Hamish Macdonald is an NK News contributor. He previously worked at The Korea Herald and for the Australia Centre for Independent Journalism in Sydney.
An analytic look at the main developments of the February 1-February 28 period
Cost of diesel remains stable, however
Price increase continues after jump observed in November, though numbers are still lower than 2017 peak pricing
Traffic in 2018 is reduced when visually compared to the previous year, however
Multiple small and large-scale projects under development as hopes of renewed trade soar
Over 140 PRC-based firms attended fair, with some advertising goods subject to sectoral sanctions
Additional construction seen via satellite in Nampho since March
Sanctioned entities continue to appear, while advertising spotlights domestic tech, finance, and healthcare firms
Site has long been a marquee project for DPRK leadership, though humanitarian concerns persist
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