EnglishNews | 2016.05.27Greetings, 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 to Nurture International Trade Experts 0516-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced the launch of an international trade specialist education program. This project aims to assist SMEs with overseas sales through the provision of qualified personnel while also giving job opportunities to youths who are proficient in foreign languages. ▶ Automobile Part Manufacturing Enterprise This auto part-manufacturing enterprise has been struggling with overseas marketing due to a lack of personnel with international trade expertise as well as foreign language capabilities. It took a long time for this enterprise to develop such personnel. This company now has customers in more than 10 countries. Its annual exports currently amount to over USD10 million. ▶ Yu Tae-seung / CEO, Wheel Corp. “It is very important to have personnel who are proficient in English and capable of handling international business. Product knowledge can be acquired later. If Gyeonggi Province can provide such personnel, the international business establishment process would be greatly shortened.” ▶ ‘Gyeonggi Young Trade Manager Education Program’ There is high demand for qualified international business personnel among SMEs. ▶ Youths with Foreign Language Capabilities This program is open to any youths who are proficient foreign languages, including foreign students, and available for employment immediately after the education course. ▶ Jang Dong-jin, Job Searcher “This education program seems to be about trade practices. I think it will be really helpful in finding employment.” The 230 attendees selected this month will receive free education starting from next month. Graduates with good results will be provided with internship or employment opportunities. ▶ Park Geun-gyun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Export Strategy Team “From the second half of this year, we will utilize trade manager education attendees for business consultations or promotion activities in actual trade promotion events.” This trade manager nurturing program of Gyeonggi Province will eventually contribute to exports by SMEs lacking international trade personnel while assisting youths in finding superior employment opportunities. Article 2. Gyeonggi Determined to Eradicate Food Crimes 160512-2 [Anchor’s Headline] From June, the Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police will stage intensive crackdowns on illegal food production and trade, beginning with delivery foods. This time, the judicial police are determined to completely eradicate the criminal food trade. ▶ [Top Screen] Source: Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police ▶ Illegal Eel Processor October 2015 Last year, this food processing factory was raided by the judicial police while processing eels in extremely unhygienic conditions. ▶ Illegal Rice Cookie Producer January 2016 This past January, this rice cookie producer was found to be using expired ingredients and product labels with falsified country-of-origin information. [Sync] Scene of Inspection ▶ “Sir, why are these expired products here” ▶ “We failed to sell them in time. These are those I could check but...” ▶ Briefing Room, Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex May 11 ▶ Announcement of Food Crime Eradication Plan Gyeonggi Province announced that these efforts will continue until illegal foods are completely eradicated. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs Lee Jae-yul “From June 1, we will exercise maximum administrative power to completely eradicate food crimes” ▶ Intensive Control for Individual Food Types A greater number of personnel will now be involved in the continuous and intensive control of individual food types. ▶ Stronger Punishments In addition to fines and other administrative penalties, offenders will be subject to stricter prosecution and criminal punishment processes. ▶ Violators to be Publicly Disclosed A list of offenders and their violations will be publicly disclosed on provincial homepages. The intensive food crime control will begin on June 1 with a crackdown on delivery foods, followed by crackdowns on expressway rest stop restaurants, school meals and gift food products. Article 3. May Festivals Peak in Gyeonggi Province 160513-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The month of May is a peak season for festivals in Gyeonggi Province. There are diverse festivals for families and friends currently underway. Our reporter visited some of the more popular sites. This time each year, a riverside park in Guri 구리 City is crowded with families and couples enjoying yellow canola flowers that cover a large field. ▶ Gwon Yeong-ae / Visitor from Seoul “Canola flowers are really beautiful. You don’t have to go to Jeju Island to see them. I am very glad I came.” ▶ Guri Han River Park May 13 15 ▶ Guri Canola Festival The Canola Festival ran for three days from May 13 at the Guri 구리 Han River Park ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “This yellow sea of canola flowers is but one of many festive events taking place this time of year in Gyeonggi Province.” ▶ Gwangmyeong Cave Until September 4 ▶ Lascaux Cave Painting Exhibition For those who seek something rare and special, Gwangmyeong 광명 Cave in Gwangmyeong 광명 City is hosting the Paleolithic Lascaux Cave Painting exhibition from France, the first event of its kind in Asia. ▶ KINTEX May 19 22 ▶ Korea International Boat Show The Korea International Boat Show that began in May 19 features exciting marine leisure exhibitions and experiential programs including those for sailing, kayaking, sea fishing, and camping. ▶ Hong Seong-pyo / President, Gyeonggi Tourism Organization “There are diverse interesting festivals currently being held in Gyeonggi Province during the month May. I hope that many residents enjoy these festivals and have happy memories.” ▶ Gyeonggi Tour Portal: ggtour.or.kr Detailed information about spring festivals in Gyeonggi Province can be found online at the Gyeonggi Tour Portal. Article 4. Gyeonggi’s Solitary Senior Visiting Care Services 160516-03 [Anchor’s Headline] The number of seniors living alone has been increasing by 15,000 each year in Korea. In order to address the personal care needs of these solitary seniors, Gyeonggi Province has been providing visiting care services. These services have proven effective, especially in terms of medical costs and results. Park 박종순 has been living alone for the past 35 years except on traditional holidays when her five children from across the nation come to visit her. ▶ Park Jong-soon / Hwaseong City Resident “I feel lonely not just in the quiet of the night but during the day as well. When I eat, for instance, it’s me alone, and I don’t care much about how I eat…” ▶ Nurses Visit Solitary Senior Homes In Gyeonggi Province, these seniors are looked after by nurses who visit their homes. ▶ Physical, Emotional Care Visiting nurses not only provide basic medical care through blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring, dietary advice and various educational efforts, they also help seniors emotionally through personal interaction. ▶ Choi Ok-seon / Solitary Senior Visiting Nurse “Seeing them regularly, I gain more confidence from them and I see them become much brighter. In fact, their depression level and hospital visits decrease significantly, saving a lot of medical costs.” [CG] Since beginning in 2012, solitary senior visits by nurses have resulted in the reduction of medical costs by 43 percent as well as a considerable decrease in depression levels. ▶ Kim Yang-suk / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Regional Public Health Team “We will continue to locate solitary seniors who need help and provide them with personal care through nurse visits as well as more neighbor involvement.” For neighbor involvement, Gyeonggi Province plans to provide support for such community activities through local public health centers. Article 5. Carcinogen-Generating Fire Wood Dealer Uncovered 160516-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police recently uncovered a fire wood dealer who sold wood waste containing carcinogenic adhesives and paints. For six years, this company has been selling wood waste collected from construction sites and furniture manufacturers. ▶ Fabric Dying Factory, Yeoncheon County At this fabric dying factory in Yeoncheon 연천 County, a large amount of wood waste is unloaded and sent directly to the boiler room. Use of processed wood from construction or furniture-making as a fuel is prohibited in Korea since it can emit carcinogens during combustion. This company has been using such wood since it is cheaper than standard fuels. [Sync] Scene of Inspection ▶ “Since when have you used this” ▶ “It’s been quite a while. We needed urgent supplies” ▶ Over 60,000 tons Sold Past 6 Years This fire wood dealer has collected and illegally sold more than 60,000 tons of wood waste over the past six years. ▶ Wood Waste Producers Paid for Disposal This dealer received money from waste wood-generating enterprises for disposal on their behalf. He then resold the waste to industries as fuel instead of sending it to waste disposal companies. ▶ Park Seong-nam / Chief, Gyeonggi Special Judicial Police “By arresting the illegal wood waste dealer, we were able to sever the connection between wood waste generating enterprise and wood waste users. It also led to legal disposal practices and legal use of fuels.” The Gyeonggi Special Judicial Police will prosecute the enterprises that used illegal wood waste as a fuel as well as the wood waste dealer so as to eradicate the illegal combustion of prohibited materials. Article 6. Gyeonggi Supplies More Rental Housing to Young Couples 160518-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Many young couples in Korea postpone or entirely give up plans for marriage and children due to difficulties in finding homes. In order to alleviate the burden of housing costs and therefore promote childbirth, Gyeonggi Province plans to construct 10,000 rental housing units for provision to young couples at very low rental rates. Together with difficulties finding employment, soaring housing costs are a major obstacle preventing young couples from creating a stable home and starting their own families in Korea. ▶ Cho An-na / Suwon City Resident “Housing costs are too high in Korea. We cannot plan childbirth as part of a normal process of life. Instead, we are forced to postpone or change our plans for such things based on economic situations.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Supply 10,000 Ddabok Houses by 2020 Gyeonggi Province plans to complete the construction of these rental housing units, titled ‘Ddabok 따복 Houses’, for young married couples by the year 2020. ▶ Low Rentals with Deposit Finance Support Gyeonggi Province will apply rental rates for these housing units that are 80 percent below market rates while providing support for 40 percent of interest payments on deposit finances. Rental rates and deposit amounts will further decrease as the number of children increases; those with two or more children need not pay any deposit. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We will provide relatively spacious homes at lower costs that are ideal for rearing children and creating families.” ▶ 22% More Space than Happy Housing In order to provide enough space for child rearing, the relative size of a two-room apartment, for example, will be 22% greater than that of an ordinary apartment. This additional space will mean an additional cost of KRW 300 billion for Gyeonggi Province. Residents of these apartments will also receive provincial Ddadok 따복 Community Project support for various community programs. Article 7. Gyeonggi’s Coalition Policy Discussed at Korean Assembly Forum 160517-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On May 16, Korean National Assembly members held a forum to discuss Gyeonggi Province’s coalition policy and the adoption of dialogue-based political cooperation policy within the National Assembly. Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil was a guest speaker at the forum. ▶ National Assembly Members Hall May 16 ▶ Forum: Is Political Cooperation Possible within the 20th National Assembly Political cooperation is fast becoming a popular term in the Korean political arena. This term is currently used to signify dialogue that has conceptual similarity with Gyeonggi Province’s coalition policy, hence the presence of Governor Nam at this forum that included over 100 National Assembly members and scholars. