The City of Busan and the Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) have expanded free interpretation and translation services offered to foreigners from a total of 7 to 12 languages.
Since September 2012, Busan and the BFIA have been providing free interpretation and translation services to foreigners who have difficulty communicating in Korean, in particular at hospitals or public offices. To date, these services have received positive reviews from residents.
Previously, services had been available in seven different languages – English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Russian and Uzbek. However, five additional languages have been added including Mongolian, Myanmar, Cambodian, Thai and Tagalog.
Any foreign resident in the Busan area may request free interpretation and translation services when they visit a hospital and public office by calling 1577-7716.
Interpretation services will be provided by a support team consisting of Busan citizens and married migrants who are able to provide translation assistance on the spot.
Information: Busan Foundation for International Activities (051-668-7921)
Source: Busan City News
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