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Water Resources Conserved in DPRK

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- Various activities are being conducted in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the occasion of the World Day of Water (March 22). Water is one of the crucial issues which draw public interest because they challenge humankind in the 21st century.
    With the approach of this day, the Central Committee of the DPRK Natural Conservation Union has launched a campaign to inform people of the importance of water in human life and its conservation and management through mass media.
    Some days ago, the union sponsored a joint seminar of the Water Protection Association and the Forest Conservation Association on measures and ways for scientific and rational management and effective utilization of the River Taedong basin. It was participated in by scientists, researchers, teachers, officials of administrative and economic bodies and relevant experts.
    The DPRK adopted the Water Resource Law long ago and has consistently adhered to the principle of letting no drop of water emptying into the sea without use.
    Efforts are concentrated on river improvement projects during the period of general mobilization for land management in spring and autumn so as to make an effective use of all the water resources as drinking, industrial and irrigation water.
    Man-made reservoirs and large and minor hydro-power stations have been built in different parts of the country to enrich the water resources of the country.
    What is noteworthy in recent years is the construction of artificial rivers.
    The self-running Kaechon-Lake Thaesong Waterway has brought 100-million cubic meters of water from the River Taedong as irrigation and industrial water over the last two years since its construction. And the Paekma-Cholsan Waterway project will soon be completed to irrigate fields in the northwestern part of the country.

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