Tag Archives: DPRK

House Construction in the DPRK

Construction of 10 000 flats is now under way in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK. The past ten years witnessed a golden age of construction in the country. A large number of houses were built in this period, for typical example, Changjon Street, Unha Scientists Street, Wisong Scientists Residential District, Mirae Scientists Street […]

“Mineral Vitamin”—Okryu Mineral Water

From olden times, Korea has been called a beautiful land with scenic mountains and clear rivers, and it boasts over 100 kinds of mineral waters. Among them is the Okryu mineral water which gushes out on the Taedong riverside in Pyongyang. It tastes distinctive, and its medicinal efficacy is marvellous. The Okryu Mineral Water Shop […]

Haeju Kyoban

The following happened in the present-day Haeju area of South Hwanghae Province during the closing years of Koryo Dynasty (918-1392). A low-grade government clerk was informed early in the morning that the Japanese pirates were making an invasion upon the area. Before leaving for the Suyangsan Fort, he ordered a kitchen maid to prepare meals […]

For Development of Korean Language

The Linguistics Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences, the successor to the Society for Korean Language Research founded in February 1947, sets it as its mission to preserve, inherit and develop the time-honoured history, purity, unitary character and excellent qualities of the Korean language, and study and give solutions to the problems arising in […]

Old People’s Home Opens in South Phyongan Province.

A nursing home was opened in South Phyong-an province. This province is located to the west of the DPRK, adjacent to the West Sea. The new building is built with a traditional Korean-style hipped roof. It is equipped with a dining room, exercise rooms, medical treatment and entertainment, library, etc. Due to the physical characteristics […]

Unjong Tea Drink Factory Inaugurated

The Unjong Tea Drink Factory was built in the Namsa-ri area of Rangnang District, Pyongyang and went into operation. The factory, provided with all the lines ranging from water filtering to tea exudate, preparation and packaging, is in a position to produce health-promoting tea with peculiar flavour and fragrance. Kim Tok Hun, member of the […]

Agricultural Workers Pledge to Reap Bumper Crop

Agricultural workers and members of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea met at the plaza in front of the statue of President Kim Il Sung in Chongsan-ri, Kangso District, on February 18 to vow to implement to the letter the first year’s task under the new five-year plan set forth at the 8th Congress of the […]

Performances Celebrate the Day of the Shining Star

Working people’s organizations gave performances to celebrate the Day of the Shining Star (Chairman Kim Jong Il’s birth anniversary) on February 15. Among the audience were Ri Il Hwan, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Pak In Chol, chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of […]

National Photo Exhibition Opens

On display in the venue of the exhibition are photos showing the immortal exploits of Kim Jong Il and the personality traits of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un as a great man. Also on show are photos dealing with the proud reality of the DPRK which is ushering in a new era of prosperity under the wise leadership […]

Silver Work “A Treasure Ship”

Among the gifts preserved in the International Friendship Exhibition House is a silver work “A Treasure Ship”, which was presented to Chairman Kim Jong Il by a delegation of the International Institute of the Juche Idea in October Juche 80 (1991). Prior to their re-visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the run-up to the […]

National customs of February.

In February there are two ephemeris of the year which are Ripchun and Usu. Ripchun means the beginning of spring and this year falls on February 3 according to the solar calendar. Since ancient times, on this day Koreans fix the interior and exterior of their houses and paste in various places the letters that […]

Chon Lake from Mount Paektu.

Chon Lake is located on Paektu, the sacred mountain of the Korean Revolution, belonging to the Samjiyon city of Ryanggang province. It is a lake formed by the stagnation of waters in the crater. From the end of the first Neozoic period to date there has been a volcanic eruption four times. The surrounding peaks […]

Forest Replanting.

The Hoechang District Forestry Company of South Phyong-an Province has achieved great successes in reforestation. The district, whose forests occupy more than 82% of its total area, is surrounded by mountains 200-800 meters above sea level. Taking advantage of its geographical characteristics, the company promotes a campaign to make all its mountains useful, by conditioning […]

Campaign to improve public health.

All Korean public health officials are determined to implement the Iminwichon (regard the people as heaven) ideology of the Korean Labor Party to develop socialist public health as the most advantageous and bring the people the best possible benefits in the medical assistance. The treatment bodies in different parts of the country analyze the remedies […]

Increase in electricity production.

The electricity production branch, one of the country’s key industries, is ready to fulfill the programmatic tasks presented at the VIII Congress of the Korean Labor Party. This branch has the task of guaranteeing the stable development of the national economy and the material and cultural life of the people, by fixing and reinforcing all […]

Electronic Medical Device Factory.

The newly modernized Pyongyang Electronic Medical Device Factory occupies about 13,200 square meters of total building area and has various production processes, general control cabinet, technical development room, scientific-technical dissemination room, etc. Its construction created a foundation for further developing the country’s medical device industry. It is provided with sufficient equipment for the production and […]

Master of Stevia

Dr. and Associate Prof. Ri Tong Jo is Merited Scientist and a teacher of thremmatology in the agrobiology faculty of Pyongyang University of Agriculture. He is usually nicknamed “master of stevia.” He has devoted nearly 40 years of his career to the research on breeding a new kind of high-yielding stevia suitable to the climatic […]

Quality National Musical Instruments Are Produced

The national musical instruments produced by the Pyongyang National Musical Instrument Factory are winning public favour. The factory, which is fully provided with modern processes to make every part of instruments through precision processing, is making national musical instruments with peculiar timbre and large volume. It is also applying scientific elements to the capabilities and […]