For social and financial independence
Changwon City’s ‘Korean culture experience in everyday life’ for married immigrants has become popular.
The Korean cultural experience program aims to support married immigrants who have not lived in Korea for more than 3 years so they can adjust quickly and achieve social·financial independence.
The programs include ▲ how to prevent accidents at home, ▲ Korea’s fashion, food, and housing culture, ▲ understanding Korea’s election system and mock voting, and ▲ using flyers for shopping and finding appropriate financial plans.
Some immigrants who have successfully adapted to living in Korea are invited as lecturers for a hands-on understanding of Korean culture.
Questions will be entertained at the Q&A session for participants.
shooting programs to encourage tourism
simulation for children under 14
The Changwon International Shooting Range is currently offering free shooting experiences through June 30. This is a program that aims to boost people’s enthusiasm toward the success of the upcoming ‘2018 Changwon World Shooting Championships’.
The experience program is open to as many as 580 people, on a firstcome, first- served basis, including public supporters, the general public, and tourists. They can try using the shotguns, pistols, and air rifles.
Children under 14 can use the simulation systems for screen shooting and laser shooting.
Visitors can also have a tour of the shooting range. Completed last February, the shooting range is equipped with electronic target systems for all events, and visitors may try the 10 · 25 · 50m running target range, shotgun range, and final shooting range.
The City will create a special street with Meta Sequoia as theme to boost people’s interests in shooting.
Green light onto the markets in Vietnam and malaysia
Performances in April… over usD 10.8 million in contract or inquiries
Changwon City achieved remarkable success at the ‘2018 Vietnam Hanoi EXPO’ that was held in Hanoi, Vietnam last April.
Many promising small/medium businesses occupied booths at Vietnam EXPO’s International Hall, including Silver Fox and Seng Seng Biotech, to discover international buyers, promote products, survey the local market, and engage in small talks to initiate cooperation.
As a result, the amount of inquiries reached USD 2,762,000, and contracts and MOUs were signed for USD 505,000. They discussed schedules for technological exchanges to help businesses in the Vietnamese market.
Also, they met with the officials of the Haiphong Industrial Complex in southern Hanoi to ask them to support Korean companies in Vietnam.
In Malaysia, Changwon City participated in the ‘2018 Malaysia Defense Industry Fair, International Hall’ at the Kuala Lumpur International Convention Center, where it entered into contracts worth USD 869,000.
Haeam Tech Co., Ltd. and three other businesses participated in the fair to display their products, discuss business, find international buyers, and promote their companies. Changwon City made over USD 10.8 million in contracts and inquiries at the two international events, so it can continue discovering local businesses with high potential and support outstanding products to expand its market.
Changwon City’s recent ‘Dream Start Super Vision’ with the Mental Health Center was a massive success. ‘Dream Start Super Vision’ is a program that is created to help families with high risk of suicide due to financial hardships or other personal reasons. The meeting included an explanation of the gatekeeper that can detect high risk of suicide early, how child care workers can handle people exposed to high risk of suicide, relevant social support system, and available institutions.
Also, they discussed how to help parents in crisis on how to care for their children, and provided solutions to help children grow soundly and healthily.
The City actively grants children in need with personalized services for health, cognition, and emotional support, and will be cooperating with child welfare providers.
Changwon masan Baseball stadium to open in April next year, can accommodate up to 20,000 people
Attracting Taiwanese tourists with Wang Wei Chung
NC Dinos is expected to sail smoothly. It is running toward success with the catchphrase, ‘Sail for an Exciting Voyage in 2018.’
Changwon City is exerting diverse efforts to create synergies with NC Dinos. First, ‘Changwon Masan Baseball Stadium’ has been under construction with a budget of 124 billion KRW since November 2016. It can accommodate 22,000 people at a time, and it will be unveiled before the opening ceremony of the Pro Baseball Season in April next year. It will include a cultural complex that combines sports and tourism, including a large picnic park, baseball tutorials, and baseball stadium tour programs.
They are also actively inviting international tourists. Changwon City and Taichung, Taiwan entered into an international friendly city agreement on April 11, with the help of Wang Wei Chung, a Taiwanese pitcher active in the Korean Pro Baseball League. The two cities laid a foundation for various substantial exchanges based on the agreement with Taichung, the third largest city in Taiwan. Furthermore, NC Team and Air Busan recently entered into an agreement to attract tourists from Taiwan. They will be offering the ‘Wang Wei Chung Baseball Game Package’ through local travel agents, including ground photo opportunities and flight ticket promotions.
3,784 athletes in 16 events are contributing to the local economy
Various competitions and amenities for athletes
Changwon City is the new Mecca of winter training for athletes. A total of 3,784 athletes in 16 events and 325 teams, including soccer and baseball, have visited Changwon between December last year and March this year for winter training. Their contribution to the local economy reached 1.983 billion KRW.
There were several teams. Nang Xia Xian Weh Hai and Dalian Chowuwei Pro Soccer Teams came from China, while the soccer teams of Yonsei University, Dongkuk University, and local high schools have visited Changwon Soccer Center. The 13 renowned high school baseball teams, including Baeje High School, Suncheon Hyocheon High School, and Jangan High School, have been coming to Changwon every year. They have finished winter training at the 88 Baseball Stadium.
The City provided lodging, restaurants, and other amenities to accommodate the training teams, hosted different competitions, and addressed complaints. It will continue to use the sports-related infrastructure across the city, including the Changwon Soccer Center, the Changwon Masan Baseball Stadium, and other sports centers, to attract more training teams throughout the year.
The new, four-story building of the Cultural Center has been built at the old Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishery Quarantine Center site across the Masan Happo-gu Office. It has different facilities, including a film archive center, a native resource center, and an exhibition center. In the future, it will offer cultural school programs and art classes to contribute to the promotion of local culture.
The ‘Yi Sun Shin Leadership International Center’ also opened on April 28 so visitors could study General Yi Sun Shin’s leadership and nurture global minds.
The Yi Sun Shin Leadership International Center, located at Pungho-dong, Jinhae-gu, has a meeting room that can accommodate about 200 people, a book cafe, and an exhibition hall. It also has other amenities, including lodging rooms, a fitness center, and a cafeteria. To develop the Yi Sun Shin Leadership International Center into a world-class hall of leadership training, Changwon City is planning to ▲ open the Yi Sun Shin Academy, ▲ establish an international education cooperation center, and ▲ develop contents related to Yi Sun Shin.