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Reporter : Ko Dong-hwan
Tue, May 30, 2023 | 10:43
BIE delegation inspects Busan's main venue for 2030 Expo
BUSAN - An inspection team from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Korea on Wednesday visited Busan North Port, which has been the backbone of the city's economy since 1876, and is the proposed main venue and centerpiece of the World Expo 2030. The BIE Enquiry Mission arrived at Busan Port International Exhibition and Convention Center (BPEX) in the morning, wh...
BIE delegates arrive in Busan for three-day inspection
BUSAN - An inspection team from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) arrived in Busan, Tuesday, to assess the southern port city's ability to host World Expo 2030. The BIE Enquiry Mission kicked off its three-day survey of the city that faces stiff competition from Saudi Arabia's Riyadh, Italy's Rome and Ukraine's Odesa to host the Expo.
Busan citizens unite to welcome BIE mission's arrival in city
BUSAN - Outside Busan Station on Tuesday morning, crowds were bustling like the moments before a department store opens its doors for a big sale. As eight members of the Enquiry Mission from the Bureau International des Expositions from Paris were expected to arrive at the train station a little past 11 a.m., Eurasia Platform, a public square just outside the station's main e...
BIE delegation starts Expo inspection in Korea
A delegation from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) began a weeklong inspection in Korea, Monday, as the nation's top government officials, including President Yoon Suk Yeol, are anxious to impress the visitors, whose evaluation will decide whether Busan will get to host the World Expo in 2030.
Why should Busan host World Expo 2030?
BUSAN - A skywalk from Busan Train Station runs some 500 meters, leading to a panoramic view of the North Port and its vicinity that is undergoing a large-scale redevelopment. The huge old port, the country's largest, is now filled with the clamor of construction rigs, crane towers and passing vehicles clattering over temporary steel-carpet roads laid out around the location,...
BIE mission visits Korea to assess Busan for Expo 2030
A delegation from the world's top intergovernmental organization that oversees world expositions arrived in Seoul, Sunday. Coming from Paris where the group is based, the envoys are here to examine whether Busan and Korea can successfully host the upcoming 2030 mega-event.
Expo supporters crowd Busan Station to promote city's hosting bid
BUSAN - Busan Station was crowded for hours Saturday as a series of events arranged to celebrate Busan's World Expo 2030 hosting bid saw hundreds of cheerful participants. It was a day before an Enquiry Mission from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris was due to arrive in Seoul and Busan for a weeklong visit to survey the port city's feasibility for hostin...
Seoul participates in Asia's biggest smart city expo in Taipei
The Seoul Metropolitan Government on Tuesday exhibited some of the city's best examples of how AI and other advanced future technologies can be applied to daily life during a global smart city expo in Taipei. The Seoul Digital Foundation under the Seoul Metropolitan Government and three companies selected by the city government are joining Smart City Summit and Expo (SCSE) 20...
Justice ministry waives visa extension fees for Koryoin refugees from Ukraine
Korea's justice ministry has decided to waive the visa application fee to extend the period of stay of Koryoin who fled Ukraine and entered Korea due to the Russian invasion of the country until the war ends. Koryoin is a term that refers to ethnic Koreans who, by one way or another, came to live in post-Soviet states in the central Asian region.
Jeju seaways get busy with cruise ships, new trade route to Qingdao
The waters around Jeju Island are busier than ever, as the country's No.1 tourism destination is increasingly sought by tourists and opened a new trade route with China to spur bilateral business exchanges. The economic invigoration of Jeju is marked by visits from large cruise ships and a meeting in Qingdao on Sunday between its governor and the president of China's biggest ...
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