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North Korea held a ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate Mirae Scientists Street, the residential sector dedicated for scientists or engineers of North Korea.
Mirae (“Future”) Scientists Street, located in the center of Pyongyang, directly next to Pyongyang Station adjacent to the Taedong River, is nearing completion. The street was introduced in September 2014 when state-run broadcaster Korean Central TV described how the streets were designed to be filled with “high rises that can hold 500 households, a day care center, a kindergarten and various buildings aimed at promoting residents’ welfare,” the KCTV said at the time.
Wednesday’s edition of the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote that the construction of whole street took “less than a year,” confirming NK News‘ estimation was very close. NK News previously reported that North Korean construction crews might be able to finish the exterior of the residential buildings in 307 days or less.
Wednesday’s report emphasized the term “Pyongyang Speed,” the idea that North Korean workers can produce miraculously fast construction speeds. “Pyongyang Speed” was first used in 1958 to commemorate the speedy reconstruction of the capital in the years after the devastation of the Korean War. […]