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Dangjin becomes member of Int? Council for Local Environmental InitiativsDangjin now to take part in international sustainable development policy campaigns

As it received the certificate of membership from the Korea Office of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) on June 23, the Dangjin City officially joined the ICLEI as one of its members.
With members of over 1,000 local governments and autonomous alliance organizations and civic organizations in 84 countries, the ICLEI is carrying out international cooperation activities for sustainable development, representing over 500 million peoples across the world.

▲Mayor Kim Hong- jang of Dangjin City (right) holds a certificate showing the membership of the Danjin City in the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI). With members of over 1,000 local governments and autonomous alliance organizations and civic organizations in 84 countries, ICLEI carries out international cooperation activities for sustainable development, representing over 500 million peoples around the world.

Currently, 50 local autonomous governments in Korea are members of the ICLEI, and Dangjin City is the eleventh member among local governments in Chungcheong provinces. Now that it became a member of the international environment counseling organization for the United Nations, the City government will represent local governments at various international meetings, and it will have chances of taking part in international sustainable development policy campaigns and projects.
At a meeting with Director Pak Yeon-hi of Korea Office of the ICLEI held on June 23, Mayor Kim Hong-jang of Dangjin City explained major policies of the City for sustainable development, including Dangjin City’s unique citizen autonomy, 3 innovation programs in agriculture in conjunction with National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, construction of a complex using hot waste water emitted by thermal power plants, and plan of improving atmosphere environment. And Mayor Kim Hong-jang asked the ICLEI for support for pilot programs for reducing greenhouse gas in industrial area and for improving degenerated water pollution caused by construction of the tide embankment.
“We are pushing forward several sustainable development policies, including the program of improving polluted water in Sapgyo Lake. We will share philosophy of sustainable development through education of officials and strive to build a city that coexists with the nature by actively adopting systems for sustainable develop- ment,” said Mayor Kim.
Meanwhile, the City launched on Feb. 27, 2015 operation of the ‘Dangjin City Sustainable Development Council initiated by civic groups.

Dangjin City authorities provide on-site consulting for farming strawberries as top quality agricultural products

▲In conjunction with the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Dangjin Agricultural Technology Center held on June 22, 2015 an on-site consulting session at pilot complex of farming strawberry as one of top quality fruits and vegetables for farmers who are cultivating strawberries.

In conjunction with the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Dangjin Agricultural Technology Center held on June 22, 2015 an on-site consulting session at pilot complex of farming strawberry as one of top quality fruits and vegetables for farmers who are cultivating strawberries.
At the consulting session, the two organizations offered lectures on methods of good seedlings, managing diseases and insects in seedling raising stage and managing facility environments for producing best quality strawberries. And then consultants visited pilot complex of farming strawberries to diagnose state of growth of seedlings and deliver knowhow for producing high quality strawberries.
In addition to the consulting session, Dangjin Agricultural Technology Center will continue operation of the strawberry farming course at the local agriculture technology college, and disseminate techniques of installing carbon dioxide application facilities and replacing polyolefin film that can improve light transmittance to strawberry growers so that they can produce high quality strawberries with rich phytamins.
An official at the Center noted, “Taste and quality of ‘Haenaru Strawberry’ produced in Dangjin are widely recognized as the Rural Development Administration designated its fields as a pilot complex of producing top fruits and vegetables in 2014. Since ‘Haenaru Strawberry’ products are popular at large super markets as fresh agricultural products in winter between November and next April, we will promote strawberry as a representative product of the City.”
Weighing 23~30 grams each, ‘Haenaru Strawberries’ are sweet and refreshing with sugar content of over 12 brix, and they were evaluated as the top quality products by the Rural Development Administration last year. k

Mayor Kim Hong- jang of Dangjin City (right) holds a certificate showing the membership of the Danjin City in the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI).
With members of over 1,000 local governments and autonomous alliance organizations and civic organizations in 84 countries, ICLEI carries out international cooperation activities for sustainable development, representing over 500 million peoples around the world.

In conjunction with the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science, Dangjin Agricultural Technology Center held on June 22, 2015 an on-site consulting session at pilot complex of farming strawberry as one of top quality fruits and vegetables for farmers who are cultivating strawberries.

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