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Postby Zongxian » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:06 am

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2 April 4460
Dankuk to Join Northern Council
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SEONGTAEK: A huge shift in Dranian foreign policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it has formally filed to join the Northern Council, an international economic, military, and political alliance that spans multiple continents across the northern hemisphere. Departing from the isolationist and conspiratorial policies of the past regime, the Dranian government has expressed its view of the Northern Council as an essential body in the preservation of regional security and strengthening of global economic growth. By joining the alliance, Dankuk also takes yet another step in repairing the relationship with its sole geographic neighbor, Kazulia. And as Dankuk continues to experience an ongoing period of economic recovery in wake of the dictatorship's fall, there are hopes that these new relationships abroad could bring in new investments and spark new development.

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11 April 4460
Haedodi in Collapse, Subsidiaries Break Off
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GONGMANGDO: Once the largest chaebol in Dankuk, commanding multiple sectors of the economy, Haedodi Corporation has announced that it will be entering a transition period that will ultimately bring about an end to the conglomerate. Having struggled greatly over the past number of decades, the chaebol had a brief hope for recovery in the past five years but plans did not turn out as intended. Now Haedodi Corporation is faced with collapse as its forced to spin off many of its successful subsidiaries into independent companies, most with completely new branding that abandons the repetition of the Haedodi name. Other subsidiaries, lacking the same level of success, will likely have to file for bankruptcy unless they are able to quickly find interested investors in the coming months.

On the chopping block are Haedodi Capital and Haedodi Telecom. Meanwhile, forging their own path forward are Haedodi C&E, Haedodi Electronics, and Haedodi Geo-Hydro. The fate of the Haedodi Chemicals, Haedodi Motor Company, and Haedodi Steel still remains unknown.

News of Haedodi's closure has had an immediately negative impact on the wider market as the Dankuk Exchange is seeing losses across all sectors. While positive news may eventually come out of the independent spin-off companies, Haedodi's collapse is not a desired headline as the government continues to push for economic recovery and put Dankuk closer to reclaiming its spot as a leading economy of Dovani.
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23 April 4460
Indralan Billionaire Arrested for Wildlife Smuggling
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PYEONGREO, Magadonia Province: An Indralan billionaire was arrested on his yacht by federal authorities with assistance of the Dranian Navy earlier today. Zhou Wai-fung, formerly a member of the Indralan legislature, was attempting to smuggle multiple native Dranian species out of the country, intending to keep them as pets. Villagers near Yonseo spotted an "entourage of wealthy foreigners" with a livestock trailer during the late hours of the night, alleging that one or two caribou had been sedated and taken from the wild. This information ultimately led authorities to identify Zhou, whose super yacht was docked in Pyeongreo.

Other evidence was obtained connecting Zhou with the rented trailer that was spotted near Yonseo and police attempted to make contact with the billionaire. Zhou departed in his yacht, defying police orders leading to intervention by the Dranian Navy, which forcefully stopped his vessel. Upon boarding, authorities were able to determine that one caribou had been obtained and was being transported on the yacht back to Indrala. Additionally, authorities found that Zhou had also obtained other Dranian wildlife, including two snow monkeys, a puffin, and a seal. All of the animals were intended to be kept by Zhou as pets at one of his private estates in Indrala. Police have not released the formal charges to the public and it is uncertain what punishment Zhou may face. The billionaire has reported appealed to the Indralan Embassy demanding they obtain his release.

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Other Happenings in the Nation, April 4460
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BELO MOUNASTERIO: House de Mingo is rumored to be in consideration as an organization to represent the Dranianos Cultural Zone, moving the cultural zones closer to the realization of a cultural monarchy triumvirate, a concept that has frequently emerged throughout history as unified states sought to bring recognition to its major cultural groups.

GONGMANGDO: The House of Ryeo has returned to Dankuk to seat the cultural monarchy of the Kyo. Leading the house within Dankuk is Ryeo Jiwoo, twin brother of family patriarch, Jiyong, who still resides in southern Indrala with his wife and six children.

