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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...

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...

N. Korean factories ramp up production to meet year-end quotas

North Korea is pressuring factories that manufacture supplies for major construction sites to quickly meet their year-end production quotas, Daily NK has learned.  “The government...

N. Korea’s largest fertilizer complex no longer operational

Production at North Korea’s largest fertilizer plant, the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, has halted and its workers have been sent to work on other projects,...

Elite N. Korean military construction unit probed for corruption

Soldiers part of an elite military construction unit recently came under investigation for performing interior renovations at private homes for profit, Daily NK learned...

North Korean official slams Mount Kumgang demolition order

On an on-the-spot visit to Mount Kumgang on Oct. 23, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un abruptly ordered South Korean facilities on the mountain...

Sinuiju’s premium apartments see major price spike

The prices of premium apartments being built in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, are skyrocketing as they approach completion at the end of this year...

Construction continues night and day on Sinuiju apartment building

Efforts appear to be accelerating on the construction of an apartment building in Sinuiju as laborers work on apartment exteriors during the day and...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Vessels with luxury goods slip through sanctions' loopholes (Jang Seul Gi) Despite international sanctions against North Korea, the country's elites have been able to exploit...

Pyongsong’s nouveau rich seek fortunes elsewhere

The ownership, construction, and sale of housing in North Korea has become largely governed by market forces. The official policy of state ownership of...

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