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.
Masterimage Corp (www.masterimage. co.kr), the next paradigm of display, takes part in this forthcoming Hanover CeBIT exhibition to showcase its stereoscopic 3D LCD monitor, stereoscopic ISP for camera module and stereoscopic 3D Digital Theater System.
UMPC, which connects PC function with mobile networks such as mobile multimedia tool functions, WiBro and HSDPA, is forecast to grow as the main force of post PC market, according to CEO and President Lee Young-hoon, Masterimage.
This year has been designated as Visit Malaysia 2007. Abdul Mutalib Awang, director of the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board in Seoul, said: "This Visit Malaysia year is very significant because it coincides with our 50 years independence. So it is a very meaningful event this year."
Perhaps in line with fifty years of independence, the country has organized fifty major tourist events to be held throughout the entire year. Although the number varies, that amounts to between 2 and 6 different events each month in Malaysia.
By implementing 9 strategic goals and 30 execution tasks for building Science Technology-oriented Advanced Korea, The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is envisioning Korea in tenth place in science competitiveness and fifth place in technology competitiveness by 2010, according to its staple affairs plan in 2007.
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