For successful preparation of the 8th Special Session of Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in which Korea is to host next year, the Ministry of Environment has created a special task force (The Task Force on 8th UNEP GCSS) to start operating from May 13, 2003.
The Task Force on 8th UNEP GCSS is c..
On 27 May 2003, President Roh Moo-Hyun appointed Lee Man-Ui as the new chief of Environmental Management Corporation. Prior to him appointment, Mr. Lee served as vice minister of Environment Ministry and is a man of ripe experience in adminstration.
During serving as vice minister from February 2002 to March 2003, he set up principal pol..
Five revised draft laws, which includes the Waste Management Act, the Environmental Management Corporation Act, the Water Supply Act, the Act Relating to Environmental Support and Development, and the Act Relating to Indoor Air Qualities in Multiple Use Facilities, have passed the National Assembly Plenary Session on April 30, 2003.
The Ministry of Environment has revealed a report on the violation by environmental pollutant emission facilities nationwide during the months of Jan through March, 2003.
Accordingly, out of the total 23,241 air and water quality pollutant emission facilities which were subject to regulation, about 7.5%, or 1,749 facilities were disclosed fo..
According to the results revealed by the Ministry of Environment on the "water quality assessment for the 1st quarter of 2003", the water quality of the Korea's four major rivers showed an overall improvement compared to the same period last year.
The quality of water in the Han River Watershed has continuously maintained the Water Grade I..