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The First Weekly of April
The First Weekly of April 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.04.01
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Governor Nam Visits Japan 160321-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On March 20, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil returned from his weekend visit to Japan. During his short stay in Japan, Governor Nam signed an investment agreement with a high-tech enterprise. He also visited a number of leading commercial distributors as well as an urban commercial redevelopment site. ▶ Imperial Hotel Tokyo May 18 Gyeonggi Province-Ulvac Techno Investment Agreement Signing Ceremony On the first day of his visit, Governor Nam signed an investment agreement with Ulvac Techno, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. This company will invest USD 3.1 million in the expansion of its production facilities in the Hyeongok 현곡 Industrial Complex, which will create an additional 150 new jobs. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “I hope that Ulvac will grow with Gyeonggi Province and continue its investment and job creation as well as technology transfer.” ▶ Futagotamakawa Rise Commercial Redevelopment Zone, Tokyo The governor then visited a large-scale commercial redevelopment zone in Tokyo to view distribution and retail systems. Governor Nam is currently pursuing the establishment of a universal business platform, symbolically named the Gyeonggi-do Corporation, that will feature all necessary infrastructure including distribution systems and work spaces for SMEs and potential entrepreneurs. Article 2. Gyeonggi to Establish Child Abuse Prevention System 160318-2 [Anchor’s Headline] With the recent death of a 6-year-old boy at the hands of his abusive stepmother, child abuse has become a national issue in Korea. In order to improve child protection, Gyeonggi Province convened a meeting of specialists and representatives of related organizations. In Korea, child abuse reports are normally the responsibility of kindergartens and childcare facilities. However, they can only report cases when the subject child is a user of their facilities. Even though cases of children in blind spots are known, very little can be done for them due to a lack of institutional protection procedures. ▶ Min So-yeong / Social Welfare Specialist “We must have a social system in place that helps ensure familial wellbeing. This requires the collective effort of related public and private organizations overseen by a central authority. This, in turn, requires the definition of system constituent responsibilities.” ▶ Gyeonggi Small March 16 ‘Child Abuse Identification child protection organizations that oversee reporting; and the police that perform investigations. [CG] Public and private organizations will share investigation cases while medical and welfare organizations provide follow-up support. This interlinked system of cooperating organizations will help improve child protection in the province including coverage for those who fall in blind spots. Article 3. Gyeonggi Supports Business Startups with Online Trading 160317-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On March 15, the Gyeonggi Small 이병운 is an online CBT business owner. Although he still handles everything from packaging to invoicing himself, he enjoys monthly sales of KRW 30 million, a far cry from a mere KRW 3.5 million only a year ago. ▶ [PiP] Lee Byeong-wun / CBT Business Owner “The future will see an increasing trend of mobile phone use for online international shopping. It will help expand overseas markets for traders and provide them with more opportunities.” ▶ CBT Cross Border Trade This program aims to assist youths with the opening of online businesses for the sale of domestic goods overseas. [CG] With improved payment and delivery services available, outbound CBT in Korea has grown rapidly over the past five years. ▶ Gyeonggi Small March 15 This support program is open to youths 20 to 39 years of age in business startup stages, and provides a range of support including education and sales promotion as well as mentoring services in trade practices. ▶ Lee Hyung-gu / Gyeonggi Small 160317-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi provincial and local disaster and safety offices are comprised of the command headquarters and a number of related administrative divisions. Earlier this month, administrative officials of these offices took outdoor disaster simulation training that included accompanying firefighters in on-site fire and disaster control. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Fire Service Academy March 16-17 Disaster 160321-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Special Judicial Police staged a crackdown on illegal food preparation and sales on university campuses, and discovered that students have been exposed to unhygienic food to an amazing extent. ▶ Canteen at University, Hwaseong City A canteen at a university in Hwaseong 화성 City was found to be using food ingredients that had passed their expiry date almost one year ago. ▶ Crackdown on Expired Validity and Country-of-Origin Indication Violations At a convenience store on another university campus, large amounts of expired food products were being sold, while a contracted canteen operator used fake domestic products. ▶ Lee Ui-gi / Chief Officer, Suwon Investigation Center, GSJP “They have all kinds of excuses, saying that it was an inventory error, overlooked by mistake, the fault of an employee; an employee’s personal goods, and so on. No matter what, the owner of the premises is responsible for the safety of customers.” ▶ Establishments without Licenses Uncovered In addition, 14 food establishments on university campuses were found to have been operating without licenses. Among them, an unlicensed pizza franchise and coffee shop amassed sales of approximately KRW 2 billion over a span of two years. ▶ 52 out of 187 Related Food Suppliers Violated Food Hygiene Law The special judicial police also inspected 187 external food suppliers to these on-campus establishments, and found 52 violations of the Food Hygiene Law. The judicial police confiscated 5.6 tons of illegal food on site and transferred the cases to local administrations for administrative punishments. The judicial police will continue investigations of campus food establishments. Article 6. Israeli Venture Capital Invests in Gyeonggi Province 160323-2 [Anchor’s Headline] On March 22, the Yozma Group, a world-renowned Israeli venture capital enterprise, opened a business incubation center in Pangyo 판교 Techno Valley. Entitled ‘Yozma Campus’, these business startup support facilities will help new businesses grow into global enterprises. ▶ JW Nest, Pangyo Yozma Campus For this fledgling virtual reality content development enterprise, entry into the US and Chinese markets is the key to success. Lacking appropriate resources, this company entered the Yozma Campus to receive assistance from globally experienced providers of business incubation services. ▶ [PIP] Shin Joon-woo / CEO, JW Nest “Israel and Korea are in somewhat similar positions in terms of global economic scenes. Therefore, we can benefit from their experience for the further development of our contents and venture into wider markets…” ▶ Yozma Campus Provides Investment and International Marketing Assistances Resident enterprises at the Yozma Campus are provided with financial and international marketing support for their growth. ▶ First Yozma Investment in Asia The Yozma Campus is the first of its kind in Asia in which the Yozma Group has invested. It provides intensive services for business startups including investor negotiations as well as technology sharing and transfer. ▶ [PiP] Igal Erlich / Chairman, Yozma Group “We will take them all the way until we can reach an exit. Our target is to do it in the market non-Korean market. We believe that that’s what Korea needs, and we can do it.” The international network of Yozma will also play an important role in developing overseas markets for resident enterprises. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “The Yozma Campus creates an environment for new businesses with its resources, capital and know-how, which is exactly what we aim to create.” The Yozma Group will expand its Asian operations using the Pangyo 판교 campus as a central hub so as to help Asian businesses with high potential to grow. Article 7. Gyeonggi’s Business Startup Base Camp Thrives 160322-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating business startup support facilities known as ‘Base Camp’ in which resident individuals with potentially lucrative ideas are provided with customized, systematic business startup environment. Kim 김원석 is the inventor of a traffic warning sign used by individual vehicles when stopped on the road. Unlike ordinary triangular signs that are placed on the road far behind the stopped vehicles, this sign resembles an umbrella and is installed directly on the rear of the vehicle. This sign is much easier to install and therefore warns other drivers more quickly. ▶ Kim Won-seok / CEP, BringYou “It is dangerous and difficult to install a warning sign far behind the vehicle when tailing traffic is moving at 120 km per hour. This product warns other drivers and prevents secondary accidents much more quickly.” With additional business startup support from the Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center, Kim was able to commercialize his idea this past January. ▶ ‘Base Camp’, an Open Business Nurturing Platform The Base Camp provides an open platform through which to nurture businesses. Camp residents can share ideas and experiences with one another at the camp. ▶ 1,020 Individuals Benefited from Base Camp Services in 2015 Last year alone, 1,020 individuals benefited from the customized, step-by-step Base Camp programs in realizing their business ideas in both pre- and post-establishment stages. ▶ Jeon Seong-gi / Gyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center Official “One notable achievement is that resident individuals formed a community network in which they worked together as companions instead of competing with each other.” Gyeonggi Province will expand business startup support in cooperation with academia and related organizations. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Fourth Weekly of march
The Fourth Weekly of march 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.03.25
