North Korea and China to build powerplants

From the Joong Ang daily:

North Korea and China have agreed to jointly build two hydroelectric power plants on the Amnok River, also known as the Yalu River in China, on the border between the two countries, Chinese media reported yesterday. The site is where the ruins of a 2,000-year-old walled city and 2,360 “massive tombs” of Korea’s ancient Goguryeo kingdom were recently found.

According to the local newspaper Jilin Daily, North Korean delegates from the Ministry of Power and Coal Industries and China’s central government, along with Jilin provincial officials, signed the agreement at Changchun, the capital city of Jilin province, on Sunday.

North Korea and China had planned in 1995 to construct the two power plants. According to the accord, China and North Korea will each build a dam with a power plant.

China will begin construction on its dam as early as late this year, Chinese media said. The North is expected to build its dam about 16 kilometers south of the Chinese power plant.


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