Socialist Countryside Transformed beyond Recognition
Kim Jong Il, on his inspection trip to the front line, dropped in at Taebaek-ri, Changdo County, Kangwon Province and unfolded a land-rezoning plan in Juche 87 (1998). True to the plan the struggle to realign the arable land was launched across the country-Kangwon, North Phyongan, South Hwanghae and South Phyongan provinces, and then Pyongyang and Nampho, thus opening a new history of the socialist countryside.
The Kaechon-Lake Thaesong, Paengma-Cholsan and Miru Plain gravitational waterways supply water to the crop fields on the west coast of Korea. Solar energy has brought benefits to agricultural workers living in the newly built three- or four-roomed houses roofed with coloured tiles of Korean style.