Kim Jong Un Inaugurates New Large Greenhouse Farm On Ex-Missile Test Site

Kim Jong Un on Tuesday attended the opening ceremony of a new massive greenhouse farm built on a former North Korean air base where the country test-fired several missiles until last year.

What Happened: Kim on Monday launched the Ryonpho Greenhouse Farm, located in the east of Hamju, to mark the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party.

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Kim’s ruling party unveiled the project to transform the former Ryonpho air base into a "highly automated farm," calling it a "top priority task" and a model for rural civilization to help achieve Kim’s goal of improving people's lives.

North Korea has previously used the land for several short-range ballistic missile launches, including the KN-25s in November 2019 and the suspected KN-23s in March 2021.

According to Kim, the party plans to "more dynamically and confidently push forward the overall rural development of the country with the Ryonpho Greenhouse Farm as a model."

The development came days after Kim spearheaded North Korea’s nuclear tactical exercises targeting the U.S. allies. Kim said North Korea’s recent barrage of missile launches was a “severe warning” in response to joint naval exercises carried out by South Korea and the U.S. as he vowed to “hit and wipe out” potential South Korean and U.S. targets.

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