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Korean Traditional Music Scores Published in Western Style 0315-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra recently published Korean traditional music scores written in a western style using five-lined music sheets. This also means that Korean traditional music can now be played in different keys through modulation. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra Our reporter visited members of the orchestra who were busy practicing with the new music scores. These experienced traditional musicians are still unfamiliar with the use of western music scores to play in shifted keys, which, once mastered, can broaden the possibilities for Korean traditional music. ▶[PiP] Kim Eung-ho / 1st Daegeum Player, Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra “We have sharps and flats here which are completely new to us. We are practicing to get used to them.” By convention, Korean traditional music scores have been written in Chinese characters that depict the notes. This method is cumbersome for writing and translation, and is also inappropriate for use while playing music. ▶ First Western Style Music Scores for Korean Traditional Music These first western-style Korean traditional music scores feature five regional versions of Arirang 아리랑, each in twelve different keys. ▶ Over 1,000 Pages of Modulated Music for 9 Instruments Comprised of more than a thousand pages in nine sections for individual instruments, this publication is regarded as an innovative step for Korean traditional music. ▶ Choi Sang-hwa / Director, Gyeonggi Provincial Traditional Music Orchestra “Traditional music must evolve through the present and into the future. By facilitating the use of new music scores, we can realize the advancement of Korean traditional music as public and international music…” This orchestra is currently working on the introduction of western classical music such as works by Mozart in their repertoire so as to publicly promote Korean traditional music by combining its sounds with western classics. Article 2. Gyeonggi Continues Water Pipe Replacement Support 160316-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Since last year, Gyeonggi Province has been providing water pipe replacement support to households with old water pipes, especially those in older apartment buildings, and has earmarked a larger budget for the program this year. ▶ Apartment in Bucheon City Prior to the complete replacement of water pipes, residents in this 30-year-old apartment building faced considerable difficulties due to contaminated water. ▶ [PiP] Kim Hyo-soon / Apartment Resident “Water pressure wasn’t insufficient and the water was so dirty that we couldn’t use it for washing dishes and had to buy drinking water. We are much happier now because we are living normal lives.” [CG] The provincial pipe replacement support program has received very high satisfaction ratings, and the number of potable tap water users has also increased greatly. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “After the replacement of old pipes, tap water has become clean enough to drink.” ▶ Gyeonggi Targets Water Piping Replacement at 200,000 Households by 2018 Gyeonggi Province is now targeting 200,000 households for water pipe replacement support by 2018. This is expected to cost the provincial government a minimum of KRW 140 billion. Local governments will also participate in this project through active local ordinance amendments. ▶ Ryu Jae-hwan / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Water Supply Team “Our survey showed very high satisfaction ratings, so we will expand support and help 45,000 households this year.” There are a large number of older apartment buildings in Gyeonggi Province that require urgent water pipe replacement. Article 3. More CCTVs Installed in School Areas 160315-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced a large increase in the number of CCTV camera installations in child protection areas this year. This initiative is geared to enhance the safety of children during their travel between home and school. ▶ School Area in Osan City This street near a primary school in Osan 오산 is too narrow to leave safe spaces for children. Children are exposed to danger as soon as they exit the school gate. ▶ Yoon Seon-hye / Parent “There is a lack of safety for children around the school. It worries parents.” There are more than 2,000 child protection areas in the province, of which 60 percent have CCTV camera coverage. ▶ More Child Protection Areas to be Bolstered with Safety Cameras Gyeonggi Province plans to increase CCTV coverage of school zones from the current 60 percent to 93 percent by the end of this year. Regional safety control centers will also intensify 24-hour public safety monitoring and will station police officers for timely responses. There will also be more safety features such as speed-limiting curves and visual warnings. ▶[PiP] Kim Woo-chan / Gyeonggi Province Construction Design Division Official “Safety features will be installed at apartment gates, along children’s travel routes and in school zones. They will also contribute to the safety of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and women.” Gyeonggi Province will also introduce Kids’ Zones in more vulnerable areas with the installation of extensive safety and ‘universal design’ features. Article 4. Gyeonggi Provincial Hospitals Open Hospices 160314-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Following the inclusion of hospice services in Korean national medical insurance coverage last year, a number of Gyeonggi provincial medical centers opened hospice wings so as to provide terminally ill patients with better services including personal caretakers at greatly reduced costs. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center Uijeongbu Hospital At this Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center hospice wing, a personal caretaker tends to an elderly cancer patient. She performs basic personal health and living care as well as consultations for the patient’s family members. Without insurance coverage, hospice services could be very costly and beyond the means of some families since most patients require hired personal care services. ▶ Lee Won-jong / Patient’s Family “Personal caretaker services cost KRW 2.5 million a month. With insurance, I pay only KRW 4,000 a day, which is equal to only KRW 120,000 a month.” ▶ National Medical Insurance Covers 95% of Personal Caretaker Services In July last year, the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare revised national health insurance terms to increase coverage of hospice services including personal care services to 95 percent. ▶ Lee Hyun-cheol / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Public Healthcare Team “Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center facilities in Uijeongbu began hospice services this month. The Paju hospital will begin full hospice service in May.” Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Centers will also increase the number of beds in their hospice wings. The expanded services and insurance coverage significantly alleviate the burdens on patients as well as their families. Article 5. Gyeonggi Province Receives Senior Internship Applications 160316-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating an internship employment service program for seniors so as to provide job opportunities to seniors seeking employment after retirement, and began receiving applications for this year. ▶ Electronic Parts Manufacturing Enterprise, Hwaseong City 69-year-old Jeon 전동준 has been working at this electronic parts manufacturing enterprise as an intern since last year. A retiree from the same industry, he skillfully performs part management and assembly with accumulated personal experience. ▶ Jeon Dong-jun / Senior Intern “This work is familiar to me and reminds me of the past while giving me opportunities to get to know new people and to make use of my body.” ▶ Employers Satisfied with Senior Interns for Their Skills and Diligence Employers also are satisfied with senior interns because they have expertise and experience and are reliable. ▶ Lee Byeong-yong / Manager, Yoo-il EnerTech “While many young people tend to avoid hard manual work, demand for senior workers is rising because they have skills and experience.” ▶ Application Open to Seniors of Age 60+ Application for this year’s senior internships at enterprises in Gyeonggi Province is now open to seniors 60 years of age and older. ▶ Employer Application Open to Enterprises with 5+ Employees Participation in this year’s senior internship program is also open to enterprises with five or more employees. ▶ Yu Yong-cheol / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Senior Job Opportunity Team “This internship program helps seniors continue to lead rewarding and healthy lives. They may be transferred to long-term employment after their internship period…” ▶ Enterprises Provided with Provincial Wage Support Those enterprises that employ senior interns will receive provincial support of 50% of the internship wages for three months, as well as for six subsequent months if they employ the seniors after the internship period. Article 6. Year-Round Pot-Grown Chrysanthemums 160315-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Chrysanthemums are representative flowers of autumn. However, the Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services has disclosed the development of this varied flower for year-round growth in pots. ▶ Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services These chrysanthemums vary greatly in color and shape just like the original breeds, but are smaller in size. However, these flowers are more resistant to cold temperatures and can maintain their full colors during the warm summer. ▶[PiP] Lee Hae-gil / Chief Official, Horticultural Research Division, GARES “Flowers are smaller and can be grown in pots. They grow well and maintain their full colors in cold temperatures or reduced sunlight…” Chrysanthemums are in high demand among floricultural farms. ▶ Ordinary Chrysanthemums Require Temperatures Near 20°C However, ordinary chrysanthemums require ambient temperatures to be maintained at approximately 20 degrees Celsius. ▶ 80% of Pot-grown Chrysanthemums are Expensive Foreign Breeds In addition, 80 percent of pot-grown chrysanthemums are expensive imported breeds. ▶ Kim Myeong-gyub / Pot-Grown Chrysanthemum Farmer “Imported breeds are very expensive while existing breeds require high fuel costs during winter.” ▶ Economical Local Pot-Grown Chrysanthemum Breeds The local breeds of pot-grown chrysanthemums can be grown throughout the year at a low cost. ▶ Selected Breeds to Be Supplied to Farmers This Year The institute will continue screening the flower to find more robust breeds and will begin supplying the selected breeds to farmers from the second half of this year. These local breeds will enhance the competitiveness of floricultural farmers in Gyeonggi Province. Article 7. Bird Flue Control Continues in Gyeonggi Province 160314-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center has been working hard to prevent bird flu outbreaks before the arrival of migrating birds. With all the migrating birds having left the country, this center now performs customized disease control at individual poultry farms. ▶ Poultry Farm, Yongin City At this chicken farm in Yongin 용인 City, a veterinarian takes blood samples from the animals to check for any diseases. ▶ So Hyun-hui / Poultry Veterinarian “Chickens usually have feed debris on their beaks when they have respiratory diseases. I think these chickens are fine.” These examinations are performed at every poultry farm so as to isolate diseases at the site at which they are detected. ▶ [PIP] Park Sang-do / Chicken Farm Owner “I think they died a natural death. However, by examining live animals, we can detect other diseases such as enteritis and prevent their spread, so…” ▶ Prevention Costs Less Than Support for Affected Farms Over the past two years, support of KRW 238 billion has been paid to poultry farmers affected by bird flu in Korea, signifying the importance of prevention. ▶ Customized Bird Flu Control Customized poultry disease control is performed for the ten most harmful poultry diseases by the Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center with cooperation from veterinarians and related organizations. ▶ [PiP] Lim Byeong-gyu / Director, Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center “This control project aims to prevent poultry diseases and minimize damage by providing customized control services to individual poultry farms.” According to a source in Gyeonggi Province, this customized prevention was the reason there have been no outbreaks of other diseases such as New Castle disease since last year. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Third Weekly of march
The Third Weekly of march 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.03.18
