Using a Tram – it is possible in Northkorea

Every time I travel to Korea I discover new things. This time we passed a brand new tram. In Pyongyang too, the growing amount of traffic must be accommodated. The trolley bus fleets were the first to be modernised and the trams seem to be next in line. I am pleased about the investment in... Continue Reading →

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Trees are more than Firewood

The forests of North Korea have long been under threat. At the beginning of the last century the economic development under Japanese occupation led to the shrinkage of the forest area. During the Korean War in the 50s huge forest areas and most of the old trees were burned down or largely destroyed by chemical... Continue Reading →

Stirling Engines used in Physics Classes

During my September’s traveling week I visited some companies and cooperatives. I already reported about this in our October Newsletter and will now add some more impressions and experiences. It is a meaningful moment when our chief engineer presents me with the newly published Stirling book. The translated title is "External (Stirling) Combustion Engines –... Continue Reading →

Potato Cultivation in Switzerland

At the beginning of November a group of North Korean specialists visited Germany and Switzerland to learn more about potato growing and also about processing and mechanisation. Daniel Gerster, long-standing expert in Korea, organised a diverse specialist programme at Agroscope, a crisps manufacturer and at several farms. We were pleased to see the translator of... Continue Reading →

A successful Training Year is over

We have been working in North Korea for over 20 years. In 1995 the government challenged us: "You are Christians, come and help us!" Countless staff members and experts that we are friends with have shared their knowledge with the local experts. Over 150 North Korean experts have been able to visit Switzerland in all... Continue Reading →

15 Years of successful Cheese Production

During my last week’s stay I visited several companies and co-operations. In Samhun Ri in our cheese factory I was given a delicious cheese but also warm greetings to take home. 15 years ago staff members from Agape international installed this cheese factory and trained the eople intensively. The operations manager was in Switzerland for... Continue Reading →

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