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Gwangju Shares Environmental Policy Expertise with Medan City

On May 7, Gwangju City announced it will send an environmental policy counsel made up of public officials from the environmental department and environmental industrial complex experts to Gwangju's sister city of Medan, Indonesia from May 8 to 12.

The environmental policy counsel will conduct workshops with Medan City officials and share policies for the improvement of the environment. In addition, the counsel will examine the operation of local infrastructure facilities such as landfills to give technical advice.

This visit comes after a delegation from Gwangju visited Indonesia in 2016, and Medan City requested technical cooperation over environmental issues, such as landfill renewals.

Medan City does not have a garbage collection and recycling system, and without a sanitary landfill, the country faces serious environmental problems such as groundwater pollution caused by a potential waste leachate.

Gwangju City plans to invite public officials and companies from Medan City to the 10th International Climate & Environment Fair that will be held in July at the Kim Dae Joong Convention Center to conduct training sessons and share advanced environmental policies.

In 1997, Gwangju City and Medan City became sister cities through an agreement and has since been conducted several exchanges in various areas.

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Source: Newsis (May 07, 2018)

** This article was translated from Korean.