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Kim Jong Un took part in Supreme People’s Asse…

Kim Jong Un took part in Supreme People’s Assembly elections. He cast his vote for Hong So Hon, the president of Kim Chaek University of Science and Technology.

Pyongyang’s skyline viewed from the Yanggakdo …

Pyongyang’s skyline viewed from the Yanggakdo International Hotel. The capital’s electricity situation has dramatically improved in recent years due to the ongoing modernization of North Korea’s power grid and the completion of several new power plants. 

The central control room of the Pukchang Therm…

The central control room of the Pukchang Thermal Power Complex. North Korea’s largest power plant, it recently completed an expansion project that saw the installation of new generating equipment. The plant is currently renovating circulating pumps and manufacturing feeding pump blades to further boost electricity production.

Kim Jong Un made his annual New Year Address t…

Kim Jong Un made his annual New Year Address to mark the start of 2019. Roughly two thirds of his speech was devoted to the economy. Kim Jong Un called for increased electricity supply and the need for modernization and innovation in consumer goods production. Kim Jong Un also stated that the United States should provide sanctions relief soon or he would have no choice but to try a different approach to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Newly built Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No…

Newly built Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No. 5 in North Hwanghae province. The station possesses four turbines with a total generating capacity of 10 MW. This plant is one of North Korea’s hydroelectric power stations registered with the UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism that allow North Korea to generate carbon credits in return for food and other non-sanctioned goods.

“Fall in Pyongyang” by Kim Kwang

“Fall in Pyongyang” by Kim Kwang

A defacement page created by WhoIs Team, a h…

A defacement page created by WhoIs Team, a hacking group based in North Korea. In March 2013, the cyber team hacked into LG U+, a large South Korean internet portal, and uploaded the above image during cyber-warfare attacks on the South titled “10 Days of Rain”.

The re-construction of Samjiyon is being pushe…

The re-construction of Samjiyon is being pushed forward at a rapid pace. Since Kim Jong Un first visited the town in early July, over 100 buildings have gone up. In all, over 400 new structures will be constructed including factories, museums, recreational buildings, housing, and hotels.

The Ryugyong Hotel lit up with the slogan “Peo…

The Ryugyong Hotel lit up with the slogan “People Oriented.” The 105 story hotel has been under construction in Pyongyang for over 20 years, however, recently construction on the hotel has quickened and there are rumors that it will be completed in the next year.

Workers of the Taen Machine Complex inspecting…

Workers of the Taen Machine Complex inspecting part of a turbine destined for the project to build power stations in tiers along the Chongchon river.