[The Hwankyung Ilbo] The government announced that it would launch an inter-ministerial project(among Ministry of Science and ICT, Ministry of Environment, and Ministry of Health and Welfare) aiming at finding a fundamental solution to the fine dust problem based on scientific technology and that it would allocate 12.6 billion won of the national budget for the project in 2018.
The fine dust project will focus on the settlement of the four main fine dust issues such as 1)
fine dust generation and inflow, 2) measurement and forecast, 3) dust collection and reduction, and 4) protection of national life and maneuver.
The government is also opening new channels for communication with the public, which include fine dust solution forum to find a solution to the issue, three-minute speech to collect extensive opinions, and training programs to help the public better understand the significance of the problem.
Ministry of Science and ICT, as the competent Ministry, said “we will make an effort to solve the fine dust problem thoroughly by strengthening the ability, which is based on scientific grounds, to deal with the issue.”
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