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JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.
North Korea's government has announced it is focusing all of its work capacity on flood recovery work in North Hamgyong Province and away from construction projects like the ambition Ryomyong Street redevelopment, state-run media reported on Sunday and Monday.
Described as "record breaking flooding," and an “unexpected crisis” by the North Korean media, Pyongyang said it had stopped all of its progress on the Ryomyong Street project - a residential area which has received almost daily coverage from state-run media - to provide help for the victims.