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The Four week of March
The Four week of March 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.03.24
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi, Seoul 170313-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On March 10, Gyeonggi Province, Seoul and Incheon signed an agreement for the establishment of a joint committee on infectious disease control. These areas comprise the most populated regions in Korea with heavy domestic and international traffic, and are thus highly susceptible to the spread of infectious diseases. ▶ 91 MERS Cases Occurred in Korea In 2015, the first MERS patient in Korea was found at a general hospital in Pyeongtaek 평택 City of Gyeonggi Province. This disease from the Middle East quickly spread throughout the nation, resulting in 91 cases of infection. Last year, 63 percent of all infectious disease cases from overseas occurred in these regions. ▶ Seoul City Hall March 10 Signing of Gyeonggi-Seoul-Incheon Infectious Disease Joint Committee Agreement According to this agreement, these three second-tier governments will establish a joint committee through which to cooperate in the prevention and early isolation of new and recurring infectious diseases. ▶ Na Baek-ju / Director General, Seoul City Public Health Bureau “The role of the central government is also important. The capabilities of autonomous bodies, especially those of area wide autonomous bodies, should be strengthened on a much larger scale.” ▶ Park Pan-sun / Director General, Incheon City Heal 170313-2 [Anchor’s Headline] With Chinese economic retaliations against Korea for the installation of the THAAD missile system escalating, Gyeonggi Province convened an emergency meeting to discuss ways in which to mitigate damage in exports to China. ▶ Toothbrush Manufacturing Enterprise, Yongin City This toothbrush manufacturing enterprise relies on exports to China for half its sales. Recently, however, orders from all Chinese buyers were suddenly and indefinitely suspended. The company now faces bankruptcy. ▶ Lee Haeng-gu / CEO, Toothbrush Manufacturing Enterprise “Everything stopped when we were ready to make shipments. A small enterprise like our company cannot afford to wait indefinitely with our resources tied up…” There are also many cases of suspension in export clearance at Korean ports as well as denial of import clearance at Chinese ports. ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex March 8 Gyeonggi Province Emergency Trade Meeting This emergency provincial meeting was held on March 8. ▶ Short-term Measure 1: Customized Support for Exporting Enterprises Gyeonggi Province will form a task force of specialists from related organizations to identify affected enterprises and provide them with customized support. ▶ Short-term Measure 2: Export Insurance Cost Support Gyeonggi Province will address strengthened Chinese customs regulations by expanding export insurance cost support to twice current levels. ▶ Short-term Measure 3: Special Operating Cost Support Gyeonggi Province will also release special operating support funds of approximately KRW 10 billion to affected export and tourism enterprises. ▶ Mid/Long-term Measure / Diversification of Export Markets For mid- and long-term measures, Gyeonggi Province will help enterprises with market diversification. ▶ Lee So-chun / Director, Gyeonggi Province International Trade Division “We will open three more overseas Gyeonggi Business Offices in Iran, Africa and Turkey this year and divert our Chinese marketing projects to other areas…” Gyeonggi Province will also seek to maintain stable relations with the eight provinces and cities of China with which it has formal relations through continuous dialogue. Article 3. Gyeonggi Uncovers Independence Movement Monuments 170314-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Aware of the existence of many undiscovered monuments from Korea’s independence movements before and during the Japanese occupation, Gyeonggi Province launched a new project to uncover such relics that deserve greater attention before they are lost and forgotten forever. ▶ Namgansanseong Namhansanseong 남한산성 in Gwangju 광주 City is known as a mountain fortress built during the Joseon 조선 Dynasty. However, few realize that this popular tourist destination that attracts more than 3 million visitors annually was also the scene of an independence movement in which hundreds of patriotic militiamen fought against and defeated invading Japanese soldiers in the late 19th century. ▶ Sin Chang-jui / Senior Researcher, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation “Not many people know that there was an important anti-Japan movement event there. We can create books and install information boards that tell the story.” ▶ Birthplace of Patriot Sin Ik-hui This village is the birthplace of Shin Ik-hui 신익희, a prominent patriot. He was one of the leaders of the Korean independence movement during the Japanese occupation, and later became a presidential candidate of the Independent Korea Democratic Party. Although this village has a number features that commemorate him, it is not well known. ▶ Lee Ji-hun / Senior Researcher, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation “Shin’s birthplace has been well preserved as a provincial monument. It is also an exemplary historical monument.” There are many forgotten relics and monuments from independence movements that have been lost with the passage of time. ▶ Gyeonggi Uncovers 7,700 Independence Movement Relics and Monuments In order to preserve the legacy of independence movements, Gyeonggi Province has been conducting investigations since last October and discovered a total of 7,700 relics and monuments. The province will develop plans to preserve and promote these historic items by August through site investigations. Article 4. Gyeonggi’s Restaurant Business Consultation Services 170314-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been providing restaurant business consultation services to aspiring restaurateurs. This service program was launched with the aim of improving the success rate of new restaurants, which is currently very poor at less than 50 percent within the first three years. ▶ Restaurant in Suwon City Only several months ago, this restaurant in Suwon 수원 City with common menu items was quiet with few customers. However, its business began to thrive and sales almost doubled after receiving Gyeonggi Province’s on-site restaurant consultation services ▶ Sin Hyun-hui / Restaurant Owner “A Gyeonggi Province official visited us with specialists who advised us on how to better adapt to changing culinary trends.” A high-end hotel chef and a professor provided instruction on healthy cooking with reduced sodium content and helped develop more appealing menu items. In Korea, restaurants are the most popular new businesses, accounting for more than 60 percent of all business startups. However, their success rate is notoriously low. ▶ On-site Consultation and Culinary Education Gyeonggi Province’s restaurant business consultation services include onsite business consultation as well as culinary education. Culinary lessons are also provided free of charge to multicultural wives. ▶ Pamminka / Multicultural Wife “I didn’t know how to cook Korean foods at all when I came to Korea. After I learned and cooked my first Korean foods, my husband said they were good.” The culinary education consists of five intensive short-term courses including catering and communal foodservices. On-site consultation services are provided by specialists who visit small new restaurants to provide customized consultation on interiors, menus and ingredient management. ▶ Hong Yong-gun / Director, Gyeonggi Province Food Safety Division “Gyeonggi Province will continue to help residents with restaurant business startups through culinary education and business consultations.” Last year, a total of 138 individuals who completed culinary courses successfully started restaurants or obtained cooking-related certifications, and 30 restaurants received consultation services. Article 5. 7th Gyeonggi College of Agriculture Induction Ceremony 170314-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On March 8, the seventh Gyeonggi College of Agriculture induction ceremony was held at the Gyeonggi Agricultural Research March 8 7th Gyeonggi College of Agriculture Induction Ceremony The new students include those from agriculture-related professions as well as those who plan to start new careers in agriculture. ▶ Han Hye-gyeong / New Student, Gyeonggi College of Agriculture “I run an insect farm and came here to learn how to improve the quality of my insect experiential programs.” The Gyeonggi College of Agriculture was opened in 2011 with the aim of improving the convenience, income and status of agriculture, the three traditional agricultural principles. The college consists of four academic departments: Insect Industry, Smart Agriculture, Agricultural Instructor Education, and Agricultural Experience Specialist Education. These programs encompass the first, second and third industrial fields of agricultural production, processing and services that can be applied in agricultural practices ▶ Choi Mi-yong / Director, Supervision Policy Division, GARES “One hundred new students entered the four departments of Insect Industry, Smart Agriculture, Agricultural Instructor Education, and Agricultural Experience Specialist Education today.” Since its establishment in 2011, the Gyeonggi College of Agriculture, one of the lifelong educational institutes of Gyeonggi Province, has produced more than 600 graduates. Article 6. 317th Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Extraordinary Session Begins 170315-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On March 14, the 317th extraordinary session of the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly began. A consensual atmosphere characterized the opening with members of the assembly agreeing on bipartisan cooperation for a successful session. ▶ [Sync] “The first general meeting of the 317th extraordinary session is hereby opened.” ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly March 14 317th Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Extraordinary Session In his opening speech, Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Chairman Jeong Gi-yeol 정기열 mentioned the current political instability of Korea. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Chairman Jeong Gi-yeol “What we need most at this time is harmony and unity. I hope that we can create a new Korea and a new Gyeonggi Province through harmony and unity.” Chairman Jeong 정기열 then announced the main agenda items, which pertain to current political issues of the nation. ▶ Park Seung-won / Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Member “Under circumstances where China’s THAAD retaliation is intensifying, I propose the formation of a task force led by the Planning 170315-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The winter survival rate of planthopper eggs marked a record high due to warmer winter temperatures this year. Gyeonggi Province plans to move quickly to prevent damage stemming from this fruit-eating vermin from overseas. ▶ Vineyard, Pocheon City For the past 40 years, Kim 김창길 has been growing grapevines. He is deeply worried about planthopper damage because he saw many more planthopper eggs than usual this year. ▶ Kim Chang-gil / Grape Farmer “I saw especially large number of planthoppers that came down from the mountain before the first frost. The number has been growing in recent years.” ▶ Planthopper Egg Survival Rate 88.9% According to the Gyeonggi Agricultural Research & Extension Services, which conducted inspections of six provincial regions, the survival rate of planthopper eggs was 88.9 percent, which is 20 percent higher than the annual average. ▶ GTV Reporter Choi Chang-sun “Surviving eggs will hatch in May, and the planthoppers will begin eating fruit and leaving droppings, thereby damaging fruit.” ▶ Hatching Expected to Begin 2-3 Days Earlier When temperatures remain warm, the hatching of planthoppers as well as other insects is expected to begin two or three days earlier than usual. It is important to exterminate these insects in their early stages. ▶ Lee Yeong-su / Researcher, Gyeonggi Agricultural Research & Extension Services “When eggs hatch in early May, wait for two weeks and begin spraying insecticide all at once for best results.” The Gyeonggi institute will begin supplying environment-friendly insecticides to farmers and operate a vermin control team when hatching begins. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The third week of March
The third week of March 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.03.17