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Practices Shared Economy Policy 0309-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Following the recent announcement of the shared economy policy by Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil 남경필, provincial institutes began sharing their information resources and facilities with SMEs. GTV examined the policy details. ▶ Gyeonggi Institute of Science 수원 City has made its expensive research equipment available for use by SMEs from around the country. ▶ [PiP] Lee Beom-yong / Pharmaceutical Company Research Personnel “By using the quality equipment at provincial institutes, we can save a lot in purchase costs and R160309-1 [Anchor’s Headline] In line with Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030 for energy independence, 62 colleges and universities have joined the ‘Green Campus’ movement that aims to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental conservation. ▶ Kangnam University, Yongin City This university has its own power generation system that uses geothermal energy. It also has a monitoring and control system that detects lecture room occupancy and automatically manages power supply. This university reduces greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 1,200 tons annually. ▶ Ju Si-hu / Professor, Kangnam University “Our energy expenses were reduced by KRW 620 million compared with 2010. With labor cost reductions of KRW 370 million, we are saving approximately KRW 1 billion annually.” ▶ Kangnam University March 8 Green Campus Joining Ceremony On March 8, the representatives of 62 higher education institutes in Gyeonggi Province jointly declared their participation in the Green Campus Movement and Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030. Each institute will operate its own energy reduction systems and programs so as to help the provincial government achieve 70% energy independence by the year 2030. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Universities are among the greatest energy-consuming organizations. Their participation will contribute greatly to energy savings and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.” The 62 institutes, which account for more than 80 percent of higher education institutes in Gyeonggi Province, will also receive provincial support in their energy-saving activities. Article 3. Gyeonggi Uses Big Data for Business Startup Support 160302-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting businesses of high potential in their startup stages through various support programs. The latest such support comes in the form of comprehensive commercial activity analysis using big data. The analysis results can provide businesses with valuable marketing information. Kim 김설옥, a caf owner, is one such businessperson who stands to benefit from the big data analysis. ▶ Kim Seol-ok / Caf Owner “I thought everything will go well. However, with very few customers, I was lost as soon as I opened the caf. That was the hardest time,” ▶ Big Data Analysis for Sales Targeting This analysis was performed on commercial data collected from more than 20 billion cases of credit card and communication service usage. CG The information produced can be used by those who start their own businesses to determine target areas and client groups on which to focus their marketing. ▶ Kim Hyung-yul / Gyeonggi Contents Agency ‘Big Fi’ Promotion Team Leader “Those who have business items in mind and are looking for a location can find suitable areas, while those who already have opened businesses can identify areas of improvement.” ▶ Information Service Linked to Business Startup Education 160310-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Ddabok 따복 Community Support Project of Gyeonggi Province provides small-town communities with space and activity support so as to promote the livelihoods of otherwise inactive residents. The subject activities are usually economic initiatives for communal benefits. ▶ Yongduri Village, Anseong City This village in Anseong 안성 has an increasing number of new families who have relocated from cities. The members of these families sought to familiarize themselves with neighbors through creative joint activities. They turned to the Ddabok 따복 Community Support Center. ▶ Han Jeong-hui / Yongduri Resident “It wasn’t easy to even begin to do something together. However, thanks to the assistance of Ddabok support center consultants, we were able to establish an initial framework and …” They are now part of a community, working happily together to produce food items for seniors in the village. All the ingredients are those harvested and donated by locals from their own farms. ▶ Ddabok Community Support Provided to Over 10-Person Projects Ddabok 따복, a portmanteau of ‘warm and blessed’ in Korean, is a symbolic title for a small residential community in which residents jointly engage in activities for their own community. Ddabok 따복 community projects involving more than 10 members are provided with provincial support on an application basis. ▶ Ryu In-gwon / Director, Gyeonggi Province Ddabok Community Support Division “We will double the number of supported community projects this year so as to promote participation in communal activities by more residents.” The voluntary Ddabok 따복 community projects undertaken by local residents not only lead to a sharing culture among local residents, but also contribute to the local economy through joint economic activities. Article 5. Gyeonggi Pursues Revival of Apiculture 160310-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In order to help revive the honey-making industry, Gyeonggi Province has been working with a private apicultural research institute, and recently announced measures for the development of apiculture as a sixth industry. ▶ Honey Production Dwindles Due to Multiple Causes Although demand for honey has never declined, its local supply has almost collapsed due to multiple causes. While increasing urbanization and climate change as well as a lack of honey-producing plants have reduced the bee population, free trade agreements have replaced domestic supplies with much cheaper imports. ▶ Gyeonggi to Promote Apiculture as 6th Industry Gyeonggi Province’s sixth industry promotion policy for apiculture is regarded as business CPR. ▶ Yang Kyung-yul / CEO, Gyeonggi-do Apicultural Research “Our apiculture industry is in serious depression. However, 6th industry promotion will be helpful in its revival as well as for bee farmer income.” [CG] The term sixth industry is a metaphoric description of the combined first, second and third industries represented by honey production, processing, and related services. The second industry is comprised of the manufacturing of secondary products from honey while the third industry consists of honey tours and experiential programs. The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services will oversee sixth industry promotion through education and on-site learning programs ▶ Lee Soo-yeong / Manager, Technology Transfer Division, GARES “For sixth industry promotion, on-site learning as well as instruction-based education for bee farmers is important. We will make necessary arrangements for as many honey producers to participate in the programs as possible.” ▶ Honey Experience and Tour Programs While promoting the production of a variety of secondary products such as honey wines, toothpastes and propolis, this institute will also introduce honey experience and tour programs when the flowering season arrives. Article 6. Success of Gyeonggi-Supported Animations 160309-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The animation industry in Gyeonggi Province has benefited from provincial support through intensive serial ‘Legend Creation’ projects for individual animations. Following the great success of the first and second such animations, the third provincially-supported animation is also on its way to a remarkable success. ▶ 1st Legend Creation Project ‘Leafie, a Hen into the Wild’ The first animation was about the adventures of a hen that escaped from a comfortable henhouse to freedom. ▶ 2nd Legend Creation Project ‘Pororo, the Racing Adventure’ The cinematic version of a super-sled adventure that features Pororo, one of the most popular animation characters among children, was the second successful animation movie in the Legend Creation project series. ▶ 3rd Legend Creation Project ‘Adventure of Maru’ The third in the provincial support project series is also becoming a legend by breaking records in audience reviews and ticket sales. ▶ [PiP] Kim Wun-ki / Representative, Electric Circus “We frequently fall short in our budget for various reasons. The Legend Creation support project was an important source of supplementary funding.” ▶Large Investments Required for Animation Productions Although the Korean animation industry boasts significant expertise and experience, it was deemed a high-risk business since production requires considerable investment. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Participates in Investment through Legend Creation Project Through direct investment under the Legend Creation projects, Gyeonggi Province has been supporting animation productions as a partner. ▶ Moon Yeong-geun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Contents Policy Team “We provide support for the creation of legendary animation brands and characters. We will expand the support projects to include other content genres beyond animation.” ▶ Returns Reinvested in Next Project The Legend Creation project work will continue through the reinvestment of returns from the previous animations into the next production project selected for provincial support. The success enjoyed by the previous projects already bodes well for the success of the upcoming project. Article 7. Gyeonggi Intensifies G-Mark Livestock Product Inspections 160304-3 [Anchor’s Headline] A Gyeonggi Province official revealed that the provincial government will intensify inspections of G-mark livestock products. A large portion of G-mark meat is currently being used for school meals. ▶ Meat Processing Enterprise, Yangju City The G-mark is granted only to products of the highest quality. Although some G-mark meat is retailed to general consumers, a large amount is used for school meals. ▶ Gyeonggi Begins Special Livestock Product Management This special livestock product management initiative aims to ensure the safety of meat products used for children at schools. ▶ Ahn Gil-ho / Gyeonggi Province Animal Quarantine Division Official “Inspections will be performed at slaughter houses as well as processing and retail sites. We will be looking into meat, hygiene, product, and facility management processes.” ▶ Special Inspections on Rating and Distribution Special inspection teams will also perform on-site visits at least once a month so as to ensure rating standards and to test for any harmful substances present in processing procedures. Meat of the highest grade will then supplied to schools at 3rd grade prices. ▶ Lee Hyun-ja / Primary School Nutritionist “Since the provincial government ensures the quality of G-mark meat and provides us with reduced price benefits, we feel assured and can prepare good food for our children at a low cost.” Intensive livestock product inspections will continue so as to alleviate the worries of parents about school meals. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Second Weekly of march
The Second Weekly of march 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.03.11