SEONGTAEK: The Ministry of Education & Culture is reorganizing the Greater National University System, a federal-level public higher education system which has long been neglected for centuries. Never formally abolished by any past government, the system has maintained itself on the reputation of its most successful institutions, such as GNU Ulbrach. The government hopes that its reorganization will strengthen the value of all GNU institutions and increase access to higher education.

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Postby Wu Han » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:46 pm

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20 April 4460
Mugunghwa Foundation Fundraising Gala exceeds expectation
Over $1m raised for the Bae family's philanthropic foundation over the course of the evening
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Bae Family scion Bae Joo-hyuk (left); Gala held at the Yonseo Historic Hotel and Convention Centre (right)

YONSEO: After decades spent in hiding, the Bae Family has returned to the spotlight, hosting a glittering fundraising gala for their philanthropic foundation, the Mugunghwa Foundation. Bae Joo-hyuk, patriarch of the family and Chairman of the foundation has said that the family intends to use the money in advancing educational opportunities in Yonseo.

The House Bae, one of Dankuk's oldest and richest noble families is estimated to have spent nearly 92% of their net worth funding resistance efforts against the Hwangje regime. Thus, the substantial success of the gala which doubled it's initial $500,000 fundraising goal can be interpreted as an expression of gratitude from the public toward the Bae Family for their personal sacrifice in securing a victory for the democratic movement.

Attendees included Guest of Honour, Premier Hana Pastora de Santiago, Cabinet Minister Park Yongnim, TQ Group's Tang family, Tiankong Group's Ren family, Lü Ae-cha, Ryeo Jiwoo, and various members of the House Sun, House de Mingo and Cheng Clan of Indrala, among many others.

At the beginning of the evening, Bae Joo-hyuk offered a deep bow to Premier de Santiago, conveying his sincere admiration of her administration and dedication to the advancement of democracy. He took his seat beside his sister as the main event of the evening, an art auction, was held. The Bae Family donated a Baekgu-dynasty vase for the auction, which was sold to the Ryeo Foundation for $24,000. Additionally, Bae Woo-hyeon, sister of Bae Joo-hyuk donated one of her personal paintings; Bae is a renowned modern artist. Despite low expectations, the painting (titled "Avalanche") sold for $84,000 to the Cheng Clan of Indrala. The painting was the most expensive single piece auctioned at the Gala.

Near the end of the evening it was revealed that auction receipts combined with donations had exceeded $1,000,000. Tearfully, Bae Joo-hyuk took to the stage where he expressed his gratitude to the audience.

"My father sacrificed his youth, and his life, to liberating our beloved Dankuk," Bae said through tears. "I will not take his sacrifice for granted, and will dedicate all of my energy to honouring his legacy. Thank you all."

Bae Eun-sik, father of Woo-hyeon and Joo-hyuk, was an avowed democratic activist who spared no expensive in channelling support to underground resistance movements. Bae Eun-sik disappeared around 4420, and has been presumed dead since then.

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Postby Zongxian » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:50 pm

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10 October 4462
Federal Chairman & Premier Visit Indrala
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TIAN'AN, Han Province, Indrala: Federal Chairman Sun Seohyun and Premier Hana Pastora de Santiago have arrived in the Indralan capital city today as they prepare to meet with various representatives of the Indralan government. The first foreign visit for de Santiago and Sun, this event marks yet another move forward in the restoration of relations with Indrala and it is expected that many of the discussions will focus on economic cooperation and investment. It is also rumored that officials are negotiating for Indrala to take up residency in the former Vanukean military base located in the Loren Province. And for the Federal Chairman, this visit also has provided an opportunity for the Dranian leader to meet his relatives within the Indralan Imperial Household for the first time.

