June 09, 2023

North Korean leader says major hospital project lacks budget, proper supplies

Visit to Pyongyang General Hospital marks Kim Jong Un’s first inspection since May 1

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently inspected the Pyongyang General Hospital construction site and criticized organizers for failing to set up a budget or properly plan the supply of materials, state media reported on Monday.

The undated visit to what is currently considered the country’s top construction project marks Kim’s first public site inspection since May 1. The Pyongyang general hospital is officially set to be complete by the ruling party’s founding anniversary on Oct. 10.