1. Gyeonggi Forms Taskforce to Prevent Anti-North Korean Leaflet Launches
Gyeonggi Province has formed a task force to prevent the launch of anti-North Korea leaflet balloons, deeming it to be an act that jeopardizes the lives and safety of local residents.
The province also established an emergency network encompassing police offices and border regions as well as southern provincial regions so as to facilitate swift reports of and responses to balloon-launching activities.
Potential balloon-launching areas will be closely monitored and those who launch such balloons will be arrested.
2. Gyeonggi Designates Summer Heatwave Response Period
Gyeonggi Province recently designated the period until September 30 as a “Heatwave Response Period”, during which special response measures will be implemented by the Gyeonggi Disaster and Safety Headquarters.
During this period, the province will allocate a total of KRW 12.6 billion for the installation of heat shelters, such as smart tents and parasols, as well as for the planting of shade trees at more than 2,000 locations.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 during this period, indoor heat shelters will remain closed while the use of artificial mist facilities and fountains will be discouraged.
Kim Nam-geun, Director, Gyeonggi Province Natural Disaster Division said “We have increased the number of heat shelters from 3,610 to 5,615 this year. We will maintain heat response capabilities through the proactive operation of the heatwave management taskforces and via the Gyeonggi Disaster and Safety Headquarters.”
3. Gyeonggi Uncovers Large Number of Bad Egg Sellers and Users
During a recent crackdown in Gyeonggi Province on the distribution and usage of bad eggs, including those with broken shells, a large number of violators were apprehended.
The Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police announced that among the 424 egg distributors and restaurants it investigated during the period from April 27 to May 8, a total of 68 violations were uncovered at 65 locations.
Gyeonggi Province Special Judicial Police Superintendent In-Chi-gwon said “Distributors purchase the (bad) eggs from egg farmers, usually for KRW 400 (per packet). They then sell these eggs to restaurants for KRW 1,000. Compared to their normal purchase prices, which range from KRW 3,500 to 3,800, restaurants save more than KRW 2,000.”
4. Gyeonggi Resumes Supply of Fruit to Childcare Centers
After a long COVID19-induced suspension period, Gyeonggi Province resumed the regular supply of fruit to childcare centers from June 15.
From last year, the province had been supplying a variety of fruits once or twice weekly to 367,000 children at all childcare centers, local children’s centers and children’s homes in the province.
In order to promote healthy dietary habits among children, the province will supply free locally produced fruit to these facilities a total of 43 times this year.