It is expected that Indralan officials will have their own state visit to Dankuk at a future date.
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15 October 4462
Sō Yoko to Lead Jiyu Brand in Dankuk
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SEONGTAEK: Emerging Kunihito artist and entertainer Sō Yoko has risen as a new symbol for the Indralan art/fashion label and its expanding operations in Dankuk. Not since the days of Lü Jiyu herself has the company enjoyed the eccentricity and controversies that Sō has stirred in Dankuk. But it should come as no surprise from a person whose core inspiration is Jiyu and certainly Sō has made a point to expand upon the legacy of her heroine. Ever since the introduction of the House of Jiyu to Dankuk, Sō had her sights set on winning a role in the company's Dranian operations. After meeting Lü Ae-cha, daughter of Jiyu, at the Mugunghwa Foundation fundraiser in 4460, Sō opened up communication and impressed Lü with her commitment to a Jiyu-inspired life and artistic style.

Before entering this new leading role in the Dranian division of the House of Jiyu, Sō led a career in the entertainment industry, often appearing as a comical side character on variety shows and skits. Aside from this role, which has guided much of her public image, Sō also designs modern art in the style of Jiyu which has appeared in various exhibitions throughout Dankuk. Additionally, Sō is a graduate of Zifada, the post-secondary institution founded by Jiyu.

Sō has big plans for the House of Jiyu in Dankuk and she has already secured a deal to open the brand's second Dranian flagship. To be located in Yonseo, the flagship location will be within the city's central historic department store, owned by the Mugunghwa Group. This premier spot along Brenhines Street was made possible through an agreement by the House of Jiyu to invest in Mugunghwa's broader development plans for Yonseo. Sō also has expressed her hopes of opening what she refers to as "a Zifada north," noting the lack of prominent Dranian higher education institutions that are dedicated to the arts.

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Other Happenings in the Nation, October 4462
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IGLESIA MAYOR: Zhou Wai-fung has been released from prison and returned to Indrala following his attempted wildlife smuggling in Magadonia. Zhou has received a lifetime ban from Dankuk.

PORT RHYNACH: Sun Seohyun has been elected as the first Chairman of the Federal Council for Unity. Running as an independent candidate with the endorsement of the Federalist Party, Sun will be tasked with officially inaugurating the Federal Council's first members and appointing representative bodies for Dankuk's three cultural zones.

SEONGTAEK: Income inequality is on the rise as new economic growth and foreign investment has centered on Dankuk's most prominent urban centers. Local leaders are rallying together to call on the government to develop a more inclusive national economic plan that focuses on more than just the federal cities.

YONSEO: Haedodi Construction & Engineering has announced that is has added its name to the list of investors in the Muganghwa Group's development plans in Yonseo. Haedodi C&E, still undergoing a process of rebranding, was one of the most successful subsidiaries of the defunct chaebol, surpassed only by Haedodi Electronics.

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Postby Wu Han » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:41 pm

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20 April 4460
Bae Joo-hyuk seeks investors to rebuild iconic department store in Yonseo
Bae hopes to rebuild family's prosperity, prestige
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YONSEO: Bae Joo-hyuk is seeking investors to buy into his family's plan for a revitalized Yonseo. At the centre, Bae Joo-hyuk is seeking to restore the historic Yonseo Mugunghwa Department Store, and in so doing, symbolically restore his family's prestige and prosperity. The store, once the flagship of the family's Mugunghwa Group, has sat in disrepair for decades as it was economically unviable during the Hwangje period.

As reported, the House of Bae while historically one of Dankuk's wealthiest families had lost a significant fraction of their wealth during the Hwangje period, having their assets either seized by the regime or having donated much to the democratic movement. Today, the House of Bae remains in a precarious financial position; deeply indebted and with very few liquid assets.

Nonetheless, earlier this week Mugunghwa Group's Board of Directors announced that they unanimously elected Bae Joo-hyuk, 24, as Chief Executive Officer. This news came after Kim Sang-hoon, Muganghwa's second largest shareholder, announced that he would gift half of his stake in the company to Bae such that the family would regain majority control of the company. This generosity did not go unrewarded by Bae Joo-hyuk, who appointed Kim Chief Financial Officer shortly after his own appointment.

