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The First Weekly of February
The First Weekly of February 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.02.05
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. Mid-20th Century Narrow-Track Railroad Story Published 0125-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Cyber Library is currently working on the investigation and recording of interesting stories of Gyeonggi Province that are being lost from public memory. One such nostalgic story about a narrow-track railroad line was recently published. [Report] ▶ Railroad Museum, Uiwang City At this railroad museum stands a train that used to run on the narrow-track Suyeo 수여 Railroad Line in eastern Gyeonggi during mid-20th century. ▶ [PIP] Kim Seon-hui / Hwaseong City Resident “We can no longer see old trains like this. It was an interesting experience for my children.” ▶ Suyeo Railroad Line Constructed during Japanese Occupation The Suyeo 수여 Line was constructed in the 1930s during the Japanese occupation of Korea. ▶ Served as Important East-West Gyeonggi Transportation Connection This railroad line ran in the eastern regions of Gyeonggi Province between Suwon 수원 and Jeoju 여주 and continued its service until 1972. There are hardly any traces left of this railroad line except for the train at the museum. ▶ Suyeo Line Published by Gyeonggi Cyber Library This book contains a number of photographs of the trains and railroad scenes as well as interviews with locomotive engineers and the people who used the rail line. The Gyeonggi Cyber Library will continue to immortalize province’s past through such publications. ▶ [PiP] Kim Han-chun aged 83 / Yongin City Resident “They were small things, those trains. Everyone in Yongin used them. School kids and all.” ▶ Electronic Version Available at Library Homepage memory.library.kr The publicized memories of Gyeonggi Province, such as the book Suyeo 수여 Line, are also available in electronic versions from the library’s homepage. ▶ Shin Jeong-ah / Librarian, Gyeonggi Cyber Library “Many historic locations and facts are quicky being lost from our memories through our rapidly changing lifestyles. We have been collecting and recording information about such historical items” The Gyeonggi Cyber Library also plans to hold an exhibition of the photographs and memorabilia featured in the book during Library Week in April. Article 2. Gyeonggi Expands Public Welfare Facility Remodeling 0121-3 [Anchor’s Headline] After the successful trial implementation of a public welfare facility improvement project that began in 2014, Gyeonggi Province announced expansion of the project this year. [Report] ▶ Senior Hall, Yongin City This senior hall in Yongin 용인 City was one of the welfare facilities that underwent major repair work through the provincial improvement initiative known as the ‘Green Remodeling Project’. ▶ Waterproof Features Added In order to resolve issues that arose from dampness due to water leaks, sewage pipes were replaced and awnings were installed over the windows. ▶ Choi Gyeong-su / Resident Leader, 8, 9-tong, Pungdeokcheon-dong, Yongin City “There were a lot of cockroaches that couldn’t be controlled. They simply disappeared after the repair work.” ▶ Heating Costs Reduced 30% With the installation of additional insulation and a new door, heating costs are expected to be reduced by 30 percent. ▶ Green Remodeling: Over 90% Satisfaction Rate According to a survey of the users of public welfare facilities that have received ‘Green Remodeling’ services, the satisfaction rate for improved facilities exceeds 90 percent. ▶ Jeong San-hun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Architecture 0122-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province began hygiene inspections of poultry production and sale processes. This time, inspections will be carried out directly by provincial officials instead of by hired inspectors. [Report] ▶ Jeil Market, Uijeongbu City Inspection items will include the hygienic condition of poultry shops as well as compliance with expiry dates and country of origin indications. ▶ Moon Moo-soon / Uijeongbu City Resident “I have no choice but to trust them. I know that inspectors come from time to time, so how can I not trust them” ▶ Hygiene Inspections by Hired Inspectors May Be Ineffective Hygiene inspections performed by hired inspectors may have limitations in ensuring hygiene in the poultry industry. In fact, hygiene issues often arise even with large producers. ▶ Provincial Officials to Conduct Inspections From this year, Gyeonggi Province will dispatch hygiene inspection officials to all poultry butcheries in the province. ▶ Kim Seong-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Animal Quarantine Division “We have already allocated inspection officials for ten poultry butcheries in the province.” ▶ International Standard Hygiene Inspections These officials will conduct poultry food safety inspections based on international hygiene standards. ▶ [PIP] Lee Yeon-suk / Inspector, Gyeonggi Northern Livestock 0125-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province recently announced its land administration policies for 2016. These policies are largely the continuation of the previous year’s resident-orientated policies that primarily focus on resolving inconveniences experienced by residents. [Report] ▶ 2016 Land Administration Policies of Gyeonggi Province. Land administration policies are reformed annually based on circumstantial requirements. ▶ Land Transaction Approval Requirement Zone Designation One principal policy is the designation of land transaction approval requirement zones. The objective of such designations is to prevent speculative investments in certain areas which may disrupt realty transaction orders. ▶ Realtor Management 160119-3 [Anchor’s Headline] A GTV reporter examined a charity program of Gyeonggi Province that has been in operation since 2012. It involves a major internet shopping mall in Korea, Interpark. In this program, Gyeonggi Province donates the same