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Samsu Hydro-power Station Nears Completion

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

   Pyongyang, August 3 (KCNA) -- A number of people are visiting the Samsu Hydro-power Station, the construction of which is progressing apace at the final stage as one more monumental edifice in the Songun era. As located at the junction of the Hochon and Unchong Rivers, the station can produce electricity without any restriction of water even in a drought year. Its dam can reserve much water so as to use it for several years.
    The power station, which is promising and economically profitable, will supply ample electricity to arranging well the revolutionary battle and historical sites in the Mt. Paektu area and to the people in Samjiyon County.
    A large man-made lake has come into being in the upper district of the dam, which will help transport a large amount of freight by ship.
    Meanwhile, the annual average temperature will rise in favor of farming. Lots of trees of good species suitable to topographical features have been planted in surrounding mountains and the lower basin, adding beauty to their scenery. A rest home will be built on the shores of the lake, which resembles a "sea" in mountains. People call it a "treasure power station".
    General Secretary Kim Jong Il initiated its construction, selected its site and has wisely led the project.

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