Shown above is a poster promoting the webinar event of the Korea Railway Association, which tries to help South Korean corporations tap into the South American market. Photo courtesy of KRA

State-run organization will hold webinar next month

The Korea Railway Association announced on April 27 that the organization would hold a webinar on May 2 to help South Korean corporations tap into the South American markets.

The Seoul-based organization noted that the webinar would be composed of three sessions, including the situations of the South Korean railway market and best practices.

KRA Chairman Kim Han-young would take part in the event along with Ambassador of Peru to Korea Daúl Matute and Costa Rican Ambassador to Korea Alejandro Rodriguez Zamora.

As best practices, attendees are scheduled to share experiences of Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Dohwa Engineering.

The former took charge of the construction of Panama’s metro line No. 3, while the latter also worked on metro businesses in such countries as Peru and Panama.

Those who want to attend the meeting are required to make applications before 2 p.m. on April 29. It would be broadcast through Zoom.

“Countries across the world are trying to tackle the economic downturn caused by the virus pandemic through large-sized infrastructure projects. South American states are no exceptions,” KRA Chairman Kim Han-young said.

“I hope that our webinar event would bring about a renewed interest in the South Korean railway market and help our companies share information to build proper strategies.”

The KRA was set up midway through 2009 with the aim of connecting the railway community of the country.

The association supports exchange and cooperation procedures among its members and targets green growth, which is gaining importance across the country.

It is also a pioneer in the development and dissemination of railroad technology and making an effective network among industries, universities, and institutes.

The publisher studied Korean history in Seoul and management of business administration in the United Kingdom. He has 20-year experiences in the media business. Kim can be reached at or 82-2-6956-6698.