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According to Yonhap News,
Gwangju-si is determined to abandon the image of 'no-fun city', referring to a lack of things to do and see, by working with the Korea Education and Broadcasting System (EBS) in creating a Character Land.
Gwangju-si and EBS signed a business agreement to create a 'Fun City' in Gwangju on January 10 at Gwangju City Hall.
It is Gwangju's first agreement related to the fun city development project.
The two sides agreed to cooperate in creation of a Character theme park, EBS Edutech library services, and realization of educational welfare.
Gwangju-si plans to invest KRW 45 billion to build a theme park by 2024 utilizing spaces such as the Gwangju Institute of Design Promotion and the adjacent Ssangam Park.
Character Land will present content that combines 22 characters-whose intellectual property rights owned by EBS-and artificial intelligence (AI) technology that has been intensively fostered by Gwangju-si.
For indoor facilities, it has been planned to install the experience facilities such as virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), animation, character robots, and media art. As for outdoor facilities, it has been planned to build a character amusement park and a light art lake, among others.
Gwangju-si reported that EBS opened 'Noligoorm (play cloud)', a children's cultural experience facility in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, in October last year and received well by citizens and tourists.
Gwangju's mayor said, "We will create Character Land as a family's cultural experience space by connecting characters such as Pengsoo, Pororo, and Duda & Dada with AI and VR".
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Source: Yonhap News (January 10, 2022)
** This article was translated from Korean.