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Dagyum Ji was a senior NK News correspondent based in Seoul. She previously worked for Reuters TV.
Kim Jong Un this week praised the rapid progress being made at North Korea's marquee construction project in Samjiyon county, state media reported on Thursday, urging workers to complete the second phase of the town's refurbishment "unconditionally."
In coverage of an on-site inspection by the DPRK leader carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and ruling party organ Rodong Sinmun, Kim was also said to have reiterated that the project must be completed by October 2020.