November 29, 2023

Kim Jong Un calls for renewal of provincial towns in Kanggye inspection

DPRK leader stresses Jagang province capital’s environmental, infrastructural shortfalls

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently inspected building plans for the northwestern Jagang province’s capital Kanggye and border town Manpho, stressing problems and calling for major construction overhauls, state media reported Saturday.

In an article carried in the party-run daily Rodong Sinmun alongside inspections of various machinery factories in Jagang, Kim criticized the architectural development of the two cities as having been “haphazardly done just to fill vacant lots without any careful calculation.”