amount of points as donated by shoppers. [Report] Chae 채 is one of the Interpark users who regularly donate the points offered by the mall as rewards for their purchases. Our reporter met with him at his home. ▶ Chae Gyu-min / Ansan City resident “This charity program is very convenient since we can join while shopping at home without having to visit charity organizations.” ▶ Online Charity Program Operated by Gyeonggi Province since 2012 This joint charity program was launched in cooperation with Interpark under title of Charity Point Donation Campaign. ▶ Rodem’s House, Yangpyeong County Housing facilities for individuals with disabilities are the beneficiaries of the donations comprised of the collected points donated by Interpark users and an equal amount donated by Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Donations from Gyeonggi Province 160120-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Women’s Development Center announced the scope of this year’s business startup support and began receiving applications for support that include residence at the center. [Report] ▶ Purume Tea Co. / GWDC Residential Enterprise A devoted tea developer for the past ten years, Seok 석 had struggled to establish her own business until she was accepted by the Gyeonggi Women’s Development Center three years ago. She now enjoys annual sales of KRW 250 million. ▶ Seok Bo-young / Founder of Furume Tea Co. “I needed a space for business. That was why I initially turned to the center. However, I was provided with support in more areas such as product certification, promotion via trade exhibitions and ...” ▶ Gyeonggi Calligraphy Design Center / GWDC Residential Enterprise Kim, the founder of the Gyeonggi Calligraphy Design Center, also enjoys her thriving business thanks to support from the center that includes the provision of business space and consultation services. ▶ Applications for Residence Received at GWDC The Gyeonggi Women’s Development Center is currently receiving applications for residence at its business incubation facilities. ▶ Comprehensive Business Support Provided to Resident Enterprises The center will then select six enterprises this year and provide them with comprehensive business startup support. Out of 180 women who have been admitted to the facilities to date, approximately 50 percent are currently active in their business operations. ▶ Kim Jeong-rye / Administration Team Manager, GWDC “Our business startup support has expanded this year to include the provision of annual operational support of KRW 2 million to each graduate of our business incubation center.” Applications will be received until February 14. Detailed application information is available from the Gyeonggi Women’s Development Center homepage. Article 7. Waste-to-Energy Incineration Plant in Gyeonggi Province 160122-2 [Anchor’s Headline] There are waste incineration plants in Gyeonggi Province that double as power plants and are generating profits by selling electricity made with renewable heat energy from the incinerators. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Anyang Waste Incineration Plant At this waste incineration plant, 200 tons of waste is burned daily on average. Like other waste incineration plants, it used to emit large amounts of carbon as well as foul odors. However, this plant is now environmentally much cleaner thanks to modern waste management and power generation facilities that transform waste into electric energy. ▶ Kim Chang-gon / Manager, Anyang Waste Incineration Plant “We produce electricity using the heat generated from the incinerators. We use part of the electricity in our plant and sell the remainder to KEPCO. This process also entitles us to RECs that we can sell to other power generation plants.” ▶ RECs Renewable Energy Certificates: ▶ Tradable proof of electricity generation from renewable energy sources Since RECs can be traded, power plants may purchase these certificates and use them to fulfill their renewable energy generation quotas. Those power plants unable to fulfill these requirements pay penalties. However, by purchasing RECs, they can resolve the situation economically without having to invest in renewable energy generation facilities. ▶ Gyeonggi Province to Sell RECs from February Gyeonggi Province installed turbine generators at incineration plants in Anyang 안양 and Ansan 안산 two years ago, and has since earned 3,351 RECs, which will be sold to 17 power plant operators from February. ▶ Kim Soo-hyung / Gyeonggi Province Environmental Facilities Team Official “Since renewable energy generation has multiple benefits including reduced environmental contamination, energy production and profit generation, we will expand power generation facilities at other waste incineration plants in the province.” Gyeonggi Province plans to use the profits from this energy production for other environment projects. 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 January
The Fifth Weekly of January 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.01.29
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi to Bill and Collect Taxes via Smart Phones 160113-1 [Anchor’s Headline] For the first time in Korea, Gyeonggi Province will introduce a new tax billing tem that will enable residents to receive and pay provincial tax bills via smart phones so as to prevent non-payment due to the misplacement of bills delivered by post. [Report] ▶ Yoon Hae-jeong, Restaurateur Yoon receives all local tax bills by post. She makes it a habit to check each bill to ensure that it is correctly addressed to her. ▶ Yoon Hae-jeong, Maetan-dong, Suwon City “Sometimes there are bills addressed to other persons in my mailbox. I once went to the bank to pay a bill and found that it wasn’t mine. I was embarrassed.” Printed bills comprise a large portion of the paper waste of every household. [CG] Approximately 98 percent of all local tax bills in Korea are currently being delivered in printed format, costing an average of KRW 130 billion annually. ▶ Gyeonggi Province to Develop Smart Tax