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Improves SME On-Site Technical Support 160225-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating its ‘Technical Doctor Services’ to provide on-site assistance to SMEs in technology development and operations. This year, their service procedures and contents were modified to better accommodate service demands. [Report] ▶ Sampoong Tritech, Hwaseong City This thermal chair manufacturer sought Technical Doctor Services for product development. However, it could not receive timely assistance due to fixed service application periods. ▶ Park Sang-eun / CEO, Sampoong Tritech “We couldn’t get support when we needed it. Our development efforts could not proceed as scheduled.” ▶ Service Procedures Modified to Accommodate Demands The procedures for Technical Doctor Services, which also include financial assistance as well as technical supervision, have now been modified for the convenience of service users. ▶ [PIP] Lee Han-song / Gyeonggi Techno Park Technical Support Team “From this year, service applications are received and support is provided throughout the year...” ▶ Service Period Extended The scope of service was also expanded to cover all management processes, and the service period was extended from 3 to 6 months. From this year, many more enterprises will be able to benefit from Gyeonggi Province’s technical assistance services. Article 2. Gyeonggi Province’s ‘Good Workplace’ Support 160226-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been promoting the improvement of working environments and welfare systems among private enterprises through the provision of various benefits and support. [Report] ▶ Antenna Manufacturer, Anyang City This company was certified by Gyeonggi Province as a ‘Good Workplace’ last year. Employees of this company are more relaxed and satisfied with their working conditions than most others. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Supports Good Workplaces Since Good Workplace certification helps improve company image, the number of applying enterprises has been steadily increasing since its introduction. ▶ Park Jin-young / CEO of Antenna Manufacturer “We applied for certification because we still had difficulties recruiting quality employees even though we provide excellent working and welfare conditions, especially after relocating to a new building.” ▶ 26 Types of Benefits Provided to Certified Good Workplaces Any SME that saw an employee increase of more than ten personnel over the past year may apply; those certified receive diverse provincial support. ▶ Jeong Gu-won / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province HR Development Team “Benefits include priority treatment on loan applications and international marketing support, but most important support is provided for the improvement of work environments such as dormitories, canteens, training facilities…” The Good Workplace certification program of Gyeonggi Province helps enterprises improve their image and employees improve their working conditions while also promoting job creation. Article 3. Gyeonggi Ensures Public Facility Spring Thaw Safety 160229-2 [Anchor’s Headline] This past winter, due to alternating El Nio and Arctic influences, Korea saw greater-than-average temperature fluctuations with frequent freezing and thawing potentially damaging buildings and structures. Gyeonggi Province began safety inspections of public structures so as to prevent accidents caused by such damage. [Report] ▶ Roadside Retaining Wall, Yangpyeong County These roadside retaining walls bear new cracks that occurred during the winter. These walls are also under internal pressure due to melting water. Inspectors are assessing the situation so as to determine structural safety. ▶ [PIP] Kim Sang-gu / Gyeonggi Province Structural Safety Inspector “The ground is weak, so the walls are being pushed out, causing many new cracks to occur. These walls definitely need reinforcement…” ▶ Public Facility Safety Inspections Safety inspections are currently being performed on higher-risk structures such as retaining walls and housing development site facilities. Inspection teams specializing in different structural categories have been formed for this purpose. ▶ [PiP] Kim Jeong-hun / General Director, Gyeonggi Province Safety Management Office “We formulated special safety inspection teams comprising of construction and engineering specialists. They visit high-risk sites and advice us about necessary improvements.” Inspections will continue until the end of March. Improvement work will be carried out through joint operations of the provincial and local administrations. Article 4. Gyeonggi Province Interns Begin Duties 160303-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Last year, Gyeonggi Province introduced a youth internship program so as to alleviate the province’s youth unemployment problem. On March 2, this year’s first group of interns began their duties by attending orientation at a provincial institute. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Human Resource Development Institute March 2 2016-1/2 Gyeonggi Province Youth Internship Orientation After a full-day orientation session, 276 interns began their 4-month placements at various provincial offices and organizations. ▶ 276 Interns Selected from 4,000+ Applicants These interns were selected from among more than 4,000 applicants, showing the popularity of the program among youths. ▶ Gyeong Woo-hyun / Gyeonggi Province Intern “I am a little nervous because this is my first internship. I decided to apply for this internship to learn what kind of work they do at public offices, something that we cannot learn at school.” This internship program is open to unemployed Gyeonggi residents of up to 34 years of age. ▶ Hourly Wage KRW 7,030 with 4 Insurance Benefits More than 700 interns will be employed this year and receive an hourly wage of KRW 7,030 as well as four insurance benefits. ▶ Employment Education Provided during Internship During the internship period, the youths will also have employment education and consultations as well as provincial project site visits so as to prepare for regular employment at provincial offices. ▶ Kim Min-gi / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Youth Intern Task Force “We devised this program to enable youths with opportunities to experience provincial administration while resolving youth unemployment problem.” The interns will also be invited to make suggestions and propose ideas for the resolution of various issues such as job creation for youths. Article 5. Pink Makgeolli Developed by Gyeonggi Institute 160302-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services has developed a functional makgeolli 막걸리 product and transferred its brewing technique to a private enterprise. This traditional Korean rice wine is pink in color instead of the usual ivory. [Report] ▶ Hongkuk Makkeolli Titled ‘Hongkuk Makgeolli’ 홍국 막걸리, this drink resembles strawberry milk or a western cocktail. It is also classified as a functional drink since its ingredients have traditionally been known to enhance one’s health. ▶ Brewing Technique Transferred to ‘Sulsaem’ The private enterprise that acquired the production technique is a brewing company that was established by a number of home-brewing e nthusiasts. ▶ [PiP] Shin In-heon / Representative, Sulsaem “People look for good, healthy makgeolli, and this makgeolli is gaining popularity since it has no artificial flavors and has a trendy color. I think Hongkuk Makgeolli will be a good product for us.” ▶ Hongkuk: Red malt made from glutinous rice, known to reduce cholesterol Hongkuk 홍국 is a red malt made from glutinous rice through fermentation using red-colored yeast. Known to reduce cholesterol levels, this rice malt is being sold in Japan and China as a functional health food. It is especially popular among Chinese who have a strong affinity for the color red. Gyeonggi Province regards this product as having considerable potential for export to the Chinese market as well as for the promotion of Gyeonggi rice consumption. ▶ Won Seon-yi / Chief Official, Agricultural Food Development Team, GARES “Since hongkuk rice contains monakolin-K that lowers cholesterol levels in our bodies, it has a cholesterol-reducing effect. Makgeolli made with hongkuk is functionally good for our health.” The functional Hongkuk Makgeolli 홍국 막걸리, the reddish color of which coincides with this red m// year, will be introduced in the Korean market as early as next month. Article 6. Gyeonggi Tackles Trash Problems in Single-Family Home Areas 160229-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In areas comprised of single-family homes instead of communal housing such as apartments, separate trash disposal and collection procedures for different trash types are usually not observed by residents, often creating unsightly scenes and hygiene issues. [Report] ▶ Single-Family Home Area in Yangpyeong County Gyeonggi Province began introducing customized trash collection procedures for residents in such areas so as to promote the use of compulsory pay-as-you-throw trash bags and disposal practices. ▶ Moon Jong-cheol / Resident Representative, Obin-1-ri, Yangpyeong County “There were no communal trash disposal sites in our village. Roads were strewn with trash thrown away by local residents as well as from passing vehicles. ▶ Customized Trash Disposal 양평 County has been transformed completely after the trial introduction of trash tank-based collection procedures by Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Procedures Introduced in 54 Areas on Trial Basis Various customized trash disposal and collection models were introduced in 54 single-family home areas in 13 local districts of Gyeonggi Province. ▶ 5 Trash Collection Models These initial models include communal trash separation and disposal sites, trash bins at each household, and a village-wide communal collection site. ▶ Lee Jae-hak / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Environment Resource Team “We will develop effective models after the trial operations of initial models and expand the final models to all single-family home areas in the province. After modification of the trial procedures, Gyeonggi Province will look quite different once these new trash management models are introduced throughout the province. Article 7. Gyeonggi to Develop Tourism Products Using Big Data 160229-1 [Anchor’s Headline] There is intense competition among second-tier governments of Korea to attract foreign tourists. Tourism promotion strategies differ from region to region. In Gyeonggi Province, big data is being used to develop tourism products for different target groups. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Contents Agency Foreign Tourist Analysis by Nationality Using Big Data Gyeonggi Province performed a foreign tourist analysis using big data collected from various sources that included nationality, credit card usage, and roaming phone usage. The results produced valuable information for the development of tourism strategies. ▶ [PIP] Choi Sun-dong / Gyeonggi Contents Agency New Data Project Team Leader “According to a Korea Culture and Tourism Institute report, only 13 percent of foreign tourists in Korea visit Gyeonggi Province. This was based on questionnaires instead of scientific data, which prompted us to launch a scientific data analysis.” ▶ Chinese, Greatest Shoppers Tourists of different nationalities exhibited different shopping patterns. Chinese were found to be the greatest shoppers, accounting for half of all spending by tourists, followed by Americans and Japanese. ▶ [PIP] Ra Ho-ik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Tourism Division “The results of the analysis showed that Chinese prefer shopping tours, Japanese prefer Korean Wave experiences, and Southeast Asians prefer cherry blossom and ski tours. This give us ideas for customized tour development .” ▶ Tourist Data Analyses to be Utilized for Tourism Policy Development In addition to the development of customized tourism marketing strategies and tour products for tourists of different nationalities, the results of the tourist data analysis will also be utilized by Gyeonggi Province for the development of provincial tourism policies. ▶ [PIP] Bae Jeong-wan / Tourism Businessperson “If information as detailed as these results could also be made available for each tourism site as well as dining and shopping types, we will be able to develop really profitable products in more detail.” Tourism strategy and product development based on scientifically analyzed information is creating a new era of Gyeonggi Province tourism. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The First Weekly of march
The First Weekly of march 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.03.04