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi Province Youth Intern Program 010306-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating an internship program for youths to help them improve their career opportunities as public officials through practical experience. Unlike typical internships, this program also provides personal mentoring for effective learning. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Disaster 김재순 has been looking for an internship position in a public organization to learn administration work with the hope of starting his career as a public official. Kim joined Gyeonggi Province’s youth internship program and was assigned to the Disaster 170306-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Since 2014, Gyeonggi Province has been implementing residential environment improvement projects in rundown areas in cooperation with local residents so as to help prevent crime. This year, the province selected five areas for improvement projects. ▶ Multi-family Housing Area, Seongnam City This multi-family housing area in Seongnam 성남 City is home to more than 7,600 households. Streets in this area are narrow and sinister, especially at night, with little lighting and few safety cameras. ▶ Ju Yeong-hui / Local Resident “Mugging is frequent in this area since there are no CCTVs. I feel very scared when there is a man behind me walking in the same direction.” Gyeonggi Province’s residential environment improvement projects have improved the appearance and safety of six areas such as this through the installation of closed-circuit TV tems and emergency alarms as well as other safety features. ▶ Crime Rates Reduced by 28% After the application of crime prevention designs and features, the crime rates in these areas have been reduced by 28 percent on average. ▶ Kim Jae-ki / Police Sergeant, Goyang Police Office “Thefts have decreased to less than half the usual number and sexual assault has been completely eliminated. Although we have no specific data, other crimes such as those committed by adolescents have also decreased significantly.” ▶ 5 Urban Areas Selected for Improvement The five urban areas selected for this year’s residential environment improvement include old towns as well as those with high concentrations of one-room apartments. ▶ Yun Tae-ho / Director, Gyeonggi Province Architecture 170306-3 [Anchor’s Headline] The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research or GARES has been developing a year-round strawberry farming technique so as to help strawberry farmers meet international demand as well as seasonal domestic demand. ▶ Gyeonggi Strawberry Farm Area Increased 60% in 5 Years In Gyeonggi Province, strawberry farming has grown rapidly, increasing more than 60 percent over the past five years. ▶ Year-round Strawberry Farming Technique Recently, GARES announced that it has developed a technique that enables year-round strawberry production. ▶ Mist Spray-Type Hydroponic Method This new technique uses a mist spray-type hydroponic method that supplies liquid fertilizer directly to exposed strawberry roots under a constant temperature. ▶ Use of Special Pots and Medium Increase Production With this technique, production can also increase through the use of special pots with a mesh and a pearlite medium that prevents contamination. ▶ Park Ju-hyun / Farming Technology Developer, GARES "Even while using the mist spray-type hydroponic method, we achieved 20 percent greater production by using the artificially formulated medium.” GARES plans to introduce this technique to farmers while continuing its current strawberry farming technique development. ▶ Park In-tae / Director, Research 170307-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Area wide transportation projects of Gyeonggi Province received the green light as 33 provincial projects were included in the recently announced third national metropolitan transportation project plan. ▶ Hanam Railroad Line Construction This means that these projects, including the double-track Hanam 하남 Subway Line project, will receive national investment totaling KRW 2.9 trillion. The construction of the Hanam 하남 Subway Line is currently 34 percent finished and well on the way to its scheduled completion in 2020. ▶ Ju Myeong-gu / Deputy Director, Gyeonggi Province Construction Team II “There are many heavily trafficked surface transportation sections on this route. This subway line will make commuting to Seoul much easier for residents in these areas.” Transportation has been one of the most serious issues of living in Seoul metropolitan areas. ▶ 3rd Korean Metropolitan Transportation Plan Includes KRW 2.9 Trillion Investments in Gyeonggi According to the plan announced by the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure 인천 and Seoul. ▶ 12 Express Bus and Transfer Facility Projects National investment will also be made in 12 express bus tems and transfer facility projects of the province. ▶ Jang Yeong-geun / Director General, Gyeonggi Province Transportation Bureau “This national plan will be uted until the year 2020. In cooperation with the ministry and local governments, we will do our utmost to realize all these projects as scheduled.” The expected effects of these provincial transportation projects include a 2.3 percent increase in public transportation usage and a 4 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Article 5. Gyeonggi Selects Good Women Employers 170307-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province began receiving applications for this year’s Good Women Employer certification. Applying enterprises must offer good employment conditions for women that enable them to pursue both jobs and family lives. Certified enterprises are entitled to various incentives and benefits. ▶ Kimchi Enterprise, Hwaseong City, Good Women Employer Eleven of the 15 employees of this kimchi-producing enterprise in Hwaseong 화성 City are women. These women, including Bang 방정숙 who is currently working part time, are highly satisfied with the considerate working and welfare conditions offered to women by the company. ▶ Park Jeong-suk / Kimchi Enterprise Employee “It is good to have time to prepare my children for school and do housework in the morning. I also have time to cook for children and talk with them when I return home.” The benefits provided to Good Women Employer-certified enterprises include customized consultation and support regarding women employment issues as well as priority treatment in financial applications. ▶ Won Eun-ran / Manager of Kimchi Enterprise “Good employment conditions lead to improved work performance, high job satisfaction and low employment turnover. They also have positive effects for the company in terms of competitiveness and corporate culture.” ▶ Gyeonggi to Select 60 Good Women Employers in 2017 This year, Gyeonggi Province will select 60 Good Women Employers from among those with more than 3 years of operation and ten regular employees. ▶ An Chi-gwon / Deputy Director, Gyeonggi Province Women’s Jobs Team “We will continue to identify good workplaces for women so as to promote women employment, prevent career discontinuation among women, and create environments in which women can continue working.” Certification is granted based on assessments of working conditions for women. ▶ Applications Received Until March 31 Applications for certification are being received at the Gyeonggi Province Family 170307-3 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, there are childcare centers and schools that practice allergic disease management to prevent atopy and asthma among children. Designated by Gyeonggi Province as Anti-Atopy/Asthma Schools, these facilities will be increased this year among those without healthcare professionals. ▶ ‘Anti-Atopy/Asthma School’ Childcare Center, Yongin City At this childcare center in Yongin 용인 City, children use special soap with low acidity when they wash their hands and special moisturizing lotion afterwards. The soap and lotion are supplied by an atopy institute. ▶ Jeong Hyun-ja / Parent “They use a moisturizing lotion for atopy treatment. The teacher applies it to my child. I do not worry much when I go to work since my child’s atopy condition has improved significantly.” There is also equipment within easy reach for the emergency treatment of children suffering asthma attacks. ▶ Anti-Atopy/Asthma Schools Managed by Related Health Institutes The anti-atopy/asthma schools are specially managed by related clinical institutes including local public health centers to professionally prevent and treat these allergic diseases. There are 533 anti-atopy/asthma schools among kindergartens, childcare centers and primary schools in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Gyeonggi to Designate More Anti-Atopy/Asthma Schools Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the number of these schools to 700 this year. ▶ Oh Se-hwa / Deputy Director, Gyeonggi Province Regional Public Health Team “We will increase the number of designated facilities, especially among those that have no in-house healthcare staff.” In Korea, the prevalence of atopy and asthma among young children is very high at 20 percent. Gyeonggi Province will continue to increase the number of anti-atopy/asthma schools to better control these allergic diseases. Article 7. Gyeonggi to Introduce Food Bikes 170308-3 [Anchor’s Headline] This May, mobile snack bars on converted bicycles and motorcycles will appear in parks and at public organizations in Gyeonggi Province. Titled ‘food bikes’, these licensed mobile eateries will be the first of their kind in Korea. ▶ Gyeonggi to Introduce ‘Food Bikes’ Following the successful introduction of ‘food trucks’ that sell beverages and simple meals, Gyeonggi Province devised a similar business; this time on bikes. Food bikes are expected to become popular business items among youths since they require little capital to start. ▶ Versatility in Location and Food Items One can start a food bike business with less than KRW 10 million and operate in any public place, even in narrow alleys. The business has versatility in food choice as well as in design. For these reasons, food bikes are popular in other countries such as the United States and Canada. ▶ Ha Eun-hye / Aspiring Food Bike Operator “A food bike can be both a business and a means of transportation. I can think of a range of potential applications such as a mobile vegetable garden. It’s worth trying since it requires a small investment.” ▶ Food Bike Business Model Contest Recently, Gyeonggi Province held a food bike business model contest to identify potential. ▶ Trial Operation of 10 Food Bikes Planned in April Gyeonggi Province selected 10 teams from among the contestants for trial operation at the cherry blossom festival at the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex in April. ▶ In Chi-gwon / Deputy Director, Gyeonggi Province Regulatory Reform Team “Competition was high at a ratio of 4 to 1. Such great public interest indicates that there will be a lot of people seeking to start food bike businesses once they become institutionalized.” Based on the results of the trial operation of the selected food bike teams undertaken in cooperation with local governments, Gyeonggi Province will begin working on legislation for the institutionalization of food bikes. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The second week of March
The second week of March 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.03.10
