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DPRK makes effort on disaster relief, reconstruction in flood-hit area

09-14-2010 15:02 BJT

PYONGYANG, Sep. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is making great effort on disaster relief and reconstruction in the area hit by floods, the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported Tuesday.

As houses and public buildings were being rebuilt, bridges and roads repaired, reconstruction work has witnessed rapid progress in the Sinuiju City of North Phyongan Province, said the paper.

The flooded areas were tapping all reserves and possibilities to ensure the supply of necessary materials and mobilizing all manpower and means on the assessment of loss and damage, it said.

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Il ordered to guarantee the materials Sinuiju City needed for rehabilitation.

According to DPRK media, Sinuiju City, the worst hit area, lost more than 7,100 houses, 7,200 hectares of farmland, over 300 public buildings, 400 meters of bridges, 7,700 cubic meters of railroad, not to mention other structures, vehicles, and water pumps.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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