Billing and Collection System In order to address issues regarding the delivery and cost of printed bills, Gyeonggi Province will introduce a ‘smart tax billing and collection tem’ by adopting a proposal made during an idea contest held last year among public officials. ▶ Tax Payers Can Receive and Pay Tax Bills via Smart Phones This new tem will enable tax payers to receive and pay local tax bills conveniently via smart phones without having to visit banks or internet sites. ▶ Yim Byeong-gi / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Tax Administration Team “We will send tax bills via the messenger service of the tax payer’s choice. Residents can pay the bills anytime, anywhere.” Gyeonggi Province will introduce the smart tax billing tem initially on a trial basis in July after coordination with the central and local governments. Article 2. Integrity of Gyeonggi Organizations Assessed 160114-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province recently conducted an assessment of integrity among officials in 26 affiliated public organizations. The objective of this provincial government survey was to eradicate potential corruption and negligence in organizational management. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Credit Guarantee Foundation In this assessment, the Gyeonggi Credit Guarantee Foundation received the highest honor. At this foundation, all officials are constantly reminded of integrity requirements on a daily basis. Such reminders include the 31 compliance guidelines displayed on the standby screens of monitors, integrity alarm notifications delivered via computer every morning, and reminders on mouse pads and business cards. ▶ Choi Min-ho / Manager, Gyeonggi Credit Guarantee Foundation Audit Office “Such honorable recognition is attributed to the commitment of management to integrity and effective integrity education as well as to the loyalty of all employees” Anonymous online and offline corruption-reporting tems also enhance the transparency of the foundation’s officials. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Family among smaller organizations, the Gyeonggi Province Family 160115-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The priority credit guarantee limit for social economic enterprises in Gyeonggi Province will be increased up to 100 percent so as to better facilitate the financing of these enterprises, which usually have limited security capabilities. [Report] ▶ Sunflower Medial Social Cooperative This medical enterprise is a social cooperative operated by local residents. Opened in 2011 as an oriental medicine clinic, this cooperative has endured financial difficulties but is now thriving thanks to provincial guarantee support. ▶ [PiP] Oh Yeong-hui / Executive Director, Sunflower Medical Cooperative “We obtained an operational loan through Gyeonggi Province’s credit guarantee support last year, and were even able to expand our business.” This cooperative uses its profits to provide free medical services to families in low income brackets, solitary seniors, and individuals with disabilities. The priority credit guarantee support is provided to social economic enterprises with limited security capabilities for loan applications. ▶ Guarantee Limit Increased 100% with 2% Interest Support [CG] The provincial guarantee limit is now increased up to KRW 200 million for social enterprises and social cooperatives, and up to KRW 50 million for preliminary social enterprises and village enterprises. There is additional interest support of 2%. ▶ Ryu In-gwon / Director, Gyeonggi Province Ddabok Community Support Division “The modified program also permits expanded use of loans to include rent instead being limited to operational expenses.” With expanded provincial credit guarantee support, the 1,930 social economical enterprises of Gyeonggi Province can now increase their competitiveness. Article 4. Gyeonggi Discloses Northern Regional Development Plans 0118-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced 10-year development plans for its northern regions. Projected to cost a total of KRW 8.5 trillion, this initiative consists of four regional plans for four geographic zones. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex January 14 Northern Gyeonggi Development Strategy Committee Disclosed at the Northern Gyeonggi Development Strategy Committee meeting on January 14, these 10-year northern regional development plans include four zone plans geared to optimize the characteristics of each zone. ▶ New Growth Foundation Zone Mid North Regions Including Uijeongbu and Yangju The mid-northern regions were designated as the ‘new growth foundation zone’. The existing fashion, textile and furniture industries in this zone will be further promoted while new development projects incorporating former US military bases will be developed. ▶ National Reunification Industrial Development Zone Northwest Regions Including Goyang and Paju Western regional development will focus on tourism and the Korean Wave in preparation for national reunification. Detailed projects will include the development of a techno valley and a support center for the Kaeseong 개 Industrial Complex in North Korea. ▶ National Reunification, Ecology 160115-3 [Anchor’s Headline] A scientific institute in Gyeonggi Province announced the development of a new cancer cell culturing technology. This development is expected to help identify the most effective medications for individual cancer patients and potentially improve their treatment. [Report] [CG] Approximately 37 percent of Koreans, or two out of five people, have a chance of developing cancer during their lives. ▶ Each Cancer Patient Has Different Causes Cancer treatment development is difficult due to the diversity of causes and treatment requirements among individual patients. ▶ More Than 100 Cancer Cell Types Exist There are more than 100 different cancer cell types, each with different genetic characteristics [CG] Developed by the Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology, this new