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi to Expand Policy Idea Contest 0222-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Last year, Gyeonggi Province held a policy idea contest among working-level officials. Based on the successes some of these ideas achieved, the provincial government plans to expand the scope of the contest this year. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Province Construction Headquarters Jang 장현석 currently works in a construction administration team. Seeing provincial vehicles parked unused during weekends, he suggested utilizing the vehicles for the public while they are not in official use. Thus the ‘Happy Car Sharing’ service was born. ▶ `Happy Car Sharing’ Implemented with High User Satisfaction Rate This service has been a great success, achieving a satisfaction rate of 95 percent among the 21 families who used the vehicles during the past Lunar New Year holidays. ▶ [PiP] Jang Hyun-seok / Official, New Government Complex Establishment Task Force “The trial service operations ended without mishap. We are currently working on an ordinance and implementation tem for expanded service that will include all weekends and public holidays.” Revenue management official Lim 임병기 knew that tax notifications sent via post or email often fail to draw the attention of tax payers. ▶ Tax Notification and Payment via Smart Phones He thought that, by using smart phones, tax payers could be more effectively notified of taxes due and could also pay taxes or communicate with tax offices more easily. ▶ [PiP] Lim Byeong-ki / Official, Gyeonggi Province Non-Tax Revenue Collection Team ”I think this tem will provide tax payers with a new opportunity to communicate more closely with tax offices as well as other related offices.” ▶ Policy Idea Contest Expanded This Year Other policy ideas adopted from the contest include the development of a used car export complex in Pyeongtaek 평택 and the promotion of hydro farming in urban agricultural areas. This year, Gyeonggi Province will expand the scope of the policy idea contest to include a wider range of administration categories. ▶ Kim Yang-ho / Director, Gyeonggi Province Inspection Article 2. Home Child Caretaker Education for Mothers 0222-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Women’s Vision Center is offering a home child caretaker education program to experienced mothers who, relieved from motherly duties, are now seeking job opportunities. These professional babysitters are in high demand among working mothers who need help while pursuing their careers. [Report] ▶ Gyeonggi Women’s Vision Center Childcare Education Program The trainees of this program are mostly women in their 50s and 60s who have accrued years of childcare experience and know-how. However, in the classroom, they become humble students listening to the instructor intently and taking notes enthusiastically about how to play with children, handle mischief, and communicate with parents. ▶ [sync] “This is about our Chori. He doesn’t put his toys back after playing. I’d like your counseling.” ▶ [Sync] “Perhaps he has too many toys. He just couldn’t keep all of them in proper places.” ▶ Kim Yeong-hyun / Anyang City Resident “I was bored and wanted to do something. And I like children, so I started this. I am a granny with daughters who said I’d make an excellent babysitter.” While there are an increasing number of working mothers, finding a babysitter with good credentials is not easy. ▶ Promotion of Home Childcare Services and Middle-aged Woman Employment This childcare service education program has the dual purpose of satisfying the needs of working parents while promoting employment among middle-aged women. ▶ 80 Hours of Classes Plus 10 Hours of Practice The education program is comprised of 80 hours of classroom study and 10 hours of practice in actual homes. Some graduates are paired with more experienced graduates. ▶ Lee Jeong-sim / Official, Gyeonggi Province Women’s Activity Support Team “We will invite instructors of high caliber so as to produce quality professionals, and will increase the capacity of the program to produce more graduates next year.” ▶ Education Begins 3-4 Times Annually The education program, which has produced a total of 1,400 graduates to date, runs 3 to 4 times annually. The second group of trainees will start the program in March. ▶ Home Childcare Service Enquiries at Local Public Offices Enquiries and requests for home child caretaker services can made via local public offices. The child caretaker education program benefits both middle-aged women seeking employment and young working mothers who require professional services from experienced and qualified child caretakers. Article 3. Gyeonggi Supports Agricultural Startups by Youths 0223-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced a support program for youths who start agricultural endeavors. This program aims to promote self-employment among unemployed youths in urban areas while supplementing a much-needed young agricultural workforce. [Report] ▶ Mushroom Farm in Yangpyeong County At this mushroom farm, a soon-to-be high school graduate and a graduate student nurture their dreams of becoming agricultural entrepreneurs. Instead of going on to college to satisfy the expectations of others, Park 박 chose to do what he wants. Their initial objective is to learn farming techniques before they become agricultural exporters. ▶ Park Yong-tae / High School Senior Student, Chungnam Province “I didn’t want to go through a difficult job search process. Once I learn the techniques, I hope to have my own mushroom farm in my hometown.” ▶ Jeong Sees Opportunities in Farming Seeing the opportunities in farming where young farmers are scarce, Jeong 정 went on to study agriculture after graduating from college so as to develop his own farming technologies. ▶ Jeong E-eun / Graduate Student, Cheongnam Province “It takes considerable investment from the beginning before you can see tangible outcomes from farming. Provincial support will help me overcome the difficulties.” The current agricultural workforce in Korea consists largely of aged residents and foreign workers. The provincial project will help local youths establish themselves as successful farm owners through long-term support. ▶ Youth Agricultural Startup Support Program This Youth Agricultural Startup Support Project was initiated by Gyeonggi Province so as to resolve agricultural labor shortages and youth employment problems. ▶ Kim Chung-beom / Director, Gyeonggi Province Agricultural Policy Division ”We devised this program so as to help youths with learning and living while pursuing their agricultural endeavors. This is an on-going program for the promotion of agricultural settlements by youths.” Support will be provided to applicants selected from among qualified candidates. Successful applicants will receive monthly agricultural startup financing of KRW 800,000 for up to 2 years in addition to mentoring and consultation services. Article 4. Green Light for Subway Line 7 Extension Project 0219-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Subway Line 7 extension project of Gyeonggi Province between Uijeongbu 의정부 and Yangju 양주 received the green light as the Korean Ministry of Strategy 옥정 New Town in Yangju 양주 City. ▶ Lee Gyeong-soon / Yangju City Resident “It takes too long to go to Seoul. My husband wakes up very early to make this almost two-hour journey every day. The Subway Line 7 extension is wonderful news.” ▶ Subway Line 7 Extension Project This subway line extension project had been vetoed by the central government twice, once in 2010 and again in 2012. The reason was a lack of economic merits as determined by feasibility studies. However, in its third attempt, the economically modified project finally received preliminary ministry approval. ▶ Shin Yong-seok / Gyeonggi Province Metropolitan Rail Team “With the preliminary feasibility study having been approved, we will submit the main feasibility study and basic plans so as to begin full-fledged efforts with the project.” ▶ 15 km Section between Dobongsan Okjeong to Be Extended The extension of Subway Line 7 will occur on a 15 kilometer-section between Dobongsan 도봉산 Station in Uijeongbu 의정부 City and Okjeong 옥정 in Yangju 양주 City. Travelers in these areas will then be able to reach Gangnam 강남 in Seoul within 50 minutes. This subway line extension will also positively influence development projects in northern Gyeonggi regions. Article 5. Gyeonggi Industry-Academia Agricultural Cooperation 0219-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province’s joint industry-academia agricultural counseling teams have been operating in the province so as to help farmers with the development and marketing of local agricultural specialty products. [Report] ▶ Succulent Plant Farm, Paju City Succulent plants such as cacti produced in Gyeonggi Province are gaining popularity in Korea as well as in China, Vietnam and Indonesia. These plants are easy to grow since they do not require constant tending. When Lee began seeking overseas markets two years ago, he met with great difficulties due to a lack of information. However, thanks to assistance provided through joint industry-academia counseling support, he became a successful plant exporter and enjoys average annual sales of KRW 1 billion. ▶ [PIP] Lee Gil-jae / Succulent Plant Farm Owner “I learned a lot, such as those about quarantine, from the joint counselors when I first started export.” ▶ Joint Industry-Academia Counseling Teams from Different Fields Each joint industry-academia counseling team is comprised of specialists in different fields who understand problems and provide advice on farm operations. ▶ Hong Seung-min / Official, GARES Cacti Article 6. Gyeonggi Textile Marketing Center Opens European Offices 0223-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Textile Marketing Center announced plans to establish branches in Europe. Gyeonggi Province is home to the majority of Korean textile enterprises. Most of these enterprises are small or medium-sized and usually have limited international marketing resources. [Report] ▶ Textile Manufacturer, Yangju City This 20-year-old textile manufacturer needs to expand its markets overseas. Its initial export attempts were not successful due to a lack of information and capabilities. ▶ [PIP] Kim Tae-seong / Company Director “We knew our products would sell, but we didn’t know how to find buyers overseas. That was most difficult.” ▶ Gyeonggi Textile Marketing Center Provides International Marketing Support The Gyeonggi Textile Marketing Center has been providing textile enterprises in the province with international marketing support through various endeavors. These include overseas market information services and clothing design support as well as textile exhibitions and fashion shows. ▶ Export marketing Support Using In-house Facilities For individual enquiries, the center also connects enterprises with potential buyers or, if necessary, recommends them through overseas branches. ▶ Nam Sang-woo / Director, Gyeonggi Textile Marketing Center “We conducted expert strategic marketing events through three overseas branches including those in Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai. We will expand our overseas operations in Europe so as to help our industries with European marketing.” Last year, this center helped 41 enterprises achieve export sales of USD 8.8 million. It is playing an important role in international market development for the domestic textile industry. Article 7. Exhibition of Gyeonggi’s Freedom Fighters 0225-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, there are more than a thousand registered Persons of Merit for National Independence. In Imjingak 임진각 of Paju 파주 City, an exhibition opened featuring five of the most prominent patriots. [Report] These patriots fought for national freedom from Japanese occupation in the early 20th century. ▶ Park Chan-ik 1884-1949, Paju Park 박 was a diplomat of the Korean government in exile in Shanghai. ▶ Eom Hang-seop 1884-1949, Yeoju Eom 엄 was one of the leaders of the resistance who safeguarded the government in exile. There are also displays about a prominent political leader, a social leader who defended equality, and a politician and journalist. ▶ Kim Tae-eun / Visitor from Seoul “I learned that Yeo Wun-hyeong was from Gyeonggi Province through this exhibition. It was a meaningful experience to see all those pictures of that time.” ▶ Gyeonggi Peace Center / Imjingak, Paju City ~May 30 ‘National Freedom Fighters from Gyeonggi Province’ Although the individuals featured in this exhibition represent only a fraction of those who devoted their lives to national independence, the past images of their activities inspire patriotic sentiments among viewers. ▶ Eo Won-seon / Curator, Gyeonggi Provincial Museum “We tried to portray the persons as closely to their actual images as possible. In addition to the March 1st Movement commemoration event currently being featured at Imjingak, this exhibition will offer a memorable experience.” This free exhibition, which features more than 70 images and deions of the lives of these five patriots from Gyeonggi Province, will continue until May 30. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Fourth weekly of February
The Fourth weekly of February 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.02.26
