October 01, 2023

‘Pyongyang Speed’ touted as finished scientist street revealed

'Profit' motive might be behind the speedy pace of construction, says analyst

North Korea held a ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate Mirae Scientists Street, the residential sector dedicated for scientists or engineers of North Korea.

Mirae (“Future”) Scientists Street, located in the center of Pyongyang, directly next to Pyongyang Station adjacent to the Taedong River, is nearing completion. The street was introduced in September 2014 when state-run broadcaster Korean Central TV described how the streets were designed to be filled with “high rises that can hold 500 households, a day care center, a kindergarten and various buildings aimed at promoting residents’ welfare,” the KCTV said at the time.