Bae faces an uphill battle in restoring the once-great conglomerate to profitability, but it is a battle he feels obligated to undertake. Speaking to media, Bae said that rebuilding the company was "the only way to honour [his] father's legacy," adding that employing as many Dranians as possible is a major goal of his business philosophy.

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10 March 4466
De Santiago to Retire Within a Year
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SEONGTAEK: In her twelfth year as the Dranian head of government, Premier Hana Pastora de Santiago has announced her intention to retire before the next parliamentary elections are held. Highly popular among her party and the nation, the Federalists will be hard pressed to find a successor to follow in de Santiago’s footsteps. Some expected that Foreign Minister Nicolas Yulin might come forward to seek a more prominent role in the party but he has declined, opting to focus on continuing his efforts to restore Dranian foreign relations.

Early tensions are growing between Senators Enrique de Mingo and Ryouichi Mangjuhl. The former, patriarch of House de Mingo, has been harshly criticized for participating in federal politics given his role in a noble family. While no laws prevent such a thing, most in the Federalist Party frown upon this mixing of nobility and politics, something viewed as reminiscent of past regimes. Nonetheless, de Mingo now seeks to win over the Federalists and become their leader. As he faces even greater attacks on his nobility, Mangjuhl is increasingly becoming a symbol of Federalist integrity. Actual leadership elections remain far off but Mangjuhl is not wasting time in solidifying the Federalist base and rallying the party’s membership around its reformist icons, Alfredo de la Cruz and Premier de Santiago.

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Other Happenings in the Nation, March 4466
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PYEONGREO, Magadonia Province: Sō Yoko has won a bid for ownership over the abandoned property of the Hwangje Sun Palace. Roped off and left to disrepair by the local government, few have expressed interest in the property and most bids to purchase the former palace have been rejected by the government. However, Sō has managed to finagle a win in obtaining the property which she now reveals she intends to completely demolish. A small section of the palace will be preserved and integrated into plans for the construction of an amusement park in partnership with the FangCaiRyeo Group.

SEONGTAEK: The FangCaiRyeo Group has officially opened a regional headquarters in Seongtaek, the latest move in their continuing Dranian expansion. Arriving from Indrala, Xia Taejoon has been assigned to lead the regional office.

KAIZHOU, Jiaozhi Province, Indrala: House of Jiyu owner Lü Ae-cha has passed away at the age of 96. Survived by her son, Luk Runmei, Lü was among the last living members of the Lü Clan. With her passing, ownership of the private fashion house has been split into thirds between Luk, the FangCaiRyeo Group, and Sō Yoko, the company’s rising star.

KAIZHOU, Jiaozhi Province, Indrala: Zhou Wai-fung calls for the vassalization of the “barbaric Dranian state.” Zhou complained of the damages to his super yacht which was ultimately seized and never returned to him even after his release from Dranian imprisonment. The billionaire criticized the Dranian people for their “extreme rudeness” and he has promised to offer his personal wealth to assist the Indralan government in pursuing a campaign to establish Dankuk as a tributary state. The Dranian Embassy in Tian'an issued a one-sentence statement reiterating that Zhou has a lifetime ban from Dankuk.
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15 July 4466
Dankuk Greets Kazulian Special Emissary
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The Dranian Federation welcomes the visit of Aksel Holte, Special Emissary of the Kingdom of Kazulia. As Dankuk seeks to establish a more prominent role in pan-Dovani initiatives, this visit is one among many events on schedule for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This particular visit is of special importance due to the status of Kazulia as Dankuk's sole Dovanian neighbor and the history of hostilities between the two nations within the past century.

As the Dranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs meets with Mr. Holte's team, discussions are expected to focus on economic cooperation and international collaboration on infrastructure projects, such as a pan-Dovani highway. The Foreign Ministry has also released a statement that they are in the early stages of planning an official state visit to Kazulia, led by Federal Chairman Sun Seohyun.

