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.
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.
Korean People’s Navy testing the KN-01, an indigenous version of the KH-35, a Russian anti-ship missile which entered service in 2003. The missile has a low radar signature and sea-skimming capability and greatly upgrades the KPN’s defensive capabilities.
“Fall in Pyongyang” by Kim Kwang
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.
The mass gymnastics and artistic performance “The Glorious Country” was held at May Day Stadium to celebrate the 70th birthday of the DPRK. The show incorporated dance, gymnastics, 3D lighting, laser effects, and even drones to depict the development of Korea.
Pyongyang and the Taedong River in September 2018.
Cherry blossoms trees have begun to bloom along the Taedong River marking the arrival of spring in Pyongyang.