April 21, 2021

North Korea reveals controversial plans to redevelop Kumgang tourist area

Kim Jong Un called for the removal and replacement of South Korean facilities at the Kumgang tourist area in Oct. 2019

North Korea on Sunday revealed controversial plans to redevelop the Mount Kumgang tourist area, a prominent site of former inter-Korean cooperation. It has been over a year since Kim Jong Un ordered the removal and replacement of South Korean facilities built there.

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun toured the area to "learn about its development" and was pictured in front of an annotated map depicting areas to be redeveloped for tourism purposes, state media showed on Sunday.