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Enterprise SOS Service Achieves Great Success 160217-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, there is a special team that addresses industrial site issues upon request. GTV examined the results of its operations last year and found that the team has had an amazing success rate. [Report] ▶ Food Processing Enterprise in Namyangju City A food processing enterprise that borders a creek in Namyangju 남양주 City had to abandon its expansion work midway due to anti-flood requirements. However, when the company filed a complaint, Gyeonggi provincial officials visited the site and found that these requirements were not relevant and that the company’s expansion plan would not negatively affect flood management. ▶ Expansion Work Continues The expansion work was then permitted, and the company is now on its way to increasing production and sales. This will also create 23 new jobs. ▶ Go Hwas-sun / CEO, Onskyfarm Ltd. “We couldn’t proceed with our expansion plan. Thanks to emergency assistance from Gyeonggi Province, we could finish the work.” ▶ Gym Equipment Manufacturer in Paju City A gym equipment manufacturer on the outskirts of Paju 파주 City faced difficulties with the construction of an entry road in an area under the jurisdiction of a neighboring city. In response to a complaint filed by the company, Gyeonggi Province intervened and mediated the jurisdiction issue and even provided construction support. The new road now benefits 19 enterprises in the area. ▶ Lee Geun-sik / Manager, Kaesun Sprts “We’ve had to negotiate around restricted areas, often driving backwards. There was even an accident in which a trailer was damaged. The situation is now much better.” ▶ 99.2% of 9.731 Complaints Resolved in 2015 Last year alone, Gyeonggi Province’s Total Business Support Team, commonly known as the enterprise SOS team, resolved 99.2% of 9,731 reported complaints. Many of these actions also benefited local residents and other industries. ▶ Kim Jang-eung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Total Business Support Team “Gyeonggi Province has been listening to the voices of industrial sites. We will continue to assist enterprises in their operations through the resolution of site issues.” Enterprise site-related complaints can be filed online via the Enterprise SOS homepage. The cases filed will receive immediate attention including visits by related officials. Article 2. Gyeonggi Dietary Education Center for Children 160216-2 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, there are four dietary education centers for children that seek to teach good dietary habits and prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity. Education is provided through experiential and entertaining programs. One of these centers is located in Anyang 안양 City. [Report] ▶ Dietary Education Center for Children, Anyang City At this center, children experience inconvenience in their movements when they wear heavily padded vests that simulate obesity. They also learn the importance of washing their hands before meals by watching images that show microorganisms on their hands. ▶ Yoon Ha-yeon aged 8 from Ansan City “I learned about washing hands. I will wash my hands completely when I get home.” Correcting children’s dietary habits is one of the biggest challenges faced by many parents. At this center, children learn the import ance good dietary habits through sensory experiences and practices. ▶ Kim Da-yeon / Kindergarten Teacher “Children don’t usually wash their hands thoroughly and have a strong tendency to eat only what they like. I think this program can correct such habits effectively.” ▶ Healthy Diet and Food Safety Promotion Project for Children These dietary education centers are operated by Gyeonggi Province as part of the Healthy Diet and Food Safety Promotion Project for Children. Last year, more than 68,000 children visited the centers and received dietary education. ▶ KRW 15.6 Billion Required for Project Operations in 2016 This year, a total of KRW 15.6 billion including provincial support of KRW 2.4 billion will be required for an additional center and the operation of an educational musical. ▶ Kang Bong-won / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Food Culture Team “We will establish an additional experiential center as well as school meal support centers so as to improve children’s diets.” Gyeonggi Province also plans to assign 412 dieticians to areas more vulnerable to food safety problems, and to increase the number of children under provincial dietary management to 150,000. Article 3. Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030 160212-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Last year, Gyeonggi Province declared its Energy Vision 2030 so as to reduce energy dependence on neighboring provinces, which account for approximately 70 percent of the total energy consumption of the province. GTV investigated the progress realized to date in this initiative. [Report] ▶ Energy-Saving Village, Ansan City In this Energy-Saving Village in Ansan 안산 City, residents use solar powered and energy-efficient LED lights in apartments and underground parking lots as well as on streets. ▶ Energy Consumption Significantly Reduced LED lights have reduced energy consumption to nearly a third of previous levels, and solar power now accounts for more than a third of residential electrical supply. ▶ Ansan City Hall February 4 Ansan City Energy Vision 2030 Declaration Ceremony For the first time among the cities and counties of Gyeonggi Province, Ansan 안산 City declared its own Energy Vision 2030 that includes the creation of the energy-saving villages for a targeted 100,000 households. ▶ Kim Yeong-im / Energy-Saving Village resident “Our electricity bill was reduced from KRW 45,000 to KRW 30,000, so we saved KRW 15,000 a month.” ▶ [PIP] Kim Yang-jin / Energy-Saving Village Resident Representative “Our next move is to expand the use of LED lights in every home.” After the Energy Vision declaration, Gyeonggi Province established a special team to work with local governments to reduce energy consumption. ▶ Gong Jeong-sik / Director, Gyeonggi Province Energy Division “Energy Vision means changes in our lifestyles. There is a growing awareness of it among residents and businesses. We will lead energy independence through various living environmental projects.” Under Energy Vision 2030, Gyeonggi Province targets the creation of a new energy market of KRW 20 trillion as well as 150,000 related jobs by the year 2030. Article 4. Gyeonggi Governor Visits Unsafe Building 160217-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil visited an old and unsafe building at high risk of collapse. This building could potentially cause tragic accidents for those within and without. Such buildings are classified as ‘disaster risk structures’. [Report] ▶ Apartment Buildings in Gwangmyeong City These 30-year-old apartment buildings have cracks everywhere and their foundations show significant erosion. Standing precariously on a steep hillside, these buildings pose a grave danger for local residents. ▶ 12 Households Remain Despite the municipal evacuation order, twelve households still remain in these buildings that have been given the worst rating of Disaster Risk ‘E’ Structures. The situation is even more serious since these buildings stand on a hill only a few meters directly above a densely populated area. ▶ Seoul Yeonlip Apartment February 16 Disaster Risk Structure Site Governor Nam was accompanied on this visit by Vice Governor Lee Gi-woo 이기우 and the Budget Committee members of the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Jeong Dae-wun “At the least, building ‘Da’ must be demolished as soon as possible for the safety of people downhill.” Governor Nam personally inspected the structures and conversed with residents who still live in the buildings. He promised support for the resolution of the situation. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Please trust your city and provincial governments. The safety of your lives must come first.” A decision was made on-site to begin demolishing the buildings, starting from the highest risk building at the end of this month. There are 160 disaster risk structures in Gyeonggi Province, most of which are private buildings. Article 5. Gyeonggi Orchard Farmers Receive Fire Blight Education 160216-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Last spring, orchards in Gyeonggi Province suffered massive damage due to fire blight, a contagious disease that affects fruit trees. A Gyeonggi agricultural institute opened a fire blight education program so as to prevent this lingering disease that can recur up to five years once it has hit an orchard. [Report] ▶ Orchard in Anseong City The leaves and branches of trees in this orchard are blackened as if they were burnt. It is the fire blight that has returned from last year. Fire blight is extremely contagious; all trees within a radius of 100 meters must be eliminated to prevent its spread. ▶ Paju City Agricultural Technology Center February 15 Fire Blight Prevention Education The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Services organized this education program for orchard farmers so as to minimize and prevent fire blight damage. ▶ Fire Blight Affects Fruit Trees Once affected by fire blight, trees have little chance to survive since their leaves and branches dry out and turn black year after year. ▶ Lee Soo-yeong / Chief Official, Technology Transfer Division, GARES “We opened this education program since most farmers do not understand fire blight well. Education will include visits to the affected orchards.” ▶ Education in Fire Blight Prevention and Treatment The education program includes indoor and outdoor classes about the cause and symptoms of the disease as well as prevention and treatment methods, especially pruning techniques. Specialists advise the use pesticides at the end of March before the flowering season. ▶ Eum Mun-il / Orchard Farmer “I learned much about fire blight and about how to prevent the disease. Today’s education was very helpful.” The fire blight education program has begun a provincial tour of ten cities and counties, beginning with Paju 파주 City. Article 6. Gyeonggi Province to Further Develop Gwangmyeong Cave 160217-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province recently entered an agreement with Gwangmyeong 광명 City and the Gyeonggi Tourism Organization for the development of the existing Gwangmyeong 광명 Cave into a representative tourist destination of the province. [Report] ▶ Gwangmyeong Cave Formerly an abandoned mine, Gwangmyeong 광명 Cave is already an established tourism site that features high-tech cultural performances as well as historic displays. ▶ Cultural, Artistic 광명 Cave is the first cultural, artistic and historic site developed in a cave setting. ▶ Noh Hwa-yeong / Seoul Resident “Unlike other caves that feature little else other than the cave, there are many other things to enjoy here. I will bring my nephews and nieces next time.” ▶ Average 30,000 Visitors per Month Since it opened in 2011 as a unique tourism site, Gwangmyeong 광명 Cave has attracted more than 30,000 visitors each month on average. ▶ Gwangmyeong Cave Tourism Promotion Agreement February 16 Under the agreement, Gyeonggi Province will provide support for the promotion of the cave through further tourism development. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Working together with Gwangmyeong City, we will secure a budget for the development of Gwangmyeong Cave into a world-class tourist destination.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Participate in Tourism Content Development and Promotion The secured budget will be used for the development and promotion of tourism contents at the cave. Gyeonggi Province will also participate in the linking of the site with other tourist destinations in the area so as to enhance the value of the cave as a major tourist attraction. Article 7. Gyeonggi Business Environment Support in 2015 160216-01 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating a business environment improvement program annually for small and medium enterprises. Last year, more than 2,600 enterprises benefited from this program. [Report] ▶ Young Tex Inc., Yangju City This textile processing company recently suffered a fire that destroyed its employee residence. Resident employees have since been living in temporary container accommodations. However, with support from Gyeonggi Province, the employee residence and other facilities will be completely restored this year. ▶ Kim Beom-yeop / Manager, Yopung Tex Inc. “Container homes are very cold during the winter and very warm during the summer. We will have greatly improved accommodations and amenities thanks to provincial support.” Gyeonggi Province’s business environment support program aims to assist small and medium enterprises with the improvement of basic facilities and working environments. More than 34,000 workers benefited from this support last year alone. [CG] From this year, the improvement self-contribution rate of enterprises with less than 10 employees was reduced to 10 percent. Also, subject facilities for support include parking lots and walkways as well as work area expansions. ▶ Kim Jang-eung / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Enterprise SOS Team “We are providing support to those enterprises that have inferior working and living conditions as well as basic facilities such as entry roads, sewers and water supplies.” Each year, more small enterprises with environmental issues benefit from this provincial support program. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Third weekly of February
