○… Every department of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is hanging on the cargo union strike
More than 10 days have passed since the cargo union began to refuse collective transport, and the damage to construction and industrial sites is increasing. Ministers and deputy ministers carry out field investigations for orders to start work, as well as finding and inspecting sites with significant damage. Inspection of construction sites where not only the second vice minister responsible for transport and logistics but also the first vice minister suffers direct damage. Employees of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport are also busy responding to strikes regardless of department. It is impossible for one department to realistically handle the twice-daily status announcement, post-briefing, on-site visits, and cargo alliance negotiations. Normally, when pending issues arise, only the relevant departments and the spokesperson’s office are busy, but this time, almost all departments, not just the logistics policy department, responded to work that associated with the strike. Meanwhile, even the rail strike was withdrawn, a sigh of relief.
○… Yunkyu Park, Vice Minister of Science and ICT, to CES
Park Yun-gyu, 2nd Vice Minister of Science and ICT, plans to attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas next month with key executives. As head of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector within the ministry, he plans to look at various ICT products incorporating artificial intelligence (AI), urban air traffic (UAM), and the latest industry trends such as autonomous driving and reflect them in digital policies. High interest in startup policy. Looking for ways to support ICT startups in the US.
○…The Ministry of Finance is sighing over the budget bill exceeding the statutory deadline
As the budget bill exceeds the legal deadline of two days, the length of stay of Ministry of Strategy and Finance officials in Yeouido is expected to be longer. This year, there are many political issues, so he said with a calm expression that he is ready. The sub-committee on taxes of the equipment committee is also in a good position. Among the tax reform proposals, controversial bills such as financial investment income tax, comprehensive real estate tax, inheritance tax and gift tax, and corporate tax were not properly discussed and only disagreements were confirmed. The Ministry of Finance and Economy is in the position that it will look forward to the 9th, which is the last day of the regular National Assembly, as the processing of the 2nd day has gone anyway. Concerns that if the ninth day is exceeded, the situation could become complicated, such as rescheduling the date of the extraordinary National Assembly to process the budget bill.