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Youth unemployment, low birthrates, low economic growth… These are the challenges that we may not be able to overcome even with collective efforts. However, there will be no hope if we are divided.” Governor Nam went on to disclose the second phase of the coalition policy that includes the establishment of honorary local ministries and a local parliamentary system. ▶ Professor Kim Ui-young: “Gyeonggi Province’s coalition policy is inspiring” Professor Kim 김의영 of Seoul National University stated that Gyeonggi Province’s coalition policy is a good example of political cooperation in that it pursues multi-level cooperation from that among local governments to community level cooperation. Professor Park 박명호 suggested the long-term pursuit of both political coalition and political cooperation as a means of success. ▶ Park Myeon-ho / Professor, Dongguk University “I think togetherness can be achieved through the resolution of procedural issues as well as the identification of mutually beneficial elements. Multi-channel, multi-level dialogues will be necessary to achieve that.” Professor Kim 김용복 asserted that diverse coalition models of local governments should be the starting point for coalition on a larger scale. ▶ Kim Yong-bok / Professor, Kyungnam University “If we experimentally develop various local-level coalition and cooperation models and spread them to establish coalition culture, then this culture will further spread in central politics.” At this forum, the members of a 7-person academic panel discussed possibilities, institutional limitations and methodologies for political coalition and cooperation in the central political arena. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.05.20Greetings, 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. Article1.Gyeonggi Ceramic Festival Begins 160504-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In May each year,Gyeonggi Province organizes ceramic festivals concurrentlyat three venues in regions with strong ceramic traditions, each witha different theme. Our reporter visited some of theseevents. Gonjiam Ceramic Park Until May 15 Gwangju Royal Ceramic Festival This year’s festivalin Gwangju 광주 Cityfeatures an exhibition ofroyal ceramics created by seven modern-day royal ceramic s. The captivatingpieces on display assertboth elegance and artistic beauty. Park Mu-won / 1st‘Royal Ceramic Master’ “The artistic world of royal ceramic s forms aseparate category of its own ceramic cultural tradition.” Seolbong Park Until May 22 Icheon Ceramic Festival The venue in Icheon 이천 City features a ceramic history exhibition that showcases replicas of diversetraditional pottery and earthenware. The heritage of traditional pottery hadbeen on the verge of extinction during the Japanese occupation of the nation. Sim Chae-woo / Visitor from Icheon City “We wanted to go somewhere special for our date today. We are glad we came here because there are lots of things to see and enjoy including beautiful ceramics.” Exhibition and Experiential Programs In addition to the exhibition, the festival here also features a ceramic workshop in which visitors of all ages can experience ceramic making. [PIP]Lee Si-yun / Child from Icheon City “I made my own ceramic pieces today, and it was fun.” At the ceramic festival inYeocheon 여천 City, popular events includea dish-smashing contest. Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Please come and enjoy our spring festivals and be happy!” The ceramic festivals are an ideal destination for families, especially during the Family Month of May. Article2.Gyeonggi Expands Public Vehicle Sharing with Residents 160509-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Following the successful results of public-vehicle sharing with residents during the past Lunar New Year holiday, Gyeonggi Province began expanded operations of these services on weekends and public holidays. Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex Jeong 정경순,a social worker, wanted to takeher children ona therapeutic family camping trip. She almost gave up her plan, however, due to car rental costs. Then she heard about the free vehicle rental services of Gyeonggi Province. [PiP]JeongGyeong-sun / Yongin City Resident “With all my children and luggage, we needed a large vehicle. We are lucky to be able to use exactly what we needed. I am very grateful. My children will benefit greatly from this trip.” ‘Happy Car Share’ Free Use of Public Vehicles while Not in Use Titled ‘Happy Car Share’ services, the full operation of these free public vehicle rental services for residents began on May 5. For these services, 100 vehicles were made available on weekends and public holidayswhen they are not being used for official purposes. Users are also provided with freeadmissiontoprovincial museums and other public tourist facilities. Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs Lee Jae-yul “In addition to families with more than one child, we also plan to expand the service to include multicultural families and North Korean defectors through ordinance amendment.” ‘Happy Car Share’ to be Expanded to 31 Localities Upon amendment of the related ordinances, the 31 regional administrations of the province will join in local operations of the Happy Car Share services. Article3.Gyeonggi Province’s “SME with Good Prospects” Designation 160510-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province’s “SME with Good Prospects” designation tem and the associated support programs have proven effective in helping the designated enterprises strengthen their foundations for growth. Electric Heater Manufacturer, Gwangju City This enterprise,which specializes in electric heating tems, was designated as an“SME with Good Prospects” by Gyeonggi Province in 2010. Since then, this company has achieved remarkable results in international marketing. Lim Han-bok / CEO of “SME with Good Prospects” “As an SME with Good Prospects, we were able to secure the extremely competitive American marketing support of Gyeonggi Province. We have been successful ever since and have now opened an American branch.” Sales Increased 50% with Heightened Brand Imaging The “SME with Good Prospects” designation hasprovided significant advantages in marketing and enhanced the image of this enterprise. Its sales haveincreased 50% since designation, which is the precisepurpose of this tem. Hwang Jong-il / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Enterprise Policy Team “There will be 200 new designations this year. We will continue to identify promising SMEs and provide them with intensive support.” 33 Incentives Provided to SMEs with Good Prospects Those enterprises designated as SMEs with Good Prospects are provided with 33 types of benefitsincluding priority treatment in financial applications andother business supports. Such incentives help the receivingenterprises establishfoundations for further growth. Article4.Gyeonggi Hosts International Game Show‘PlayX4’0512-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On May 19, the international game show‘PlayX4’ is slated to open at KINTEX of Gyeonggi Province for a four-day run. This expo will feature the newest developments in the game industry as well as a large number of industry representatives from around the world. Previously named ‘Good Game Show Korea’, this show attracted more than 350 game enterprises from 16 nations as well asover 66,000 visitors last year. Futuristic Game Expo `PlayX4` This year, the show has changed its name to the futuristic ‘PlayX4’. [PIP]Park Gi-cheol / Manager, KINTEX Exhibition Team II “This will be a comprehensive show comprised of online and video games as well as arcade games. We plan to develop the show into a world-calibergame show.” Comprehensive Next Generation Game Show While previous events focused primarily on functional games, this year’s event will be a more comprehensive, international-scale, next-generation expothat showcases a variety of new technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. It will also include many entertaining programs for families and individuals of all ages. Number Business Representatives Double This show is also a bigger businessevent than was previously the case with the number of overseas buyers and game distributor representatives doubling from 110 last year to over 200 this year. 4 Iranian Computer May 19 - 22 Showcasinggames and technologies of the future,PlayX4 will run from May 19 to 22 at KINTEX in Goyang 고양 City. Article5.Gyeonggi Launches Home CleanerGroup 160503-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province recently launched a home-cleaner group, titled Ggalggeumi 깔끄미, for individuals with serious disabilities and those in low-income brackets.The members of this group are themselvesusers of the rehabilitation service. Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly April 29 Gyeonggi ProvinceGgalggeumi Group Inauguration Ceremony This project has the dual purpose of assisting physically challengedindividuals with home-cleaning tasks while providing job opportunities to those who are registered at rehabilitation centers but capable of working. These workers will be accompanied by home-cleaning mentors during their first year of apprenticeship. Lee Wook-ja / Ggalggeumi Group Mentor “We will teach every aspectof home cleaning such as the use of cleaning agents, equipment and methods as well as how to achieve cleanliness more effectively and quickly.” Employment and Economic Independence of Workers Through this project, the workers are provided with employment opportunitieswhile they hone cleaning skills that can be used later for their economic independence as professional cleaners. Gang Tae-yeon / Ggalggeumi Group Member “I am happy with this project. It helps me organize myself, too,which is what is really rewarding.” This year, the home-cleaning project will start with 127 cleaners. More than 2,000 homes will benefit from their work. [PIP]Gan Yun-gu / Director, Gyeonggi Province Social Job Opportunities Division “The purpose of this project is to improve the living environments of service recipients while enabling the workers to learn new skills for future employment or self-employment.” Those households that require home-cleaner group services may submit their requests to a local rehabilitation center. Article6.Gyeonggi Museum Opens ‘The Little Prince’ Exhibition 160509-3 [Anchor’s Headline] As a commemorative event for the 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and France, Gyeonggi Provinceis hosting anexhibitionof ‘The Little Prince’that showcases memorabilia of its creator,Saint Exupry 생텍쥐페리,as well as visual depictions of this famous novel. ‘The Little Prince’ Exhibition / Gyeonggi Provincial Museum Such visual depictions includereproductions of the stars to which the Little Prince traveled and other celestial residences of characters in the novel. Visitors are transported into the world of the novel as they pass eachplace,listening to the story in each // Jang Sang-min / Visitor from Suncheon City “I appreciatedthis exhibition more than my children did. It becomes more difficult to internally visualize my thoughts as I grew older, but this exhibition made it easy and I felt as if I was inside the novel. I liked it a lot.” 130thAnniversary Event for Korea-France Relations In addition to photos and personal keepsakes of Saint Exupry, this exhibition also features a model of the airplane that he was flying duringthe last moments of his life and a special space that showcases the life of this French novelist. OlivieDaguet / Saint Exupry’s Grand Grandson Saint Exupry Foundation Chairman “So, it’s for very large public, large audience. I am sure everybody will love it. So, I wish that we could travel through the country and go to different cities and a lot of people will be able to find nice emotion. I think this is the mission.” Special Corner for Visitors with Visual Impairments There is another corner specially designed for visitors with visual impairments. This corner, whichfeatures plaques in brailleas well astouchable objects, was meant to honor the words of the Little Prince: “What you see is not all that is.” Jeon Bo-sam / Director, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum “This is the first time we held an exhibition for both the general public and those with visual impairments, and the first time to showcase a novel and its creator. You can appreciate all these without having to go to Paris.” ‘The Little Prince’ exhibition of the Saint Exupry Foundation will continue until September at the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum. Article7.Gyeonggi ProvinceForges Ties with South Cheolla Province 160510-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On May 9, Gyeonggi Province and South Cheolla 전라 Province entered a general cooperation agreement. South Cheolla 전라 Province became the third second-tier government of Koreato sign suchan agreement with Gyeonggi Province. Pangyo Startup CampusMay 9 Gyeonggi ProvinceGyeonggi Province General Cooperation Agreement Under this agreement, which was signed atthe Pangyo 판교 Startup Campusby the governors of both provinces, nine joint projects were initially selected for cooperative endeavors. Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I am very pleased that we entered this cooperation agreement for mutual benefits. On behalf of Gyeonggi residents, I promise to do our utmost to work with South Cheolla Province to realize the advancement of both provinces.” Solar Power Plant Project One notable project is the construction of a solar power plant in Gyeonggi Province. This plant will alleviate the province’s reliance on energy fromSouth Cheolla 전라 Province. DdabokDormitary for Students fromSouth Cheolla Province [CG]Other joint projects include dormitoryconstruction for South Cheolla 전라 students, joint overseas office establishments, the sharing of commercial research resources,and the utilization of South Cheolla 전라 farm products in school meals. South Cheolla Province Governor Lee Nak-hyeon “I am particularly interested in the projects for dormitory construction for our students, youth exchanges,and SME technology development. I hope our cooperative relationscan expand continuously.” Gyeonggi Province will continue forging cooperative relations with other second-tier governments. Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We only included items that can be realized in the agreements. We will work hard to realize the projects that we already have with Gangwon and Jejuprovinces and those that we will have in the future,” Such cooperation in mutually beneficial projects will have synergistic effects forthe development of both provinces. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.05.13Greetings, 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 Offers Nutrition Education for Expectant Moms 160426-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating a nutrition education program for pregnant women. This program, titled “Good Dietary Habits of Pregnant Women”, is being provided at a number of public health centers free of charge on an application basis. When Kim 김지은 entered her fourth week of pregnancy, she became more conscious about nutrition. However, she had no idea what dietary habits would be good for her baby and how she should modify her food preparation. ▶ Kim Ji-eun / Expecting Mother from Suwon “I wanted to change to a healthier diet, but I didn’t know how. I didn’t know if my usual diet was too salty or too sweet or if my daily nutrient intakes were appropriate…” ▶ ‘Good Dietary Habits of Pregnant Women’ Program This education program is comprised of four sessions that cover healthy daily nutrient intakes, especially the use of salt and sugar, as well as healthy ingredients and cooking. ▶ Self-Assessment of Personal Tastes Education also includes blind self-assessments of personal tastes and follow-up consultation with the instructor based on results. ▶ [PiP] Kim Min-ae / Expectant Mother from Suwon “My taste was found to be on the salty side. This education enabled me to know my personal tastes more specifically and to become aware of the points that I need to keep watching.” ▶ Healthy Diet Promotion for Pregnant Women There are also other healthy diet promotional events for pregnant women being organized by Gyeonggi Province that showcase healthy dishes. ▶ Ji Jae-seong / Director, Gyeonggi Province Food Safety Division “Nutritional conditions and dietary habits of expectant mothers are critical for the health of unborn babies. Good dietary habits are essential for both babies and mothers.” ▶ Education Open at Public Health Centers Applications for the Good Dietary Habits of Pregnant Women education program are currently being received for the second session at three public health centers in Gyeonggi Province. Article 2. Gyeonggi’s Indoor Vegetable Hydroponics Tested at Cafe 160427-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Indoor hydroponic vegetable beds that were developed in Gyeonggi Province have been installed at a caf in Seoul and have become popular with its patrons. These furniture-type vegetable beds occupy little space and have flexible, elegant designs to suit the indoor conditions. ▶ Caf Namuneyo, Seoul Customers who enter this caf are immediately surrounded by greens and feel as if they are in an exotic botanical garden. When a customer orders a salad, the server goes directly to the vegetable beds and harvests the vegetables while the customer watches in fascination. ▶ [PiP] Yoo Hae-ju / Customer “The best thing was that the salad was being prepared with the vegetables harvested in front of me, which was most unusual. I felt healthier when I left the place. With all those plants, the air also felt fresher.” These vegetable beds are built-in hydroponic beds with customized space-saving designs. ▶ LEDs Supplement Illumination Required Being indoor facilities, illumination and air supply are supplemented with LEDs and fans. Temperature and humidity as well as nutrient supply are controlled automatically. ▶ Jeong Su-gyeong / Owner of Caf Namuneyo “Sales actually increased after the installation of the hydroponic beds. Customers appreciate being in this caf as they appreciate both watching and eating greens...” ▶ Built-in Indoor Hydroponic Beds Developed by GARES These hydroponic vegetable beds, developed by the Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services, can be installed as wall units and even as drawers hidden inside the wall. ▶ Sim Sang-yeon / Urban Horticulture Research Official, GARES “These products can be designed as furniture or showcases to maximize space usage. They also have environmental controls for the healthy growth of plants.” The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services now plans to introduce these indoor hydroponic vegetable beds to homes. Article 3. Forest Parks in Gyeonggi Province 160429-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The month May is Family Month in Korea. It is also the month during which most family outings occur. Gyeonggi Province abounds with good family travel destinations including some of the best forest parks in the nation that offer relaxation as well as entertaining experiences. ▶ Jangheung Jaseang Forest Park, Yangju City When our reporter visited one such park in a northern provincial region, many families were already enjoying being in natural environment with loved ones. ▶ [PiP] Kim Myeong-jin / Visitor from Goyang City “We are having a wonderful time picnicking in a forest and listening to birds singing with a swing nearby. Being in nature itself makes us happy. Even the smiles on my kid’s face look different.” Armed with magnifying glasses and stethoscopes, children follow forest guides and are entertained by explanations and interesting stories about trees and flowers. ▶ [Sync] “Can you hear it” / “Wow!” There is also an animal farm with various animals, plants and insects, as well as a workshop in which children can make their own souvenirs. ▶ [PiP] Park Jun-hui / Child Visitor from Pocheon City “I made my own souvenir, had a walk in the forest, and learned about many flowers. I want to travel with my family doing these things again.” There are 17 registered forest parks in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Ecological Park, Bucheon: Tulip Show 부천 City currently features a tulip show and an outdoor cinema, and a dinosaur forest park in Icheon 이천 City is popular among children, while a provincial forest park in Osan 오산 City offers quiet relaxation in a natural wetland environment. During the past long weekend that included Children’s Day, many children and their families ventured out to forest parks in Gyeonggi Province. Article 4. Gyeonggi Introduces Rice Dish Recipes 160503-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services opened rice cooking classes so as to introduce recipes that the institute has developed using rice as a primary ingredient. ▶ Institute of Traditional Korean Food These recipes are currently being introduced at cooking classes offered by the institute. ▶ Rice Dish Cooking Classes Under the guidance of a renowned cooking instructor, attendees learn how to prepare snacks, delicacies and dishes using rice or rice powder. ▶ [PiP] Cho Yeong-soon / Class Attendee from Gapyeong County “I learned how to make rice snacks. I think I will make them often at home.” ▶ Recipes for Rice Delicacies, Rice Vinegar and Steamed Rice Variants More than twenty rice recipes that can easily be made at home are being introduced including those for natural rice vinegar and nutritious steamed rice variants. ▶ [PiP] Lee Hwa-suk / Class Attendee from Yongin City “These recipes look healthy because they use natural ingredients without chemical additives.” The classes also include a visit to the Rice Museum so as to provide a better understanding of the benefits of rice. These classes are part of Gyeonggi Province’s rice promotion programs. ▶ [PiP] Choi Mi-yong / Chief Official, Support Planning Division, GARES “The Western influence in our diet is causing decreased rice consumption. We designed these classes so as to promote the use of rice through various recipes.” ▶ Rice Cooking Education Targets Rural Women Leaders The attendees of these classes are women leaders from rural areas in Gyeonggi Province. After completing the classes, these women will transfer what they have learned to more than 10,000 members of regional women societies. Meanwhile, GARES will continue to develop new rice recipes. Article 5. Gyeonggi Gubernatorial Residence Remodeled as Guest House 160427-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Remodeling work on the Gyeonggi gubernatorial residence, which has served provincial governors for the past 47 years, was finally completed. The place has now reopened as a guest house complete with a caf and cultural facilities for public use. ▶ ‘Good Morning House’ Opening Ceremony April 26 Titled ‘Good Morning House’, this guest house that neighbors a new, downsized governor’s residence is located in a natural environment at the foot of Paldal 팔달 Mountain. This house also features displays of provincial relics and memorabilia of former governors that reflect the history of Gyeonggi Province. ▶ [PiP] Lee Eun-suk / Visitor from Suwon City “It is a picturesque house. I am glad we have such beautiful place for all to use and enjoy.” ▶ Outdoor Weddings and Cultural Events This house has a large lawn that can be used for cultural events and performances as well as outdoor weddings. ▶ [PiP] Kim Hae-eun / Musician Cellist “Come to our concert if you wish to have a special time outdoors in a lovely environment instead of being a member of serious audience.” The caf across from the guest house serves foods made with Gyeonggi farm products and is operated by a social enterprise. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “This place was originally meant for the governor’s use only. However, I decided to share it with our residents. I hope many residents will come and have a good time here.” The Good Morning House, with its cultural, historic and artistic offerings, will quickly become a popular destination among Gyeonggi Province residents. Article 6. Gyeonggi to Upgrade Data Services through Integration 160428-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced the improvement of its public information services through the integration of data sources. This initiative will greatly enhance the convenience and usability of information currently available to the public. Instead of having to log in to different public organizations for particular data types, users will now be able to access necessary information from difference sources, such as land transaction and construction permit data, via a single channel. ▶ Lee In-suk / Certified Realtor “It has been extremely tedious and time-consuming to gather data from difference sources; I often didn’t even know where to get the information I needed...” ▶ Integrated Information Services Such inconvenience will be eliminated when integrated data services open. In addition to integrated information provision in 24 categories, ranging from demographic and commercial statistics to social information, these services will also have add-on features such as information availability notification services and visual data presentations. ▶ Hong Seong-deok / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Statistical Analysis Team “We expect that these services will better satisfy the public’s right to know while enabling easier and more convenient access to information.