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. Certified Tree Doctors to be Introduced in Korea 170227-1 [Anchor’s Headline] According to a recent amendment of the Forest Protection Act, a certification system for ‘tree doctors’ will be introduced in Korea next year for the management of tree health in natural forests as well as parks and roadsides. ▶ Tree Chemical Applications in Urban Areas With an abundance of forests and parks and hence high tree care demand, Gyeonggi Province has already launched an education program for aspiring tree doctors, a new profession. These tree care professionals will also take over the regular treatment of trees in urban areas from the current ad hoc non-specialists. ▶ Lee Geun-seop / Forest Protection Specialist “We plant trees to create a better environment, then often use tree chemicals recklessly, ironically endangering the environment as well as human health.” ▶ All Trees in Human Habitation Must Be Managed by Tree Doctors from June 2018 From June next year, when the amendment enters into effect, all trees in areas of human habitation including parks, schools and apartment complexes as well as roadsides must be managed only by certified tree doctors. ▶ Diagnosis and Treatment of Tree Diseases and Pests These certified tree doctors, who have attended the education program and passed an exam prescribed by the Korea Forest Service, will be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of trees in these areas. ▶ Gyeonggi Began Tree Doctor Education Requiring a large number of tree doctors, Gyeonggi Province began tree doctor education last year. ▶ Gwon Yeong-dae / Gyeonggi Forest Environment Research Center Official “Since we have high demand for tree doctors, we began education and on-site training last year and will produce 90 professionals this year.” Gyeonggi Province plans to establish a separate educational organization for independent tree doctor education so as to ensure a stable supply of certified tree management professionals. Article 2. New Big Data Business Demonstrations Held in Gyeonggi 170227-2 [Anchor’s Headline] On February 24, a business presentation event was held in Gyeonggi Province with support from the provincial government to promote financing for big data processing enterprises in their startup stages. There are more and more areas in which big data processing is being applied in Korea. ▶ Pangyo Startup Campus February 24 ‘New Big Data Businesses Demo Day’ In front of potential investors, the aspiring entrepreneurs demonstrated product and service ideas that utilize the processing of a large amount of data, commonly known as big data. They described how big data is used to produce information required by users such as analyzing a large amount of traffic data for safe driving. ▶ [Sync] “Then we have to determine which of the analysis results to include and in what order…” ▶ Fundraising for New Big Data Enterprises This presentation event was organized by the Gyeonggi Contents Agency with the aim of inducing investments in big data processing businesses. All nine participating teams, which were selected through a contest held last year, have completed a six-month preliminary business startup support program at the agency. More than 140 potential private and corporate investors as well as the representatives of related organizations were also present at this event. ▶ Park Jong-seo / Director, Gyeonggi Province Big Data Division “The businesses that depend on data usually face great difficulties. They can benefit from support and consultation services. We are providing such support to businesses that utilize big data.” Gyeonggi Province has increased the budget this year to provide active support to new big data enterprises. Article 3. Koreans Celebrate March 1 Independence Movement Day 170227-3 [Anchor’s Headline] March 1 is a Korean national holiday known as ‘31 Movement Day’; it commemorates the day in 1919 during the Japanese occupation when Korean patriots declared national independence and people all over the nation acted in concert by rallying on the streets and shouting ‘Mansei 만세 - or Long Live - Independent Korea’. ▶ Anseong 31 Movement Memorial These street rallies, also known as the Mansei 만세 Movements, were more intense in some cities including Anseong 안성 City, as shown on this Mansei 만세 Movement Map of Gyeonggi Province. The anti-Japanese sabotage that ensued involved more than 6,000 Anseong 안성 citizens. ▶ ‘Independence Movement as Part of Korean History’ Exhibition until March 31 Memorabilia from that time can be found at the Anseong 안성 31 Movement Memorial. ▶ National Flag Used during 31 Movement Day The Korean national flag that was created for independence declaration differs little from the current flag. ▶ List of Prisoners A list of prisoners bears names of the patriots who participated in the independence movements and were imprisoned by Japanese authorities. ▶ Hwang Jin-seop aged 79 / Anseong City Resident “Such a dark, tragic history of living under persecution and oppression should not be repeated…” ▶ 31 Movement Exhibition Held at 4 Memorials Relics relating to the independence movements can also be found at three other memorial houses including a former prison in Seoul and two preserved houses of patriots in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Wunhyunmaengjil Written Oath The written oath of a famous patriot and his comrades describes their willingness to sacrifice their lives for the country. ▶ Prison Rice Bowls The prison rice bowls differ in size for prisoners at different punishment levels. ▶ Kim Dae-yong / Anseong City Culture 3.1운동을 전혀 모를 대다수 외국인들을 위해 앵커맨트 부분에 3.1운동이 무엇인지를 간략히 덧붙였습니다. 그러다 보니 약간 길어졌지만 그 다음 소제목 부분을 짧게 하여 상쇄되므로 앵커와 비디오 시간은 결국 맞을 것입니다. w- Article 4. Employment Support to Replace Basic Livelihood Payments 170228-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced a new welfare program for Basic Livelihood Benefit or BLB recipients. This program, officially titled the ‘Let’s Try’ Project, will provide individuals with customized employment support and job opportunities in privately invested, profit-generating public projects. The number of BLB recipients in Gyeonggi Province has been increasing each year, marking 263,000 last year. This program aims to reduce that number by facilitating their economic independence. ▶ ‘Let’s Try’ Projects Public Projects with Private Investments The private investors will redeem their investments based on project performances. Gyeonggi Province will initially operate the program for 400 BLB recipients annually. ▶ Park Jeong-hwan / Executive Director of Interim Organization, Let’s Try “We will provide BLB recipients with customized employment services with the aim of realizing their economic independence.” ▶ Private Investments of KRW 1.55 Billion Secured Gyeonggi Province has already secured private investments of KRW 1.55 billion for project operations. ▶ Lee Cheol-yeong / Private Investor “Instead of giving out welfare payments, this program operates profit-making projects that will benefit investors while helping welfare recipients find jobs.” ▶ Gyeonggi Small February 24 ‘Let’s Try’ Project Launching Ceremony When the targeted 20 percent of participants becomes BLB free, BLB budget expenses of more than KRW 900 million will be reduced after deducting project operation costs. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor for Administrative Affairs Lee Jae-yul “We will do our utmost to become the best in Korea in successfully realizing innovative policies such as this program.” The Let’s Try Project organizers will select program participants from among BLB recipients and begin their employment education this March. Article 5. Gyeonggi Discusses Youth Issues with College Students 170228-2 [Anchor’s Headline] A recent weekly policy meeting of Gyeonggi provincial officials featured college students. The suggestions made by these students on youth-related issues were regarded as useful for provincial policy formulation. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex February 24 Gyeonggi Province Weekly Policy Meeting The weekly policy meetings of Gyeonggi Province, chaired by Governor Nam Kyung-pil 남경필, have been a vehicle for officials to present ideas and a birthplace of many new policies. ▶ Public Housing Shared as Dormitory - Suggested by Youths The students who were invited to the meeting spoke about shared housing as a means to alleviate accommodation problems among youths. ▶ Han Ji-hye / Senior, Kyung Hee University Housing 170228-3 [Anchor’s Headline] World-renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin arrived in Gyeonggi Province at the invitation of the Gyeonggi Arts Center. This 57-year-old master violinist is first in the line-up for the ‘World’s Top Player Series’, one of the programs at the art center this year. Before his main performances, Lin gave personal lessons to aspiring young Korean violinists. ▶ Gyeonggi Arts Center February 27 Cho-Liang Lin Master Class Titled ‘Cho-Liang Lin Master Class’, the lesson was open to the public. Standing on the same stage with their revered master violinist, the young violinists began to play. From time to time, Lin gave them instructions with demonstrations. [Sync] “Listen to this. Hold the bow longer!” ▶ Cho-Liang Lin Gives Violin Lessons to Talented Korean Children Cho-Liang Lin is a Taiwanese American and one of the few Asian violinists globally recognized as a master. The Gyeonggi Arts Center organizes the Master Class, an open lesson for young Korean music students, that is conducted by visiting musicians. ▶ Go So-hyun / Master Class Participant “He is the musician I respect and have dreamed of meeting. It was a happy moment for me to receive a lesson from him personally.” Audience members enjoyed his performance during the lesson as much as at concerts. ▶ Je Jeong-Seon / Member of Audience from Gwangju City “We can sometimes see masters give music lessons in black and white videos. It was exactly the same atmosphere as I saw in old films.” These master classes are open to the public and have the aim of promoting classical music while inspiring young artists. More than 50 members of the public stayed through today’s lesson by a master that was given to three violin students. During his stay in Korea, Cho-Liang Lin will perform with the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra and make his debut in Korea as a conductor. ▶ Cho Lian Lin / Violinist “I have two concerts here this time. Two different programs. So, it is a wide range of programs for me, but I am so happy to perform here in Korea.” ▶ March 3: Cho-Liang Lin Duo Studio, Seongnam Arts Center ▶ March 4: Cho-Liang Lin with Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra, Gyeonggi Arts Center The main concerts by Cho-Liang Lin took place on March 3 at the Seongnam 성남 Arts Center and on March 4 with the Gyeonggi Philharmonic Orchestra at the Gyeonggi Arts Center. Article 7. Imagination Campus Opens on Former SNU Campus Site 170302-2 [Anchor’s Headline] The former College of Agriculture and Life Sciences site of Seoul National University in Suwon City has been left vacant since the campus relocated to Seoul. On this site, Gyeonggi Province opened the Gyeonggi Imagination Campus for the public appreciation of new technologies. ▶ Gyeonggi Imagination Campus This campus also features workshops for aspiring young entrepreneurs who are developing creative business items using various technologies such as 3D printing as well as cultural and educational contents. ▶ Ha Seok-ho / 3D Printing Business Developer “This is a good location with an ideal natural environment. Our team specializes in education using 3D printers. People can come here to learn as well as to enjoy leisure.” Last year, Gyeonggi Province opened the Gyeonggi Imagination Campus by refurbishing the old Seoul National University buildings for public enjoyment. These facilities have now become a popular destination among local residents. ▶ Space and Education Programs Available for Business Startups by Youths These facilities also provide aspiring young entrepreneurs with work spaces and education programs for business startups at a low cost. ▶ Facilities for Relaxation and Experiences There are also exhibitions, a library and a playground for children as well as various experiential programs and leisure facilities for adults. In the one year since its opening, the Gyeonggi Imagination Campus has received more than 30,000 visitors and now has 29 resident business startup teams. Gyeonggi Province will expand the facilities to include more common workshops and exhibition spaces. ▶ Kim Gyu-sang / Deputy Director, Gyeonggi Province Cultural Foundation Team “There are spaces for education, experiences and leisure for different age groups. We will continue to expand the facilities to add more features…” The Gyeonggi Imagination Campus began as a simple idea to transform unused spaces into something useful for residents. That idea has proven to be a great success. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The first week of March
The first week of March 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.03.03
