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  • Starting as early as next month, those of you in Korea will see more drones and compact

  • electric cars out and about. Seoul's land and transport ministry unveiled

  • its grand plan aimed at boosting the country's high-tech industries.

  • Hwang Hojun with the details. The Transport Ministry unveiled on Thursday

  • a Pre-emptive Regulation Modification Plan to follow up with the government's efforts

  • to cultivate growth in high-tech industries through deregulation.

  • "This plan will not only jump start the stagnated economy but also act as a catalyst to boost

  • the process of developing new technologies, including drones and self-driving vehicles."

  • Until now, drone usage has been limited to few areas such as agriculture, aerial filming,

  • and flight training. But once the plan is implemented, as long

  • as it doesn't jeopardize national security, the drone industry will be able to expand

  • its scope to all sectors including the service and entertainment industries.

  • The plan also abolishes the minimum capital rule for businesses using drones weighting

  • 25 kilograms or less. Next -generation vehicles will also benefit

  • from the plan, with a significant move on compact electric cars such as Renault-Samsung's

  • Twizy. Such vehicles for just one or two passengers

  • had legal limitations for on-road operations as they lacked domestic legal standards.

  • But to encourage further development and usage, the government will initially implement standards

  • borrowed from other countries until finalizing customized guidelines.

  • Set to be implemented in July, the plan will go through a preannouncement of legislation

  • for 17 days starting on Friday.

  • Hwang Hojun, Arirang News.

Starting as early as next month, those of you in Korea will see more drones and compact

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