January 13, 2020 13:12
North Korea is going all out to mitigate international sanctions through tourism as it opens major resorts for the season with grand fanfare.
The North opened Masikryong Ski Resort in Kangwon Province last Wednesday to coincide with leader Kim Jong-un's birthday. The resort, one of Kim's pet projects, was built in 2013.
The following day, it also opened the doors of a brand-new hot springs and ski resort in Yangdok, South Pyongan Province after construction was completed just last month, while launching train services to the resort from Pyongyang.
The North has been bent on pursuing as many tourism projects across the nation as it can to lure foreign visitors and earn hard currency.
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