The district office submitted to the Small and Medium Businesses Administration an application calling for the designation of 568,714 square meters of land in the district, including Myeong-dong, as a special medical tourism zone, tentatively named "Happy Medical Tourism Special Zone."
To this end, the district plans to carry out 11 projects in four categories - laying the foundation for medical tourism, marketing activities, development of food and establishment of a network, the officials said. Completion is due for 2017.
It also plans to open an Internet website in English, Chinesea and Russian as well as Korean, and set up a medical tourism assistance center, they said.
By Keat Min Woo
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