The Third weekly of February 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.02.19
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi PSE Requirements for 2016 Announced 160204-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced the requirements for preliminary social enterprises in 2016. The enterprises selected will be provided with provincial support for growth into ministry-recognized social enterprises. [Report] ▶ ‘Friends of Togetherness Co-op’, Suwon This juvenile educational cooperative is a preliminary social enterprise certified by Gyeonggi Province. At this institute, students spend their afterschool time reviewing school subjects and doing assignments, sharing their thoughts with other students, and consulting with instructors about personal problems. ▶ Jeong Han-ju / Founder of ‘Friends of Togetherness Co-op’ “There is project development and job creation support available in 2016. With such support, we will be able to provide better educational services to more students.” Project development support and job creation support are the two major categories of Gyeonggi Province’s preliminary social enterprise support. Last year, Gyeonggi Province designated 65 preliminary social enterprises and provided 165 enterprises with project development support of KRW 2.16 billion while helping them create 610 jobs. The application requirements for preliminary social enterprises in 2016 have been modified to exclude non-profit organizations and to include the requirement of employing at least five paid employees. This year, Gyeonggi Province has earmarked KRW 10.1 billion for job creation support and KRW 2.7 billion for project development support. ▶ Lee Gi-taek / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Social Enterprise Team “Our selection will be based on the potential of the enterprises for contributing to local community problem resolution, qualifying for social enterprises, and creating jobs as well as for continuity in maintaining social purposes.” The annual provincial selection and support of preliminary social enterprises will ultimately be beneficial for the lives of provincial residents. Article 2. Gyeonggi Expands Joint Library Card Issuance 160204-3 [Anchor’s Headline] This year, all public libraries in Gyeonggi Province are included in the ‘book link service’ network that uses common library membership cards. [Report] ▶ Ansan Central Library The membership cards issued by this public library in Ansan 안산 City are different from those previously issued. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Introduced ‘Book Link Service’ Membership in 2014 Known as the ‘Book Link Service’ membership cards, they were introduced in 2014. ▶ GTV Reporter Jeong Yeon-woo “By 2018, all libraries in Gyeonggi Province will use common membership cards.” ▶ 216 Libraries in Book Link Service Network Card members can now borrow up to 20 books for 15 days from any of the 216 public libraries in the province. ▶ Jeon Seon-mi / Librarian, Ansan Central Library “The common membership card system draws even those who were not frequent library users. I hope that this system will help more people become familiar with books.” The ‘book link service’ membership cards can be obtained by completing a simple application form at the nearest public library. Gyeonggi Province will continue to expand this common library card system to include privately operated libraries in the province. Article 3. Foreign Investor Joins Gyeonggi Youth Business Support 160211-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Last year, Gyeonggi Province created Superman Fund 1, a long-term financing instrument for business startups by youths using external investments, and has helped new businesses create more than 70 jobs. This year, a foreign enterprise joined in the creation of Superman Fund 2. [Report] KRW 20 billion of the secured Superman Fund 1 has so far been released to five enterprises established by youths including a mobile game developer. With potentially lucrative business items, these enterprises are expected to grow and eventually create more than 300 jobs. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex February 4 Superman Fund 2 Investment Intention Presentation On February 4, a US-based multinational enterprise, Eugene Cryogenic, which has already committed to production facility investment in Gyeonggi Province, presented its Intention to Invest so as to participate in Superman Fund 2. ▶ Yang Won-don / CEO, Eugene Cryogenic “We decided to invest in Superman Fund 2 so as to contribute to the local economy and participate in helping business startups by youths.” This is the first time a foreign enterprise has invested in the nurturing of local small businesses. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “We believe this investment will be helpful to us in business startup support as well as in resolving unemployment issues. It will also be a good starting point in implementing our new common economic policy. You are a real superman.” Nurturing new growth engines through business startup support, especially for youths with ideas, has been one of the major economic policies of Gyeonggi Province. Article 4. Gyeonggi Trains Fire Officials before Spring Thaw 160212-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Fire officials in northern Gyeonggi Province received special training so as to prepare for thaw-related accidents that occur more than five times each year when frozen rivers and lakes begin to thaw. [Report] ▶ Hantan River, Yeoncheon County Fire officials of northern Gyeonggi are preparing to enter ice-cold water. When exposed to such water, the human body will experience the same coldness as in an atmosphere of minus 30 degrees Celsius. Visibility of less than 1 meter will also restrict movement in the water. Nevertheless, officials jump into water that is more than 7 meters deep. ▶ Lee Hyeon-jong / Fire Official, Gyeonggi Province Northern Fire Mid-February to Early April Twenty-nine fire officials from the Northern Fire 연천 County Fire Station participated in this training session that ran for three days. During training, fire officials practiced equipment use and performed underwater rescue operations. ▶ Jeong Sang-gwon / Chief Official, Special Response Team, NFDH “Through this training, our rescue squad members are prepared to save the lives and property of residents in the event of meting ice accidents.” In addition to the training, the Northern Fire 160211-1 [Anchor’s Headline] During the Lunar New Year holidays, Gyeonggi Province provided a free car rental service using provincial vehicles so as to help residents visit their hometowns. [Report] ▶ ‘Happy Car Sharing Service’ This service, entitled ‘Happy Car Sharing’, was provided to families in low income brackets in a trial run that will be expanded to include all regular holidays. Our reporter met with residents who benefited from the service. ▶ [PiP] Happy Car Sharing Service User “Visiting our hometown during the holiday season was always beyond what we could afford. Car rental is too expensive for us and, being a five-person family, so is public transportation.” ▶ Free Use of Public Vehicles This service was offered free of charge. Users only had to pay for fuel and toll fees. At the pickup site, officials explained vehicle usage and even performed preliminary inspections on behalf of the users. ▶[PiP] Kim Chi-yeong / Volunteer Official, Gyeonggi Province Vehicle Support Team “We performed basic inspections before the vehicles were released, and also provided information required by the users.” ▶ Positive Responses from Users The users of this service were unanimously positive about its high practicality. ▶ Happy Car Sharing Service User “Our grandmother was very pleased and grateful because she seldom ventures outside of home.” ▶ Happy Car Sharing Service User “We couldn’t afford public transportation, but we were able to travel thanks to the free rental service. Letting the public use public office vehicles is, I believe, going beyond convention.” ▶ Service to Expand to 31 Gyeonggi Localities With the success of the trial operation, Gyeonggi Province plans to expand the service to all 31 cities and counties of the province. Vehicles will be available for public use during national holidays and weekends, and can be picked up at the nearest local public offices. It will also be possible to make online applications for vehicle use. Article 6. Northern Gyeonggi to House 4 Industrial Complexes 160204-01 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced the development of four industrial complexes. These complexes will be located in northern provincial regions and house modern industrial facilities. [Report] ▶ New Concept Industrial Complex Site in Yeoncheon County One of these industrial complexes will be developed in Yeoncheon 연천 County on a site 80 times larger than a football field. Home to 60 enterprises with approximately 1,500 new jobs, this complex will boost the local economy. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex February 2 Yeoncheon Industrial Complex Development Cooperation Agreement On February 2, a cooperation agreement was signed by related public organizations for the development of this industrial complex. ▶ Yeoncheon County Magistrate Kim Gyu-seon “Local economic development through production activities is a privilege that our regions seriously lack. Now we see things are changing…” ▶ 4 Industrial Complexes in Northern Gyeonggi Regions Gyeonggi Province has selected four locations in northern regions for industrial complex development. The first one in Yeoncheon 연천 County is slated for completion in three years’ time. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “It will be also helpful for the general industrial development of the province. Northern Gyeonggi regions will join in leading economic growth…” Industrial facilities in Gyeonggi Province are heavily concentrated in southern regions with 7 out of 10 industrial complexes in the province being located in these regions. With these four advanced industrial complexes, northern regions will see a substantial economic boost. Article 7. Job Interview Training Service for Women 160212-02 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Women’s Development Center is offering a variety of vocational education programs for women. These programs include online interview training services via simulated job interviews and feedback. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Simulated Job Interview During an online job interview, a trainee answers questions asked by the interviewer ▶ Interviewer “Can you expand on that, stating its relevance to the job” ▶ Interviewee “I often heard that I was very thorough in recording my daily interviews, so I think my strength is thoroughness.” The interview lasted approximately 10 minutes, during which the job applicant calmly answered questions. ▶ Online Job Interview Training Service / GWDC This was a mock job interview performed by a trainee with an instructor who posed as an interviewer. ▶ Lee Ji-seong / Job Interview Trainee “Today, I learned about where to look during an interview and was told that I have a habit of saying ‘Umm’, which I wasn’t aware of. This training helped me overcome nervousness and improve my confidence and interview performance.” This online interview training service is provided to women as part of their job application preparations. ▶ Interview Exercises and 1:1 Coaching Service Trainees can choose interview types appropriate for the recruiting organizations and job types they are pursuing. After each mock interview, a specialist who posed as an interviewer provides the trainee with detailed feedback on how to improve performance. ▶ Cho Jeong-ok / Director, Gyeonggi Women’s Development Center “The purpose of this program is to assist job searchers in their employment applications by providing diagnostic services and education. It also helps them develop confidence and better prepare for job-related questions.” The job interview training service can be accessed online and even via mobile phones by subscribing to the Online Career Development Center of Gyeonggi Province through its homepage. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The second weekly of February
