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S Korea To Promote 'Green' Biz To Spur Growth: Researcher

Thursday, May 20, 2010

TOKYO (Nikkei)--South Korea will promote "Green New Deal" projects to foster businesses related to environmental protection -- such as the use of renewable energy -- and to create jobs, with the broader goal of achieving further economic growth, Boo Kyung-Jin, senior fellow at Korea Energy Economics Institute, said at a Tokyo forum on Thursday.

In a panel discussion at the 16th International Conference on the Future of Asia, Boo said the South Korean government will implement a comprehensive five-year green growth plan covering the private and public sectors, as well as individuals.

Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.