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Pyongyang to Get Air Conditioned Buses…

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…but only foreign visitors will be allowed to use them.

What’s even more noteworthy is that they paid for the buses, all 110 of them, in cash.

Why the splurge? Says Radio Free Asia:

“North Korea is introducing buses with air conditioning to make Pyongyang look more advanced and urban in the eyes of foreign tourists whose number is on the rise… North Korean people have realized by watching TV dramas and other programmes from South Korea that their living standards are not good enough.”

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Written by nkmonitor

February 13, 2008 at 1:05 am

Posted in Inside North Korea

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