Gyeongsan said in a statement that the center will break ground in 2023 for five years project through a 14 billion won ($10.9 million)-project. The city located some 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Seoul will work with a local rehabilitation hospital to secure necessary equipment and expert personnel.
"Through the establishment of support infrastructure for the development of ICT-based demonstration center, we will help local companies to focus on development and commercialization," Gyeongsan Mayor Cho Hyeon-il said in a statement on December 26. The city will support startup companies to nurture the local medical industry.
According to a survey of 542 children aged five years and younger, conducted by the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2022, 33 percent of South Korean children experienced difficulties with their cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and social abilities during a coronavirus pandemic. To provide professional help, a support center that provides a one-stop program including counseling and treatment will be built in Seoul.
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