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. 10th Korea International Boat Show Opens on May 25 170220-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The organizers of the Korea International Boat Show, one of the largest shows of its kind in Asia, disclosed the contents of the next show three months before its opening. This year’s event will feature an additional exhibition that showcases the past ten years of the marine leisure industry in Korea. ▶ Korea International Boat Show The Korea International Boat Show has been growing each year. Last year, more than 40,000 visitors were recorded, and the total amount of contracts realized during and after the show surpassed USD 210 million for the first time in the event’s history. ▶ Diverse Programs Planned to Commemorate 10th Anniversary Marking its 10th occasion this year, this show will include a variety of additional programs for those with commercial interests as well as for visitors seeking entertainment. The special exhibition of Korean marine leisure industry history will provide a panoramic view of its growth over the past ten years as well as the vision for the next ten years. There will also be twice as many leisure boats on display as there were last year. ▶ Yang Seong-ho / Deputy Director, Gyeonggi Province M.I.C.E. Industry Team “There will be many more boarding and sailing programs than on previous occasions.” The Korean marine leisure industry has grown 19 percent annually on average over the past five years; much of this is attributed to the annual boat show launched by Gyeonggi Province. This year’s show will feature 420 domestic and international enterprises and 1,600 booths. The organizers expect record high numbers of visitors and business deals again this year. ▶ Yang Seong-ho / Deputy Director, Gyeonggi Province M.I.C.E. Industry Team “The Korea International Boat Show established its own management office this year; it is committed to achieving great results this year.” ▶ 4-Day Show Opens on May 25 This year’s Korea International Boat Show will open on May 25 for a four-day run at the KINTEX exhibition complex in Goyang 고양 City and Ara Marina in Gimpo 김포 City. Article 2. Gyeonggi Province’s Overseas Trade Offices 170220-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province operates a number of overseas trade offices known as Gyeonggi Business Centers or GBCs in areas with greater growth potential so as to assist SMEs with international market expansion. GTV examined their latest achievements. ▶ Illumination Equipment Manufacturer, Hwaseong City Two years ago, this illumination equipment manufacturer developed LED lighting with high anti-heat protection and successfully introduced its new products to domestic markets. However, its attempts at expanding into international markets failed due to a lack of necessary resources. ▶ Yu Tae-seung / CEO of Illumination Equipment Manufacturer “We couldn’t find buyers no matter how good our products were. Even if we could, we couldn’t be sure of their credibility.” With assistance from Gyeonggi trade offices, however, this company was able make sales amounting to KRW 500 million to Vietnam, India and the United States last year. ▶ Gyeonggi Business Centers Assist SMEs as Overseas Marketing Agents Gyeonggi Province’s overseas trade offices provide SMEs of limited export experience and resources with international marketing services through trade experts working as local marketing agents for individual enterprises. ▶ Gyeonggi Business Centers Provide Comprehensive Marketing Services These local marketing specialists assist SMEs with every step from market surveys and identification of buyers to contract details on a one-on-one basis. There are 8 Gyeonggi Business Centers in 6 nations in areas with high economic growth potential. ▶ Lee So-chun / Director, Gyeonggi Province International Trade Division “We currently operate eight trade offices in six nations. We plan to open four more offices in China, Iran, Turkey and Africa this year.” Last year, more than 150 SMEs in the province benefited from the services of Gyeonggi Province’s overseas trade offices. The targeted number of beneficiaries has been increased to 180 this year. Article 3. Gyeonggi Governor Visits Convergence Technology Institute 170221-1 [Anchor’s Headline] The Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology of Gyeonggi Province has been a nursery of new economic growth engines for provincial industries of the future. Recently this organization was visited by Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil 남경필. ▶ Driverless Vehicle Research Team, Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology Driverless vehicle systems are one of this institute’s futuristic technology research fields. These systems require technologies from multiple disciplines such as automobiles, artificial intelligence and communication. This research team is working to realize driverless vehicle operations for public use in the Pangyo 판교 area by the end of the year. ▶ Kim Jae-hwan / Driverless Vehicle Research Team leader, AITC “If research continues based on demand, I believe that we will be able to see the mass production of driverless vehicles by the year 2020.” ▶ Artificial Intelligence Robots for Use at Disaster Sites Another team is working on the development of artificial intelligence robots for use at disaster sites that cannot be accessed by humans. ▶ Motion Capture Studio, AITC At a motion capture studio, body motion capturing technology is being demonstrated. This technology reproduces body movements in a graphic form that can be utilized in other scientific research. Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil 남경필 visited this organization for a firsthand view of the current provincial status of these newest technology fields of global interest. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Our Pangyo Zero City will become home to enterprises with interests in driverless vehicles. It will also attract many enterprises in the fourth industry fields such as Big Data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence, creating a lot of jobs.” Gyeonggi Province also plans to begin development of other fourth industry complexes in the fields of convergence science and biotechnologies this year with the aim of becoming a science and technology development leader of the future. Article 4. Chinese Rice Cakes Sold as Local Products 170222-1 [Anchor’s Headline] A food processing enterprise in Gyeonggi Province was caught by the provincial special judicial police for selling rice cakes made with Chinese rice but disguised as Korean in origin. For more than a year, this company has sold rice cakes as if they were made with Korean rice. ▶ Food Processing Enterprise, Paju City The warehouse of this food processing enterprise has piles of Chinese rice waiting to be processed into rice cakes. The finished product packages, however, indicate the rice used in the products as being 99 percent Korean. [Sync] “Yes, it says the origin of rice is Korea.” “Then what you did is falsify the country of origin indication.” ▶ Rice Cakes Sold to 400+ Large Supermarkets Nationwide Taking advantage of these rice cakes being virtually identical to Korean rice cakes, this company sold KRW 900 million worth of the product with false country-of-origin indication to more than 400 large supermarkets nationwide. Considering that the price of Chinese rice is approximately half that of Korean rice, the amount of illegal profits made by the falsification of ingredient origin is estimated to be KRW 270 million. The owner of the company was arrested during a Lunar New Year food crackdown conducted by the Gyeonggi Special Judicial Police and sent to prosecution authorities. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Special Judicial Police Superintendent Kim Man-won “This type of crime is punishable by imprisonment of up to seven years or a fine of up to KRW 100 million. We will continue our efforts to eradicate such unfair transactions.” The rice cake products in question were voluntarily removed from shelves and returned to the producer by all supermarkets. Article 5. Gyeonggi Supports Urban Vegetable Farming 170222-2 [Anchor’s Headline] While vegetable farming is gaining popularity among urban residents, a Gyeonggi institute has been more active in the development of farming techniques for urban communities. ▶ Shin Suk-yeon, Hwaseong City Resident Shin 신숙연 has been running a small rental vegetable farm for the past three years. She is intent on trying out new vegetables this year, and already began tilling in preparation for the coming spring. ▶ Shin Suk-yeon / Urban Vegetable Garden Rental User “The man next to my vegetable patch grew sunflowers and they looked marvelous. So I am going to grow more flowering plants of seasonal varieties this year to enjoy with my children.” Urban farm types include rental farm units divided into grids and communal vegetable gardens. ▶ 1.6 Million Urban Farm Users in Korea There are approximately 1.6 million urban farm users in Korea. ▶ Gyeonggi Agricultural Research 170221-3 [Anchor’s Headline] On February 17, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at former US military Camp Essayons in Uijeongbu 의정부 City for the construction of the Eulji 을지 University campus and its hospital. ▶ Ulji University Campus February 17 Groundbreaking for Eulji University Campus 을지 University campus is the first case of private investment in a returned US military site. The total amount of investment will be KRW 650 billion. ▶ 3 Graduate Schools and 2 Undergraduate Departments in Medical Fields On this 80,000 square-meter site, the Eulji 을지 Foundation, which is a medical education foundation, will construct an 8-story building that will house two undergraduate departments and three graduate schools in medical fields. ▶ Eulji University Hospital A 17-story building on a separate 30,000 square-meter site will house the Eulji 을지 University Hospital with more than 1,200 beds. ▶ Cho Wu-hyun / President, Eulji University “The construction of an Eulji University campus will contribute to higher education as well as local development in the region. Its hospital will also help improve medical services in the region with its 1,200 bed and advanced facilities.” If construction proceeds as scheduled, the campus will open in November of 2019 and the hospital will open in October of 2020. Article 7. Gyeonggi Launches Talent Donation Student Group 170221-2 [Anchor’s Headline] On February 17, a talent donation student group consisting of college students in Gyeonggi Province was launched with a ceremony at the Gyeonggi Provincial Human Resource Development Institute. ▶ Tour Guide Training of Seniors by Volunteer Students Students in yellow vests are brainstorming to find ways in which to resolve local social issues. In this meeting, college students of Suwon 수원 City are discussing the creation of job opportunities for seniors in northern provincial regions during the agricultural off-season. They came up with a tour guide training program for seniors in which the students assist with the learning processes. ▶ Kim Jae-i / Member of Gyeonggi Province Talent Donation Student Group “There are known welfare issues and other problems relating to seniors. However, issues regarding their education are often overlooked. This program will also help alleviate educational inequality.” These student groups began volunteer services for seniors, multicultural families and individuals with disabilities. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Human Resource Development Institute February 17 Gyeonggi Province Talent Donation Student Group Launching Ceremony More than 140 students will work in 20 teams to provide volunteer services from the identification of local community issues to devising and implementing programs to help resolve those issues. ▶ Service Programs Planned and Implemented by Students What makes this group special is that they devise their own service programs. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Provides Additional Support For effective implementation of service programs, Gyeonggi Province provides student teams with mentoring by specialists, as well as workshops and linkage with potential beneficiaries. ▶ Yang Bok-wan / Chairman, Gyeonggi Welfare Foundation “We and Gyeonggi Province will provide support as necessary during the process so that student teams can realize successful results from their one year of service.” This college student talent donation project operated by Gyeonggi Province will help resolve local community issues while cultivating the social participation capabilities of youths. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The Four Weekly of Febuary
The Four Weekly of Febuary 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.02.24
