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Old November 4th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #121
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Old November 4th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #122
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A third (and do I see a fourth in that second picture?) tower seems to be rising.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 08:47 PM   #123
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Serious question, who's funding this, like how is NK getting money.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #124
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Perhaps the government. NK has a close yet stable economy actually. If they can have money to tests nuclear arsenals, how can they not take care also of their infrastructure?
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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:40 AM   #125
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Serious question, who's funding this, like how is NK getting money.
Chinese trade, cheap labour and weapons, a bit of tourism.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:08 PM   #126
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Some latest update:


scientist rest home


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construction around nearly completed kim chaek university apartment

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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:42 AM   #127
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Freaking finally! Took the leadership long enough to start building green energy buildings! I see those lil' windmills on the top of that hi-rise. They can spit out all the dogma they want. They're not a true leftist country. A true leftist country would at the VERY LEAST in the new millenium, use green energy and conserve the environment without any exploitation involved. I don't know if there is a lot of wind in korea but if there is, and if I were kim I would build huge wind farms and hire instructors from abroad to create a skilled workforce that can maintain those wind farms. North korea is wasting its time and should instead become a model for green energy. Work to develop or improve upon existing technologies which use rain-water to generate power. They should then use that extra power to re-power their broken down factories. They should also consider building mixed use apartments, the floors should be terraced and have farms on the terraces while the inside contains the apartments...then move farmers into the buildings. And then surrounding these terrace buildings should be areas with lots of room surrounding it with many different varieties of flowers for bees to pollinate. On the lower levels of these terraces, PLANT MORE CROPS THAT ARE GOOD FOR HONEYBEES! PARTICULARLY FRUITS! Hire bee keepers and move them into the middle floors. The middle terraces should be used to keep bee hives. The highest terraces should be used for solar panels or some other form of power generation and become that place in the world where the honeybee population is safe! Honeybees are one of the most important species in the world if you want to keep much of your diet. Without them you can say goodbye to things like orange juice and the like. Then north korea can be all "yeah we have a nuclear program, but look what we're doing for the world now give us aid please." Too expensive? Then do the old fashioned thing and where there is a river flowing down a hill or a waterfall build water mills and dig into the grounds of the rivers and then put in some undershot water mills! Do SOMETHING green and become the model that other nations dream to be! If kim launched a going green campaign and was consistent with it, I bet he could secure funding for more green research as well as secure a deal for food! I have other ideas but I don't want to spoil them <_< >_>
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Old February 9th, 2015, 09:57 PM   #128
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North Korea's as far to the right as you can get

The military leaders (the ones really in charge of that place) are too busy being corrupt to ever consider a green revolution for their country.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 03:53 AM   #129
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Finally, someone points out the obvious. The only thing communist about it is its command economy; it's otherwise more stiflingly conservative than any country on Earth.

Those tall, brick-clad buildings are saved by their lovely bowed glass front. Quite nice.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 04:24 AM   #130
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^ I agree. They are some nice buildings that are possibly better than some of the less significant towers elsewhere in Asia and even North America.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 05:21 AM   #132
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Renovation of Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace


Two more towers have been completed on either side of the twins, with a fifth rising nearby. The blue midrises are also new.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #133
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Old May 17th, 2015, 10:03 AM   #134
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Chinese trade, cheap labour and weapons, a bit of tourism.
North korea gets money mainly through selling Cheap Labour to Russa, Selling weapons through the black market and North Korea produces drugs and narcotics(Yep and the factories are government sponsored) which are smuggled mainly through the Chinese border

And Kim jong-un is changing NK making it more "modern" (Which may be the reason for executing older officials) and it is close to removing the "Military First" policy and now going to develop the economy

http://www.nkeconwatch.com/2015/04/2...-construction/
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 02:56 AM   #135
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New Central Bank building.


Also an interesting poster depicting construction of the May Day Stadium
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Old June 2nd, 2015, 05:10 PM   #136
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Article about the two red highrises:

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North Koreans are hesitant to live in the buildings because of water and power shortages.
The special housing reserved for faculty at North Korea's Kim Chaek University of Technology does not receive sufficient electricity to operate the elevator on a regular basis.

Instead, the ride is available at just three intervals during the day and does not travel to the top floors.
Sources said residents have only occupied the bottom 20 floors and vacant units are signs of the inconvenience.
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Water, too, is in short supply. According to Daily NK sources, the sporadic water in the building forces residents to bring heavy volumes of water from the outside.
There is now way to confirm how much or if anything is true, but still, its some kind of information.

full article: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne...?spt=sec&or=tn
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 12:46 PM   #137
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I really doubt the N.Korean regime would put their nuclear scientists in danger they would do everything to make them happy and safe even if they have to send electricity that normally goes for normal citizens
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:09 AM   #138
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N. Korea progressing on ‘sci-tech complex'



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North Korea is continuing construction on a new “sci-tech complex” on the Ssuk islet in Pyongyang’s Taedong River, according to satellite imagery and an article from the DPRK’s Naenara news outlet published last week.

The article outlines the ambitious plans for the project, saying it will fulfil numerous functions.

“The new centre is a palace of learning for all people as well as scientists and technicians. It is intended for making all people well-versed in science and technology. It will also serve as a centre for disseminating cutting-edge science and technology across the country,” the Naenara article reads.

The Chosun Sinbo, a pro-North Korean newspaper in Japan, first reported the new construction would be a “Science and Technology Hall” in January 2015, prior to which it was referred to as the “Ssuk Islet development project.”

Analysis of satellite imagery shows steady and continuing development at the site, with noticeable changes in excavation between October and January this year.

The images are consistent with the Naenara article, which indicated the foundation excavations occurred in “the biting cold of midwinter.”


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Old June 9th, 2015, 06:33 PM   #139
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Dyplorus mentioned it earlier on in the thread, but why don't the North Koreans invest in Solar technology? It would be a cheap way of producing electricity that they clearly lack, and I'm sure they could make some sort of arrangement with the Chinese to get it cheaper.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 07:22 PM   #140
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why don't the North Koreans invest in Solar technology?
They do.
Since quite recently solar panels are available for common people.
In Pyongyang there is also a solar panel factory.
Panels appear both in the city and countryside.

Here an article in Business Insider UK: North Korea's solar boom is giving power to the people





solar panels on an apartment in Pyongyang





street lights in Pyongyang being powererd by solar energy





Lady with a big solar module on her bicycle in Kaesong

source of the last pic and many more: https://www.facebook.com/dprk360/pho...=photos_stream
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