The second weekly of February 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2016.02.12
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Cuts Regional Development Support 0202-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Despite the continued efforts of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government to geographically balance economic development, some local development projects may have to be abolished this year due to cuts in provincial support. Our reporter examined the details. [Report] ▶ Special Tourism District Development Project, Dongducheon City This area in Dongducheon 동두천 City near US military bases was designated as a specialized tourism district in 1997. However, since the relocation of the bases, local commerce has shrunk to one fifth of its previous level. ▶ K-Rock Village Project In order to revive the local economy, the city government launched the ‘K-Rock Village Project’ last year, taking advantage of regional rock culture resources. This project, which includes the construction of theaters and cultural streets, now faces scrapping due to provincial support cuts. ▶ Go Jong-bin / Chairman, Dongducheon Tourism District Merchants Association “We are struggling to survive by attracting local clients. With this project coming to an end even in its first year, we just do not know how we can…” ▶ Expressway Interchange Project, Yangpyeong County An expressway interchange project of Yangpyeong 양평 County, which recently began after long years of lobbying so as to provide tourists with easy access to the region, also faces abrupt suspension as provincial support was denied. ▶ Son Chun-ja / Resident Chief, Songhak-1-ri, Yangpyeong County “Residents put tremendous effort into this. It is not right to tell us it’s over after leading us to the project.” ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Cuts Local Project Support Budgets Such project suspension followed recent budget cuts by the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly in provincial support for the projects of six local governments. ▶ Lee Sang-gu / Director, Gyeonggi Province Balanced Development Division “The abandoned construction sites pose a danger, especially for the coming summer. Most of all, project suspension will have damaging effects on the local economy…” Since these local projects are geared for balanced regional development and have long been pursued by local residents, alternative funds will be necessary. Article 2. Gyeonggi Launches Livestock Disease Prevention 160125-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Foot-and-mouth disease has hit Korean livestock farms again this year. Following the outbreak of the disease in the southern regions of Korea, Gyeonggi Province immediately began implementing extensive measures to prevent this highly infectious disease. [Report] [CG] First reported at pig farms in early January, foot-and-mouth disease has already resulted in the culling of approximately 800 pigs to date. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Veterinary Service Center Gyeonggi Province also designated the period through to May, during which many migrating birds arrive, for bird flu prevention. ▶ Gyeonggi Monitors 16 Migrating Bird Habitats Provincial authorities have already begun monitoring 16 migrating bird habitats in the province through weekly site inspections and the testing of droppings. A ‘migrating bird alert’ system has also been put into operation so as to warn farmers of migrating birds at different stages via text messages. Currently, an arrival stage-alert has been issued for the areas around seven locations. ▶ Lee Eun-gyeong / Chief Official, Foreign Contagious Disease Team, GPVSC “Foot-and-mouth disease vaccination must be administered twice so as to maximize immunity. Bird flue can be prevented by keeping henhouses and feed troughs clean and sterilized and by always wearing sterile boots when entering henhouses.” Animal diseases can only be prevented through the collective effort of farmers and authorities. Article 3. Gyeonggi Ties with Chinese Union Pay Credit Card 160126-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On January 25, Gyeonggi Province entered an agreement with a major Chinese credit card company, UnionPay International. The purpose of this initiative is to promote consumption among Chinese tourists, who are avid shoppers and credit card users, during their stay in the province. [Report] Last year, the number of Chinese tourists in Korea topped 6 million, accounting for more than 40 percent of all foreign tourists. Of these, nearly a million visited Gyeonggi Province and spent KRW 2.6 million per person on average. [CG] For more than 70 percent of Chinese tourists, shopping is the major purpose for visiting Korea. Most Chinese use UnionPay cards. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex January 25 Cooperation Agreement Signed by Gyeonggi Province, UnionPay 제주 Province, with usage in Gyeonggi Province accounting for less than 1 percent. UnionPay promotion will be carried out in phases starting from cities with larger commercial establishments. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “This will serve as part of tourism infrastructure for Chinese tourists. It will also help the economy of Gyeonggi Province.” The agreement for Chinese credit card promotion is expected to have positive effects on tourism in Gyeonggi Province. Article 4. Gyeonggi Pursues Common Market Economy 160127-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On January 26, Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil met with the heads of the 31 local governments of the province. During the meeting, participants discussed a wide variety of provincial and local issues. [Report] ▶ Good Morning House January 26 2016 Gyeonggi Mayors the provincial government for more positive actions…” ▶ Icheon City Mayor Cho Byeong-don “Our residents in natural conservation areas have been raising their voices over the past twenty years, and there is still no sign of mitigation.” Governor Nam promised to establish a special team to address issues related to the natural preservation areas. ▶ Some Proposals Agreed During the meeting, participants proposed various ideas. Some, including those related to childcare and preschool education budgets, were agreed upon unanimously. ▶ Gwangmyeong City Mayor Yang Gi-tae “Governor Nam expressed his appreciation for the cooperation of local governments, but it was only what we thought was necessary for our residents…” Governor Nam asserted that Gyeonggi Province will do its utmost to resolve major issues through fundamental approaches. Governor Nam also stressed that he will continue to work closely with local governments to resolve provincial and local issues. Article 5. Gyeonggi Begins Wastewater Treatment Facility Inspections 0201-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province began wastewater treatment facility inspections at industrial complexes so as to prevent negligent management during Lunar New Year holidays. [Report] ▶ Banwol Sihwa Industrial Complex At this wastewater treatment facility in an industrial complex in Siheung 시흥 City, inspectors collect wastewater samples to test water quality. Treated wastewater is discharged to a river after strict water quality verifications. ▶ Special Wastewater Treatment Facility Inspections These inspections were performed to ensure normal operations of water treatment facilities during the five-day Lunar New Year holidays including the weekend. ▶ Yang Jae-heon / Gyeonggi Province Industrial Complex Environment Management Office “There are many wastewater generating facilities in the Ansan and Sihwa industrial complexes. We are conducting inspections so as to protect the environment and residents.” ▶ Inspections to be Performed in 3 Stages until February 12 Gyeonggi Province designated the period until February 12 for special wastewater treatment facility inspections. These inspections will be performed in three stages on environmental management and contaminant treatment operations. ▶ Water Contamination Monitoring There will also be nightly patrols along rivers for water quality measurement and illegal discharge prevention. ▶ GTV Reporter Jeong Yeon-woo “We will look more closely at locations and facilities that are prone to environmental contamination. Gyeonggi GTV, Jeong Yeon-woo.” Article 6. One-Person Household Increase in Gyeonggi Province 0202-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Over the past ten years, the number of one-person households in Gyeonggi Province increased two-fold with individuals in their 20s and 30s and seniors being the largest groups. [Report] ▶ Number of 1-Person Households in Gyeonggi Province: 770.000 The number of one-person households in Gyeonggi Province increased from approximately 330,000 in 2000 to approximately 770,000 in 2010. [CG] The largest age groups among one-person families are youths in their 20s and 30s, accounting for 42 percent, and senior women, accounting 24 percent. ▶ Job Problems Increase 1-Person Households among Youths Job-related problems are regarded as the major cause for the increase in the number of one-person households among youths. ▶ Lee Seok-hwan / Researcher, Gyeonggi Welfare Foundation “One-person households of unmarried persons are concentrated in industrial districts while those of seniors are more concentrated in rural areas.” ▶ 1-Person Households Face Housing Expenses 0203-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Provincial Human Resources Development Institute announced public official education programs and, for the first time, included social welfare education in its programs this year. [Report] This institute is responsible for the education of Gyeonggi provincial officials. ▶ Social Welfare Education of Gyeonggi Officials The inclusion of social welfare education is aimed at providing more effective customized welfare services. ▶ Voluntary Services and On-site Education Social welfare education will be geared to prepare officials for social welfare services and will be comprised of related classes as well as voluntary services and on-site service experiences. ▶ Subjects Include CPTED and Conflict Management Skills Class education subjects were designed to meet the social welfare demands and will include living environment safety and ‘crime prevention through environmental design’ CPTED as well as conflict management skills. ▶ Choi Hong-gyu / Chief Official, Education Planning Team, Gyeonggi EDU We will provide safety education and social welfare education this year so as to create safe and comfortable living environment for residents.” ▶ 69 Subjects in 2016 Education Programs The education programs for 2016 are comprised of 69 subjects including those for new officials. These education subjects were designed to strengthen the competence of provincial officials and will be provided as necessary for the different functions of officials. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. We look forward to seeing you again next week.
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