Global Seoul Mates 4th Mission: The More You Know, The Larger Difference You Will Feel”.
It’s the start of 2014 and as one of the Global Seoul Mates, we have now our 4th mission. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced “ The Seoul Metropolitan Government Civil Affairs that will change This Year – The More You Know, The Larger Difference You Will Feel”.
It introduces the 50 policies in 6 categories for the convenience of the citizens of Seoul. Among the 10 policies below, there are 3 policies that caught my attention and these are policies nos. 4,5 & 7.
Policy No. 4 . CREATE FEMALE-SAFE APARTMENTS
This policy will greatly benefit women (working women, students and others) because old apartments that will be converted into new buildings will have better security therefore becoming a more conducive place to live in.
Policy No. 5 OPERATE 24-HOUR CONVENIENCE STORES AS SAFETY PROTECTION HOUSES
Security is one of the most important factors in a hot-spot city like Seoul wherein locals and tourists are found everywhere. Since there will be 600 convenience stores operating 24/7 as Safety Protection Houses, crimes can be prevented. These will not only benefit women but for anyone as well who needs police assistance in any emergency cases that may arise.
Policy No. 7 DEVELOPMENT OF SEOUL DULLE-GIL TRAIL
Seoul has a vast wealth of natural beauty including its rugged mountains that amazes anyone who sees it. It is a must to explore these breath-taking mountains especially for tourists who loves nature. The 32 km. extension of the Seoul Dulle-gil Trail aligning the circulation course connecting the 4 mountains surrounding Seoul is being developed for an added attraction. It will catch the attention of locals and tourists to experience this kind of adventure making them want to discover more of the picturesque beauty of these mountains and its surroundings.
I hope Seoul will continue to have more improvements becoming a more vibrant & colorful city! Wishing you all a new year full of excitement & fun!