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Special Economic Zones Announced

Posted on the 25 November 2013 by Michael_nklw @Michael_NKLW
Jagang Provincial Manp'o Economic Development Zone and the Jagang Provincial Wiwo'n Industrial Development Zone (Photo: Google image).

Jagang Provincial Manp’o Economic Development Zone and the Jagang Provincial Wiwo’n Industrial Development Zone (Photo: Google image).

DPRK state media publicized a decree by the country’s unicameral legislature the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] establishing the country’s special economic zones.  The zones fall under several categories with some designated for industrial use, agricultural use, tourism and there appear to be mixed-use zones which are identified as “special economic zones.”  In a separate decree the SPA designated parts of the the city of Sinu’iju as a special economic zone.  According to KCNA, “the sovereignty of the DPRK will be exercised” in all special economic zones.

Rough outlines of the special economic zones are below.  Geocoordinates are taken from NGA’s North Korea Gazetteer and 38 North‘s DPRK Digital Atlas.

The Sinu’iju Special Economic Zone and the North P’yo’ngan Provincial Amnokgang Economic Development Zone [EDZ]

Photo: Google image

(Photo: Google image)

Yanggang (Ryanggang) Provincial Hyesan Economic Development Zone

Photo: Google image

(Photo: Google image)

North Hamgyo’ng Provincial Onso’ng Island Tourist Development Zone [TDZ]

(Photo: Google image)

(Photo: Google image)

North Hamgyo’ng Provincial Ch’o'ngjin Economic Development Zone

(Photo: Google image)

(Photo: Google image)

North Hamgyo’ng Provincial Orang Agricultural Development Zone [ADZ]

(Photo: Google image)

(Photo: Google image)

South Hamgyo’ng Provincial Pukcho’ng Agricultural Development Zone

(Photo: Google image)

(Photo: Google image)

South Hamgyo’ng Provincial Hu’ngnam Industrial Development Zone

Photo: Google image

(Photo: Google image)

Kangwo’n Provincial Hyondong Industrial Development Zone

Photo: Google image

(Photo: Google image)

North Hwanghae Provincial Sinp’yo’ng Tourism Development Zone

Photo: Google image

(Photo: Google image)

Namp’o City Waudo Export Processing Zone [EPZ] and North Hwanghae Provincial Songrim Export Processing Zone

Photo: Google image

(Photo: Google image)


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