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Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory

Last updated: April 27, 2021 The Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory (순천린비료공장) is a large fertilizer factory inaugurated by Kim Jong Un on May 1, 2020, in Sunchon, South Phyongan Province. As of April 2021, it is unclear if the factory is in regular production. Activity at the site points toward production delays. Origins The Sunchon […]

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Pyongyang General Hospital

Last updated March 16, 2021. Pyongyang General Hospital (평양종합병원) is a new, flagship hospital under construction in Pyongyang. It was announced on March 17, 2020, when Kim Jong Un attended a groundbreaking ceremony and set a 200-day construction schedule. The timeline positioned the hospital to be ready for the 75th anniversary of the Workers’ Party […]

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Military Parade Commemorates 8th Congress of WPK

Pyongyang, January 15 (KCNA) — There took place a splendid military parade at Kim Il Sung Square here in the evening on January 14 to commemorate the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK). The band of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) and the central military band of the Ministry of Defence took […]

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The Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area

Last updated: December 29, 2020. The Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area project is a large-scale tourist zone on the eastern coast of North Korea. The centerpiece of the project is the redevelopment of the Wonsan-Kalma Airfield and Kalma Peninsula into a modern airport and a tourist area with multiple high- and low-rise buildings along a 4 […]

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Grand Art Performance “We Sing of Party” Celebrates 8th Congress of WPK

Pyongyang, January 14 (KCNA) — The grand art performance “We Sing of the Party” took place with splendor in celebration of the 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on January 13. Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs […]

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WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un Makes Closing Address at Eighth Congress of WPK

Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), made a closing address at the Eighth Congress of WPK. The following is the full text of the closing address: Dear delegates, The Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea that has been held in a very […]

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General Secretary Kim Jong Un Sends Reply Message to General Secretary Xi Jinping

Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), sent a reply message to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on Tuesday. Kim Jong Un in the message expressed his deep gratitude to Xi Jinping for extending warm […]

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8th Congress of WPK Closes

Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) — The 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) closed on Tuesday after successfully finishing the discussion on its agenda items amid full support and expectations of all the Party members, other people and service personnel of the People’s Army. The eighth-day sitting of the congress was held amid […]

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WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Palace of Sun

Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on Jan. 12, together with the newly-elected […]

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Resolution of 8th WPK Congress Adopted

Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) — The 8th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), on the basis of an in-depth discussion of the important matters facing our Party and revolution, adopted with the unanimous approval of all its participants the resolution “On thoroughly implementing the tasks set forth in the report on the work […]