January 29, 2023
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River improvement brings considerable benefits

Date: 04/12/2022 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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River improvement projects have been pushed in earnest throughout the DPRK this year.

River improvement is a highly rewarding undertaking.

This year, many areas and units worked out phased targets, took realistic measures and implemented them in the beginning of the year in order to qualitatively arrange rivers and streams in their areas in line with the requirements of designs.

Especially, they dredged rivers while putting stress on the repair of river banks, which had suffered flood damage, to increase the flowing volume of water, straighten waterways, build embankments and create bank-protecting forests.

Pongsan County in North Hwanghae Province distinguished itself in the fulfilment of a plan for digging riverbeds and laid solid material and technical foundations for pushing the project in the future.

The secret of success is that river improvement projects have been pushed carefully and steadily.

Thus, though it rained heavily in the county this year, it successfully overcame its effects. A great deal of sand from riverbed digging has been used in different projects including the construction of farm houses.

In Phyonggang County of Kangwon Province, water current of rivers gets fast when it rains heavily for its topographical conditions.

To provide against such features, the county set up stone structures to prevent the riverside from being washed away by the fast water current while taking other measures in advance, and reinforced existing structures qualitatively and securely.

As a result, it suffered no damage from this year’s torrential rains.

And Unsan County of North Phyongan Province carried out river improvement projects as it paid heed to topographical conditions, while Jangjin County of South Hamgyong Province provided itself with favourable conditions for electricity generation.

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