North Korea renovates long abandoned factory in quest to address food shortages
NK Pro analysis shows only partial revival of Sunchon Chemical Complex so far, as DPRK looks to build more greenhouses
North Korea has heralded the opening of a fertilizer factory to support new greenhouse farm construction and help address chronic food shortages, though satellite imagery suggests the facility is more modest than state media made it seem.
The Rodong Sinmun said Thursday that the newly opened “nutrient solution fertilizer factory” is part of the Sunchon Chemical Complex — a large aging complex north of the capital that authorities have sought to revive for years.
NK Pro analysis of Planet Labs satellite imagery shows that the fertilizer factory is in fact a building that has existed for
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