Construction Makes Rapid Progress in Mansudae Area of PyongyangPyongyang, August 20 (KCNA) -- The construction is making rapid progress in the Mansudae area here.The framework for nearly 1000 flats has been completed and work is now under way above 10-20 floors at an increasing number of housing projects.Signal successes are reported from various construction sites. Groundwork of various public buildings and public catering establishments was completed and wall concrete tamping is making brisk headway.Soldier-builders are performing feats in the construction of apartment framework after completing vast groundwork for skyscraping apartment houses in a brief span of time.The Construction Regiment of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, the Ryongsan Construction Division and other units engaged in building skyscraping apartment houses are also registering successes.The unit under the General Bureau of Capital Construction was the first finished. -0-
Pyongyang, June 3 (KCNA) -- There started the project to build on the best level the Mansudae area in Pyongyang where President Kim Il Sung's statue stands in the run-up to the centenary of his birth.A monumental edifice, high-rise apartment houses, skyscraping buildings, public buildings and cultural and service facilities will appear as required by the new century in the vast area covering dozens of hectares where its old appearance will be no longer to be seen. The houses will have de luxe flats which will meet the cultural need of Pyongyangites.When the construction of the Mansudae area completed, it will best match the monumental edifices including the Chollima Statue, the Tower of the Juche Idea, the Monument to Party Founding, the Grand People's Study House and the Moranbong Theater and structures in the era of the Workers' Party including An Sang Thaek, An Sang Thaek Street, Munsu, Mansudae and Changwang streets. This will change the appearance of the capital city beyond recognition.
More than 200 North Koreans are still working in Libya, an official said Wednesday, despite ongoing violence between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. "Some 200 North Koreans are working in Libya as doctors, nurses and construction workers, and it appears that they haven't returned home yet," the official said on condition of anonymity. [...] A source familiar with North Korean affairs told Yonhap News Agency in April that Pyongyang ordered its people in the North African nation not to return home, apparently out of fear that they may spread news of anti-government uprisings across the Middle East.