PYONGYANG, North Korea (Reuters) — North Korean faculty members of Kim Il Sung University and displaced people on Thursday (April 20) moved into new flats on Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, state media reports.
Video filmed by the North’s state news agency KCNA, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, showed people moving into their new high-rise flat in central Pyongyang.
Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended the colorful opening ceremony of Ryomyong street residential complex on April 13 with his top aides.
The Pyongyang skyline has been rising, despite tightened United Nations sanctions against isolated North Korea for its pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The flats in North Korea are often assigned by profession, with groups such as teachers, workers, or scientists and their families under the same roof.