• Short Summary

    The upper reaches of the Dai Dong River, in the south west of Pyongyong.

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  • Description

    The upper reaches of the Dai Dong River, in the south west of Pyongyong.

    A huge irrigation project was built in this area in 1956 by the people of Korea.

    The South Piung An Province Irrigation project draws water from the Dai Dong River, leading it through a mountain tunnel 4 kilometres long and finally pouring the flow into a huge artificial lake, the Yeun Poong Reservoir, which is surrounded by a ring of beautiful mountains.

    The water passes through 18 tunnels before reaching the irrigation channels.

    There are 5 main channels and some 160 smaller, branch waterways. 600 electric pumping stations are operating along the entire course of 1,300 kilometres.

    Obeying the wishes of the Korean people, the water from the reservoir, diverted from the Dai Dong River, docilely reach the great plain of Yel Doo Sam Chel Li and here to feed 50 thousand hectares of farm land.

    These 50 thousand hectares of farm land, hopelessly exposed to droughts in the past, is placed under an efficient system of irrigation. And here the grain yields have been going up year by year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACISI5K39Z1BKHO0TOLTAL8SZF
    Media URN:
    VLVACISI5K39Z1BKHO0TOLTAL8SZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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