State Media

Construction of Samjiyon County Progresses Apace in DPRK

Pyongyang, February 1 (KCNA) — It has been pushed forward in the DPRK to turn the Samjiyon County in Ryanggang Province into a model county of the country.

The county is the native place of leader Kim Jong Il.

The field headquarters of 216 Division has set the Hyesan-Samjiyon broad-gauge railway as a main thrust for making a breakthrough in the construction of Samjiyon area and paid primary efforts to it, while speeding up the construction of major projects.

The Hyesan-Samjiyon Railway Construction Brigade has stepped up the construction of railway tunnels, railroad bed, revetments, railway stations and dwelling houses.

The Paektusan Hero Youth Brigade has begun building or remodeling buildings including Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia greenhouse.

And the Construction Brigade 618 is pushing ahead with laying a foundation for the Paektusan Museum and constructing building-fixtures factory and the Ryanggang Provincial Brigade is making full preparations for the construction of the Potato Starch Factory.

Meanwhile, designing of green buildings to be built in tablelands is gaining momentum.

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