The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Foreign Advisory Committee has said it will organise a number of targeted programs to help solve some of the problems immigrants face on the island. The committee said in its March 3 report that while 2012 was spent collecting information on immigrants’ complaints, action will be taken during 2013. The first step is to hold a workshop in March, followed by a special session in May to discuss specific roles which immigrants can play in Jeju society.
The committee of 20 members, including 14 foreigners and six Jeju islanders, was formed in 2012 with the mandate to improve conditions for immigrants in line with Jeju’s Free International City status. — Headline Jeju