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IPFS News Link • Korea/North Korea

Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic projects


The country's leaders usually praise officials during factory visits.

But this time state media said he was "speechless" a power plant was only 70% complete and "appalled" by hot-spring bathtubs "dirtier than fish tanks".

Pyongyang has long pushed for economic progress as the secondary aim alongside developing nuclear arms.

Mr Kim's latest inspection tour took him to four sites in North Hamgyong province, bordering China.