Over the past two months, North Korea has been hit with heavy rains and back-to-back typhoons. However, despite these storms, the new buildings show no indications of damage. While the rains may have caused some minor delays, construction has continued at a steady pace.
Since August 8, there has been extensive work completed on the outer walls and roof as evidenced by the building’s new, bright-white appearance. Moreover, North Korean media has featured hospital improvements in recent weeks. On September 13, for instance, Rodong Sinmun reported tile-setting efforts for the outer walls and published ground-level images of various projects underway. KCNA coverage also highlighted progress on the hospital’s façade, including window frames, glazing and painting.
The entrance hall section of the building appears to be nearing external completion, and the helipad, located on the roof of the building’s center structure, is being paved and is on track to be usable in the near future. The entire structure now closely resembles KCTV’s rendering of the site.
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