South Korea’s ministry in charge of science, information and technology said Thursday that it will create jobs by fostering an environment for business start-ups and bringing the country’s scientific research close to a world-class level.
In a briefing on 2013 policy plans to President Park Geun-hye, the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning said it will launch a government-wide project under which social issues such as food safety and environmental accidents could be resolved through scientific technology. “In order to create an environment for business start-ups, the ministry will extend support and strengthen policy coordination with related agencies,” the ministry said. “The ministry will launch a project to create 10 new industries by 2017 through combination of science, ICT and culture.”
Under the ministry’s plan, a total of 408,000 new jobs will be created by 2017, about 90,000 of which are to come from business start-ups.
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