The final stage of demolition of Mt. Kumgang facilities in North and South Korea. Golf course luxury facilities are 'preserved'

The final stage of demolition of Mt. Kumgang facilities in North and South Korea... Golf course luxury facilities are 'preserved'  Anchor : It has been confirmed that North Korea is in the final stages of demolition of tourist facilities owned by the South Korean government and private companies scattered around Goseong Port and Mount Kumgang in Gangwon Province .  Some of the facilities in the golf course that have not been demolished, such as Geumgang Pension Town and camping car parking lots, are expected to be recycled by North Korea in the future. He said that he was considering various ways to ask . Reporter Cheon So-ram on the sidewalk .  After the collapse of the Hanoi summit in 2019 , at the end of October of that year , North Korean General Secretary Kim Jong -un expressed severe displeasure at the facilities in the special tourist zone built by the South and ordered “ to remove everything and build a new one in the North Korean style . ”  As a result of RFA analysis of the latest ( taken on February 8 ) satellite images of the Goseong Port area in Goseong-gun, Gangwon- do, North Korea by ' Planet Labs ', an American satellite image company, demolition work on Mt. It has been confirmed that the end has been reached .   The Haegeumgang Hotel and immigration control facilities in Goseong Port, Gangwon-do were demolished and debris is piled up, while the Geumgang Pension Town and camper parking lot remain. /Google Earth, Planet Labs (resolution 50cm), Analyzed by RFA, Sunghak Jung  First, the Haegeumgang Hotel in Goseong Port, Gangwon-do, disappeared.   Haegeumgang Hotel is the world's first 7- story floating hotel built by an Australian entrepreneur .  As a result of the satellite image reading, the hotel at the dock has disappeared, and debris that appears to have come from demolishing the hotel is scattered in the vacant lot inside the dock .   Facilities and buildings near the dock were also demolished, and it is estimated that the immigration control facility is partially demolished .   Jeong Seong-hak, deputy director of the National Territorial Satellite Information Research Institute at Kyungpook National University in Korea, evaluates that debris that could not be removed from satellite images adds to the hideousness.   The resort accommodations at Ananti Golf Course were demolished, and luxurious auxiliary facilities such as information rooms, conference halls, and hot springs remained. / Google Earth, Planet Labs (resolution 50cm), Analyzed by RFA, Sunghak Jung  Most of the golf courses and resort facilities completed by Ananti, Korea's leading hotel and resort company, dreaming of becoming one of the world's top 10 resorts, were also demolished .   Facilities not demolished will be recycled in the future   Among the resort facilities, the remaining buildings are high-end auxiliary facilities, Geumgang Pension Town, and camping car parking facilities .     Deputy Director Jeong Seong-hak analyzes that North Korea is planning to recycle high-end auxiliary facilities in the golf course.     [ Jeong Seong-hak ] Ananti golf course has an information room, conference room , hot spring , spa , sauna , gym, etc., and it is known as a complex auxiliary facility . This remains as it is , and is expected to be recycled rather than demolished in the future . After the complete demolition of South Korean facilities, it seems that a new North Korean-style tourist area construction trend will be established . Careful attention is required .   Shortly after opening a golf course in the Mount Kumgang Special Tourist Zone in 2008, Ananti suffered financial difficulties when all facilities in Mount Kumgang were closed due to an attack by a Korean tourist . Finally, in April of last year , in order to focus on future business , it was announced that the Mt.  Sashimi restaurants, beach hotels, and simple housing complexes along the coast of Goseong Port have been demolished, leaving only debris and shapes in the snowy clearing. / Google Earth, Planet Labs (resolution 50cm), Analyzed by RFA, Sunghak Jung  The Goseonghang raw fish restaurant and the Geumgang Family Hotel, which are about 500m away from the Goseonghang Haegeumgang Hotel, have also been demolished .   There were also 19 simple houses behind the Geumgang Family Hotel , but you can confirm that they have disappeared .  [ Jeong Seong-hak ] There were no North Koreans to find and use raw fish restaurants or hotels, so it was left as an abandoned house for decades, like a haunted house . Demolition of these facilities is expected to be a foreseeable process .  