May 28, 2020
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Cooperation Is Strengthened in Securing Water Resources and Conserving Water Quality

Date: 30/03/2020 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

The DPRK, based on a plan for external cooperation to secure water resources and conserve water quality, is now taking positive measures to this end.

In particular, the urban management sector is promoting the work to repair the waterworks system, improve water quality and realize the water supply by means of green energy.

In recent years, cooperation projects with international, governmental and non-governmental bodies such as the Pyongyang-based UNICEF mission, the Cooperation Office of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the European Union Programme Support have been directed to the establishment of waterworks system by means of renewable energy sources.

Choe Un Sun, a department director of the Ministry of Urban Management, said:

This year, the ministry plans to conduct, in cooperation with international bodies, such activities as the capacity-buildup in the water quality sector for safe drinking water supply, the establishment of sanitary security system in the rural areas and the enlightenment for conserving the source of water supply.

It will further promote coordination with all the international bodies involved in the WASH sector working group to ensure that their activities give substantial help to improving the people's living standards as required by the State policies.

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