March 21, 2023

North Korea building 10 new hydroelectric dams

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North Korea is building 10 new hydroelectric dams on the Chongchon River to spur rapid development, the Choson Sinbo reported. The Choson Sinbo is published by the General Association of Korean Residents, aka Chongryon, a pro-North organization of Koreans in Japan.

The Chongchon River is in the country’s northwest, beginning in Chagang Province and then running southwest between North and South Phyongan provinces. Among the locations near the river are Kaechon County and Yongbyon County, home to North Korea’s primary nuclear site.