April 23, 2024
Analysis

Kim inspects new apartment construction after building collapse accident

N. Korean leadership hopes to show responsibility, reassure populace of building quality and safety

Kim Jong Un and two other senior officials inspected the construction of new apartment houses for educators of Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, KCNA reported Wednesday.

This inspection – along with the report on it – was almost certainly intended to reassure people that the leadership is taking serious measures to closely regulate construction quality and building safety in Pyongyang after the collapse of an apartment building under construction in the Phyongchon District of Pyongyang on May 13.

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