Korea Post under the Ministry of Information and Communication will globalize the market and plans to exchange culture via producing stamps together with countries abroad. President of Korea Post Hwang Joong-yeon first worked with Singapore to design stamps using Korean and Singaporean traditional wedding dresses as material. The stamps will be issued on March 30, 2007.
Along with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, now Qatar is seeking to collaborate and exchange technology with Korea. Roh Jun-hyong, Minister of Information and Communication, joined President Roh Moo-hyun's tour to Qatar and participated in the Korea-Qatar Summit Talks on March 27. The conference for IT cooperation between Korea and Qatar was held with Hessa Al Jaber, Secretary-General of the Information and Communication Technology General Committee, and in this conference, Korea and Qatar signed Memorandum of Understanding on IT cooperation.
From April 19 until April 22, the Korea IT Show (KIS), which aims at being a world-class information technology and communication exhibition, will be held at COEX, Samsung-dong, with the theme of Enjoy Digital Convergence and U-Life.
Roh Jun-hyong, Ministry of Information and Communication accompanied President Roh, Moo-Hyun's tour to Saudi Arabia, and participated in the Korea-Saudi Arabia summit-talks on the 25th day. In the presence of the presidents of both countries he signed a memorandum of understanding of IT cooperation, together with Mohamed Jamil Bin Ahmed Mulla, Minister of Information and Communication of Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry of Information and Communication completed the construction works to upgrade the ubiquitous dream exhibition hall, a representative IT exhibition hall in Korea, and held an event of re-opening on the 23rd day in the presence of Roh Jun-hyong, Ministry of Information and Communication. CEO's of KT, SKT, LGF, LG Electronics, members of the science and technology IT committee in the National Assembly and the president of ETRI also attended.
Roh Jun-hyong, Minister of Information & Communication accompanied President Roh Moo-hyun's visit to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar on March 24 through 29. Faisal Mohd. Alhaiji Bu Khador, Vice Minister and Minister of the Cabinet in Kuwait signed an MOU for improvement of exchange and cooperation in the IT field on the 26th after the Korea-Kuwait summit talks.
The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) is taking action to reduce subway accidents that normally occur at the platforms. The MIC will provide Wireless Image Transmission Frequency that allows the subway conductor to monitor a platform that is hundreds of meters ahead. This will prevent death by jump suicides as well as accidental falls off the platform.
The Incheon Information Technology Industry Promotion Agency (IITPA) has been excavating information communication companies located in Incheon that have the possibilities for growth and technologies since 2003.
In hall 7, stand 7B42, the Korea IT International Cooperation Agency (KIICA) showcased selected Korean IT companies at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. The governmental organization attracted talks with various industry partners to the companies involved and did its best to inform the public about potential business to business relationships in the Korean IT sector.