Greetings, everyone, and thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV. I’m Don Valiant and this is the news from Gyeonggi Province this week. Article 1. Gyeonggi’s Health Insurance Case Management 170213-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating a group of health insurance case managers for excessive medical service users so as to guide them to proper medical care and prevent the unreasonable exploitation of public health insurance. ▶ Kim Yun-seop, Anseong City Resident Debilitated by decades-old arthritis and heart conditions, Kim 김윤섭 had been simultaneously taking large doses of medicine prescribed by a number of doctors. ▶ Kim Yun-seop age 54 / Arthritis and Heart Disease Patient “I used to take four different sets of drugs prescribed at different hospitals everyday. That made my condition even worse…” ▶ Health Insurance Case Manager Guides Kim to Proper Treatment However, since he was assigned to a health insurance case manager three years ago, he has been receiving regular medical consultation services. His condition has improved and he now takes only four medicine tablets a day. ▶ Jeong Mi-ae / Health Insurance Case Manager “Our service recipients are mostly seniors and those with disabilities. Our job is to review their health insurance usages and ensure that they receive proper treatment through consultation services.” ▶ 1:1 Consulting for Excessive Medical Service Users These health insurance case managers help reduce Gyeonggi Province’s health insurance payments through one-on-one consultation services. ▶ Gyeonggi’s Health Insurance Payments Decreased in 2016 Last year’s decrease of KRW 12.1 billion in the total amount of health insurance payments made by Gyeonggi Province is attributed largely to their services. ▶ Gwak Seon-mi / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Livelihood Support team “We also provide the service recipients with guidance about how to better take care of themselves. We will continue to reduce unnecessary medical welfare expenditures. National health insurance payments have been increasing 10 percent each year and amounted to KRW 1.13 trillion last year.” The funds conserved through the reduction of unnecessary medical welfare expenditures will be made available for the improvement of other medical welfare services. Article 2. Gyeonggi’s Flexible Time Consultation Services 170213-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Last year, Gyeonggi Province began consultation services on flexible working time operations for enterprises so as to promote marriage and childbirths among women employees by relieving the difficulties they may face with childrearing while continuing their careers. ▶ Kim Jeong-eun / Electronic Parts Manufacturing Enterprise Employee Kim 김정은, a mother of a newborn, works 40 hours a week on a flexible time basis; she starts and finishes work at times set for her convenience. ▶ Kim Jeong-eun / Working Mother, Suwon City “I report to work a little later than usual on Friday because I need more time for my baby. I can always make it up on another day. The flexible time system is really convenient for working mothers.” Since this company adopted a flexible working time system after receiving consultation from Gyeonggi Province, women employees have expressed high satisfaction with the system that allows them to better care for their families. ▶ Hong Min-jeong / Director, Electronic Parts Manufacturing Enterprise “We were initially concerned that flexibility might lead to slacking in performance. However, the opposite was true. It even helps us to have more long-term employees.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province’s Flexible Working Time Consultation Services for SMEs These consultation services are provided to SMEs by certified labor attorneys who assist the enterprises with the identification of job fields that can benefit from flexible time systems as well as the revision of related company rules. Last year, a total of 44 enterprises adopted flexible working time systems through consultations. ▶ Lee Yeon-jui / Director, Gyeonggi Province Women Policy Division “Our service starts from an investigation of what a company and its employees need. All 44 enterprises that adopted flexible time systems as well as their employees have shown satisfaction with the systems.” Gyeonggi Province will continue to create better work environments for working mothers through multifaceted efforts so as to alleviate the burdens of childrearing. Article 3. Gyeonggi to Promote Local Food Markets 170214-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced the promotion of local food markets this year. The provincial government has tripled this year’s related budgets. ▶ Local Food Market, Suwon City This local food market, which opened last November, features fresh fruits and vegetables produced locally. All products carry labels with information about the farms they came from and dates of harvest. ▶ Jeong Ok-jin / Suwon City Resident “I can trust the products here since I can see who produced them and when they were harvested. Many of them are cheaper than those in other markets.” At local food markets, products are sold directly by their producers at prices one-third lower than those of other open markets and supermarkets. [CG] There are 23 local food markets in Gyeonggi Province. Last year, their total sales amounted to KRW 67.3 billion. ▶ Gyeonggi Province to Promote Local Food Markets Gyeonggi Province plans to double the number of local food markets this year. ▶ Number of Local Food Markets to Increase to 100 by 2020 Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the number of local food markets to 100 by the year 2020. Participating farms are provided with storage and production facility support as well as packaging cost support. Those with more 100 employees are given priority in the supply of their products to public organizations. ▶ Linked Facilities for Consumers to be Developed Gyeonggi Province also plans to develop linked tourism and entertainment facilities for local food market shoppers. ▶ Moon Jae-yeol / Director, Gyeonggi Province Agricultural Products Distribution Division “We will create spaces for restaurants, experiences and publicity as well as exchanges among consumers, and promote related events.” In order to promote public awareness of the safety of local food products, Gyeonggi Province will spend KRW 16.3 billion to intensify safety tests of products through the commissioning of a testing organization. Article 4. 2017 Gyeonggi Province Energy Project Presentation 170213-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On February 9, Gyeonggi Province gave detailed public presentations on this year’s energy-related provincial projects to specialists and related industry representatives. ▶ Apartment Complex, Ansan City The energy costs of this apartment complex in Ansan 안산 City have been reduced since solar power generators were installed on roofs with support from Gyeonggi Province. The province’s renewable energy support resulted in total energy cost savings of approximately KRW 1 billion last year. ▶ Gyeonggi Techno Park February 9 2017 Gyeonggi Province Entergy Project Presentation During the presentation, Gyeonggi Province revealed its plans to expand and diversify renewable energy support programs this year. ▶ Gyeonggi to Expand Renewable Energy Support Programs The provincial government has earmarked KRW 1.3 billion in solar power generation support for residential and commercial buildings. ▶ One-stop Energy Efficiency Improvement Support Provincial energy-related support programs will also include those for energy efficiency improvement through one-stop support from diagnosis to facility modernization as well as the involvement of private energy enterprises. ▶ Park Geun-tae / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Energy Policy Team “These energy-related programs are geared to achieve Gyeonggi Province’s Energy Vision 2030 that aims to realize 70 percent energy self-sufficiency by the year 2030.” Other energy-related projects disclosed during the presentation included those regarding education and technical exchanges for large energy users as well as the cultivation of related human resources. Article 5. Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Holds Local Assembly Forum 170214-1 [Anchor’s Headline] On February 13, a forum on local assemblies was held at the Korea National Assembly to identify issues regarding the current Korean local autonomy system and to discuss ways in which to promote the advancement of local assemblies. ▶ National Assembly Members Hall February 13 Forum on Advancement and Future of Local Assemblies More than fifty Korean National Assembly members and Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly members as well as administrators and specialists in related fields attended the forum. ▶ Sin Gi-hyun / Professor, Department of Public Administration, Chonbuk National University “Local assembly members have a lot of work to do such as budget deliberations. However, they are not provided with paid assistants.” ▶ Provision of Assistants to Local Assembly Members Proposed The first agenda item discussed was the need of local assembly members for assistants. ▶ Gwon Chil-seung / National Assembly Member “There are concerns about the assignment of assistants to individuals. However, there must be at least an assistant pool for each bargaining body.” In 2015, the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly introduced a legislative investigator for each of its eleven standing committees with positive results. ▶ Cho Sweung-hyun / Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Management Committee Member “There have been significant improvements not only in terms of the number of ordinances that can be handled but also in terms of their contents and quality thanks to the assistance of legislative investigators.” ▶ Functional Expansion of Local Assemblies Proposed In addition, the necessity among local assemblies for functional expansion as well as more independent ordinance legislation authority was identified. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Political Coalition Vice Governor “We must find fundamental solutions to creating a structure in which to maintain an equal partnership between the assembly and the administration.” Participants generally agreed on the necessity for a constitutional amendment for the effective decentralization of power and for working with the National Assembly to that end. Article 6. Gyeonggi Receives Applications for 2nd Game Academy Session 170214-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Last year, Gyeonggi Province established a game academy so as to nurture game development enterprises. This game business startup support program began receiving applications for its second academic session. ▶ Gyeonggi Creative Economy Innovation Center Over the past three years, Yang 양준규 has invested everything he has in developing games. Last year, he successfully introduced a mobile game in the market and earned KRW 30 million in one month thanks to support he received from the Gyeonggi Game Academy. ▶ Yang Jun-gyu / Game Developer, Gyeonggi Game Academy Alumni “Professors gave me a lot of helpful feedback from the user’s perspective and taught me personally. I learned a lot from them.” Among the participants of the first academy session, nine teams opened businesses; of these, two have already launched games. ▶ Applications Received for 2nd Game Academy Session The academy has begun receiving applications for its second session; this session will last for six months and entail intensive training as well as business incubating. ▶ Sin Yong-deok / Gyeonggi Province Contents Support Team Official “From the second session, the academy is open to game developers in established game enterprises as well so as to enable more people to benefit from the academy.” ▶ Lectures and 1:1 Mentoring Each participant is provided with intensive education consisting of lectures and seminars as well as one-on-one mentoring by game industry specialists. ▶ From Development to Market Launch Education covers a full range of knowledge in the game industry from programming and other game development procedures to accounting and fundraising. ▶ Space, Equipment and Financial Support Participants are also provided with space and equipment support as well as financial assistance of KRW 3.5 million for business startup costs. Article 7. Gyeonggi Province Develops Own Font Style 170216-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province commissioned the development of its own font style and recently disclosed it at a public presentation before the official release in May. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex February 14 Gyeonggi Province’s Font Style Presentation This presentation was geared for preliminary disclosure before the official release. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Font Based on ‘Connection’ Concept This special font style, which represents Gyeonggi Province, is based on the concept of connections among people, time and ideologies. It has two sub-fonts for titles and text. ▶ Park Yun-yeong / CEO of Commissioned Font Design Enterprise “The font for titles more graphically represents connection, while the font for text represents connection through the mixture of old and modern aesthetics.” Each consonant and vowel was designed in an unbroken line. Even dots were connected in the form of a rising stroke. The developers designed the font based on an analysis of written Korean characters used in ancient and modern books. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Font Developed to Commemorate Millennium of ‘Gyeonggi’ Name Gyeonggi Province commissioned the development of the Gyeonggi Province font style to commemorate the millennium of the name ‘Gyeonggi’. ▶ Lee Yong-jun / Director, Gyeonggi Province PR Contents Division “We have been using a variety of font styles. We attempted to create a new font style that will best convey the identity of Gyeonggi Province.” During the presentation, members of public were given opportunities to use the font. ▶ Kim Da-ye / Junior of Konkuk University “I think we will see a lot of this font style in reports and presentations. I will be happy to introduce this font style to my friends.” The Gyeonggi Province font style will be released this coming May via the provincial homepage and will be downloadable for free by anyone. 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 Febuary
The Third Weekly of Febuary 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.02.17