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Homepage www.gg.go.kr Gyeonggi Province Statistics Homepage stat.gg.go.kr Information can be accessed via the homepages of Gyeonggi Province and will be updated on a monthly basis. Gyeonggi Province plans to expand these information services by adding national information from central government agencies. Article 7. Gyeonggi Establishes Smart Production Research Center 160502-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Following the recent awarding of Korean government support for smart production research services, Gyeonggi Province now plans to establish a research center for the customized development of smart production processes for manufacturing enterprises. ▶ Auto Part Enterprise, Hwaseong City At this auto part plant, a robot issues process approval based on automatic molten steel temperature measurements. Progress at each production step is controlled and recorded by a designated computer based on set values. Every finished product is traceable throughout the process. ▶ Smart Manufacturing Technologies This smart manufacturing plant was established six years ago by combining original production processes with information and communication technologies. ▶ Hong Sun-gyeong / Auto Part Enterprise CEO “Since we switched to smart manufacturing, production quality improved significantly while defect ratios decreased greatly. Our sales also increased 50% over the past 5 years.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province to Establish Smart Production Research Center With central government support, Gyeonggi Province will establish smart production research facilities so as to promote smart production processes among manufacturing enterprises. These research facilities will undertake customized development and test operations of smart production processes. ▶ Hong Hyeon-pyo / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Intellectual Property Team “Pre-installation test operations will minimize errors and ensure the effectiveness of the processes in terms of both workability and productivity improvement.” Through smart production support, Gyeonggi Province will help industries to localize production technologies and grow. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.05.04Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Food Exports Soar 160421-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Despite suppressed business environments as indicated by the reduced national growth rate forecast by the Bank of Korea, the export of food products from Gyeonggi Province increased significantly this year. [CG] For the first quarter of this year, the agricultural exports of Gyeonggi Province amounted to USD 268 million, a 33 percent increase over the same period last year and the highest increase in 5 years. ▶ Korean Wave Helps Export to China In addition to the decreased value of the Korean won, the Korean Wave led by TV dramas and K-pop is playing an important role in raising demand for Korean foods in China. ▶ Jeong Sang-sik / Dried Sea Weed Exporter “China ranked third among our export destinations until last year, but after February, China became the largest buyer. This can perhaps be attributed to the growth of the Korean Wave there.” ▶ Exports of Fishery Products, Fresh Vegetables, and Processed Foods Increased Exports to other countries also increased, especially fishery products, which increased 192 percent, while fresh vegetable exports increased 22 percent and processed food exports increased 18 percent. ▶ Moon Jae-yeol / Director, Gyeonggi Province Agricultural Products Distribution Division “Agricultural product export is increasing significantly that the targeted export of USD 1.5 billion may be achieved earlier than expected.” Gyeonggi Province plans to maintain this trend of increasing exports to the end of the year through the provision of various export facility and marketing supports. Article 2. Eastern Gyeonggi Regions Unite in Regulatory Mitigation 160422-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province and five local governments in eastern regions of the province recently joined in an official agreement for collective regulatory mitigation efforts so as to achieve more effective economic development in these regions. ▶ Food Processing Enterprise in Icheon City In 1981, in response to increasing overseas demand, this soy sauce-producing enterprise purchased land to expand its production capacity. However, the Capital District Development Law, which was enacted in 1982, prohibited any further development in the area. ▶ Oh Gyeong-hwan / Saempyo Food Ind. Icheon Plant Manager “Under the new law, we have been unable to expand our plant even by a square meter. I think those industries that are already in the area should be given a special consideration…” ▶ Conference Hall, Saempyo Food Ind. April 20 Eastern Gyeonggi Regional Development Movement Agreement This is one of the many adverse effects of stringent regulations that Gyeonggi Province and five cities and counties of eastern Gyeonggi regions will address through joint efforts. ▶ Local Development Specialist Teams Established Based on the agreement and proposed solutions, teams of specialists will begin establishing detailed action plans. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Let us create eastern Gyeonggi regions that will become an industrial center of Korea in which environment and industry coexist…” Gyeonggi Province will provide these regions with active administrative and financial support, and will jointly endeavor to secure similar support from the central government. Article 3. Gyeonggi Medical Centers Undertake Treatment of Abused Children 160426-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has arranged for six provincial medical centers to undertake the treatment of child abuse victims through simplified procedures. Eleven child welfare organizations also joined in these procedures via a cooperation agreement. ▶ Child Abuse Prevention Video According to Korean government statistics, 80 percent of child abuse in Korea is inflicted by parents. This makes it difficult for victims to be protected from their abusers and receive necessary treatment since such actions require parental consent. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex April 25 Cooperation Agreement for Medical Treatment of Abused Children These medical centers and welfare organizations will facilitate the treatment of children with mental and physical trauma by abridging complicated procedures. ▶ Yu Byeong-uk / Director, Gyeonggi Provincial medical Center Suwon Hospital “I believe this system will work very well since the six provincial medical centers are ideally distributed throughout the province. We will do our utmost and help create a happy society in Gyeonggi Province.” ▶ Abuse Victims Provided with Medical Cost Support In addition to better treatment, abuse victims will also be provided with medical cost support as well as follow-up mental counseling services by child protection specialists. ▶ Kim Mi-ho / Director of Child Protection Organization “We really need to establish infrastructure for long-term trauma treatment. I hope there will be continuous support provided for these children up until they reach adulthood and become active members of society.” ▶ 8 Public 0426-1 [Anchor’s Headline] A common distribution center for SMEs is slated to open in the Gunpo 군포 Distribution Complex of Gyeonggi Province. Its opening was realized by the provincial government as part of its shared market economy policy through an agreement with a large distribution enterprise. ▶ Gunpo Distribution Complex The Gunpo 군포 Distribution Complex, with more than 60 resident distribution enterprises, is one of the largest in Korea and strategically located close to metropolitan areas and expressways. However, the costs of such facilities are usually beyond the means of smaller enterprises. [CG-Overlap] According to a Gyeonggi provincial survey, six out of ten SMEs in the province are unable to utilize distribution service facilities. ▶ Agreement between Gyeonggi Province April 25 On April 25, Gyeonggi Province signed an agreement with CJ Korea Express. ▶ Common Distribution Center to Open in July Under this agreement, CJ will establish a common distribution center in the complex for use by SMEs at low costs. ▶ Park Geun-tae / CEO, CJ Korea Express “We will provide assistance to SMEs. We will also open our distribution research center for distribution consultations.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Facility sharing with SMEs is a new business model for large enterprises. Gyeonggi Province is participating in this as a third party, which is another new economic model.” ▶ More Than 100 SMEs to Benefit from Lost-Cost Distribution Resources This common distribution center will be large enough to accommodate the operations of more than a hundred small and medium-sized enterprises. Resident enterprises can utilize the facilities for storage as well as for inventory management either directly or through specialized agencies. ▶ Kim Gyu-beom / Distribution Agency Personnel “Rent and labor costs are the two largest cost factors. If one of these two issues is resolved, it will be a major relief for business operations.” The common distribution center is slated to open for utilization by SMEs in July upon finalization of detailed rental conditions between Gyeonggi Province and CJ Korea Express. Article 5. Visibility of Road Markings to Improve in Gyeonggi Province 160420-1 [Anchor’s Headline] In road marking contracts, Gyeonggi Province recently began applying visibility guarantee clauses so as to improve the safety of moving vehicles, especially after dark and in wet conditions. This initiative stems from a premature loss of road marking visibility. Loss of road line visibility is every driver’s nightmare and can cause serious accidents especially at night and on rainy days. ▶ [PiP] Hyun Yweong-sin / Driver on the Road, Hwaseong City “I often found myself driving on the other side of the center line or on two lanes because I couldn’t see the road lines. If lines are more visible…” Road markings are designed to reflect the headlights of vehicles to their drivers. However, such reflection diminishes quickly in heavy traffic sections. ▶ Road Marking Visibility Guaranty Clauses According to the road marking visibility guarantee clauses, the contractor must repaint the markings if reflection performance fails to last six months. ▶ Use of Paint with Improved Quality Also, paint specifications were upgraded so as to ensure high reflection performance and the durability of road markings. ▶ [PiP] Yun Seok-tae / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Road Environment Improvement Team “These clauses specify upgraded requirements for paint and require contractors to re-paint if the markings fail to pass the tests after 6 months of painting.” Road markings in Gyeonggi Province will now be subjected to reflection performance inspections at 3-month intervals so as to ensure the safety of road users. Article 6. Chinese Panda Bear Couple Arrives at Everland 160422-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Earlier in March, a panda couple arrived at a theme park in Gyeonggi Province as a gift to Koreans from China. Representing one of the most beloved but endangered animal species in the world, this couple recently made their debut to the public. ▶ Panda World, Yongin Everland Each weighing nearly 100 kilograms, these pandas with signature black patches around their eyes appear happy in their new home at Yongin 용인 Everland. With a nonchalant air, they move their cuddly bodies with ease as they climb a tree. ▶ [PiP] Kim Dae-won April 21 Opening of ‘Panda World’ Having successfully completed a 50-day adaptation period, Everland opened Panda World to the public for the first time on April 21. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Gyeonggi Province and its residents will provide every support to help people enjoy and love pandas. I trust Everland will take good care of them and keep this symbol of Korea-China friendship healthy and thriving.” ▶ Aibao: Treasure of Love / Lubao: Treasure of Pleasure Named Aibao, meaning treasure of love, and Lubao, meaning treasure of pleasure, these two pandas will also become treasures of Gyeonggi Province. Article 7. Gyeonggi Province’s Visiting Industrial Consultation Services 160425-1 [Anchor’s Headline] There are areas in Gyeonggi Province in which the number of factories grew spontaneously to form densely populated industrial areas. Being beyond the scope of governmental projects, the enterprises in such areas face many difficulties that cannot be resolved without administrative assistance. ▶ Industrial Areas in Pyeongtaek City Gyeonggi Province officials have been visiting these areas on a regular basis, like this industrial area in Pyeongtaek 평택 City, to investigate problems first hand and find solutions, possibly on site, with industrial representatives. ▶ Yuk Geun-ho / Vice President, Changseong Tech “The roads that lead to this area are too narrow for vehicles to travel in both directions.” ▶ Kim Jang-eung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Total Business Support Team “Please let us have your project plan; we will then positively review it.” ▶ Visiting Industrial Consultation Services Gyeonggi Province’s on-site meetings with enterprises in industrial areas for site problem resolution have been conducted under the name of ‘Visiting Industrial Consultation Services’ ▶ [PIP] Kim Cheol-gi / Managing Director, G-Smart “We used to have roads with sharp curves that limited access by large vehicles. However, provincial consultation services and the enterprises in the area worked together and resolved the problem.” ▶ Regional Operation of Visiting Industrial Consultation Teams Launched this year, the Visiting Industrial Consultation Services will be operated for four provincial regional divisions on a monthly basis. ▶ [PiP] Kim Jang-eung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Total Business Support Team “Since dense factory areas seriously lack industrial infrastructure, we will operate visiting industrial consultation services to identify and resolve problems on a monthly basis.” ▶ Industrial SOS Home Page giupsos.or.kr To request a visit by an industrial consultation team, also known as an Industrial SOS Team, or to receive more information, please visit the Industrial SOS homepage of Gyeonggi Province. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.29Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. French Paleolithic Cave Art Showcased in Gyeonggi Province 0419-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gwangmyeong 광명 Cave in Gyeonggi Province is currently showcasing famous Paleolithic paintings of the Lascaux Cave of France. This exhibition coincides with the 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and France. ▶ Gwangmyeong Cave Special Exhibition Hall Until September 4 Lascaux Cave Painting Exhibition For this exhibition, 62 containers have been used to create realistic full-scale reproductions of these treasured World Cultural Heritage site paintings utilizing 3D technologies. ▶ GTV Reporter Choi Chang-sun “I am standing beside a miniaturized replica of the Lascaux Cave. This exhibition features some of the best-known sections of the Lascaux Cave paintings in full scale.” ▶ Paintings Reflect Lives of Ancient People Estimated to be more than 17,000 years old, these paintings depict the lives of people who used to live in the area of the cave at the time. ▶ Representation of Rituals for Hunting Success The images in these paintings, which are mostly of animals such as equines, stags and bison, are believed to represent rituals for the success of hunting, among other interpretations. There are also human figures some with bird-shaped heads possibly representing the dead as well as abstract signs. ▶ [PiP] Yu Jeong-hwa / Viewer “I was impressed by the scale of the cave. The combination of mystic paintings and nature made me feel humbled.” In addition to cave paintings, this exhibition also features booths for prehistoric relics used by ancient hunters as well as ornaments made with animal teeth and bones. ▶ Park Soon-ok / Gwangmyeong Cave Guide “Korea is the first venue for this exhibition that will circulate among Asian countries. This is a rare opportunity for us to see items like these through which we can glimpse the minds of ancient people.” The Lascaux Cave Painting Exhibition, which is taking place for the first time in Asia, is being held at Gwangmyeong 광명 Cave and will run until September. Article 2. Gyeonggi Offers Free Prenuptial Health Checkups 160414-3 [Anchor’s Headline] An increasing number of Korean couples are seeking health checkups before marriage so as to be assured of the health of their future babies. In order to address the needs of these couples, Gyeonggi Province began providing free prenuptial health checkup services. ▶ General Health Exam Expensive Outside National Health Insurance Prenuptial health examinations are becoming a regular feature of to-do lists for couples preparing for marriage in Korea. However, such examinations outside of national health insurance can be expensive. ▶ Gyeonggi Offers Free Prenuptial Health Checkup Services through NGO This provincial free premarital health checkup support is being provided through the family health clinics of a medical NGO. ▶ Kim Na-ul, Bridegroom “We have been putting off a number of tests that we wanted to take due to costs. We are glad that we could take those tests free of charge here.” ▶ Health Examinations for Couples Preparing to Marry Gyeonggi Province has set aside a budget of KRW 200 million for prenuptial health examination support. Examinations include ultrasonic tests as well as tests for irregularities, deficiencies and embryonic malformations. ▶ Seo Geun-ik / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Health Policy Team “The average marriage age is increasing while the birth rate is decreasing. We began this support so as to promote marriage and childbirth among young couples.” ▶ Support Provided to Premarital Couples Aged 25 - 35 The free health examination services are being provided to premarital couples of 25 to 35 years of age at the family health clinics of the Korea Population and Health Welfare Association. Article 3. Gyeonggi Film School Festival Opens 160415-2 [Anchor’s Headline] On April 14, film schools in Gyeonggi Province opened a film school festival to showcase movies made by their students. In addition to movie screenings, this festival, which is supported by Gyeonggi Province, also includes production missions and assessments by professors and current movie directors. ▶ Yeongtong Megabox April 14 16 Gyeonggi Film School Festival The movies showcased at the festival were made by students at art high schools and colleges over the past year. ▶ Assessment 160418-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting local community projects through Ddabok Community support programs so as to help small residential communities improve their livelihood via voluntary activities. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Human Resource development Institute April 15 Resident Meeting for Ddabok Community Project Proposal Each year, Gyeonggi Province convenes a resident meeting to select Ddabok Community projects for support. This year’s meeting began on April 15. At the meeting, community representatives from the 31 localities of the province presented their projects in front of the judges who were comprised of specialists, peers, students and even non-Korean nationals. ▶ Kim Min-woo / Student from Ansan City “We are engaged in various extracurricular activities that involve working with local communities. I came to this meeting to apply for Ddabok Community Project support for our activities.” From February, Gyeonggi Province has been receiving project proposals for provincial Ddabok Community project support. Out of the 600 community projects proposed, 170 will be finally selected at the meeting through detailed presentations and assessments. ▶ Choi Yeong-hwan / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Ddabok Community Project Support Team “Applicants also participate in the assessment of projects of other communities. This will help them learn from each other and form mutually cooperative relationships.” ▶ 3 Provincial Division Resident Assessments Project proposals for provincial support were subject to assessments by residents from three different provincial divisions. Article 5. Chemical Use at Gyeonggi Golf Courses Reduced 160414-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The amount of chemicals used at golf courses in Gyeonggi Province for turf management has decreased significantly in only six months since the introduction of an eco-friendly method suggested by the provincial administration. ▶ Golf Course in Hwaseong City At this golf course, five 2-ton truck loads of pesticide-laden liquid were sprayed annually on this hole alone. However, pesticide usage has decreased significantly since the golf course adopted the use of a biological solution combined with soil and turf re-treatment. ▶ [PiP] Park Geum-seo / Golf Course Personnel “We had to spray pesticide ten times a year. However, with the introduction of an eco-friendly method, the number has been reduced 50 percent to five times annually.” ▶ Amount of Pesticide Use Reduced by 1/3 In Gyeonggi Province, 25 golf courses have already switched to this biological pest control method and reduced chemical usage by a third while better protecting the environment and the health of their patrons. ▶ Byeon Jin-won / Director, Gyeonggi Province Environment Safety management Division “This year, 16 additional golf courses have participated in this transfer program. Our target is to have this method adopted by 100 golf courses by 2020 and to transform the golf courses into safe and eco-friendly places.” Golf courses that participate in this program will be provided with provincial commendations as well as incentives. Article 6. Gyeonggi Works on Drones for Orchard Pest Control 160418-2 [Anchor’s Headline] A Gyeonggi agricultural institute announced its plan to develop remote-controlled flying machines known as drones for pest control in orchards. Although drones for rice farming are already on the market, their application in orchards has been limited due to topographic reasons. ▶ Pear Orchard, Hwaseong City At this pear orchard, pesticide is applied using a spray vehicle. This method is time-consuming and requires operation of the vehicle. ▶ [PIP] Lee Yun-hyeon / Pear Farmer “Driving a spray vehicle can be very dangerous on steep slopes, and it takes a long time to spray the whole orchard. It requires working a whole day from 3 o’clock in the morning.” ▶ GARES Begins Development of Drones for Orchards The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services will develop drones for orchards for automatic aerial spraying. These drones will use GPS technology for effective, uniform spraying results regardless of the irregular heights of the trees and topographic conditions. ▶ Lee hae-gil / Chief Official, Horticulture Research Division, GARES “We also plan to develop image analysis technology for the observation and prediction of growth and blights.” ▶ Commercialization of Drones Targeted by 2018 The institute will complete development of orchard drones and realize their commercialization by 2018. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “The use of drones for pest control will make orchard farming much easier and bring it to an advanced level. Gyeonggi GTV, Han Seong-ji” Article 7. Gyeonggi Supports Rural LPG Supply 160420-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Households in many rural villages in Korea still lack gas utility services due to their remoteness. However, such villages in Gyeonggi Province are having LPG supply facilities installed thanks to provincial support. ▶ Hagaejeong Village, Anseong The lives of residents in this remote village have improved greatly since they began using gas utility services. Villagers used to have fuel for heating and cooking delivered in replaceable containers. ▶ Kim Hong-seok / Hagaejeong Village Resident “Our fuel costs have been reduced since we began using gas. Moreover, it is now much more convenient since we no longer have to reorder fuel every time it runs out. Gas personnel now come to manage everything for us.” ▶ Small LPG Tank for Common Use Instead of home-delivered LPG containers, a small LPG tank was installed for common use by the whole village. Villagers do not need worry about the gas running out since it is taken care of by the gas supplier. [CG] LPG costs are approximately 10 percent lower than urban utility gas and approximately 20 percent lower than kerosene. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “Gyeonggi Province plans to install LPG tanks at 16 villages in Hwaseong and Pyeongtaek this year.” Selection of these villages and LPG tank installations will be completed by the end of the year. ▶ [PiP] Gong Jeong-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Energy Division “15% of Gyeonggi residents still do not enjoy gas utility services. We will establish village-based LPG supply systems for these residents for the convenient and safe use of fuel at lower costs.” This LPG supply project of Gyeonggi Province will have positive effects on the lives of the residents of remote villages. