Europe News Desk!! North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends a ceremony marking the completion of construction of 10,000 more homes in Pyongyang. Government media said on Monday that the project to supply more homes is one of the top policy priorities. Kim attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday night to mark the completion of the first phase of a housing project in the capital’s Hwasong district, according to North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The ceremony comes nearly a year after North Korea began construction in February last year as part of a five-year project to build 50,000 new homes, or 10,000 units, in Pyongyang by 2025, Yonhap news agency reported.
KCNA said Kim said the construction of 50,000 flats in the capital is a long-standing plan being pursued as a top priority by the ruling party and the state to provide citizens with more stable living conditions. The housing project is being driven by Kim to build economic achievements and improve people’s lives amid economic hardships from sanctions and COVID-19 border restrictions. North Korea has built 20,000 new homes in Pyongyang. Last year, the country built 10,000 apartments and an 80-floor skyscraper in the Songsin and Songhwa regions. North Korea is currently working on building another 10,000 units of flats in the Hwasong district of northeast Pyongyang as part of the second phase of the housing project.
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