Social and Economic Developments in North Korea - NAENARA (@naenara)
Teppanyaki at the newly built Haedanghwa Service Complex in Pyongyang. Japanese style cuisine has recently been re-introduced in the city, with sushi and yakitori among the styles of food now being offered.
Transplanting season has begun in North Korea, with the whole nation mobilized to help farmers. This year in particular has been difficult for many farmers, 2014-2015 has been the driest time period on record in the country.
Control room of the Sangwon Cement Complex, North Korea’s largest and most advanced cement factory. It was completed with East Germany assistance in 1989, and is now 50% owned by an Egyptian conglomerate.
7.27 is North Korea’s most luxurious cigarette brand. The numbers 7.27 represents July 27, 1953 - the date when the Korean War came to a halt after the armistice agreement. Although the war is technically not over, the DPRK celebrates this day as a decisive victory.
Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missle.
This gives North Korea a credible second strike capability, as it’s extremely difficult to track and observe submarines. The launch came as a surprise to many analysts, who estimated that the country was many years away from this capability.
A worker at the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex. The factory was originally built in 1927 by the Japanese, destroyed during the Korean War, and then rebuilt with Soviet assistance during the 1950s. A new urea compound fertilizer process was constructed at the start of 2015.
The second phase of the reconstruction of Korea Central Zoo is progressing apace. Over 50 buildings have been constructed or renovated, with the government busily acquiring rare animals to inhabit the new exhibits.
Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage nearing completion. Built on the initiative on Kim Jong Un, the main structures were completed in 6 months with the facility scheduled to be opened on June 1st, International Children’s Day.