Meetings with the Kazulian Special Emissary and his team will take place at Muhandae World Tower in Seongtaek, attended by Foreign Minister Nicolas Yulin, Transport Minister Marco Gyeo, Trade Minister Valentin Trujillo, and associated ministry representatives and aides. The Kazulian team has also been invited to attend dinner at the Premier House with Premier Hana Pastora de Santiago.
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30 July 4478
Premier Mangjuhl Unveils Ambitious Railway Plan
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SEONGTAEK: Aligning with Premier Ryouichi Mangjuhl's nearly passed budget, which adds a great amount of new funding to the Ministry of Public Works & Transport and the Ministry of Science & Technology, the federal government has also unveiled an ambitious long-term plan for the development of a comprehensive rail transport system that serves the entire nation. With initial stages of this enormous infrastructure development project approved under the National Railways Act of 4478, Danrail will begin a process of modernization on its national high-speed rail line that services each of Dankuk's most major cities. Danrail is also working with engineering experts and leading rail operators to explore how to develop a railway that can operate with a high level of efficiency, punctuality, and safety.

Beyond the improvement of the existing national line, the Premier's plan aims to go much further, aiming to deliver rail service to the majority of Dranian communities with an ultimate goal of placing rail transportation as the go-to method of travel. The National Railways Act has authorized the government to provide subsidies and other support to private railway corporations as incentive for additional development that aligns with the master plan for national rail infrastructure. The government has already started reaching out to private companies to encourage expansion of urban commuter rail lines in major cities. There has also been an interest in using the development of rural rail lines to spark new economic growth and development along these rail lines that would connect outward from established major cities.

Meanwhile, as Danrail and private companies start to lay out development plans for building rail lines, the Office for Innovation and Research has been tasked with exploring cutting-edge railway infrastructure that could be integrated to either the national infrastructure project as a whole or into special regional lines. A variety of consultants have been brought in to assist in this task, including consultants from the accomplished Indralan technology corporation, Zhijia.

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IGLESIA MAYOR: The Dankuk Cultural Institute is finalizing its planned submission to IESCO for the official designation of Dranian Global Heritage Sites. The full list has not yet been made public but it is known that Beonyeongsalm Palace and the Santa Sharika Historic District will be included. It is widely believed that the submission will also ask for recognition of key Dranian geographic features, such as the peak mountains near Yonseo or the fjords of northern Magadonia. (July 4478)

SEONGTAEK: BIDO, one of the leading toilet manufacturers in Dankuk, has begun a massive national campaign encouraging greater cleanliness and public health with a goal of convincing people to install BIDO's innovative, integrated bidet toilet seats in their homes. The company's CEO has said it is his aim to eliminate all use of squat toilets in Dankuk and to make advanced toilets the norm all across the nation. (February 4478)

PORT RHYNACH: After popular petition for her return to a role in government, Hana Pastora de Santiago has announced that she will take part in the upcoming elections for the federal chairmanship. Limited in actual power, the chairman position nonetheless has a key role in serving as a unitary symbol of the nation, at home and abroad. (August 4474)

PYEONGRYEO: Sō Yoko unveiled the opening of JiyuWorld Dankuk, an amusement park located on the abandoned grounds of the mostly demolished Sun Palace. The theme park, owned in part by the FangCaiRyeo Group, is the first of its kind in the Magadonia Province and features a mix of thematic, interactive exhibitions and traditional attractions and rides. Some controversy surrounds the park due to the conversion of the last remaining building of the Sun Palace into a haunted house. (May 4471)
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10 March 4481
Dankuk to Leave Northern Council
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SEONGTAEK: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Dankuk will soon be withdrawing from the Northern Council. The decision, coming from Premier Ryouichi Mangjuhl, is being seen as a move to align Dankuk with the realities of its current foreign policy and bilateral relationships. While membership in the Northern Council played an important role in normalizing Dankuk’s international standing following democratization, foreign policy remained centric on rebuilding the historic Indralan alliance. Premier Mangjuhl has stated that further announcements will be coming from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding both Indrala and broader involvement in international affairs.