technology uses culturing environments similar to the in situ cancer cells of four basic types. ▶ GTV Reporter Jeong Yeon-woo “One of the important findings of this study was that spherical cancer cells are especially resistant to conventional treatments.” ▶ Identification of Best Medicines for Individual Patients Using a 3-dimensional culturing method, this technology enables doctors to predict medicinal resistance and identify the most effective medicines for individual cancer patients. ▶ [PiP] Kim Seong-hoon / Professor, Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology “Cancer cell cultures have been prepared in a completely different environment from where they occurred in patients. With this new technology, we can identify the most effective medicines.” The institute will continue to develop this cancer cell culturing technology so as to transfer it to other research institutes and pharmaceutical enterprises. Article 6. New Business Startup Support Center Opened in Gyeonggi Province 160118-3 [Anchor’s Headline] A leading nano technology institute in Korea opened a business startup support center in Gyeonggi Province for new businesses in related fields so as to help them enter markets in their startup stages. [Report] ▶ WIT Co., Ltd., Suwon Choi has developed an ultra-thin, transparent ceramic plate manufacturing technology for heat radiators and established his company last May. However, he still has complicated registration processes to complete. ▶ Choi Jae-wan / Founder of WIT Co., Ltd. “We prepared patent applications by ourselves through searching the internet and investigating similar patents. We had to cover all constraints in our patent briefings.” ▶ Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center Established by the Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center, this business startup support center will provide customized support to new businesses that possess related technologies with high potential. ▶ 20 Enterprises in Startup Stages Initially Selected as Support Candidates After an assessment of technical and commercial potential, 20 new enterprises have been initially selected as candidates for support. ▶ 5 Enterprises Selected Finally Of these enterprises, five were finally selected. These enterprises will be provided with free usage of office space as well as financial support and mentoring services by specialists. ▶ Jeon Yeong-jin / Director, Nano Enterprise Center, Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center “We will provide comprehensive support to new enterprises established less than 3 years prior with excellent business potential so as to facilitate the early launch of their items.” ▶ Nano Center to Contribute to Job Creation and Local Economic Development By supporting new businesses in their growth, the nano center in Gyeonggi Province will contribute to job creation and local economic development. Article 7. Gyeonggi Province to Release Its Vehicles for Public Use 160119-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced that it will release its registered vehicles for use by the public free of charge during weekends when the vehicles are not in use. [Report] ▶ Kim Seok-wan / Suwon City Resuident After his retirement due to health problems five years ago, Gwon 권 has been living on national basic livelihood benefits without a car. Whenever major holidays come, he finds it difficult to visit family members in his hometown. ▶ Kim Seok Wan / Gwonseon-gu, Suwon City “I have difficulty using a car to go to my hometown since I can hardly afford a rental car. It is also difficult to borrow a car during such holidays.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Operates 128 Vehicles There are 128 official vehicles used by Gyeonggi Province. ▶ ‘Happy Car Sharing’ to Be Introduced on Lunar New Year Holiday Adopting an idea proposed in an idea contest among officials held last year, Gyeonggi Province will open its official vehicles for use by the public free of charge for 10 days from February 6 on a trial basis. ▶ Families in Low Income Brackets and with More than One Child. This free public car usage service will be available to families in low income brackets and to those with more than one child. ▶ No Rental Fees Since these cars can be borrowed free of charge, users will only have to pay for fuel and toll fees. ▶ Public Car Sharing Program to be Expanded Province-wide After trial operation, the free rental service will be expanded to public holidays and weekends. An online application method will also be made available. The ‘Happy Car Sharing’ program will then be expanded to all the 31 cities and counties of the province, enabling residents to pick up cars at the nearest public centers. 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 January
The Fourth Weekly of January 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.01.22
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. Private Enterprise joins Gyeonggi’s Epidemic Control 160106-2 [Anchor’s Headline] During the MERS outbreak last year, a number of social enterprises played an important role in creating an epidemic control model for the province through areal disinfection services. These enterprises have since formed a public quarantine service cooperative. [Report] Recently, this cooperative signed a collaboration agreement with Gyeonggi Province for future epidemic control. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex January 5 Infectious Disease Control Cooperation Agreement This cooperative became part of the epidemic control network of the province, which consists of public and private institutes, and will provide public quarantine services during infectious disease outbreaks. ▶ Lee Gwang-hun / President, Areal Cooperative “We will do our utmost to protect the health of provincial residents using advanced technologies and equipment.” ▶ Yoo Byeong-ok / Director, Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center The six Gyeonggi provincial medical center hospitals are at the forefront and serve as the final defense in relieving our residents from diseases.” ▶ Areal Cooperative to Provide Free Disinfection 160107-3 [Anchor’s Headline] This year marks the Year of the M// in the Korean zodiac. This time, it’s a red m// year. In the orient, m//s represent, among other things, guardianship and maternal love. Our reporter visited an exhibition commemorating the Year of the M// held at the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum. [Report] The m// is the subject of this exhibition titled ‘M//s in Our Culture’. There are ceramic figurines of one of the most enduring Chinese literary characters, the M// King in Journey to the West, also known as Sun Wukong 손오공. Another m// figurine made during the ancient Goryo 고려 Dynasty depicts a baby m// in a motherly embrace. ▶ M//s Symbolize Guardianship and Maternal Love An ancient bronze mirror and a writing brush case feature twelve zodiac animals including dancing m//s. M//s are regarded as tricky and mischievous creatures. In the past, pet m//s were highly valued and frequently used as gift items by envoys and diplomats. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Museum until June ‘M//s in Our Culture’ Exhibition M//s are featured in all artworks and artifacts displayed at this exhibition ▶ [PiP] Min Ji-yeon 160108-1 [Anchor’s Headline] There are a number of local taxes applied with modifications from this year. Since these modified tax systems are directly related to the lives of residents, our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Suwon Vehicle Registration Office After long hesitation, Oh has finally decided to purchase a new car. She could make her decision since the vehicle procurement tax exemption program for parents with more than one child was extended for another three years. ▶ [PiP] Oh Gyong-sun / Suwon City Resident “I was exempted from the procurement tax of KRW 2.1 million since I am a parent with more than one child. I hope that many residents benefit from such exemption programs.” ▶ Procurement Tax Exemption Program Extended until 2018 Until 2018, parents with more than one child can purchase vehicles tax free. The procurement tax is also reduced for the purchasers of small cars and electric cars, as well as for the purchasers of former rental housing. The local education tax will continue to be applied as part of the cigarette tax over the next three years to prevent financial losses for local education. [CG] For the resident tax, which was 0.5 percent of salaries, employers are no longer required to make deductions from employee wages or to report if the salary amount is low. For higher salaries, variable exemption rates are applied based on average wages. For purchasers of buildings that have been left unused for more than two years, the procurement tax is reduced by 4 percent. Local tax reporting procedures for multi-location enterprises were also simplified. Such enterprises may now report local taxes to a single tax office in the jurisdiction of their head offices. ▶ Park Dong-gyun / Director, Gyeonggi Province Tax Administration Division “We adopted the opinions of tax payers and changed the imposer-orientated taxation procedures to payer-orientated ones.” Gyeonggi Province extended a total of 178 local taxation programs for three more years, which is equivalent to tax support of KRW 2.4 trillion over the same period. Article 4. Results of 3-Year Operations of G-Cinemas 160111-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Three years ago, Gyeonggi Province introduced G-Cinemas so as to support the production of diversity movies by independent and artistic movie makers. Since their introduction, more than 100 diversity movies have been screened at the G-Cinemas. [Report] ▶Suwon Megabox In 2013, Gyeonggi Province designated the first provincially-operated G-Cinema so as to provide screening opportunities to independent movies, artistic movies and documentaries of high standards produced by movie makers with limited budgets. ▶G-Cinemas Operate in 11 Gyeonggi Localities Operating in eleven localities in Gyeonggi Province, G-Cinemas have featured more than 100 movies and have attracted approximately 54,000 viewers over the past three years. ▶[PIP] Lee Yeong-sil / Viewer “I only learned of the existence of such movies when I arrived at the cinema. I hope that I can watch more of these movies.” ▶”Don’t Cross That River, Darling” Attracted Most Viewers The most popular G-Cinema movie was Don’t Cross That River, Darling, a heart-warming romance about a senior couple. This movie was seen by more than 13,000 viewers. G-Cinemas offer valuable connections with the public for such high-quality, low-commercial movies. ▶ [PiP] Jang Bong-su / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Contents Infrastructure Team “I believe that G-Cinemas have contributed significantly to the advancement of diverse movies in Korea while serving the varied cultural needs of Gyeonggi residents.” ▶Gyeonggi to Increase G-Cinemas Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the number of G-Cinemas from the current 16 to 19, and also plans to hold screening events at provincial organizations. Article 5. New Sex Education Facilities in Gyeonggi Province 160112-3 [Anchor’s Headline] New sex education facilities for children using walk-through indoor structures with various informative materials are gaining popularity in Gyeonggi Province. Our reporter visited one such facility. [Report] ▶ North Gyeonggi Youth Center, Paju City Located at the North Gyeonggi Youth Center in Paju City, this facility consists of a simulated tunnel of female genitals and a womb complete with a large fertilized egg on a wall. ▶Model Embryos and Baby Dolls Used as Education Materials Inside the womb, which doubles as a classroom, are various model structures that depict the childbirth process. There are even special jackets that children can wear to simulate pregnancy. This experiential education method developed by Gyeonggi Province is regarded as an effective sex education tool. ▶An A-reum / Sex Education Instructor, North Gyeonggi Youth