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Minister of Science and ICT visits KICT
- Date2018/02/07 14:59:57
Mr. You Young Min, Minister of Science and ICT, visited KICT-FIRE in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province on February 7 to attend an open debate for the vitalization of research on citizens’ living along with many researchers, experts, and firefighters.
Mr. You remarked that the ministry will be increasing R&D efforts to resolve problems in citizens’ daily lives, such as fires. KICT-FIRE Director Lee Tae-won pointed out the necessity for institutional measures to investigate and analyze the causes of fires scientifically and incorporate the findings in technical development. He said that the relevant regulations need to be minimized to ensure technological developments are promptly applied to the field.
Prior to the debate, the minister and his party observed demonstrations of a full-scale fire using dryvit insulation materials and fire-resistance tests, followed by a briefing on major research outcomes for fire protection.