North Korean Hydroelectric Dam

North Korean Hydroelectric Dams

This bridge in Hyangsan County has a dam that controls water flow during heavy rains. It is typical of many such bridges dotted across North Korea.

Hyangsan Bridge
Click to view 360° image

An increasing number of such dams now have hydroelectric generators installed that produce sufficient electricity for neighboring towns throughout spring to autumn. However, during the winter, rivers freeze up and such dams no longer effectively generate electricity.

New hydroelectric dam under construction. The military and residents from nearby towns all contribute to building it.
Aerial photo of a newly built hydroelectric dam in rural North Korea

Related

4th of July Anniversary in Pyongyang (2021)

Pyongyang marks the 4th of July with the 49th anniversary of the ‘July 4th North–South Korea Joint Statement’. It was an agreement signed by Northern and Southern Koreas for the first time since the Korean Peninsular division and represented the initial steps towards Korean reunification.

DPRK-USA Summit In Singapore – 3rd Anniversary

It’s been three years since the DPRK-USA Summit of 2018. It was a brief moment when the entire world focused its attention towards the tiny island nation of Singapore. Today, a brass plate memorialised this historic event and marks the exact spot where Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump first met and […]