Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA) — The Pyongyang gold lane on the bank of the River Taedong in Pyongyang celebrated its 5th anniversary.
With a total floorage of 14,300 square metres, it is a fancy affair roofed by three spires and fitted with 40 computer-controlled bowling alleys, amusement facilities and service amenities such as steam bathhouses, dining rooms and shops.
In the National Amateur Contest held in February, Ri Yong Chol, a worker at the Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory, and his wife came first with a baffling exhibition of their skills.
Amidst growing interest in bowling, the players from the Pyongyang Gold Lane Sports Team competed last year in the bowling event of the 13th Asian Olympic Games.
The Pyongyang gold lane accommodates a daily average of 1,000 fans.
The youth delegation from the Russian Liberal Democratic Party expressed its gratitude to the Worker’s Party of Korea and the DPRK government for having provided such a wonderful recreational facility for the public. The delegation from the Laos-DPRK Friendship Society said that the Pyongyang gold lane would cater to the people’s aesthetic tastes and greatly help promote their health and physical fitness.
The bowling alley is a patriotic donation of Kwon Yong Suk, a Korean businesswoman in Tochiki Prefecture of Japan who belongs to the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, and her family.
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