North Korea upgrades facilities on China border in sign of prep to expand trade
Imagery shows likely disinfection facility built in east, while stalled project near border bridge restarts in west
North Korea is upgrading more facilities likely related to trade along its border with China, NK Pro analysis of satellite imagery shows, steps that suggest Pyongyang is preparing to expand cross-border exchange after three years of pandemic restrictions.
Planet Labs satellite imagery shows new roofing work on a possible customs or import disinfection facility in Manpho at the end of February. Workers began constructing this facility years ago at the entrance to a cross-border road bridge that connects to the small Chinese city of Jian in the western border region.
Recent imagery also shows that
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