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N. Korea to build 'world-class' ski resort before 2018 Winter Olympics: State Media

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (second from left) gives field guidance at the Masik Pass Skiing Ground under construction by the Korean People's Army in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Tuesday, May 27, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected work on a "world class" ski resort being built as rival South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, state media reported

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has inspected work on a "world class" ski resort being built as rival South Korea prepares to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, state media reported.

Mr Kim visited the construction site on Masik hill in the northeast of the country on Monday, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

The resort, which could be operational by the end of the year, will boast 110 kilometres of multi-level ski runs, a hotel, heliport and cable cars, KCNA said.

During his inspection, Mr Kim said it was the firm determination of the ruling Workers' Party "to build the skiing ground into a world class one" and he urged workers to complete construction by the next winter season.

ST News Asia

Shades of East Germany building an exact replica of Munich's canoe slalom course in the run-up to 1972?

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North Korea hasn't sent skiers to the Olympics in awhile. This is a ridiculous waste for a country that can't afford to feed its own people.

But not really a surprise coming from Kim Jong Il's fat son.

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Why?! :angry:

Only Kim Jong Un and his fellow North Korean Workers Party members (and non-American and non-Japanese heavily chaperoned tourists) will really use that while, as several here mentioned, aren't able to feed themselves well. Indeed it is a waste.

It's those ambitions and delusions of grandeur that are no different from the constructing of grand, large square buildings that started from the Stalinist era in the Soviet bloc and it continues with North Korea.

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