal losses they experience due to this disease. Article 3. Gyeonggi Farmers Celebrate 20th Farmer’s Day 151111-2 [Anchor’s Headline] This past November 11 marked the 20th Farmer’s Day in Korea. In Gyeonggi Province, a ceremony was held at the Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center. [Report] During the ceremony held the day before, farmers staged performances in front of elated spectators and farmers from other regions to show off guitar and singing skills they have honed for this day. ▶ Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center November 10 20th Farmer’s Day Ceremony of Gyeonggi Province Farmers laid down their farming implements and joined in the celebration at the ceremony. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I have repeatedly emphasized the necessity for agricultural advancement as a foundation for the advancement of the nation...” During the ceremony, distinguished agricultural professionals in eleven categories were presented with awards. In the rice production category, a farmer who produced rice of exemplary quality received the highest prize. ▶ Kim Tak-sun / Gyeonggi Province Farmer’s Award Recipient “I hope that our economy will revive through the consumption of high quality Gyeonggi rice.” There were several other Farmer’s Day events held in Gyeonggi Province. These events, which included demonstrations of rice cake pounding with mallets and agricultural product exhibitions, were also intended to promote the consumption of rice and other agricultural products of Gyeonggi Province. Article 4. Gyeonggi Finalizes 2016 Budget 1112-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced its budget for 2016. Job creation, administrative coalition, welfare and safety are the primary areas of focus in next year’s provincial budget. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Province Budget for 2016 Amounts to KRW 19.6 Trillion Gyeonggi Province’s total budget for the year 2016 is KRW 19.6 trillion, eight percent larger than for the previous year. This budget signifies that job creation will be the provincial government’s top priority next year. ▶ Hwang Seong-tae / Assistant Governor, Gyeonggi Province Planning 1111-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The excellence of the officials’ advance consultation system of Gyeonggi Province was recognized in the Government 3.0 Contest organized by the Korean government. Government 3.0 is a new transparency and communication-based administration paradigm introduced by the Korean central government. [Report] ▶ National Museum of Korea Grand Hall November 10 Government 3.0 Case Contest The objective of Gyeonggi Province’s advance consultation system for provincial officials is to preempt negligence through communication with auditors. Such negligence may often result from the avoidance of tasks due to legal or budgetary reasons. ▶ Baek Seong-hun / Government 3.0 On-site Assessment Team Member “I think it is an excellent system. It helps people trust what Gyeonggi Province does and it can prevent problems in advance.” This year marks the third year of the Government 3.0 Contest. ▶ 16 Cases Selected among 250 Public Administration Systems Out of 250 public administration systems of the central and local governments of Korea, 16 were selected by a panel of specialists and citizens. These included a variety of systems for the enhancement of quality of life for the public, ranging from a real-time aerial fine dust alarm system to automated rapid airport procedures. ▶ Gyeonggi Province’s Advance Consultation System for Officials Gyeonggi Province’s system was recognized for its promotional effect in communication and sharing among officials. ▶ 218 Cases Resolved Last Year Since its introduction for the first time in Korea last year, this system has resolved 218 cases and helped promote a positive attitude toward difficulties among provincial officials. ▶ Kim Won-seop / Director, Gyeonggi Province General Audit Team “Prevention of possible difficulties enabled officials to process difficult tasks more quickly and created more positive attitudes toward problems.” The final sixteen selected cases were further graded through on-site assessments by specialists and members of the public. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Receives Third Highest Award. The Presidential Award, the highest honor, went to Statistics Korea, and the Prime Minister’s Award went to Incheon International Airport. Gyeonggi Province received the third highest honor, the Interior Minister’s Award. Gyeonggi Province lead in practicing Government 3.0, which aims to provide the public with effective services through its four core principles of disclosure, sharing, communication and cooperation. Article 6. Gyeonggi’s Chemical Safety Tops in National Contest 1112-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province received the top prize in the national Environment Management Contest organized by the Korean Ministry of Environment. This award was presented for the excellent chemical safety policies of the province. [Report] [CG-Overlap] Gyeonggi Province is home to more than 3,000 chemical enterprises, accounting for 30 percent of the national total. ▶ Gyeonggi Exercises Best Safety Assurance and Management Gyeonggi Province has an excellent chemical safety assurance and management policies for the effective prevention and control of chemical accidents. ▶ First Chemicals Management Ordinance in Korea Gyeonggi Province enacted Korea’s first chemical management ordinance and has been implementing related management plans. ▶ Education in Safety Consciousness and Accident Prevention Considering education to be the most important factor in preventing accidents, Gyeonggi Province has undertaken extensive education initiatives such as forums and study groups for related officials. ▶ Accident Response Training. Accident response training for officials, military personnel and civilians has been organized regularly so as to promote response capabilities and prevent secondary damage. ▶ Gyeonggi Tops at National Environment Management Contest The excellence of Gyeonggi Province in chemical safety was recognized with the top award at the national contest. ▶ Byeon Jin-won / Director, Gyeonggi Province Environmental Safety Management Division “We provide customized, site-specific training as well as on-site consultations. We will continue to do our utmost to prevent accidents and improve safety facilities.” Gyeonggi Province is currently working on the reinforcement of a hazardous material safety management plan so as to ensure environmental safety. Article 7. Gyeonggi and Seoul Agree on Joint Railway Construction 1112-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province and Seoul City recently entered an agreement on the joint construction of an inter-city railway between Bucheon 부천 City and the western areas of Seoul. This railway will significantly improve public transportation in these regions. [Report] ▶ Wongjong-dong, Bucheon City Our reporter went to Gyeonggi Province’s end of this planned railway in Bucheon 부천 City and witnessed how difficult it is for the local residents to travel to Seoul. ▶ Won Yu-gak / Bucheon Citizen “When you go to the Seoul City Hall area, you have to ride a bus to Hwagok 화곡 Station where you transfer to the subway to travel to Jongno 3-ga. Then you have to take a bus again to…” ▶ Public Transportation for Western Gyeonggi Residents to Improve Such inconveniences will be resolved when this railway is completed under the joint construction agreement between Gyeonggi Province and Seoul. ▶ Seoul City hall November 11 Gyeonggi Province-Seoul Western Railroad Joint Construction Agreement This agreement was signed by Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil 남경필 and Seoul City Mayor Park Won-sun 박원순 on November 11. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “The fact that Gyeonggi Province and Seoul are working together for the convenience of the residents of both regions is very meaningful itself.” [CG] This planned railway connecting the western regions of these two localities will run a total of 17.3 kilometers and be comprised of ten stations ▶ Connection with Subway Line 2 This railway construction plan also includes a connection with metropolitan subway line 2. ▶ Seoul City Mayor Park Won-sun “With this railway line, travelling in these regions will become more convenient and quicker. It will help the transformation from car-based transportation to metropolitan public transportation…” One remaining question is whether this railway can be included in the third national railway network plan. If so, and when construction work with central government support is completed, travelling between Bucheon 부천 and Seoul will take only forty minutes. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
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