Center “Experiential education is a more effective means of sex education than instruction-based education since it draws greater interest from children.” ▶Suitable for Children, Adolescents 160114-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been designating local communities that exhibit active lifelong education participation as ‘lifelong learning villages’. One such village in Yangpyeong 양평 County goes even further with participants sharing their earnings from their newly acquired skills with others. [Report] ▶’88 Nolgong School’, Gangha-myeon, Yangpyeong County These colorful ceramics, aroma products and beautiful bead handicrafts are the products of lifelong education school students in this village. ▶ Lifelong Learning Village Designated in 2015 Last year, this village was designated by Gyeonggi Province as a lifelong learning village for the active participation of residents in various education programs offered at the school. ▶ Park Chang-ok / Principal, Yangpyeong 88 Nolgong School “With learning opportunities available within the village, residents became much more active and are receiving lots of pleasure.” ▶ Specialty Product Sales Proceeds Donated to Underprivileged Individuals Since last autumn, villagers began selling sesame tea and cakes, specialty products of their school, and donated all proceeds to those who were unable to attend the school. ▶Lifelong Education Villages Help Create Jobs The lifelong learning villages not only share their earnings, they also help create jobs through their assistance in the nurturing of program instructors and lifelong education coordinators. ▶ [PIP] Park Seon-gyeong / Official, Gyeonggi Provincial Institute for Lifelong Learning “Lifelong learning leads to self development, self development leads to earnings, and earnings lead to sharing. The spread of this sharing culture is the most valuable outcome of lifelong learning.” ▶57 Lifelong Learning Villages Designated in 20 Localities There are currently 57 ‘lifelong learning villages’ designated in Gyeonggi Province. ▶Gyeonggi to Expand Lifelong Learning Village Designation Gyeonggi Province will expand lifelong learning village designation so as to promote skill donation at a community level as well as sharing culture at large. Article 7. Gyeonggi Develops Simulation Program for Safety Education 0112-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province developed a computer simulation program for safety education that features fire in virtual duplicates of major buildings in the province. Users can train themselves in how to react and evacuate safely from these buildings. [Report] ▶ Gwangju Fire Station Public Service Office In this fire station, residents experience a fire via a computer simulation program. ▶ Game-type Simulation of Disaster Situation Users are tasked with finding an escape route from a fire in a virtual Suwon Station that exactly duplicates the actual structure. Some react calmly and succeed in leaving the station. However, most run around aimlessly and eventually succumb to smoke and fire. In a real-life situation, it could have been a tragedy. ▶Ju Jae-hun / Gwangju City Resident “It was fun and very realistic. It made me think about what I should do in real fire situation.” This disaster simulation experience is available at local fire stations in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Popular Public Facilities in Gyeonggi Province Simulated This program produces simulated 3D images of the interiors of popular public facilities in the province, such as subway stations and hospitals, for more realistic experiences. ▶ [PIP] Cho Jun-hyeong / Fire Official, Gwangju Fire Station “Your escape is successful if you can reach the exit within five minutes using various fire equipment and things in various situations. You can also customize your experience by setting the program to your age and gender.” Gyeonggi Province plans to expand the program by adding more disaster types and location models. ▶ [PiP] Yu Ji-yeong / Fire Official, Gyeonggi Disaster Safety Headquarters Safety Culture Team “We will distribute this disaster simulation program to other facilities and schools so that more people can experience the program.” Major disasters tend to occur when the previous disaster is almost forgotten. Gyeonggi Province will remain alert through continuous safety education. 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 January
The Third Weekly of January 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.01.15
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 Helps Renovate Old Villages 151230-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Since 2012, Gyeonggi Province has been providing renovation support to old villages of historical value. Our reporter visited two such villages that have recently been transformed with new fixtures and improved community facilities. [Report] ▶ Wanglim Village, Uiwang City This once-rundown village, whose name stems from a king’s visit, now has an information board for visitors at its entrance that describes its historic significance. Streets have been cleaned and public buildings refurbished. ▶ [PIP] Park Yong-ae, Uiwang City Resident “There had been no proper management of the village environment. However, as you can see, everything has changed. We now have places where residents can chat in pleasant surroundings and…” A common trash collection site was established and old house walls were renovated and painted with pleasant murals. ▶ Seori Village, Gwangju City This village in Gwangju 광주 City is the birth place of a revered patriot who fought against Japanese occupation. This village also saw a complete refurbishment. The foul-smelling public toilet site was replaced with communal resting areas. Walls were painted with artistic depictions of tomatoes, a local specialty product. The village environment improvement support program of Gyeonggi Province has been targeting old villages and transforming them into new towns while restoring their local characteristics. ▶ Architectural Design Improvement