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Kaechon-Lake Thaesong Waterway Pays Off

Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) — It is three years since the commissioning of the Kaechon-Lake Thaesong gravity-fed waterway of Korean style.

It has provided at least 1.9 billion tons of water to more than ten towns, counties and districts in South Phyongan Province and Pyongyang. This is equal to the amount of water to be pumped by ten pumping machines with a capacity of 2 tons per second for three years non-stop.
This waterway extending hundreds of kilometers from the Taegak Youth Dam runs to Lake Thaesong, filling 20 reservoirs with water and adding beauty to the landscape of the country. It has watered fields of co-op farms realigned as befitting the land of socialist Korea, while supplying industrial and drinking water to inhabitants.
The construction of this irrigation system resulted in saving more than 300 million kwh of electricity as it was no longer necessary to operate at least 500 pumps, electric motors, transformers at hundreds of pumping stations. It was more beneficial than operating a power station with a generating capacity of tens of thousands of kw.
There appeared along the waterway such big and small power stations as the Taegak Youth Power Station and Phyongwon power stations Nos. 1, 2 and 3 and this also helped the existing minor power stations increase their capacity, creating an additional generating capacity of over 10,000 kw.

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