This is what it looked like before demolition. There were 200 buildings, North Korean-style entertainment venues, duty-free shops, and other auxiliary facilities in the Guryong Village tourist accommodation complex. / Google Earth, Analyzed by RFA, Jeong Seong-Hak  It is estimated that Guryong Village , which had about 200 simple houses for accommodation for tourists in Mt. Geumgang, Onjeonggak, a dome-shaped performance hall , and a duty-free shop, was all demolished .   [ Jeong Seong-hak ] 38 North released satellite photos of the demolition of the Guryong Village housing complex and other facilities, including the performance hall, with only monstrous debris strewn about as if it had been bombed on January 26 .  Ministry of Unification , “ Unauthorized demolition of Mt. Kumgang tourism facilities , clear violation of inter-Korean agreement ”  The South Korean Ministry of Unification (Minister of Unification ) told RFA on the 22nd that “ North Korea ’s unilateral removal of the Mt.  It is said that it violated the ' protection of investment assets of the other party's investors ' specified in the agreement on investment guarantee between the two Koreas .   He then reiterated that the basic position of the South Korean government is that North Korea should immediately stop this and come out on the path of resolving the issue through dialogue.  The Ministry of Unification also added, “ While continuing to closely monitor future demolition trends in North Korea , we are reviewing various measures to hold North Korea accountable . ”   In addition, the Ministry of Unification said that North Korea's unilateral action greatly undermined inter-Korean trust and international credibility, and urged that it be stopped immediately for the normal development of inter-Korean relations.   North Korea is destroying South Korean property unilaterally and illegally .  How will the unauthorized demolition of Mt. Kumgang tourism facilities affect inter-Korean relations ?  Cho Han-beom, a senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification, told RFA on the 23rd that North Korea's unauthorized removal of South Korean assets was a unilateral infringement of South Korean assets that violated international law and international commerce, and was adversely affecting inter-Korean relations. Evaluate .   [ Cho Han-beom ] Because it is an illegal act, it is not tolerated by the international community . In fact, it is pouring more fuel on the inter-Korean relations, which are currently deteriorating across the board . In fact, it can be seen that normalization and resumption of inter-Korean relations are in the process of becoming more difficult .   He went on to say that the two Koreas have a special relationship called the division system, but in terms of international law, they have an individual international legal relationship by joining the United Nations at the same time .  [ Cho Han-beom ] The most important thing in capitalist economic commerce is the stability of property . There was no protection at all for capital investment in international commerce . This incident has caused a loss of credibility in international commerce . In fact, normal economic cooperation between the two Koreas is impossible under these circumstances . It is an act that pours cold water on the relationship between the authorities of both sides, but the bigger thing is that in a situation where the safety of investment in North Korea is not guaranteed, inter-Korean private exchanges and economic cooperation are in fact fatally negative .   In the end, North Korea's illegal infringement of property rights will also affect inter-Korean economic cooperation and loss of trust in international commerce .   Since the winter of 1998, Mt. Kumgang tourism, which has been operating for nearly 10 years, has been suspended since the 2008 shooting of a South Korean tourist . Since then, Korean-owned facilities in Mt. Kumgang have been temporarily used for Chinese tourists, but have been virtually completely closed due to border blockade following the spread of Corona 19 .   On the other hand, the Vice Director of the Government estimates that the Mount Kumgang tourist zone to be newly built by North Korea will be a facility mainly targeting Chinese tourists.   [ Jeong Seong-hak ] I think the newly built tourist area will be mainly aimed at Chinese tourists . In the midst of the North Korea - China border blockade, difficulties are expected in the construction process due to lack of materials, etc. , and it is expected that it will take a long time .    While the Ministry of Unification has declared a strong response to North Korea's unilateral infringement of South Korean property rights, the unauthorized demolition of Mount Kumgang tourism facilities is expected to have a greater negative impact on inter-Korean relations.