Program Provided Support of KRW 58 Million to 2 Villages in 2015 Officially termed Architectural Design Improvement Projects, this program provided support of KRW 58 million to these two villages last year. ▶ Kang Hyo-seok / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Landscape Team “Gyeonggi Province will continue working with residents and specialists to create beautiful village environment.” Gyeonggi Province plans to adopt a storytelling concept in future village environment improvement projects so as to enhance convenience for residents as well as the image of villages. Article 2. Gyeonggi Opens North Creative Business Support Center 151231-2 [Anchor’s Headline] This past December 30, the North Gyeonggi Cultural Creativity Hub marked the beginning of its full-fledged operations with a ceremony. Our reporter was there. [Report] ▶ North Gyeonggi Cultural Creativity Hub December 30, 2015 Inauguration Ceremony Since its tentative opening last year, this center has been providing business startup support to youths with ideas in manufacturing and cultural contents. ▶ [Sync] “This is a message from Gayeong. ‘Hello.’ Do you want to answer” Through this provincial support, IPL developed smart robots that act as control platforms for household appliances. In just the eleven months since its establishment, this company has secured overseas investments of more than USD 6 million. ▶ [PIP] Kim Gyeong-wook / Representative, IPL “The age of smart phones is being overtaken by the emerging ‘Internet of Things’. The core of the Internet of Things is a hub that connects all network components. This robot is just that.” This vehicle safety device is one of the items selected for this year’s business startup support. This device connects a vehicle to its owner without the necessity for leaving a personal telephone number with the vehicle. ▶ [PiP] Yang Na-ri / Vehicle Safety Device Developer “This product protects telephone numbers from being exposed to misuse through voice phishing, stalking and spam.” During the ceremony held at the North Gyeonggi Cultural Creativity Hub, awards were presented to five exemplary enterprises that had been successfully established. Among the five award recipients, IPL, with its smart robot platform, received the top award as well as prize money of KRW 10 million. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor Lee Jae-yul “We will actively provide young aspiring entrepreneurs with educational opportunities, financial support and work spaces as well as overseas marketing support.” Last year, the North Gyeonggi Cultural Creativity Hub assisted 40 startups that created 80 jobs, and provided startup support in 390 cases. This center will be the leading youth business support center in these fields in northern Gyeonggi Province. Article 3. Gyeonggi’s Construction Administrative Rationalization 160105-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has a policy that aims to enhance administrative procedures pertaining to private construction. Recently, the provincial government conducted assessments of local governments in the realization of this policy for the year 2015. [Report] ▶ Bucheon City In these annual assessments, Bucheon 부천 City won the highest award. This policy includes free consultation provision by certified architects regarding construction regulations, approval procedures and requirements that, depending on the circumstances, can be complicated. ▶ Kim San-su / Bucheon City Resident “I have a 230-square-meter open land lot that I want to build a house on. I wanted to know the floor area limit, costs and possible designs, and I received much of the information I needed.” Even when business owners wish to install temporary structures, officials provide on-site assistance from applications to the preparation of layout drawings free of charge, saving the applicants from having to hire professional services. ▶ Small Multi-dwelling Residences Supported by a provincial ordinance, Bucheon 부천 City also provides financial assistance for repair work for small multi-dwelling residences. ▶ Park Jong-hak / Director, Bucheon City Construction Division “Our small multi-dwelling residence support program Korea’s first and the operation of construction counseling by certified architects received high scores.” Gyeonggi Province conducts these construction administration assessments among its 31 cities and counties on a regular basis. ▶ Grand Prize Winner: Bucheon City 1st Prize Winners: Hwaseong City and Yongin City 2nd Prize Winners: Yeoju City and Suwon City Last year, the annual awards were presented to individuals including officials in 13 cities and counties and architects employed by 5 local administrations. ▶ Song Hae-chung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Architectural Management Team “We will continuously identify and resolve construction regulatory issues this year so as to provide reliable construction administrative services and realize safe and sound living environments.” Gyeonggi Province will continue to mitigate those regulations that cause unreasonable inconvenience among residents this year. Article 4. Gyeonggi to Establish Major Used Car Complex 151231-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced that Suwon 수원 City will house Korea’s largest used car trade center in 2018. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Jeil Buksuwon Car Trade Center This 20-year-old used car center in Suwon 수원 City is home to 16 used car dealerships. However its aging facilities hinder used car market growth. ▶ [PiP] Kim Si-chang / Chairman, Jeil Buksuwon Car Trade Association “There is a huge lack of parking space. Even current spaces are open to the elements. We really need improvement.” ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex December 30, 2015 Automobile Complex Construction Agreement To resolve this issue, Gyeonggi Province, Suwon City and Deutsch Motors, a major automobile importer, agreed to construct a new automobile trade complex. ▶ New Space for Car Display, Sale, Repair and More Requiring an investment of KRW 350 billion, this new used car complex will feature car-displaying spaces with modern facilities as well as spaces for trade and repair services. