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Brisk land conservation work

Pyongyang, November 26 (KCNA) — Land management is brisk in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


In the autumn land management this year big efforts are directed to building up tree sapling production bases, securing selected tree seeds, land rezoning, tree planting, road and river improvement and making hedges so as to clothe the whole country in a green mantle in the shortest period.

According to data available at the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection, in the recent 20 odd days alone, at least 193,677,800 trees were planted, roads and rivers whose total length exceeds 20,200 kilometers improved, land of more than 7,800 hectares readjusted and hedges extending some 180 kilometers made.

Nurseries covering 20 to 60 hectares have been built in the main in all cities and counties.

The construction of Pyongyang-Nampho Motorway is progressing apace and the nation’s arterial roads have been given a major face-lifting.

General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent a letter “on further improving and strengthening land management” to the participants in a national meeting of workers in the service of land management in November Juche 73 (1984).

Since then the land management has been further promoted through a nationwide, all-people drive in the DPRK.

In the last 15 years the state completed the general plan concerning nationwide forest planting and seeding from a new angle and built forests of oil trees, timber forests, firewood forests and ornamental forests in mountains, large and small, throughout the country.

Windbreak forests were excellently arranged around Paektusamcholli and Singyemiru plains.

With the building of Kwangmyongsong saltern covering hundreds of hectares and reclamation of Kangryong tideland of more than 5,000 hectares, Ungdo tideland of some 3,000 hectares and other 100 tidelands the area of the country increased.

The west sea barrage-Jungsan waterway project was successfully finished to make a “big man-made river” in the 68 odd kilometre section of Onchon and Jungsan counties and the 40 odd kilometre long waterway project in Kangryong, South Hwanghae Province, and the west sea barrage-Thaethan and Ongjin waterway project were carried out to water more than 10,000 hectares of paddy and non-paddy fields.

Dams were built at Taedong, Chongchon, Taeryong, Ryesong and other rivers and streams, large and small rivers and streams readjusted for their all-around use.

Pyongyang-Kaesong (more than 160 kilometers) motorway, Pyongyang-Hyangsan tourist road (some 120 kilometers) and many other roads and Yanggak and Chongryu bridges and many other edifices of eternal value gave a major face-lifting to the appearance of the country.

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