Kaechon-Lake Thaesong Waterway Pays off
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 14 (KCNA) -- The Kaechon-Lake Thaesong Waterway, built in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the era of Songun politics, has paid off over the last two years.
The unique waterway was built in a short span of time with the design, technology and strength of Koreans.
Over the years, a total of 100 million cubic meters of water has flown along the waterway from the River Taedong to over ten towns and counties in South Phyongan Province and Pyongyang to be used as irrigation and industrial water.
Before the waterway was built, more than 500 water pumps in hundreds of pumping stations had to consume some 60,000 kW of electricity a year to supply needed water to these areas.
The completion of the waterway has formed a natural-flow irrigation system without using any pump and electricity.
When the sluice of the Taegak Youth Dam is opened, water flows into 20-odd reservoirs including Lake Thaesong and directly to different areas along the waterway.
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