Anchor : It has been confirmed that North Korea is in the final stages of demolition of tourist facilities owned by the South Korean government and private companies scattered around Goseong Port and Mount Kumgang in Gangwon Province .

Some of the facilities in the golf course that have not been demolished, such as Geumgang Pension Town and camping car parking lots, are expected to be recycled by North Korea in the future. He said that he was considering various ways to ask . Reporter Cheon So-ram on the sidewalk .

After the collapse of the Hanoi summit in 2019 , at the end of October of that year , North Korean General Secretary Kim Jong -un expressed severe displeasure at the facilities in the special tourist zone built by the South and ordered “ to remove everything and build a new one in the North Korean style . ”

As a result of RFA analysis of the latest ( taken on February 8 ) satellite images of the Goseong Port area in Goseong-gun, Gangwon- do, North Korea by ' Planet Labs ', an American satellite image company, demolition work on Mt. It has been confirmed that the end has been reached .

The Haegeumgang Hotel and immigration control facilities in Goseong Port, Gangwon-do were demolished and debris is piled up, while the Geumgang Pension Town and camper parking lot remain. /Google Earth, Planet Labs (resolution 50cm), Analyzed by RFA, Sunghak Jung

First, the Haegeumgang Hotel in Goseong Port, Gangwon-do, disappeared.
 
Haegeumgang Hotel is the world's first 7- story floating hotel built by an Australian entrepreneur .

As a result of the satellite image reading, the hotel at the dock has disappeared, and debris that appears to have come from demolishing the hotel is scattered in the vacant lot inside the dock .


Facilities and buildings near the dock were also demolished, and it is estimated that the immigration control facility is partially demolished .

Jeong Seong-hak, deputy director of the National Territorial Satellite Information Research Institute at Kyungpook National University in Korea, evaluates that debris that could not be removed from satellite images adds to the hideousness.


The resort accommodations at Ananti Golf Course were demolished, and luxurious auxiliary facilities such as information rooms, conference halls, and hot springs remained. / Google Earth, Planet Labs (resolution 50cm), Analyzed by RFA, Sunghak Jung

Most of the golf courses and resort facilities completed by Ananti, Korea's leading hotel and resort company, dreaming of becoming one of the world's top 10 resorts, were also demolished .

Facilities not demolished will be recycled in the future

Among the resort facilities, the remaining buildings are high-end auxiliary facilities, Geumgang Pension Town, and camping car parking facilities . 

Deputy Director Jeong Seong-hak analyzes that North Korea is planning to recycle high-end auxiliary facilities in the golf course. 

[ Jeong Seong-hak ] Ananti golf course has an information room, conference room , hot spring , spa , sauna , gym, etc., and it is known as a complex auxiliary facility . This remains as it is , and is expected to be recycled rather than demolished in the future . After the complete demolition of South Korean facilities, it seems that a new North Korean-style tourist area construction trend will be established . Careful attention is required .

Shortly after opening a golf course in the Mount Kumgang Special Tourist Zone in 2008, Ananti suffered financial difficulties when all facilities in Mount Kumgang were closed due to an attack by a Korean tourist . Finally, in April of last year , in order to focus on future business , it was announced that the Mt.

Sashimi restaurants, beach hotels, and simple housing complexes along the coast of Goseong Port have been demolished, leaving only debris and shapes in the snowy clearing. / Google Earth, Planet Labs (resolution 50cm), Analyzed by RFA, Sunghak Jung

The Goseonghang raw fish restaurant and the Geumgang Family Hotel, which are about 500m away from the Goseonghang Haegeumgang Hotel, have also been demolished .

There were also 19 simple houses behind the Geumgang Family Hotel , but you can confirm that they have disappeared .

[ Jeong Seong-hak ] There were no North Koreans to find and use raw fish restaurants or hotels, so it was left as an abandoned house for decades, like a haunted house . Demolition of these facilities is expected to be a foreseeable process .

