I must apologize for a slight misunderstanding in my understanding of Korean. When I inquired a few weeks ago to MOHW about the EP restart (see my Feb 1 posting) , I was told that it will be in "ewol-joong" (meaning in February). I misunderstood this to mean mid-February, as "joong" usually means "middle". However, I forgot that it could also mean all inclusive February.
Today, I got a reply from the MOHW in response to my inquiry several days ago, and that their intention was to restart the EP process anytime in February, not mid-February as I originally understood. So my sincere apology to you all for not having properly understood the initial message from the MOHW and gave you folks a false hope.
"Ewol-joong" means "in February". So as of now, the MOHW plans to begin the EP process in February, and that leaves about ten days left to go for them to restart. I really really hope they will start in "ewol-joong", meaning they will restart the EP process before the March arrives. Like all of you, I am crossing my fingers.