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February 25, 2020


News about Samjiyon, an area in Ryanggang Province undergoing a major modernization project.

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Hyesan’s MSS director still in office despite security leak

The director of Hyesan's Ministry of State Security (MSS) office is still wielding authority despite speculation that he would resign after a leak involving...
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Women in Samjiyon’s work units fall victim to sexual assault

Female members of work units mobilized at the construction sites in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province, have been victim to severe instances of sexual assault, Daily...
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Some Samjiyon evictees face the coming winter cold in tents

As construction teams begin to demolish houses near Samjiyon city to make way for new housing developments, some of the evictees are facing the...
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Samjiyon work brigade laborer dies while stealing corn

A work brigade member died in Samjiyon County, the site of a massive state-led modernization project. Sources reported to Daily NK on Nov. 6...
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Kim Jong Un’s train leaves Samjiyon after three-day visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s train passed through Hyesan Station and away from Samjiyon at daybreak on Wednesday, Daily NK sources reported on...
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Kim Jong Un extols progress in Samjiyon Country’s construction projects

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited construction sites in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province, to review progress on the second phase of construction, according...
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Freight train carrying cement derails en route to Samjiyon

A freight train traveling from Pyongyang to Hyesan derailed near Popyong Station on August 17, Daily NK sources report. “Four cars went off the tracks....

Forced mobilization of North Korean residents continues at Samjiyon project site

Daily NK sources have again reported that the North Korean authorities are forcibly mobilizing residents to work at the Samjiyon modernization project, despite the...

Samjiyon officials selling off apartments to cover construction budget shortfall

North Korean officials have begun selling semi-finished apartments to local residents in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province, due to a cash shortfall impeding the completion...
Phase two at the Samjiyon Construction Site.

North Korea’s Hyesan-Samjiyon Railroad plagued with poor conditions, accidents 

Accidents continue to plague a new railroad connecting Ryanggang Province’s cities of Hyesan and Samjiyon. Although the Hyesan-Samjiyon Railroad Line was built due to...

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