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.21Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Promotes Fumeless Devices on Aging Vehicles 160407-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting the installation of a smoke control system in aging vehicles. The owners of vehicles that have been in operation for more than nine years who intend to install this powerful exhaust filtering device will be provided with provincial cost support. ▶ Exhaust Fume Reduced to 0% The exhaust emission test results of a vehicle show that the amount of smoke in the exhaust has dropped from beyond the permitted level to almost zero after the installation of the device. ▶ [PiP] Yeom Gwan-su / Vehicle Owner “I suspected that my car might generate a large amount of smoke since it is quite an old car. The test showed that I was right. So, I decided to install a smoke control system.” ▶ Particulate Filtering System Burns Smoke and Collects Residue The smoke control system works by burning the exhaust fumes again and collecting the residue in a filter. ▶ Cho Hyun-ho / Particulate Control System Enterprise Personnel “The smoke control system is a substitute for conventional exhaust filters known as mufflers. It is 90% more effective than mufflers and is able to block smoke emissions almost completely.” ▶ Gyeonggi Offers Benefits to Smoke Control System Installers Smoke control device users are entitled to an exemption from environmental fees levied on fuel-burning vehicles. ▶ Air Pollution Reduction Policy There are also other emission reduction programs such as early vehicle disposal support. ▶ Park Jong-il / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Traffic Environment Team “We expect to achieve significant air improvement effects through this support program. We will introduce additional air improvement programs including the promotion of air pollutant eliminating devices next year. Gyeonggi Province will invest KRW 54.4 billion in retrofitting smoke control systems on 20,000 targeted diesel vehicles this year. Article 2. Gyeonggi Provincial Cherry Blossom Festival 160408-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The second weekend of April saw the full blooming of cherry trees at the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex. Many residents visited the complex to enjoy this annual spectacle that Gyeonggi showcases as a provincial festival. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex April 8 10 Gyeonggi Provincial Cheery Blossom Festival Cherry blossom viewing is popular among Koreans throughout the country during this season. The walkways throughout the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex are filled with families, friends and couples with faces as bright as the snowy cherry blossoms. ▶ Ahn Hui-gyeong / Cherry Blossom Festival Visitor “We heard that this festival began today and came to see cherry blossoms. It’s really beautiful. Trees are covered with blossoms like snow.” ▶ Accompanying Events This festival featured various accompanying events that were dubbed “five-sense appeasing events” such as musical performances and acupressure services. ▶ Food Services Hungry visitors were appeased by food trucks and Gangwon 강원 Province specialty foods. ▶ [PiP] Choo Hyun-seok / Cherry Blossom Festival Visitor “I enjoyed the wonderful scenery and many interesting experiences. There are also events for the enjoyment of children, which my children liked very much.”.” Children were entertained by a number of hands-on events. This public festival at the provincial government complex was geared for the entertainment of residents of all ages. ▶ GTV Reporter Lee Ye-sol This cherry tree promenade runs all the way to Paldal Mountain and Suwon Hwaseong. When the sun sets, night illumination transforms the route into another spectacular scene. Gyeonggi GTV, Lee Ye-sol.” Article 3. Gyeonggi Intensifies Marine Product Safety Inspections 160408-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province intensified marine product safety inspections so as to prevent unhygienic practices in fishery product distribution that could have serious consequences in the warmer weather. With the onset of warmer weather, fishery products, especially shellfish, can easily spoil and become toxic. Our reporter accompanied inspectors to a fish market in Ansan 안산 City. ▶ [PiP] Cha Jeong-hui / Consumer “It’s spring time, so I came to buy something tasty. People are concerned about the freshness of products, but having looked around, I think they are fresh.” ▶ Marine Product Safety Inspections Provincial inspections focus on the safety of products in distribution markets. ▶ Tests for Heavy Metals, Antibiotics, Shellfish Toxins, etc. Collected samples are sent to a laboratory and tested for harmful substances including heavy metals, antibiotics and toxins. Shellfish and products grown using antibiotics are subject to stricter testing. ▶ [PiP] Gang Seok-ho / Research Official, Gyeonggi Province Institute of Health and Environment “Tests include those for residual animal drugs because drug residue can enter human bodies. Shellfish tests are carried out in two categories: general toxins and diarrhea pathogens.” The current marine product safety inspections were so timed because food poisoning occurs more frequently in the spring. Article 4. Community Concept Introduced in Rental Housing 0414-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province is expanding its community-based Ddabok 따복 Village promotion policy to the New Stay projects, which are private rental apartment construction projects initiated by the Korean government. ▶ Rental Apartment Construction Site, Hwaseong City The provincial government began working with construction enterprises to create Ddabok 따복 communities in New Stay apartments such as those at this construction site that will be completed in 2018. ▶ Ddabok Community to be Created in New Stay Apartments Ddbok 따복 community creation will be implemented by private construction enterprises with operational support from the provincial government. ▶ [PiP] Jo Sang-wuk / New Day Construction Enterprise Personnel “Our goal is to create an environment for sustainable community programs. It will be a lively community in which its members make community-related decisions and implement those decisions themselves.” This construction enterprise has proposed six communal facilities for incorporation in construction. These facilities include those for child nursing, English learning, music studies and education utilizing skill donations from residents as well as communal vegetable gardens and a kitchen. Gyeonggi Province will provide active support for the realization of Ddabok 따복 communities in New Stay projects. The provincial administration will also provide support for community program operations through its Ddabok 따복 Community Support Center. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We will continue to support private rental apartments to help them create Ddabok communities just like Gyeonggi Province’s Ddabok houses.” Gyeonggi Province’s private rental housing operational support will include customized assistance in community development phases as well as specialist counseling services. Article 5. Gyeonggi Business Incubation Center Proven Successful 160412-2 [Anchor’s Headline] According to a study, a Gyeonggi provincial business incubation center has been successful in fostering its resident enterprises. This center is one of 51 provincial business start-up support facilities. ▶ Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center The Gyeonggi Venture Business Incubator at the Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center has been providing new businesses with office space and consultation services. ▶ Sales Increased 328%, Number of Employees Increased 133% During their residency at the center, these enterprises have seen their sales increase more than 300% on average while the number of employees increased 133%. ▶ Kim Hyeong-soo / Founder of Residential Enterprise “The number of employees increased from 3 to 13 in just one year, and sales has grown more than 10 times.” [CG] This study also showed through point ratings that the most successful outcome was the registration of intellectual property rights followed by new developments and company image improvement. ▶ [PiP] Bae Yeong-im / Researcher, Gyeonggi Research Institute “I am positive that Gyeonggi Province’s excellent business platforms and large number of business startup support programs will continue to produce good results.” This provincial institute researcher also suggested the introduction of educational programs for business incubation supervisors and further improvement of services through linkage with other similar provincial facilities. Article 6. Gyeonggi Car Service Complex Project Receives Green Light 160408-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province’s car service complex project was at a standstill due to development zone restrictions. However, thanks to successful negotiation with the central government, construction can proceed on the planned site in Goyang 고양 City. ▶ Car Service Complex Construction Site, Goyang City This site was chosen for the car service complex since the surrounding areas are developing more slowly than neighboring areas of the city. Since the area is also located in between two expressways, it should no longer be subject to development restrictions. ▶ Release from Development Restrictions Blocked by Law However, construction has been delayed by legal factors that prevent the release of development restrictions. ▶ [PiP] Choi Myeong-hun / Construction Contractor Personnel “This area is an ideal location, but nothing could be done unless institutional restrictions were cleared.” ▶ Car Service Complex Included in Restriction Release Plan After three years of negotiation with the central government, Gyeonggi Province finally succeeded in including the area in the ministry’s restriction release plan. ▶ Min Cheon-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Urban Housing Division “The car service complex site was not originally in the release plan. However, we were able to persuade the ministry to include it. We can now proceed with the construction plan” [CG] Construction will begin on the 40 hectare site in 2017 and be completed in 2020. The complex will house facilities for car display, trade and servicing as well as tourism facilities. ▶ GTV Reporter han Seong-ji “Gyeonggi Province expects that car service complex will create approximately 5,000 new jobs and have annual economic ripple effects of approximately KRW 1 trillion. Gyeonggi GTV, Han Seon-ji.” Article 7. 1st Anniversary of Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center 160406-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center marked its 1st anniversary on April 5. Together with the Start-up Campus in Pangyo Techno Valley for comprehensive business start-up support, this center will lead Gyeonggi Province’s development as a mecca of new business ideas. ▶ Pangyo Tecgno Valley April 5 Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center Our reporter visited resident enterprises of the creative economy innovation center and viewed new technologies that are being developed. A safety helmet camera is used to monitor the position of the wearer while a block game is linked with a tablet to display the movement of each block. ▶ 1st Anniversary Events For its 1st anniversary, the center held a resident enterprise product show as well as a ‘Matching Day Event’ with job interviews for both job searchers and recruiting enterprises. ▶ Han Sang-taek / CEO, AttoCube “For a new business, growth is not an easy process. However, we are provided with an excellent environment in which we can produce prototypes and have opportunities to meet well-qualified employment candidates such as today’s event.” ▶ 55 New Businesses Achieved Sales of KRW 6.2 Billion During the past year, the creative economy innovation center has identified and successfully nurtured 55 new businesses with potential in IT convergence technologies, and helped them achieve sales of KRW 6.2 billion through their smart devices and software. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I hope that the Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center will become the birthplace for many global enterprises like Google.” This center has recently secured cooperation from a private business incubation enterprise for one of its resident enterprises that developed an iris recognition technology. With the Start-up Campus that opened this past March, the creative economy innovation center will help new businesses in Gyeonggi Province through their growth process. