‘Complaints’ of residents at risk of demolition due to orders for construction of industrial plants in Gangwon-do, North Korea

The appearance of the Cheongseong Workers’ District, Sakju-gun, North Pyeongan Province, North Korea. (No article and no relation) / Photo = Daily NK

It is known that dissatisfaction is increasing as residents of the area designated as factory sites are evictioned as the cabinet orders to newly build modernized local industrial factories in eight counties in Gangwon-do, North Korea.

A source from Gangwon-do told Daily NK on the 8th, “The central party ratified the decision to build modern local industrial factories in eight counties, including Kimhwa-gun, Icheon-gun, and Goseong-gun, and by the end of this month, residents of the region designated as factory sites were demolished. He said, “I am not only complaining about what I have to do.”

According to sources, the cabinet’s directive contained the content that a project was proposed to newly install modern industrial factories in the provinces at the 1st Si/Gun party chief secretary class held in early March.

In order to complete the socialist economic construction plan, local industries must first be developed, but provincial/si/gun proposals were issued stating that the site to establish factories in the provinces was not adequate, and the Cabinet directly approved the Central Party to construct factories in a specific region. The source explained that it was instructed to do so.

In fact, in this cabinet’s directive, eight counties in Gangwon-do were pointed out, and accordingly, the People’s Committee porch that residents living in the designated area as the factory site had to leave their homes from March 8 to the end of April fell, causing dissatisfaction among the residents. It is a message that it is coming out.

A source said, “We do not provide any support to the residents who are being demolished right away, but they are asking to go out recklessly, saying,’Whether you go to a relative’s house or live with another house, you need to do it personally.’ He said, “I don’t know where to move,” he said.

In particular, the residents said, “What new factories are being built again, as the newly built factories in various places in the province, including Wonsan, are not fully operational?” Is reported to be complaining about such complaints.

On the other hand, some of the residents said, “Even if the cabinet gave this order, shouldn’t the chief party in charge of the provincial party have to start building factories while solving the problem that settles the lives of the residents?” “We handle things in a formal and bureaucratic way.”


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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