N. Korea alters construction plans for Yonpo Greenhouse Farm

North Korea recently made alterations to its initial construction plans for Yonpo Greenhouse Farm, one of the country’s most important building projects this year. 

A military source in South Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on Thursday, the 18th of August, that early this month, the general construction headquarters at the Yonpo Greenhouse Farm construction site in Hamju County sent directives to the onsite headquarters of construction units that called for changes in the initial building schedule “to ensure that construction is complete by the Party Foundation Day [Oct. 10] deadline.”

According to the source, the general construction headquarters called for the building of the farm residences, public and production buildings, and other buildings as planned. However, it instructed that construction of the nutrient film technique (NFT) greenhouses, which account for 604 of the farm’s 852 greenhouses, be divided into two phases, with phase one to be completed by Party Foundation Day and phase two early next year.

“Soldiers and civilians from the entire country have been mobilized to the Yonpo Greenhouse Farm construction site, but it will be hard for them to finish by Party Foundation Day because the construction is so massive,” said the source. “There were severe labor shortages from mid-May to early July, nearly two months, because people were quarantined due to COVID-19 at the building site.”

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