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.15Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Designates Non-Smoking Residences 160330-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province introduced a non-smoking multi-dwelling residence designation system based on resident applications. The first five apartment complexes were recently designated as non-smoking apartments. Smoking is a frequent cause of complaints among apartment residents. The designated non-smoking multi-dwelling residences are subject to the same regulations as those applied to public non-smoking areas. ▶ Kim Do-yeon / Apartment in Yongin City “Men used to come to children’s playground to smoke, and we hated it.” This apartment complex in Yongin 용인 City now has non-smoking signs in all communal spaces. ▶ Smoking Banned in Communal Spaces of Non-Smoking Apartments During the first three months following designation, residents are guided to refrain from smoking within the complex except in designated smoking areas. Following this period, non-smoking regulations are fully enforced. ▶ [PiP] Choi Soon / non-Smoking Apartment Resident “It’s nice to walk around because the air is cleaner. We also feel proud of living in healthier places.” ▶ Non-Smoking Designation Requires Minimum of 60% Resident Consent Application for non-smoking designation requires consent from a minimum of 60 percent of residents. ▶ Violations Subject to up to KRW 100,000 Fine In non-smoking apartment complexes, smoking in communal spaces such as staircases, parking lots and corridors will be subject to a fine of up to KRW 100,000. ▶ [PiP] Kim Hyang-suk / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Regional Public Health Team “We introduced non-smoking area designation for apartment complexes so as to promote neighborly consideration and prevent smoking in communal areas.” Gyeonggi Province will continue non-smoking apartment complex designations based on applications from residents. Article 2. Gyeonggi to Establish More Public Campgrounds 160404-3 [Anchor’s Headline] According to a survey of holiday travelers in Korea, Gyeonggi Province ranks first as a same-day travel destination, but second for multi-day travel. In order to promote longer stays in the province, Gyeonggi Province will establish more public camping facilities among its outstanding natural resources. ▶ Jara Island Public Campground, Gapyeong County This public campground on an island in the North Han River is one such site that is popular among holiday campers in Korea for its scenic surroundings and closeness to metropolitan areas. ▶ Lim Jun-chang / Goyang City Resident “I wish there were many more campgrounds so we can have more choices. It would also help us improve the quality of our lives...” There are 37 public campgrounds in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Campsite Visitors Increased 230% from 2013 The number of campground visitors has increased rapidly, more than doubling in two years to approximately 3 million visitors annually. ▶ [PIP] Jang Yeong-tae / Seoul Resident “Campgrounds are usually small and very crowded. When more campgrounds open, the number of users will also increase and more people can enjoy their holidays.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Invest KRW 27.9 Billion in 22 New Campgrounds by 2017 To accommodate increasing demand for camping facilities, Gyeonggi Province will invest KRW 27.9 billion in 22 new campgrounds by 2017 utilizing its outstanding natural assets. ▶ Gwon Gyeong-hyun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Tourism Resources Team “There is an increasing trend for family travel and rapidly increasing demand for camping facilities. The public campground establishment project aims to accommodate such demand. It will also contribute to the local economy.” With a larger number of camping facilities, more vacationers will be able to enjoy their holidays and convenient accommodations close to nature while boosting local tourism. Article 3. First Milk Bank Opened in Gyeonggi Province 160405-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services opened a colostrum bank to supply the nutritious first milk of cows to beef cattle farms. The first milk used by the bank is collected from dairy cows. The calves of cattle that are fed with this milk grow healthier and stronger. ▶ First Milk of Dairy Cows Popular among Cattlers The first milk of dairy cows is in high demand among beef cattle farmers in Korea, especially those whose cows fail to produce enough milk to nurse their young. ▶ An Chi-ho / Beef Cattle Farmer “Calves may starve if cows do not produce enough milk or refuse to nurse their young. When we feed these calves with first milk, their chances of survival increase significantly with increased immunity and disease resistance.” The first milk is collected from dairy cows within two days of the cows giving birth. ▶ First Milk 5 Times More Nutritious than Ordinary Milk First milk is darker in color and is essential for new-born calves. It contains up to five times more nutrients and antibodies than regular milk. ▶ Cow Colostrum Bank Opens Upon arrival from dairy farms, the first milk is pasteurized and subject to deep freeze for storage before being supplied to beef cattle farms. ▶ Cho Jeong-ju / Chief Official, Horticulture 160331-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting universal designs for public convenience and urban environment improvement. Universal designs are chiefly applied at sites of frequent public use. These areas will now include school zones. ▶ Sanseong Welfare Center, Seongnam City This welfare center is a favorite place for many local residents ranging from children to seniors. Since renovation with universal designs last year, its previously inconvenient and dangerous entrances have been completely redesigned. Visitors, often in wheelchairs or with children in strollers, no longer have to negotiate through the parking lot or climb steep steps. ▶ [PiP] Jang Yeon-seok / Welfare Center Visitor “I come to the childcare center here everyday with my child. It was extremely difficult to climb up and down the steps with a baby stroller, but there is no such trouble any more.” Since last year, Gyeonggi Province has been incorporating universal designs in public facility renovations. ▶ Universal Design to be Expanded to School Zones From this year, Gyeonggi Province’s universal design project will include some school zones. ▶ [PiP] Park Chang-hwa / Director, Gyeonggi Province Design Division “We will introduce universal design in back alleys and residential areas in children protection zones so as to improve the convenience and safety of children during their movements around their schools.” The opinions of local residents, police offices and schools will be considered in determining the universal designs to be applied in these school zones. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seong-ji “Gyeonggi Province will initially introduce universal designs in 10 school zones over the next three years and designate these areas as Kids’ Zones. Han Seon-ji, Gyeonggi GTV.” Article 5. Gyeonggi Intervenes in Public Rental Apartment Management 160404-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The tenants of public rental housing in Korea often have to endure significant inconveniences caused by the deterioration of residential buildings since they do not have legal representation to challenge property authorities regarding such issues. ▶ Public Rental Apartment, Seongnam City Gyeonggi Province regularly performs inspections of such buildings so as to protect the rights of their tenants. This rental apartment building is in urgent need of repair; there are many signs of aging in both the exterior and interior. ▶ Public Rental Apartment Tenant “Mold has taken over our homes, especially in verandas.” ▶ Building Management beyond Legal Responsibilities of Tenants Since public rental housing tenants have no statutory rights to formulate representative bodies for building management, problems such as leaks, cracks and mold may remain unaddressed until they reach significant levels. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Seeks Public Rental Housing Management Improvement In order to improve public rental housing management, Gyeonggi Province established a team of officials and specialists to identify problems on site and find legally feasible solutions. Solutions may include permitting the formation of resident committees for the self-monitoring of buildings. ▶ Seo Beom-seok / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Multi-housing Inspection Team “This team will seek to protect the rights of tenants and find appropriate public rental housing management solutions so as to improve quality of life for tenants.” On site investigations and management improvement of rental housing will continue on an on-going basis. Article 6. Harmful Invasive Insects Hatch Early 160401-3 [Anchor’s Headline] While abnormally warm weather continues in Korea during an early spring, concerns have arisen regarding blights caused by invasive insect species. Farmers are advised to take preventive measures early this year. ▶ Blueberry Farm, Goyang City The inside of a blueberry stem is lined with white insect eggs. These are the eggs of brown winged leafhoppers that originate from China; they have been spreading rapidly in Korea over the past two years. When they hatch, these insects cause fatal black mildew. ▶ Kim Seong-rae / Blueberry Farmer “They appeared suddenly. I tried several insecticides but none worked. I may have supplied infested seedlings to other farms. I heard of blights of similar insects in southern regions…” ▶ Timely Prevention Critical Other harmful invasive insects include the citrus flatid planthopper from America and spotted lanternfly from China. Since these insect species are expected to hatch earlier this year due to warm temperatures, early prevention is critical. ▶ [PIP] Lee Yeong-soo / Research Official, GARES “These insects are expected to hatch one week earlier than they did last year. It is important to remove and burn all branches that have egg pouches through to early May, and to apply insecticides thoroughly before the end of May.” Specialists also advise the continuous use of insecticides into June and July so as to eradicate adult insects that may have hatched from surviving eggs. Article 7. Events Promote Understanding of Mental Disorders 160407-2 [Anchor’s Headline] One in every four individuals in Korea is known to experience a mental disorder to some degree at least once in their lifetime. In order to address public perception of mental disorders, Gyeonggi Province has organized special cultural events. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Mental Disorder Understanding Promotional Art Exhibition The twenty paintings at this exhibition were created by artists while they had mental conditions. Kim 김동기, who created this artwork, suffered from schizophrenia. ▶ ‘Beside my Mom’ by Kim Dong-gi This painting represents a physically close and identical yet distant relationship between a modern mother and daughter. ▶ Kim Dong-gi, Artist “The purpose of my work is to inspire peace in viewers through my paintings. I will continue to learn about fine art while working as a painter.” ▶ ‘Happiness’ by Kim Bo-gyeong This painting by an artist with bipolar disorder depicts an individual with a mental disorder searching for happiness and love. This art exhibition features paintings of the world as seen by those who are suffering from mental conditions. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly until April 10 / Beosi Art Gallery until July 11 Mental Disorder Understanding Art Exhibitions These exhibitions are being held at two venues: the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly and Beosi 벗이 Art Gallery in Yongin 용인 City. ▶ Mental Disorder Understanding Play to Circulate 26 Gyeonggi Regions There is also a theatrical play that features a transformed individual who had previously attempted suicide. This play will circulate among 26 localities of the province. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Social Integration Vice Governor Lee Gi-woo “We must eliminate our preoccupation with mental disorders. It is important for us to create a Gyeonggi Province in which those with mental disorders can live happily as part of society.” Mental disorder understanding promotion is part of this year’s new provincial vision, ‘Try Again and Create Happiness’. ▶ [PIP] Oh Suk-gil / Viewer from Seongnam City “Although the exhibition is a small, the paintings are eloquent of the minds of their creators. I was touched and felt a little emotional.” These cultural events are helping members of the public address their misunderstandings about individuals with mental disorders. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
