December 06, 2023

N.Korea halts major building works for flood recovery

In source's photos, zero workers seen on major sites

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.