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Busan prepares special logistical measures for BTS concert

Seoul, Aug 30 (EFE).- The city of Busan activated a special logistics plan Tuesday for the large free concert of well-known K-pop band BTS the town will host in October.

To facilitate transportation, the city council approved a plan to increase flights between Incheon and Gimpo airports in Seoul, and Gimhae in Busan, near the dates of the event.

The city council said it wants to arrange a special bus service, a more frequent local train and activate a sea transportation service to the site, an old glass factory in Gijang County, taking advantage that it has a berth.

The council also said it would closely monitor accommodation practices in the city – all those in Gijang area were already booked out for Oct. 15 hours after the concert was announced – to avoid exorbitant price increases or unjustified cancellations whose purpose it is to rent rooms for a higher amount.

Although there is still a month and a half left for the event, the venue where the concert will take place will host some 100,000 people (half in seats and half standing), which will make it BTS’ largest performance in their country.

The city will enable another space in the port terminal where another 10,000 people will be able to see the concert live on a giant screen.

This concert promises to attract even more people if possible, since it will be the band’s first performance after its members – some of whom must soon complete their mandatory military service – said in June they would focus on personal projects in coming months.

The appointment will promote the candidacy of Busan, South Korea’s second largest city about 450 kilometers southeast of Seoul, to host Expo 2030. The city council said Tuesday it would invite some 3,500 foreign personalities from the 170 member countries of the International Exhibitions Bureau.

The bureau will select the city that will host Expo 2030 between Busan, Riyadh, Odessa and Rome at the end of 2023. EFE


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