President Park Geun-hye has called for more efforts to foster new industries and technologies with the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution.
She made the call during a visit to the Gumi National Industrial Complex in North Gyeongsang Province Wednesday, as she toured an industrial-academic convergence district and smart factories, such as 3D printer developers and electric bike producers.
After being briefed about industrial cooperation between businesses and colleges, the president gave words of encouragement to those involved in the industry.
Park then attended the ground-breaking ceremony for a factory of Toray Advanced Materials Korea, in the southeastern city. In a congratulatory speech, she stressed the importance of fostering the materials sector to more actively respond to a fourth industrial revolution. Park also presented policy directions, such as expanding investment in new industries, innovating industrial complexes and attracting more foreign investment.
The top office said that amid foreign direct investment hitting a record high, Wednesday’s visit served as an opportunity for the president to reaffirm the government’s determination to continue to increase related ventures.