Rapid progress at Samjiyon construction project since summer, imagery reveals
Over 100 new buildings appear to have sprouted up since Kim Jong Un's July visit
Progress at Samjiyon, the site one of North Korea’s largest and most politically-important construction projects, has been swift in recent months following two on-site visits from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, satellite imagery provided by Planet Labs shows.
In Samjiyon town, close to the Chinese border and Mt. Paektu, major advancements in construction and road work have occurred in the roughly 40-days between Kim’s early July and mid-August field visits.
According to satellite imagery, over one hundred buildings have gone up since Kim’s first visit in early July with the majority of
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