Troubled waters as North Korea remembers a bridge

SEOUL (BestGrowthStock) – Reclusive North Korea, furious at U.S.-South Korea military maneuvers due to start on Sunday, took time out on Saturday to remember a name given to a bridge.

The usually bellicose KCNA news agency recalled that founder of Stalinist North Korea Kim Il-sung named a bridge in 1960.

“Going round a newly built bridge over the River Taedong (in 1960), he said the river water meandering Chongnyu Cliff had long been called ‘okryu’ (gem) as it was as clear as gem, and suggested naming the bridge Okryu Bridge,” KCNA said.

“He then autographed the name of the bridge for its tablet. Mirim, Chungsong and Rungna bridges built in the 1970s and 1980s over the River Taedong were all named by him.”

Also, when visiting a silk mill, “he saw silk cloth embroidered with azaleas and maple leaves and named it after Yaksan, a scenic spot in the locality”.

It was not immediately clear what prompted KCNA, regularly vilifying the South and the United States for war mongering, to break the news on the bridge.

(Reporting by Nick Macfie)

Troubled waters as North Korea remembers a bridge