February 21, 2024

Documents show South Korea explored building power plants in the DPRK

Energy ministry releases file after investigation reveals discussion on energy projects in North Korea

Less than three years ago, South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy assessed the possibility of building a nuclear power plant in the DPRK, previously unknown documents published by the ministry on Monday revealed.  

The six-page document, which the ministry said was discussed after the First inter-Korean summit in 2018, lists three potential locations to construct nuclear power plants: Kumho in North Korea’s Hamgyong province, the demilitarized zone (DMZ) and Uljin in South Korea’s Gyeongsang province.