Jagang and Pyeongbuk military facilities flooded due to heavy rain… take emergency special measures

On the 12th, the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Workers’ Party of North Korea, posted a photo of Baecheon-gun, South Hwanghae Province, saying, “Main industrial sectors, important construction sites, and agricultural sectors continue to put great effort into the struggle to minimize damage caused by heavy rain and heavy rain.” . /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

Several sources have reported that flood damage due to the recent rainy season has occurred in Jagang and North Pyongan provinces, where North Korea’s military facilities are concentrated.

A source from North Pyongan Province told Daily NK on the 12th, “Due to heavy rain from the 6th to the 7th, the test shooting range and facilities in Geumchang-ri, Daegwan-gun were all submerged in water.”

A source from Jagang Province also said, “The entrance to the south tunnel of the 11th munitions factory was flooded with mountain valley water that rained all day on the 7th, making it impossible to enter.”

The test shooting range in Geumchang-ri, Daegwan-gun, North Pyongan Province, which is used for the essential testing stage before handing over the weapons made as designed for mass production, and the 11 munitions factory in Seonggan-gun, Jagang-do, an important munitions production base, suffered significant damage during the rainy season. will be

According to the North Korean Chosun Central TV report on the 7th, the average precipitation in North Pyongan Province from 00:00 to 18:00 on the 7th was 107 mm and 40 mm in Jagang Province, a relatively large amount of rain compared to other regions.

As soon as the rain damage was confirmed, the central government immediately ordered emergency special measures for the flood-damaged areas in North Pyongan Province and Jagang Province from the early morning of the 8th, and the restoration project is currently being implemented, the source said.

Average precipitation by province as reported by North Korea’s Chosun Central TV at 20:00 on August 7, 2022. /Picture = YouTube screen capture

A source from North Pyongan Province said, “According to the central directive on taking special emergency measures, the munitions factories in Doan’s Daegwan-gun and Sakju-gun have switched from a three- and four-shift system to a two-shift production system, The Jin (organized) monsoons are fighting for recovery day and night.”

In addition, a source from Jagang Province explained, “The interstellar county repair office and the provincial youth league assault corps are mobilized to work to prevent flood damage, such as temporarily blocking the water in the valley that is being washed down through the tunnel at the entrance of Factory No. 11.”

In particular, the central government sent out a plan to restore the original state by carrying out restoration work for the next 20 days, along with instructions to ensure that the site had 24 hours of electricity so that the work to pump out water from the flooded area could be completed as soon as possible. to be.

In the midst of this, it is said that at the site of the flood damage in Daegwan-gun, North Pyongan Province and intersong-gun, Jagang Province, the leaders of the military industry department of each provincial party committee directly come down to direct the restoration project, and they help the work situation every day and report it to the central government.

Meanwhile, among the workers who were mobilized to recover the flood damage at the Jagang No. 11 factory, a source is saying that whenever there is damage, it is necessary to take measures against the aging of the munitions factory tunnel, which is old and has a lower entrance, rather than tinkering. said

Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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