May 24, 2024

North Korea starts building factories in 13 more areas for rural development

DPRK finishes breaking ground in 20 cities and counties, while hinting party will directly oversee 20x10 initiative

North Korea has started building factories in all 20 cities and counties targeted for new construction under a sweeping rural development initiative, according to state media, after authorities held another 13 groundbreaking ceremonies in recent days.

The party-run Rodong Sinmun reported on Monday that the latest wave of ceremonies were held in Kujang, Unsan, Yonthan, Unchon, Jaeryong, Tongsin, Usi, Kosan, Ichon, Hamju, Kumya, Kim Hyong Jik and Jangphung from March 6-10.

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