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Blue-Green economy Symposium labelled a Success

RANOBA BAOA suva While it’s still early to detect direct collaborations between Korean Pacific Island countries in terms of the Blue-Green Economy concept, a recent symposium was a success. The
19 Jul 2014 11:40

RANOBA BAOA
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While it’s still early to detect direct collaborations between Korean Pacific Island countries in terms of the Blue-Green Economy concept, a recent symposium was a success.
The Symposium on Exploring Korean Contributions to the Blue-Green economy of the Pacific Region: Earth and Mine Sciences & Business Opportunities was held at Holiday Inn Suva on Thursday.
Korean Ambassador to Korea, Seong-In Kim said not only was there a symposium, but business match-making sessions taking place too.
“We also conducted a business match-making with Korean businesses and different Pacific Island representatives and businesses,” he said.
Business match-making participant, Korea Marine Business Association vice president, Hyung Ki Kim, said there was a lot of potential for ocean technology in Fiji.
“What I did was introduced the renewable energy aspect in ocean. Fiji is a good location for ocean thermal energy conversion and creating the technology,” Mr Kim said.
He added they were excited to become part of the symposium and looked forward to collaborations in future.
Department of Energy said that Fiji was looking into this possibility but given its extensive and expensive exercise, there was a lot to ponder in regards to the technology.
Association chairman, Jae-Wan Lee said the association was an incorporated association established under the Korean Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries in 2009 with 170 companies.
“I have no doubt that the association members will contribute to achieving the Pacific Islands’ long term development goal for Blue-Green Economy,” he said.
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