June 05, 2023

North Korea sees progress on transforming ‘backward’ mining town: Imagery

Deadline nearing to build first 5,000 homes in resource-rich area, as satellite imagery shows signs of finishing touches

This article is part two in a series about progress on major construction projects around North Korea in 2021. Part one covered developments in Pyongyang.

North Korea has made significant progress this year on a top-priority project to transform a “backward” mining town in the country’s northeast, as workers appear set to meet their deadline to build 5,000 homes in the area.