February 25, 2024

North Korea reveals October 2020 deadline for Samjiyon construction project

Kim Jong Un cautions against hasty work, however, in latest on-site inspection of town

Construction on the politically-symbolic Samjiyon project will be completed “ahead of schedule” in October 2020, North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported Tuesday.

Coverage of a recent visit by Kim Jong Un to the now snow-covered town - his first public appearance in 19 days - said that while plans originally called for four stages of construction to be completed by 2021, the leader instead decided to cut the stages to three and move the date ahead by a year.