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 Stop Revenue Guarantee Payments on Gyeongin Expressway III 170206-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Since the opening of the privately invested Gyeongin 경인 Expressway III between Incheon 인천 and Seoul six years ago, Gyeonggi Province has had to spend tens of billions of Korean won in tax payer money to make the revenue guarantee payments to the contractors. However, these payments will be terminated as increasing traffic can now support the minimum revenue guaranteed, or MRG. ▶ KRW 40.5 billion Paid as MRG To date, Gyeonggi Province’s MRG payments on Gyeongin 경인 Expressway III have totaled KRW 40.5 billion. [CG] Fed by new connections and expansions, traffic on this expressway has been increasing steadily each year. ▶ Jeong Seung-bong / Manager, Gyeongin Expressway III Management Office “Last year, the amount of traffic increased almost twofold to 160,000 vehicles daily on average. We expect to see a further increase of 13 percent to 180,000 vehicles daily this year.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province’s MRG Expenditure Decreases Significantly Gyeonggi Province recently decided that MRG payment requirements no longer exist since actual revenue exceeds the minimum level guaranteed by contract, and announced the termination of the payment this year. This decision was based on long-term speculation regarding increasing traffic levels, which are driven by continuous population increases in related areas. ▶ An Jae-myeong / Director, Gyeonggi Province Road Policy Division “MRG payments on Gyeongin Expressway III have cost Gyeonggi Province approximately KRW 6 billion annually. We can now use that money as supplementary funds for other local road projects.” Gyeonggi Province is currently negotiating with the Ilsan 일산 Bridge investor for the reduction of MRG payments. This bridge is one of two private investment roads operated under provincial contracts and the only other road where operational losses require provincial intervention. Article 2. Gyeonggi Public Forum on National Reunification 170207-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province held a public forum on national reunification. During the forum, specialists in related fields discussed current South-North Korean relations and ways in which to realize national reunification. ▶ Gyeonggi Arts Center February ‘Gyeonggi National Reunification Talk Show’ The forum featured Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil 남경필, Gyeonggi Province Education Superintendent Lee Jae-jeong 이재정 who is also a former Korean Unification Minister, and Korea Peace Forum Chairman Jeong Se-hyeon 정세현 as speakers, as well as more than 400 residents in the audience. ▶ Korea Peace Forum Chairman Jeong Se-hyeon “Currently, any contact with North Korea requires prior Ministry of Unification approval. I think second-tier governments should be given autonomy in detailed matters through blanket permissions from the ministry.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Education Superintendent Lee Jae-jeong “The North Korea policy of the United States and its relations with North Korea are a major factor in relations between South and North Korea.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Suggests Political Coalition in Unification Policy Creation Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil advocated political coalition in the establishment of consistent policies for North Korea. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “Political coalition should be based on the consensus that the continuity of humanitarian aid as well as cultural exchanges must be ensured regardless of political situations.” During the forum, a number of issues and potential solutions regarding national reunification were identified and discussed. The speakers noted that the prejudiced fear and distrust held by South Korean people against North Korea stands as a major obstacle to national reunification. They also emphasized the necessity for the improvement of South-North relations and even the reduction of military forces. ▶ Kim Hyeon-jeong / College Student “I used have vague ideas about the topics discussed. It was a very useful and enlightening experience that gave me clear ideas.” The Gyeonggi Provincial Government anticipates and is preparing for the possible resumption of exchanges with North Korea in near future. Article 3. Gyeonggi Nurtures Taxi Drivers with Disabilities 170206-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province has been operating a taxi driver training and employment support program for individuals with disabilities, and recently announced this year’s employment target of sixty trainees. Participants are provided with a full range of provincial support from license acquisition to employment applications. ▶ Kim Wan-gi, Taxi Driver with Class-2 Disabilities Since a road accident left him disabled 15 years ago, Kim 김완기 has been struggling to find employment. However, his life has changed since he began working as a taxi driver thanks to support from Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Kim Wan-gi / Gyeonggi Provincial Taxi Driver Support Program Beneficiary “With my physical condition having improved, I am now ready for my old age. This program helps people with disabilities a lot with finding employment for a better life.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province’s ‘Taxi Driver Support for the Disabled’ Program Launched last year, Gyeonggi Province’s ‘Taxi Driver Support for the Disabled’ encompasses taxi driver training, fuel cost support and employment support as well as support for daily company payments for an initial period. ▶ Turn-over Money Support up to KRW 1.25 Million for First 5 Months Each of those who successfully found employment is provided with company payment support of up to KRW 1.25 million for the first five months of their employment. ▶ Yoon Yeong-mi / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Handicap Job Opportunities Team “There has been a significant increase in the demand for support. We therefore expanded the program 50 percent this year.” Last year, out of the 126 individuals who participated in this support program, 34 successfully found employment as taxi drivers. This year’s employment target is 60. Gyeonggi Province will also endeavor to improve recognition of physical disabilities among taxi operators ▶ Gyeonggi-do Association of Persons with Physical Disabilities ☎070-8097-0893 Applications for support are being received at the KAPPD, an association for the disabled, and the program is open to any disabled individual older than 20 years of age with more than one year of driving experience. Article 4. Gyeonggi Seeks Environmental Control over Asphalt Concrete Production 170206-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Responding to growing public complaints about foul smells emitted by asphalt concrete factories, Gyeonggi Province plans detailed inspections of such areas so as to identify exact sources and develop corrective measures. ▶ Asphalt Concrete Manufacturer, Uiwang City An enterprise that manufactures asphalt concrete also known as ascon recently installed a KRW 600 million chemical purification system to control the foul smells generated by its production processes. ▶ Gwak Yong-tae / Production Manager, Ascon Manufacturing Enterprise “We have to pay more attention to the matter, especially to the complaints of residents, since we are located in an urban district.” The foul smells and air pollutants have been the cause of frequent public complaints around ascon factories. ▶ Gyeonggi Seeks Solution to Environmental Problems of Ascon Production Facilities Gyeonggi Province will conduct precision chemical inspections in and around production facilities until all sources of pollutants are identified and eliminated. ▶ Inclusion of Gas Treatment in Environmental Facility Requirements Based on inspection findings, Gyeonggi Province is considering a proposal to the Korean government for the inclusion of gas treatment systems in environmental facility requirements. ▶ Establishment of Carcinogenic Emission Standards The provincial government also plans to propose the inclusion of substances that are emitted during ascon production in carcinogenic emission standards. ▶ Park Dae-geun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Environmental Safety Instruction Team “We believe that the modification of standards based on detailed inspections will help improve the safety and comfort of residents.” Gyeonggi Province is also considering the provision of environmental facility improvement support to those facilities that are frequent targets of public complaints. Article 5. Charging Facilities to Become Compulsory in Large Parking Lots 170207-2 [Anchor’s Headline] While there is still a significant lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support eco-friendly transportation in Korea, the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly announced a proposal for an ordinance that requires parking facilities of over 100-vehicle capacity to have charging facilities. ▶ Park Cheol-beom, Suwon City Resident Park 박철범, an electric vehicle owner, is always apprehensive when he is about to drive a long distance. ▶ [PiP] Park Cheol-beom / Electric Vehicle Owner “The amount of battery charge is definitely insufficient for a long distance trip that I need to make during holidays or on business.” There are just slightly more than 180 electric charging stations in Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Proposes Electric Vehicle Promotion Support Ordinance The proposed ordinance stipulates that all parking facilities of over 100-vehicle capacity at apartment complexes and commercial buildings as well as public facilities must have electric vehicle charging facilities; all electric vehicles are free to use publicly operated parking lots. This ordinance draft, titled ‘Electric Vehicle Promotion Support Ordinance’, is slated for deliberation during the 316th Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly extraordinary session on February 14. ▶ Cho Jae-wuk / Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Member Saenuri Party “The greatest benefit of this ordinance will be the assurance that you can find charging facilities in any large parking lot." Such charging convenience will have a significant positive effect on the popularity and spread of electric vehicles in the province. Article 6. Book Loans upon Request at Gyeonggi Bookstores 170207-3 [Anchor’s Headline] For the first time in Korea, Gyeonggi public library members can borrow books from bookstores free of charge. Known as ‘Book Loans upon Request‘, this extraordinary system, which is supported by Gyeonggi Province, benefits readers through convenience as well as bookstores through increased sales. ▶ Bookstore in Yongin City Park 박성희 is a regular visitor to this bookstore since it is close to her home and she can borrow any book here from bestsellers to new publications free of charge. ▶ Park Seong-hui / Yongin City Resident “It is very convenient to have some place close to home where I can browse bookshelves and borrow books of my choice.” ▶ Book Loans upon Request at Local Bookstores Any public library member can use this service to borrow up to five books per month for two weeks from service-affiliated bookstores free of charge. The loaned books become the property of local public libraries. ▶ Sales of Affiliated Bookstores Increased More Than 10% Such convenience attracts readers to the affiliated bookstores, which enjoy average sales increases of more than 10 percent. ▶ Jeong Seon-ok / President, Yongin Bookstore “This system attracts many readers to offline bookstores. As a result, our sales increased.” The books returned to the bookstores are delivered to local public libraries and paid for by local governments. ▶ 17 Affiliated Bookstores in Yongin City Sold 55,000 Books Through Loaning Last year, Yongin City signed an agreement for this service with 17 bookstores. This resulted in over 55,000 books being borrowed by more than 13,000 residents. ▶ Yongin City Mayor Jeong Chan-min “This service system has the effect of boosting local bookstore business while enabling residents to read books free of charge. We will continue our efforts to enable more residents to enjoy more books.” This free book-loaning service was initiated by Yongin 용인 City and is spreading to other cities of Gyeonggi Province as well as other provinces. It is regarded as an exemplary public service case. Article 7. False 119 Calls Face KRW 2 Million Fines in Gyeonggi Province 170208-2 [Anchor’s Headline] In Gyeonggi Province, those who call 119 in non-emergency situations may face a KRW 2 million fine. There are a large number of callers who use 119 as a free taxi service, causing serious delays in the treatment of those who are really in emergency situations. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Disaster ” A man with a heavily intoxicated voice asks for an ambulance for his headache. [Sync] “I have a headache. I think I need fire department services.” He turned out to have feigned his illness. ▶ GTV Reporter Han Seon-ji “That male caller simply needed time to become sober. He sat here without needing any treatment before he went out.” As many as 170,000 of last year’s119 calls were non-emergency calls like these. [CG] The annual number of non-emergency 119 calls increased 12 percent last year, accounting for 30 percent of all 119 calls. ▶ Chae Su-hui / Fire Official, Opo 119 Safety Center “Every second is precious for people in emergency situations. However, our responses are often delayed by non-emergency calls, which leads to delays in the treatment of emergency patients.” ▶ Gyeonggi Disaster & Safety Headquarters to Impose Fines on Non-emergency Callers After years of dilemma, the Gyeonggi Province Disaster & Safety Headquarters decided to impose heavy fines on non-emergency 119 callers. ▶ Max. KRW 2 Million to Be Fined for Feigned Illnesses Those who received 119 services for feigned illnesses will be fined up to KRW 2 million based on medical treatment records. ▶ Yoon Seong-geun / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Disaster & Safety Headquarters Emergency Team “We will adopt tough measures against non-emergency calls so as to secure the golden time that we need to save the lives of residents.” Those patients whose illnesses are not emergencies will be encouraged to use private means of travel to hospitals and may be denied emergency services in accordance with related laws. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The second week of Febuary
