Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly member Park Ok-bun asks questions about ‘overcoming the crisis in the people’s economy’ and overall provincial administration and education policies.

Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly member Park Ok-bun asks questions about ‘overcoming the crisis in the people’s economy’ and overall provincial administration and education policies.
Gyeonggi Provincial Assembly member Park Ok-bun asks questions about ‘overcoming the crisis in the people’s economy’ and overall provincial administration and education policies.

(Korea Global News – Reporter Park So-yeon) Gyeonggi Provincial Assemblyman Park Ok-bun (Health and Welfare Committee, Democratic Party of Korea, Suwon 2) asked questions about provincial government and education administration at the 3rd plenary session of the 373rd extraordinary session of the Gyeonggi Provincial Council on the 20th and addressed issues. He called for alternative solutions and practical policies.

The main questions to the governor are ▲ overcoming the crisis in the people’s economy, ▲ Gyeonggi-do’s asbestos measures, ▲ ESG policy direction in the provincial government, ▲ expansion and role of a dedicated department to foster oriental medicine in Gyeonggi-do, ▲ WHO has defined it as an urgent global health threat. Questions were asked about solutions to the problem of ‘loneliness’, ▲ gender equality measures in parenting necessary to overcome low birth rates, etc., and topics for the Office of Education were ▲ schools safe from asbestos, ▲ the need for ESG education, and educational administration from an ESG perspective.

Rep. Park Ok-bun said about the crisis in the people’s economy, “The Republic of Korea is currently in a crisis in the people’s economy. Spring is coming, but the economy is gradually freezing. The people’s livelihood is on thin ice, and the media is filled with news about the general election. The governor asked, “As an economic expert, do you think the government is responding properly to the current people’s livelihood and economic crisis?” and emphasized, “Gyeonggi Province must respond preemptively to overcome the people’s livelihood and economic crisis.”

Rep. Park Ok-bun asked whether we knew where and how much slate was distributed throughout Gyeonggi-do related to asbestos. We asked, “Can we make efforts to quickly demolish old slate buildings that pose a threat to health and safety by producing a slate map and promoting the slate treatment project to relevant households?” and “Can we make efforts to monitor the asbestos demolition process?” “The need for operation is being raised, and a plan at the Gyeonggi-do level is needed,” he emphasized.

In addition, Rep. Park Ok-bun pointed out, “Gyeonggi-do still has some achievements in E (environment), such as support for small and medium-sized enterprises, RE100 for public institutions, and carbon neutrality, but the reality is that it is still insufficient in S (society) and G (governance).” did. She added, “In order to increase Gyeonggi Province’s ESG sensitivity and revitalize ESG, ESG policies must be prepared at the bureau level, not the current team level, at a department that can serve as a control tower for the overall provincial government.”

Rep. Park Ok-bun continued, “Gyeonggi-do has the largest population among metropolitan local governments in Korea, and is scattered with various oriental medicine resources that can be developed. There is a need to carry out projects that only Gyeonggi Province can carry out, such as the ‘South-North Oriental Medicine Exchange and Cooperation Project’. We also hope that you will make efforts to expand the growth engine and accelerate development of the oriental medicine industry by ‘establishing a digital healthcare and bio industry research and development (R&D) fostering system using oriental medicine’ in cooperation with universities with oriental medicine departments in the province. “He said.

Rep. Park Ok-bun said, “In the administrative audit of the Gyeonggi-do Health and Health Bureau in November last year, we requested preemptive preventive measures at the Gyeonggi-do level to address the ‘loneliness’ problem.” He added, “If loneliness is left unattended, it can lead not only to lonely deaths but also to other problems such as depression.” “Because it can occur, we need to recognize it as a social problem and respond preemptively,” he said.

In addition, “Gyeonggi-do has the largest number of employed women in the country, but the problem of discrimination between regular and non-regular workers and the gender wage gap are still serious. “There are realities and reasons why most women are forced to choose between work and raising future generations,” she said. “As an extension of that, alternatives must be created, so the low birth rate issue must be approached from a gender-sensitive perspective, and gender equality policies must be implemented.” We need to recognize it and create a solution. Therefore, in order to increase birth opportunities and overcome low birth rates in Gyeonggi-do, the capital of opportunity, we must implement bold gender equality policies in childcare,” he emphasized.

The Superintendent of Education was asked about measures to create a safe school environment, including asbestos in schools, and said, “Violations at construction sites must be improved. “This needs to be improved because proper training is not being provided to asbestos monitors,” he said. “In addition, it is necessary to prepare future plans and response measures to examine the status of ESG in the educational field and schools that are being promoted, and to expand ESG in educational settings.” He emphasized.

The article is in Korean

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