North Korean top-priority fertilizer plant appears to be nearing completion
Stated aims of project which opened in mid-2017 are to boost agricultural production and “C1” chemical industry
Following a week of rapid–fire opening ceremonies for some of North Korea’s top-priority construction projects, it appears another in the form of a large new fertilizer plant is also nearing completion, NK Pro analysis of recent satellite imagery shows.
The Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory (순천린비료공장) — located in the city of Sunchon north of Pyongyang — is being built with the official aim of “increasing the agricultural production” of the country, though it could serve as a production base for other chemicals as well.
It is one of only a handful of “important construction projects” listed
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