May 23, 2024

Kim Jong Un opens construction on major housing and farm projects in capital

State media reveals worker camp near Pyongyang is for new greenhouse farm in latest effort to combat food shortages

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended two groundbreaking ceremonies for major new apartment and farm construction projects in Pyongyang on Wednesday, according to official media, as authorities place the spotlight on long-standing housing and food shortages even for capital residents.

The Rodong Sinmun unveiled the first computer-rendered images of phase two of the Hwasong district housing project in northern Pyongyang, where Kim ordered the military to build 10,000 homes in 2023.

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