The second week of Febuary 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.02.10
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 Establish Shared Market Economy Bureau 170131-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced its plan to establish, under the Vice Governor for Political Coalition, a new Shared Market Economy Bureau that will oversee the operation of provincial shared market economy policies. ▶ 1st Korea Gyeonggi Province Corporation Retail Outlet Opens Last year’s establishment of the Korea Gyeonggi Province Company was the province’s representative shared market economy initiative. Through this semi-public enterprise, affiliated SMEs share provincial resources as well as the name Gyeonggi Province as a common brand name. Gyeonggi Province plans to establish additional shared market economy models this year. ▶ Shared Market Economy Office under Gyeonggi Province Vice Governor For the establishment of this new office, Gyeonggi Province gave prior notice of an amendment to the Gyeonggi Provincial Organization Ordinance on January 23. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “The shared market economy comprises new economic models in which each model operates on a platform established by public offices, and is operated by the private sector with minimal involvement by the public offices.” When Gyeonggi Province’s proposed ordinance amendment is approved by the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly in February, the Shared Market Economy Bureau which will consist of the Shared Economy Division and the Ddabok 따복 Community Support Division will begin its operations in March. The Shared Economy Division will consist of three teams who will oversee matters regarding shared market economy models. Article 2. Gyeonggi Plans for More Infant Daycare Centers 170131-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the number of provincial ‘Daycare Centers for Zero-year-olds’ this year. These centers are exclusively for infants and toddlers under 24 months of age and are popular among working mothers returning to the workforce after maternity leave. ▶ Infant Care Center, Namyangju City Cho 조윤주, the mother of a 19-month-old baby, has been using one of these centers in Namyangju 남양주 City since last year. [Sync] "Did she sleep well / “Yes, she did.” When she had to return to work and leave her baby at the center, she was initially worried. ▶ Cho yoon-ju / Working Mother, Namyangju City “I was deeply worried at first since my baby was a newborn. However, I am now very satisfied with the services of the center. One of the reasons why I chose it was its good caregiver-to-child ratio.” At Daycare Centers for Zero-year-olds, which are the only provincially operated facilities of their kind in Korea, each caregiver is responsible for two babies. Such a low caregiver-to-child ratio as well as separate use of feeding equipment and baby consumables helps these facilities maintain high service standards. ▶ Number of Daycare Centers for Zero-year-olds to Increase to 360 This Year This year, Gyeonggi Province plans to increase the number of these centers from the current 160 to 360. ▶ Kim Bok-ja / Director General, Gyeonggi Province Women 170131-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province developed a behavioral education program for young children. Formulated in play-style classes, this education covers a range of behavioral requirements from table manners to road safety. ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Province Childcare Support Center In this class, children 3 to 5 years of age learn how to behave safely near roads while playing with interesting equipment designed for this purpose. [Sync] “Look left and right carefully to see if there are any cars approaching. Then cross the road with your hand in the air as if to say ‘I am crossing the road. Please watch out’.” At these ages, children develop acquired personality traits such as manners. ▶ Oh Joseph Age 5 “It was fun to watch for any approaching cars and to cross the road with a raised hand.” Behavioral education is, therefore, regarded as most effective for children at these ages. ▶ Play-style Behavioral Education The Northern Gyeonggi Province Childcare Support Center has been seeking ways in which to educate young children regarding effective behaviors. The final result was the development of this education program that incorporates pre-designed play associated with different situations in different places such as family meals, shops and roads. This play-style education is regarded as more effective than judgmental lectures. ▶ [PiP] Jang Eun-mi / Director, Northern Gyeonggi Province Childcare Support Center “This education program is geared to develop an understanding of good manners through experiencing goodness for all while playing with peers.” Although this education is currently being run at the center, Gyeonggi Province plans to expand the program by providing on-site education for children in remote areas. Article 4. Gyeonggi Yellow School Buses to Feature Seniors as Safety Aides 170201-1 [Anchor’s Headline] From January 29, all the yellow buses of private institutes for children in Korea must have a safety attendant. In Gyeonggi Province, those institutes that employ seniors as attendants will receive provincial support. ▶ Childcare Center, Ansan City The presence of a safety attendant has been compulsory since January of 2015 on the yellow buses of private childcare centers and kindergartens. ▶ Academic this lacks permanence.” ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex January 31 Signing of Cooperation Agreement for Senior Vehicle Safety Attendant Training In order to alleviate the economic burdens on private education institutes for children while promoting employment opportunities for seniors, Gyeonggi Province secured cooperation for the vehicle safety attendant training of seniors from three related organizations. The Korea Senior Resources Development Center agreed to provide annual vehicle insurance and fuel support of KRW 1.5 million to each institute that employs a senior, while two other organizations will provide employment placement services and vehicle safety attendant training support for seniors. ▶ Gyeonggi Province Governor Nam Kyung-pil “This agreement is beneficial for achieving both the safety of children and the employment and social participation of seniors.” This vehicle safety attendant training initiative of Gyeonggi Province will have the effect of creating 250 new jobs for seniors over 60 years of age. Article 5. GimpoYeouido Express Bus Route Opens 170201-2 [Anchor’s Headline] On January 31, the new express bus route G6001 opened, connecting Gimpo 김포 of Gyeonggi Province with Yeouido 여의도 in Seoul. This is the second Good Morning Express Bus route to open between Gyeonggi Province and Seoul following last year’s route G6000. ▶ Bus Stop in Suwon City There has been a long-standing capacity problem in express bus transportation, especially during commuting hours, between these two busy urban districts in Korea. ▶ Good Morning Express Buses of Gyeonggi Province Last year, Gyeonggi Province introduced the intercity Good Morning Express Bus to address the problem. ▶ Route G6001 Opens on 37km Route between Gimpo and Yeouido Following the opening of route G6000 between Gimpo 김포 and Sinchon 신촌 last year, this second Good Morning Express Bus route, G6001, opened on a 37-kilometer route between Gimpo Hangang 김포한강 New Town and the Yeouido 여의도 Transfer Center in Seoul. The buses on this route stop at only eight multiple route transfer locations in Gyeonggi Province and Seoul including both terminals. ▶ Buses Run at 15-Minute Intervals during Commuting Hours The buses on this route run at 15-minute intervals during commuting hours. ▶ Kim Yeong-ju / Gimpo City Resident “Departure intervals seem to have reduced a little. It helps, more than anything, to have more diverse destinations.” Good Morning Express Bus fares are the same as those for intercity buses. ▶ Kim Dong-uk / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Good Morning Bus Policy Team “We will continue to do our utmost to provide our residents with quicker and more comfortable bus transportation to and from Seoul.” Gyeonggi Province plans to establish more multiple route transfer facilities and introduce more Good Morning Express Bus routes in areas of higher transportation demand including Suwon 수원 City and Yongin 용인 City. Article 6. Oyster Mushroom Culture Media Used for Oak Mushroom Cultivation 170201-3 [Anchor’s Headline] A Gyeonggi agricultural research institute recently developed an oak mushroom cultivation technology that uses recycled culture media that has previously been discarded as waste after use for the cultivation of oyster mushrooms. ▶ Oyster Mushroom Farm, Gwangju City Oyster mushrooms are typically grown in small bottles with culture media placed at the bottom. This media is not reusable except for occasional use as fertilizer for which there is little demand. At this farm, 10 tons of used culture media is discarded as waste daily. ▶ Kim Ui-sik / Managing Director, Oyster Mushroom Enterprise “Culture media costs KRW 3 million a day, but used media is priced at one fifteenth of its original price. Most oyster farms face difficulties finding purchasers for the used media.” In Gyeonggi Province, more than 220,000 tons of used oyster mushroom culture media are produced annually. ▶Oyster Mushroom Culture Media Recycling Technology Developed in Gyeonggi Province The Gyeonggi Agricultural Research 170202-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced the establishment of an Administrative Adjudgement Committee for Small Businesses that will review cases of administrative punishments such as business suspensions and fines. ▶ Restaurant, Yongin City When a group of four customers ordered alcoholic drinks at this restaurant, the owner served them after unknowingly accepting their false identification cards. ▶ Selling Alcoholic Drinks to Juveniles Punishable by Business Suspension and Fine This restaurant received a fine of KRW 1 million and a 2-month business suspension for violation of the Juvenile Protection Act. Mortified and facing great financial difficulties because of these punishments, the owner appealed for administrative adjudgement. ▶ Lee Yeong-hui / Restaurant Owner “A business suspension also entails many serious side effects. We lose all our patrons and cannot even sell the business.” ▶ First Administrative Adjudgement Committee in Korea Gyeonggi Province’s administrative adjudgement committee exclusively for small businesses is the first of its kind in Korea. ▶ More than 1,000 Cases to be Reviewed Consisting of six members, this committee will convene on a monthly basis and is expected to handle more than 1,000 appeal cases annually. ▶ Period of Review Reduced to 60 Days It used to take an entire 90-day period for the regular inquiry committee to complete the review of an appeal for administrative adjudgement. However, this committee will complete such a review in 60 days. Gyeonggi Province will also establish punishment reduction criteria for more efficient reviews. ▶ Kim Seong-won / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Administrative Adjudgement Planning Team “Small businesses often face financial difficulties in the wake of administrative punishments. The purpose of the establishment of this committee is to rescue such businesses punished for reasons that were not entirely their own fault." At the first committee meeting, which was held on February 1, 57 cases were reviewed with 14 receiving administrative punishment reductions. Thank you for joining us for this week’s edition of GTV We look forward to seeing you again next week.