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12 March 4481
Zhijia Prototypes Farming Tunnel in Yonseo
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YONSEO, Magadonia Province: Re-purposing an abandoned coal mine in the outskirts of Yonseo, Zhijia, with support from Haedodi Electronics, has constructed a new kind of vertical farm, located within a temperature controlled LED-lit tunnel absent of soil. With its sheltered location the crops are protected from the harsh weather typical to northern Dankuk and it could present new opportunities for domestic food production. Additionally, on the idea of re-purposing abandoned facilities, there is a greatly minimized impact on the Dranian natural environment, which remains closely protected by federal and local governments.
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2 September 4481
Premier Mangjuhl Restructures Federal Universities
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SEONGTAEK: A long-standing objective of the federal government, dating to back to the de Santiago premiership, was the revamping of the national university system. Having operated for many decades on archaic policy and flawed structures, it has been a major challenge to address the Greater National University System. Officials from institutions of the GNUS has continued to lobby for overarching reform but progress has been impeded by disagreements within the federal system. Now, after months of negotiations with GNUS representatives, Premier Ryouichi Mangjuhl has announced that an agreement has been reached to start a process of complete restructuring of the federal university system.

This restructuring, entering its first stages next summer, will simplify the higher education bureaucracy within GNUS and allocate funding more fairly between all federal institutions. The reforms also clarify the relationship between the federal institutions organized under the GNUS with those nationally-funded public institutions that exist independently. Strategic plans for the GNUS aim to put its institutions on a more equal playing field with other institutions in Dankuk, hopefully elevating more federal universities to a status of prestige, beyond just the well-known Greater National University of Ulbrach. The current blueprint for restructuring places completion in the summer of 4485. The Greater National University System is composed of five institutions: GNU-Elbian in Soleunggo, GNU-Loren in Port Rhynach, GNU-Magadonia in Pyeongreo, GNU-Ulbrach in Iglesia Mayor, and GNU-Valdor in Cheonssu.

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7 September 4481
Ryeo Foundation Provides Grant for Agricultural Research
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MYNYDDOEDD CREIGIOG: The Ryeo Foundation has announced that it will fund a major grant to support innovative agricultural research projects that focus on sustainability and national self-sufficiency. Inspired by the breakthroughs in the Zhijia Yonseo mine farm, King of the Kyo Jiwoo stated that he believes it to be of extreme importance to enable research that can identify more ways for Dankuk to produce more food domestically. Due to much of Dankuk having a climate ill-suited for major agriculture, it has been an everlasting challenge for the nation to reduce its dependency on imported food goods and diversify domestic food production. The Ryeo Foundation has already stated that it will assistance in the expansion of Zhijia's project and moving forward it hopes to work with Dranian universities and researchers to fund even more projects.

In conjunction with announcing its new agricultural grant, the Ryeo Foundation has established a scholarship specific to the University of Agriculture in Cheonssu, supporting student and faculty research and projects.

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IGLESIA MAYOR: The Dankuk Cultural Institute has officially submitted its first three candidates for IESCO World Heritage Site status. While more sites are planned to stand as candidates in the future, making the cut for this initial proposal are Beonyeongsalm Palace, the Royal Tombs of Baekgu, and The Norfiords.

LIFFANES: As the federal government continues along on its ambitious national rail project there has been growing interest in the protection of natural landscapes throughout many parts of Dankuk. While public support is strong for infrastructure development there remains a keen interest in environmental protection. This has been especially true in the rural regions affected by new railway construction and environmental groups are actively lobbying for careful urban planning surrounding the railways and how they are routed. And as new communities are slated to be constructed around these train routes, there is also focus on green development projects and urban walkability that would minimize need for major roadway construction.
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