April 18, 2021

Samjiyon County construction project includes 400+ new buildings, images reveal

Newly-released imagery reveal scope of Pyongyang's plans to transform area into "a model county"

North Korea’s Samjiyon County construction project has been revealed to include 400+ new buildings, close inspection of recently-released official images shows.

Comparison of historical satellite imagery with a project map released by North Korean state media on Tuesday reveals over 450 newly-planned buildings, most of which have not yet been constructed.