December 02, 2022

North Korea kicks off elaborate new 10,000-home construction project in capital

Kim Jong Un tells workers to overcome hardships to build latest skyscraper street after repeated delays in recent years

North Korea officially opened construction Saturday on another street of ornate skyscrapers to address “housing problems” for 10,000 Pyongyang residents, according to state media, part of a wider plan introduced last year to build 50,000 homes in the capital by the end of 2025. 

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un told thousands of workers gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony to overcome “mounting economic hardships” and feel pride in helping build a “bright socialist future,” according to the Rodong Sinmun.