The first week of Febuary
The first week of Febuary 동영상 뉴스
EnglishNews | 2017.02.03
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. Girl Statue of Peace to be Erected on Dokdo Island 170123-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Members of the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly recently began a campaign to erect a ‘Girl Statue of Peace’ on Dokdo 독도 Island, a small uninhabited island that has been the subject of decades of territorial disputes between Korea and Japan. ▶ Near Japanese Embassy, Seoul A number of similar statues have been erected around Korea in memory of the Korean women who were forced to serve as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II. The one near the Japanese Embassy in Korea is the site of regular demonstrations against the Japanese government. ▶ Kim Na-jin / College Student, Picketer “It is a sad history. I am here because I think it is history that should never happen again and we should never forget.” This statue of a girl with short bobbed hair and bare toed feet symbolizes the longing of these ill-fated women for home. Over the past twenty years, the Japanese government has ignored Korean demands for official recognition of and an apology for this period in history. ▶ 45 Statues of Peace Erected in Korea Forty-five Statues of Peace have been erected in Korea to date, of which 20 are in major cities of Gyeonggi Province. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly January 16 Fundraising for Girl Statue of Peace Erection On January 16, members of the Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly began fundraising for the installation of a Girl Statue of Peace on Dokdo 독도 Island at an estimated cost of KRW 70 million. ▶ Min Jeong-sun / Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly Member, Dokdo Loving Club Leader “We began fundraising for the installation of a Girl Statue of Peace. There will be diplomatic and administrative obstacles. We will overcome these obstacles through the establishment of public rapport." ▶ Girl Statue of Peace to be Erected on Dokdo Island on December 14 The installation of the Girl Statue of Peace on Dokdo 독도 Island is planned for December 14, the sixth anniversary of the installation of the first statue. Article 2. Gyeonggi Provides Labor Law Education to Pre-job Youths 170123-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province is providing students who will soon seek employment with labor law education so as to better prepare them against possible labor exploitation and unreasonable treatment. The number of youths who receive less than the legal minimum wage in Korea has grown steadily to more than 630,000 in 2015, accounting for 17 percent of all young workers. Their desperation for work is often the excuse for such low wages being paid by their employers. ▶ Labor Law Education for Youths This labor law education is provided to college students and vocational school trainees who are preparing for employment in their final year of studies. ▶ Park Ho-jin / Senior, Kyonggi University “When I worked as a part-time employee for more than a year, I was not informed of the holidays and benefits to which I was legally entitled. Knowledge about labor law will helps us avoid such disadvantages.” According to the Korean Labor Standard Act, 40 hours a week is the maximum work standard. Any extra work must be compensated based on overtime rates. Non-payment of wages may be reported to the Employment 170123-3 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province recently conducted safety inspections of wet tissue products on the market and found toxic substances in a number of brands. All products of these brands on retail shelves have been subsequently recalled. Supermarkets typically carry dozens of wet tissue brands for the cleaning of items that range from toilets and kitchens to the skin of babies. ▶ Choi Seon-mi / Consumer, Suwon City Resident “I have three children, so we use a lot of wet tissues. We even use them to clean around our mouths. However, I always felt unsure about the safety of doing that.” ▶ Gyeonggi Province Inspects 62 Wet Tissue Products Last year, the Gyeonggi Province Institute of Health 170124-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced phased trade strategies so as to boost provincial export performance. In recent years, the exports of Gyeonggi Province have been in decline, influenced by international market slowdowns. Such a decline began after the province exceeded USD 100 billion in exports for the first time in 2013. [CG] In 2015, continued global economic difficulties and low oil prices led to the exports of Gyeonggi Province recording minus growth for the first time in history. ▶ Gyeonggi Provincial Government Complex January 23 2017 Gyeonggi Province Trade Strategy Announcement These new trade strategies were developed to help achieve USD 100 billion in exports once again… ▶ 30 Support Projects Require Total Budget of KRW 22.8 Billion …and will cost KRW 22.8 billion in total for 30 export support projects. ▶ Lim Jong-cheol / Assistant Governor, Gyeonggi Province Economy Office “We will nurture robust export enterprises through step-by-step, customized support for enterprises in different stages from domestic supply to the beginning of exports to full-fledged export businesses.” This phased support will be provided at basic, intermediate and advanced levels based on export performances. ▶ Basic Level: Export Capability Development Support For 7,800 enterprises at the basic international business level, trade information and interpretation support will be provided by designated specialists. ▶ Intermediate Level: International Market Development Support For intermediate level export enterprises, support will focus on international market development. For this purpose, four Gyeonggi Business Centers will be established in China, Iran, Turkey and Africa, while the scale of G-Fairs, Gyeonggi Province’s international trade fairs, will be increased. ▶ Advanced Level: Customized Support for International Market Expansion For enterprises whose individual exports exceed USD 5 million, customized support for different product categories will be provided for product differentiation and brand power improvement so as to help them expand export market bases. Support will also be provided to help these enterprises better adapt to changing trade environments. ▶ Lim Jong-cheol / Assistant Governor, Gyeonggi Province Economy Office “Post-FTA consultation services will be provided to better prepare enterprises for the trade protectionism of the United States and contingencies related to China. For the first time in Korea, Gyeonggi Province will provide special support to those enterprises that were damaged by the collapse of Hanjin Shipping…” In tandem with trade strategies, Gyeonggi Province will also utilize Korea Gyeonggi Province Incorporated in its efforts to recover the export record of USD 100 billion. Article 5. Gyeonggi Prepares for Lunar New Year’s Day 170124-2 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province announced comprehensive Lunar New Year holiday measures for residents. GTV examined the details. ▶ Comprehensive Lunar New Year Holiday Measures These measures include the mobilization of an additional 540 personnel in various provincial areas including public services, transportation and medical services. ▶ ① AI Quarantine Activities In order to prevent the potential spread of bird flu through the travel of a large number of people during the Lunar New Year holidays, intense sterilization will be performed at poultry farms and migrating bird sites by 31 teams and 112 vehicles. ▶ ② 24-Hour Operation of Public Service Office 031-120 Applications for documents and other public services are received 24 hours a day at the Gyeonggi Public Service Center. The 120 Gyeonggi Call Center is also open 24 hours a day for public services as well as for information about transportation and emergency medical services. ▶ ③ 24-hour Emergency Medical Care Services Available More than 6,900 clinics and 4,500 pharmacies as well as more than 60 hospital emergency medical services will remain open 24 hours a day during the holidays. Detailed information may be obtained via the 120 Gyeonggi Call Center or 119 Emergency Management Center. ▶ Yu Don-hyun / Director, Gyeonggi Province Self-Governance Division “Emergency response personnel will remain on call during the holidays so as to ensure the safety and convenience of residents.” ▶ ④ Extended Bus Services To facilitate transportation convenience, the number of bus runs will be increased and 56 additional buses will operate on 48 routes. ▶ ⑤ Control of Lunar New Year Food Item Prices Gyeonggi Province will also monitor and control the prices of Lunar New Year food items to prevent price surges. ▶ ⑥ Free Meal Services for Underprivileged Individuals During the Lunar New Year holidays, 6 cities of Gyeonggi Province will provide free meal services to underprivileged individuals including homeless people and solitary seniors at 13 locations. Article 6. Gyeonggi Opens Virtual/Augmented Reality Testing Studio 170124-3 [Anchor’s Headline] For the first time in Korea, Gyeonggi Province established a virtual and augmented reality testing studio for the promotion of the related industry. This studio is intended for use by individuals as well as enterprises in startup stages in these fields, which are emerging as technologies of the future. ▶ Virtual Reality Live Broadcasting Studio In the virtual reality studio, a user wearing a headset and hand apparatus is experiencing three-dimensional space created by a program that incorporates a digital brush. Known as chroma key, this virtual reality technology can be used to create various contents and broadcast them via a desktop computer. ▶ No Seong-eon / Director of Virtual Reality Video Production Enterprise “These facilities are very important for us since they can be used to distribute the images or games that we developed to the public online.” In another corner, a vehicle simulator creates realistic driving situations for the operator on a chair that is moved in different directions by four shafts. ▶ Creation Facilities Available for Professional-level Creative Work The creation room is equipped with hardware and software for professional-level creative work. ▶ Gwanggyo Business Center January 23 Opening of Gyeonggi Province VRAR Testbed Titled VRAR Testbed, this studio was established primarily with the aim of supporting content-developing enterprises in startup endeavors through development, testing and practical education. ▶ Eom Jin-seop / Director, Gyeonggi Province Science AR Testbed of Gyeonggi Province is also open to the public for virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. Article 7. Gyeonggi’s Floricultural Industry Revitalization Policies 170125-1 [Anchor’s Headline] Gyeonggi Province recently announced floricultural industry revitalization measures. The Korean floricultural industry has been hit hard by the recent introduction of the Bribery 용인 City of Gyeonggi Province used to bustle with workers packing flowers to fill orders. This year, flower prices dropped to half their normal levels, and there are only a few orders to work on. ▶ Park Jong-bok / Orchid Farmer “I think at least 50 percent of orchid farms will have to close this year.” ▶ Gyeonggi Develops Measures for Floricultural Industry Revitalization These provincial measures were developed to rescue the Korean floricultural industry. ▶ One-Table-One-Flower Campaign One of these measures is the launch of a public campaign for the use of flowers at homes and offices. This campaign involves the delivery of flowers to individual desks on a daily basis. ▶ Lim Yeong-hui / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Youth Fostering Team “We all love flowers. The flowers in our workplaces help relieve tension whenever we look at them.” ▶ Flower Shops to Open at Direct Transaction Markets and Local Food Outlets Gyeonggi Province will arrange separate sections for flower shops at local festival sites, direct transaction markets and even local food outlets, while providing support for flower quality improvement. ▶ Loo Mum-mu / Chief Official, Gyeonggi Province Horticultural products Team “We will implement support projects such as those for facility modernization and technical applications that can help horticultural farmer improve their income. Provincial support of KRW 14.6 million has been earmarked for a total farm area of 140 hectares.” ▶ Value of Flower Gifts Limited by Law According to the related law for public personnel, the value of a flower gift should be less than KRW 50,000 if it job related and less than KRW 100,000 if it is given for a celebratory or mourning event. 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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