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Saturday, February 15, 2003



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Hawaii DBEDT looks to sell local environmental expertise

The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism is seeking environment-related businesses to attend a trade mission to Seoul, South Korea, June 14-22. The department will lead the tour, which focuses on opportunities for Hawaii businesses in the areas of environmental products, services and technology designed to meet new demands in Korea as environmental standards in the country become stricter.

The mission participate in the 25th International Exhibition on Environmental Technologies. Deadline for registration is Feb. 28. There is an $800 fee for participation in the expo.For more information, call Jamie Lum at 587-2753.

Japan renews support for center

The government of Japan will give a $361,000 grant to Hawaii's Pacific International Center for High Technology and Research.

The money will go toward continued support for programs involving the development and transfer of renewable energy technology and technical programs in Hawaii and the Pacific islands region.

The organization will use some of the money to add solar home systems in Pacific island areas. To date, the Japanese government has given nearly $12.4 million to the center.

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