North Korea’s ambitious rural housing project off to slow start: Analysis
Only a few thousand new homes appeared across the country last year as state media stays coy about construction targets
Kim Jong Un’s project to revitalize the nation’s rural communities and solve food shortages is off to a modest start, according to NK Pro analysis of recent state media reports, revealing that a relatively small number of new homes were built outside the capital in 2022.
NK Pro found that local officials held move-in ceremonies for 42 farms and villages and around 5,000 new homes as part of the ruling party’s “rural construction plan” first introduced in Jan. 2022.
The total is only half of the party’s annual target for new homes in Pyongyang alone
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