EnglishNews | 2016.04.08Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Asphalt Concrete Recycling in Gyeonggi Province 160324-2 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, asphalt concrete waste from road repaving is not wasted but instead recycled for the recovery of its asphalt content. This recycling process helps the provincial government greatly reduce disposal costs for millions of tons of asphalt concrete debris annually. At this road paving site alone, 45 truck-loads of asphalt concrete waste is generated every day. ▶ Asphalt Concrete Waste Disposal Costs KRW 200 Million Annually Previously, asphalt concrete waste disposal cost Gyeonggi Province KRW 200 million annually. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “Gyeonggi Province has achieved savings of KRW 910 million in asphalt concrete waste disposal through recycling.” The asphalt concrete debris is supplied to private recycling plants on an agreement basis. The provincial government only has to pay for transportation, while the recycling plants receive raw material free of charge. ▶ Lee Bong-won / CEO of Asphalt Concrete Waste Recycling Enterprise “Since asphalt is produced from petroleum, all asphalt used in Korea relies on imports. However, recycling significantly reduces purchase costs.” ▶ Recognized as Exemplary Cost-Saving Policy by Korean Government Asphalt concrete recycling by Gyeonggi Province has been recognized as an exemplary cost reduction policy by the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea in its local policy assessments. ▶ Ye Jong-gwang / Gyeonggi Province Construction Headquarters Official “We will extend the terms of all recycling agreements in May and continue to do our utmost to save budgets.” While asphalt concrete recycling helps Gyeonggi Province reduce disposal costs, it is also good for the environment and reduces overseas asphalt imports. Article 2. Big Data Service Center Opens in Gyeonggi Province 160325-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Pangyo 판교 Startup Campus, which opened in Pangyo 판교 Techno Valley last month to provide its residents with a business startup environment, opened a service center for the public utilization of big data in value creation. ▶ Big-Fi Center / 6Fl. Pangyo Startup Center Entitled the Big-Fi Big Data and Free Information Center, this information service agency offers public and commercial big data and related analysis tools free of charge to anyone who can benefit from these services. In addition to data and analysis resources, the center also offers customized consulting services on the effective use of big data as well as networking spaces for information sharing among its users. ▶ [PIP] Lee Tae-yeong / Big-Fi Center User “I am still undecided whether to find a job or start my own business. I viewed credit card usage data that can be analyzed for consumer spending patterns. Such information will be valuable for me if I choose to start a business.” ▶ Collection of Data from Public 160328-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province held an entertainment event for fire officials and their families in appreciation for their devotion to public safety. During this event, seven fire stations were presented with Governor Awards for the excellence of their services. ▶ Gyeonggi Arts Center March 26 ‘Bravo My Life Best Fireman’ There was a musical performance that depicted the tense moments during which firefighters race against time to save lives. All the actors were actual young firemen. ▶ [PIP] Cho Jong-chan / Firefighter, Jeongja Fire Station “We will offer our best performance to senior firefighters and their families. I hope they will enjoy the musical.” This entertainment day also featured performances by professional musicians including a rock band. One of the band members is the son of a current fireman in the audience. ▶ Kim Gi-beom / Rock Band Member “I never said this to my father, but I want to say, ‘Thanks to you. You have my deepest respect.’” ▶ Letter to Firefighter Parents A boy then appeared on stage without his parents’ prior knowledge and read a letter to them. His parents, both firefighters, were in the audience. ▶ Lee Jeong-woo / Son of Firefighter Parents “I am so proud that my mom and dad are firefighters who help people live safely. You are my ultimate heroes.” Lee’s father is a veteran fireman who was disabled by a major injury suffered during a rescue operation. ▶ [PiP] Lee Do-jae / Chief Official, Suwon Fire Station Prevention Education Team “This hidden camera event brings me back to the old days. And my son’s letter overwhelmed me with emotion…” During the award presentations that followed, seven fire stations were presented with Governor Awards for the outstanding performance of their duties. Gyeonggi Province plans similar events for soldiers and police officers as well as for public transport drivers. Article 4. Gyeonggi Boat Show to Be Bigger This Year 160325-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Korea International Boat Show has become the largest marine leisure industry showcase in Korea. This year’s event, which begins on May 19, is expected to see even more features and participants. [CG Overlap] As of March 18, 1,357 booths had been reserved by more than 170 enterprises. This is almost equal to the total number of booths opened last year, and is 26 percent more than the number of reservations received during the same period last year. Since applications will be received up to April 15, this year’s show is expected to be considerably larger than previous events. ▶ Jang Gyun-taek / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province MICE Industry Team “Our objective is to cultivate the customer base for the marine industry in Gyeonggi Province. We have been expanding the event each year; this year, for example, fishing and scuba diving are included. ▶ Korean Boat Makers to Introduce New Models A number of Korean boat manufacturers are expected to introduce new models for the first time at this show; these are expected to attract the interest of many overseas buyers. ▶ Fishing Category Included This year’s show includes fishing equipment categories. Fishing is a major marine leisure activity that is also closely associated with the use of boats. More than 200 booths will feature fishing equipment from major Korean manufacturers. Other interesting inclusions are scuba diving equipment and an independent camping vehicle exhibition section. ▶ KINTEX May 19-22 2016 Gyeonggi International Boat Show This year’s record-breaking 4-day international boat show will take place at two venues in Gyeonggi Province: KINTEX in Goyang 고양 City and Ara Marina in Gimpo 김포 City. Article 5. Food Trucks in Gyeonggi Government Complex 160324-1 [Anchor’s Headline] For the first time in Korea, private mobile diners on wheels have been allowed to operate at the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex, and began serving quick meals at low prices. Gyeonggi Province is supporting the food truck industry. ▶ Food Trucks in Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex Tasty smells from these two food trucks attract customers who are happy to enjoy a quick meal of toast, food in cups, and soft drinks outdoors. ▶ [PiP] Kim Gun / Director General, Gyeonggi Province Environment Bureau “It is nice to enjoy food outdoors for a change. It also creates better atmosphere. I like the coffee. It was much better than that served at cafes.” These food trucks are also a welcome sight for visitors to the provincial complex. ▶ Kim Wun-bong / Siheung City Resident “I was wondering where to go to have lunch. I had no time to go outside, and the diner in here is only for employees. This food truck was just what I needed.” ▶ Mobile Diners Face Location Limitations Since finding operation sites is a major difficulty for food trucks, Gyeonggi Province allowed them to operate on its office complex. ▶ [PiP] Gwak Bo-mi / Food Truck Operator “To be guaranteed a fixed place is wonderful. Gyeonggi Province also provided us with other support. Now we want to improve our menu for officials and citizens.” ▶ Enforcement Ordinance Amendment for Food Truck Permits The operation of food trucks on public office premises was made possible by the amendment of the related ordinance. ▶ More Food Trucks to Operate on Public Office Premises Gyeonggi Province will also allow food trucks to operate at its northern government complex and other provincial institutes such as the Gyeonggi Provincial Museum so as to help youths start businesses. Mobile food trucks with quick dining services will then become familiar features in Gyeonggi Province. Article 6. Gyeonggi Begins Bicycle Trail Safety Inspections 160328-2 [Anchor’s Headline] As spring fills the air, an increasing number of cyclists head for bicycle trails. In order to ensure the safety of cyclists after the spring thaw, Gyeonggi Province began bicycle trail safety inspections. ▶ Namhangang South Han River Bicycle Trail The bicycle trail along the scenic South Han River is one of the most popular bicycle trails in Gyeonggi Province. However, there are safety hazards such as fallen rocks and damaged facilities that can be seen here and there. They remain from the past winter. ▶ [PiP] Chu Yong-gi / Gwangju City Resident “It can be very dangerous when rocks fall or when cyclists suddenly encounter fallen rocks and try to swerve past them.” ▶ Bicycle Trail Safety Inspections These inspections are being carried out in cooperation with local administrations. Riding bicycles themselves, inspectors carefully examine locations of higher risk as well as damaged facilities. ▶ [PiP] Hong Jong-won / Gyeonggi Province Bicycle Road Team Official “We are particularly concerned about rock formations at which rocks may have been loosened by freezing and thawing.” Those locations of potential danger and damaged facilities are subject to immediate reinforcement work or repair, and see safety nets installed as necessary. ▶ [PiP] Lim Chang-wob / Director, Gyeonggi Province Construction Safety Division “This bicycle trail is very popular among cyclists; it is used by more than 2 million cyclists annually. Bicycle trail safety inspections will be performed on an on-going basis so as to ensure the safety of users.” Thanks to the safety inspections, bicycle road users will be able to enjoy riding along scenic routes without safety concerns. Article 7. First Zika Case Diagnosed in Korea 160329-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The first case of Zika virus disease, also known as Zika fever, was diagnosed in Korea recently. Gyeonggi Province immediately began taking measures to control this mosquito-transmitted disease. ▶ Yeongtong-gu Health Center, Suwon City The control measures initially focus on patient identification and disease prevention. All public health centers in the province have opened Zika virus report desks for that purpose. ▶ Those with Suspected Symptoms Should Report to Public Health Center Those who develop suspected Zika fever symptoms within two weeks of their return from infected areas such as Central and South America must report to a local public health center for tests. ▶ [PIP] Park Chan-byeong / Director, Yeongtong-gu Health Center “The main symptoms of Zika Virus disease include fever, rash, joint pain, flu-like aches and red eyes. Those who develop such symptoms within two weeks of returning from areas of infection must …” ▶ Mosquito Control Begins Since the Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, Gyeonggi Province also began the extermination of mosquito larvae before they hatch and contract the virus. ▶ 24-Minotoring System Mobilized In preparation for potential crisis situations, an emergency team was mobilized for 24-hour monitoring and responses. ▶ [PiP] Bing Seong-nam / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Infectious Disease Control Team “We are operating a Zika Virus Emergency Response Team for the first time in Korea. This team will perform dynamic tracking of patients and sterilize possible infection areas so as to minimize the spread of the disease…” Since Zika fever is not an acute disease like MERS, its spread can be effectively controlled through the timely reporting of symptoms, dynamic investigations and pest control. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.