N.Korean premier inspects recovery work from flood damage

North Korean premier Kim Tok-hun made a field survey on the recovery work from flood damage in Kimhwa and Phyonggang counties of Kangwon province, state-media reported on Thursday.

According to ta report by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim also a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party, made rounds of houses under construction in the township and the site in Choso Co-op Farm of Kimhwa county where a recovery campaign is underway.

He stressed the need for local officials to provide people with stable living conditions, solve difficulties of the inhabitants in the flood-affected areas, as well as work hard and carefully to eradicate the flood damage as early as possible.

The premier also urged the officials to accelerate the rehabilitation projects, including the army-civilian joint operation to build houses and repair roads, Xinhua news agency quoted the KCNA report as saying.

Over the past two month, North Korea has suffered from heavy rains, powerful typhoons and severe floods, which have caused damages to houses and farmland.

Typhoon Bavi landed at the country last week, causing flooding and destruction in many areas.

With typhoon Maysak heading toward the Korean Peninsula, the North Korean government has taken urgent measures to prevent the possible damage.

The typhoon is expected to hit the country later on Thursday.

“A warning has been issued in the country that Typhoon No. 9 (Maysak), coming from the Philippines, is likely to affect the country.

“As such, we are taking active measures to prevent damage in the country’s eastern regions,” Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the ruling party, said in a report.