Construction of a ‘nuclear power plant’ in earnest? The task of exploring 2-3 candidate sites has been given

North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility. /photo = union

It is reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presented the task of visiting two or three candidate sites to create a countermeasure while ordering the construction of a nuclear power plant to solve the chronic power shortage.

According to Daily NK Pyongyang City sources on the 29th, on the 24th, Chairman Kim decided to focus the national nutrition on the nuclear power industry, which is one of the power generation foundation maintenance, reinforcement, and expansion projects for the implementation of the ‘2021-2025 five-year plan task’ on the 24th. The task of ratifying the ‘Practical Business Measures (1)’ was sent down to the Cabinet.

A source said, “The Party started building nuclear power plants for power generation under the scientific foundation of the nuclear power industry that the Ministry of Nuclear Industry developed on its own over the past 10 years based on the republic’s sovereignty and the right to peaceful use of nuclear power. He pointed out that it is necessary to create a springboard that can radically solve the problem.”

According to the sources, in the ratification task, Chairman Kim discussed practical measures to improve the foundation for electricity production based on Juche, modernization, science and self-reliance in the field of nuclear power industry, while at the same time discussing two or three candidate sites for nuclear power plants, including professional workers. After visiting the site, he instructed them to create and post a ‘Measurement Plan (2)’ by early October of this year.

Having several candidate sites to review the feasibility is a basic task to find the most suitable site as it is to build a nuclear power plant through self-reliance, but it also shows the will to build more nuclear power plants sequentially in the future.

In the midst of this, the current Ministry of Atomic Energy Industry (Ministry of Atomic Energy) has decided that it is time to call Tong Jang-hoon (external general general) due to the rapid development of the nuclear power industry. It is said that the reason for developing nuclear weapons by tightening the belt is because it can increase the generation of electricity desperately needed for the people’s life, as well as the development of national defense and munitions industry for strengthening self-defense capabilities.

At the 8th Party Congress in January last year, North Korea announced a plan to increase electricity production to overcome the chronic electricity shortage. However, as reconstruction and repair work is carried out at each site due to the aging of the existing thermal and hydroelectric power generation facilities, the brakes have been put on power production.

In response, North Korea proposed the task of constructing a nuclear power reactor with its own power with the goal of increasing the proportion of nuclear power generation, and officially entrusted it to the Cabinet Office of Nuclear Industry, the source said.

In the midst of this, it is reported that North Korea has set a policy to include nuclear experts, scientists and engineers in the ratification task execution project supervised by the Ministry of Nuclear Industry. It is explained that the plan is to have them participate in site visits to candidate sites for nuclear power plants, as well as conduct research on technologies related to light water reactors required for power plant construction.

A source said, “The party is setting the ambitious goal of destroying the enemy’s tactics of isolation and suppression and building seven to eight nuclear power plants in the future. We are emphasizing that it is a path that is meaningful to future generations as it is a path that we can take to become an economic powerhouse,” he said.

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