This is what it looked like before demolition. There were 200 buildings, North Korean-style entertainment venues, duty-free shops, and other auxiliary facilities in the Guryong Village tourist accommodation complex. / Google Earth, Analyzed by RFA, Jeong Seong-Hak

It is estimated that Guryong Village , which had about 200 simple houses for accommodation for tourists in Mt. Geumgang, Onjeonggak, a dome-shaped performance hall , and a duty-free shop, was all demolished .

[ Jeong Seong-hak ] 38 North released satellite photos of the demolition of the Guryong Village housing complex and other facilities, including the performance hall, with only monstrous debris strewn about as if it had been bombed on January 26 .

Ministry of Unification , “ Unauthorized demolition of Mt. Kumgang tourism facilities , clear violation of inter-Korean agreement ”

The South Korean Ministry of Unification (Minister of Unification ) told RFA on the 22nd that “ North Korea ’s unilateral removal of the Mt.

It is said that it violated the ' protection of investment assets of the other party's investors ' specified in the agreement on investment guarantee between the two Koreas .

He then reiterated that the basic position of the South Korean government is that North Korea should immediately stop this and come out on the path of resolving the issue through dialogue.

The Ministry of Unification also added, “ While continuing to closely monitor future demolition trends in North Korea , we are reviewing various measures to hold North Korea accountable . ”

In addition, the Ministry of Unification said that North Korea's unilateral action greatly undermined inter-Korean trust and international credibility, and urged that it be stopped immediately for the normal development of inter-Korean relations.

North Korea is destroying South Korean property unilaterally and illegally .

How will the unauthorized demolition of Mt. Kumgang tourism facilities affect inter-Korean relations ?

Cho Han-beom, a senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification, told RFA on the 23rd that North Korea's unauthorized removal of South Korean assets was a unilateral infringement of South Korean assets that violated international law and international commerce, and was adversely affecting inter-Korean relations. Evaluate .

[ Cho Han-beom ] Because it is an illegal act, it is not tolerated by the international community . In fact, it is pouring more fuel on the inter-Korean relations, which are currently deteriorating across the board . In fact, it can be seen that normalization and resumption of inter-Korean relations are in the process of becoming more difficult .

He went on to say that the two Koreas have a special relationship called the division system, but in terms of international law, they have an individual international legal relationship by joining the United Nations at the same time .

[ Cho Han-beom ] The most important thing in capitalist economic commerce is the stability of property . There was no protection at all for capital investment in international commerce . This incident has caused a loss of credibility in international commerce . In fact, normal economic cooperation between the two Koreas is impossible under these circumstances . It is an act that pours cold water on the relationship between the authorities of both sides, but the bigger thing is that in a situation where the safety of investment in North Korea is not guaranteed, inter-Korean private exchanges and economic cooperation are in fact fatally negative .

In the end, North Korea's illegal infringement of property rights will also affect inter-Korean economic cooperation and loss of trust in international commerce .

Since the winter of 1998, Mt. Kumgang tourism, which has been operating for nearly 10 years, has been suspended since the 2008 shooting of a South Korean tourist . Since then, Korean-owned facilities in Mt. Kumgang have been temporarily used for Chinese tourists, but have been virtually completely closed due to border blockade following the spread of Corona 19 .

On the other hand, the Vice Director of the Government estimates that the Mount Kumgang tourist zone to be newly built by North Korea will be a facility mainly targeting Chinese tourists.

[ Jeong Seong-hak ] I think the newly built tourist area will be mainly aimed at Chinese tourists . In the midst of the North Korea - China border blockade, difficulties are expected in the construction process due to lack of materials, etc. , and it is expected that it will take a long time .
 
While the Ministry of Unification has declared a strong response to North Korea's unilateral infringement of South Korean property rights, the unauthorized demolition of Mount Kumgang tourism facilities is expected to have a greater negative impact on inter-Korean relations.(RFA)
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