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “This will be a premium used car center. It will be a new model for such facilities at which reliable cars can be purchased at reasonable process.” ▶ 595,000 Square Meter Site This complex will be constructed on a large site of nearly 600,000 square meters. ▶ New Jobs Created and Urban Scenes Improved The construction of these new facilities will have the effect of creating approximately 7,000 new jobs while improving the surrounding urban environment. ▶ GTV Reporter Jeong Yeon-woo “After the necessary procedures for approvals and permits, the construction of the new automobile complex will be completed in 2018.” Article 5. Winter Blight Hits Greenhouse Farms 160104-3 [Anchor’s Headline] With continuously higher-than-average temperatures coupled with more precipitation and less sunlight, an increasing number of greenhouse farms are being impacted by diseases and insects this winter. [Report] ▶ Flower Farm A growing number of flowering plants have turned black in this greenhouse due to blight. ▶ Ham Hun-sik / Flower Farm Owner “We didn’t have blight before. It hit us this year, and I am very worried.” ▶ Increased Rainfall and Temperatures Cause Blight Damage Increased rainfall and abnormally high temperatures are affecting plants while inviting diseases and insects this winter. ▶ Humidity Control Essential The most important factors in preventing winter blight are humidity control and the provision of supplementary light and carbon dioxide. ▶ Provision of Supplementary Light and Carbon Dioxide also Important Installation of lighting and supplying carbon dioxide gas in greenhouses will help plants grow while preventing blights caused by diseases and insects. ▶ Sticky Traps Used to Check Vermin The use of sticky traps will also help identify vermin. ▶ Gennadius 160106-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In 2013, Gyeonggi Province designated the World Design Center site in Guri 구리 City as a land transaction restriction zone. However, part of the designated zone was recently relieved from the restrictions. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Guri World Design Center Construction Site The restriction zone includes this World Design Center construction site. ▶ Approx. 1.7 Million Square Meters It covers approximately 1.7 million square meters, 200 times larger than a football field. ▶ Land Transaction Restriction Zone Designated in 2013 Land transactions in this zone were restricted in 2013 so as to prevent speculative transactions. However, such restrictions also prevented local residents from exercising some of their property rights. ▶ Ham Yeong-hwa / Guri City Resident “Without such restrictions, you can build your house whenever you want, can’t you Not only that, you can also sell your house and move out whenever you want.” ▶ Part of Land Transaction Restriction Zone Relieved Responding to local resident complaints, Gyeonggi Province released restrictions for approximately 53 percent of the site where speculative transaction potential is low. ▶ [PIP] Min Cheon-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Urban Housing Division “Such a release of transaction restrictions will enable land owners to reasonably exercise their property rights.” ▶ 6 Land Transaction Restriction Zones in Gyeonggi Province To date, six land transaction restriction zones have been designated in Gyeonggi Province including the second Pangyo 판교 Techno Valley construction site. ▶ Gyeonggi to Consider Releasing Restrictions Based on Local Situations Gyeonggi Province will investigate land transaction trends in these zones and partially release the designations based on the results. Article 7. 2016 Gyeonggi Administrative Objectives 160108-3 [Anchor’s Headline] While attending year-opening ceremonies at regional chambers of commerce, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil disclosed the objectives of his administration for the year 2016. It seems the economy will be the major focus of the Gyeonggi provincial administration this year. [Report] ▶ Suwon Hotel Castle January 4 Suwon Chamber of Commerce Year Opening Ceremony Returning from his New Year’s holiday, Governor Nam attended the year-opening ceremony at the Suwon Chamber of Commerce. ▶ Gyeonggi Administration Objectives This Year: Job Creation and Economic Growth During the ceremony, Governor Nam mentioned job creation and economic growth as this year’s objectives. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We focused our major efforts on coalition last year. This year, we will focus more on the establishment of economic foundations.” [CG] The key words of the Gyeonggi administration for 2016 will be economy, welfare, northern development and coalition. Governor Nam revealed a plan to promote a ‘shared market economy’. Its main components will be projects that reduce the gap between large enterprises and small and medium enterprises. For welfare policies, ‘target-based welfare’ will be pursued to provide customized welfare services where they are needed, instead of providing conventional, generalized welfare support. ▶ [PIP] Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Welfare demand is increasing. However, we cannot simply expand welfare programs for the general population. We have started target-based welfare in Gyeonggi Province.” The acceleration of northern provincial development is another area upon which Gyeonggi Province will focus this year. Related projects will include the designation of special reunification zones and the promotion of DMZ tourism as well as the expansion of infrastructure. Gyeonggi Province will also cultivate new ideas so as to continue its coalition policy that produced significant results last 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 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.
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