DPRK Business Monthly Volume IV, No.1

The DPRK Business Monthly, an international business report edited in Beijing, has been made available to CanKor readers by its editor, Paul White. Please check the  current February 2013 edition here: DPRK Business Monthly Volume IV, No.1

Solar-powered streetlamps in Pyongyang

Solar-powered streetlamps in Pyongyang

Titles of articles found in this issue include:

  • PRC Firm to Invest in NK Gold Mine, Hotel
  • Russia to Go Ahead with Pipeline
  • Phoenix regains Sinji brand name
  • Short-sighted Sanctions Hurt Ordinary People
  • NGO Initiatives in the DPRK: Waves 4 Water
  • Most ROK Firms Interested in Inter-Korean Economic Ties
  • Inter-Korean Trade Hits Record High in 2012
  • Internet Access for Visitors
  • Pyongyang Stores Selling More NK-made Goods
  • Pyongyang Gets Solar Street Lamps
  • NK’s Intranet Increases Cyber Courses
  • JV Pharmacy Open 24 Hours in Pyongyang
  • DPRK Eyes “World-class Tourism Resorts”
  • China to Start Electricity Supply to Rason

…plus a number of other items, including a selection of North Korean tours by various tour operators. Read the rest of this entry »

Drive in Pyongyang virtually without a visa!

Many are those who wish to visit North Korea, few are those who receive a visa to get there. And those who do will definitely not be allowed to drive themselves through the streets of Pyongyang. But now you have the option of doing exactly that right in the comfort of your home, wherever you happen to live.

Pyongyang Racer titleAs a sort of Christmas present to all its past and future customers, Koryo Tours commissioned  a DPRK gaming company to develop a racing game that lets you drive around Pyongyang all by yourself  in a locally made Pyonghwa Motors vehicle. CanKor Brain Trust member Hannah Barraclough of Koryo Tours explains that this is meant to be “a bit of retro fun” as a “free gift from Koryo Tours”.

The computer game, called the “Koryo Tours Pyongyang Racer”, lets you drive past genuine sites in North Korea’s capital city: the triumphal arch, the Juche tower, the skating rink, the pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel and much more. You collect fuel along the way, and try not to crash into any of the local cars, or the DHL vans! Read the rest of this entry »

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