A new apartment building on Songhwa Street in Pyongyang also suffered heavy rain… Poor construction?

North Korea’s Pyongyang Songhwa District / Photo = Rodong Sinmun News1

A source said that residents of a new apartment building built on Songhwa Street in the Sadong District of Pyongyang suffered damage from poor construction amid the recent heavy rain.

North Korea is promoting the construction of 10,000 households in the Songhwa and Songhwa districts as the first achievement of the five-year plan for capital construction presented at the 8th party congress last year, and is promoting it as an achievement of Chairman Kim Jong-un. It is explained that loopholes due to poor construction are being revealed.

A Daily NK Pyongyang source said on the 6th, “At the end of last month, rainwater poured through and strong winds blew through the window frames of the newly built 80th-floor apartment on Songhwa Street. There was also a leak,” he said.

It is said that most of the residents of the new apartment building on Songhwa Street suffered damage from poor construction amid heavy rain during the rainy season.

In the meantime, the party committee and people’s committee in the Sadong district are mobilizing the district building repair office to repair only the part where the ceiling of the apartment hallway is leaking because the roof waterproofing plastering work, which is the joint management area, is not working properly. The matter is a message that individuals have instructed them to take care of themselves.

According to the source, the Sadong District Party and the People’s Committee held an emergency disaster management meeting at the conference room of a district office on Songhwa Street on the 2nd to share the damage situation in the apartment complex, including the rooftop, and take countermeasures. He set out the principle of getting rid of it by noticing it.

However, among the households living in the apartment, officers such as honorary soldiers, veterans, the generation of meritorious and high-rise households, and those with no duty table who cannot make a living are divided and visited by executives such as the Dong Party Secretary, the Dong secretary, and the Chairman of the Women’s League (Joseon Socialist Women’s Union) to further the damage situation. It was said to be specific.

The source said, “The victims said, “The victims said, ‘I live and live, and this is the first time I’ve ever seen water come in through a window frame’, ‘I put away all household tools and put away rags and towels’, and ‘Manjang (top floor) houses have a ceiling. He said, “The water is dripping from the office.” and “What happened after two months of joining the company?”

It is reported that the workers at the building repair office in the Sadong district who actually came to the site reported that the leaking rain on the ceiling of the hallway was due to a partial defect in the waterproofing finishing work and that the finishing materials were also pathetic.

A source said, “The waterproofing on the apartment’s roof floor was not good, so rumors spread all over the place that water leaked into the ceilings of the hallways throughout the rain. They are pointing out that the quality of construction is a waste of money because they do not ask for responsibility.”

The source continued, “When this happened less than half a year after the completion of the inspection and joining the company, the residents said that the number of tens of thousands of living quarters was not important, and that they would like to reduce the number and complete the construction in this way, blatantly. are doing,” he added.

On the other hand, it is reported that there was a dangerous situation where pedestrians and vehicles passing by the street around the apartment were seriously damaged as the iron plates covering the exhaust fan and blower motor on the roof of the apartment building on Songhwa Street were blown away by the strong wind that accompanied the heavy rain.

North Korea previously announced that by 2025, it would build a house for a total of 50,000 households in the Songhwa District, Seopo District, Geumcheon District, and Section 9.9 Street District. This year, construction is underway with the plan to build 10,000 households in the Hwaseong area adjacent to the Geumsusan Palace of the Sun.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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