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The North Korean military’s winter training period ends

Following the end of the North Korean military's winter training period, soldiers are now returning to work construction projects and military-owned farmland, Daily NK...

Facing fuel oil shortages, cement factories modify production processes

North Korea has recently ordered cement factories to produce cement with technology and raw materials acquired domestically. “The authorities have been telling factories not to...

N. Korea pushes workers to finish tourist zone by deadline

Military construction units at the Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Zone are being pushed to speed up construction to meet the project’s deadline of Apr. 15,...

The rise of the technocrats: Kim Yong Hwan and Ri Tae...

The recent appointment of two Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) officials to senior posts in Pyongyang and Ryanggang Province is directly connected to important...

Kim Jong Un orders construction of “Kim Jong Suk Street” in...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the building of new apartments in Pyongyang and Chagang Province, along with the construction of “Kim...

Why did N. Korea relocate its National Defense University?

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hyun entitled "North Korea's Secret Stories."  In the early 2000s, students...

Group wedding held for injured Samjiyon construction workers

On Dec. 21, 20 male members of North Korea's "Storm Trooper" units who were injured during construction work in Samjiyon were married to women...

N. Korean soldiers increasingly strained by construction projects

Soldiers in the Korean People’s Army (KPA) have taken an increasing role in large-scale construction projects pursued as part of North Korea's "five-year strategy...

Two soldiers die in industrial accident in Pyongyang

Two North Korean soldiers died in an industrial accident in the Ryongsong area of Pyongyang in early November. The two men were killed by...

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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