To trust means to work together

In the course of the last years we have gotten to know many different organizations and individuals that, like us, are working for the people of Korea. Symbolically, we are all pulling together on the same rope and we support each other mutually whenever it is necessary and useful. Mutual trust has grown through the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Enthusiastic Chief Engineer in Ryokpho

During my week’s stay I visited several companies and co-operations. Despite the restricting sanctions there are many possibilities to deepen our relationships with North Koreans! Let me share some impressions from my very full Programme with you: In 2013, and thanks to the support of many Swiss people, we were able to demonstrate the major... Continue Reading →

High-Performace Aerogenerators produced

We discovered an article published by Pak Un Jong in the North Korean publication «Korea Today» on a factory that is successfully producing small aerogenerators: HIGH-PERFORMANCE AEROGENERATORS PRODUCED IN LARGE NUMBERS Korea is accelerating their work to increase the power production using wind force, tidal power, organic substances, and solar energy and make the most... Continue Reading →

Tour d’horizon in Korea

Only for a few days but nonetheless: I could once again visit our project partners in Pyongyang. Stirling Mr. Yang explains the progress of the project: The technical books “Stirlingengines” and “Stirlingmachines” have been translated, a copy of the “ST05 Viebach” has been manufactured and they are working on their in-house development of the Beta-Stirling... Continue Reading →

Off the stage!

Reading the daily press on North Korea is not contributing to our joy – therefore I will write of other things: Once again I was able to visit North Korea and experienced wonderful encounters and relaxed collaborators. We are intentionally building relationships to North Koreans. If we are not able to invite them to Switzerland,... Continue Reading →

Stirling in Action

Our partner engineer in Pyongyang, is working to make a simple utilization of the Stirling engine possible for North Korean homes. Now it is our task to provide North Korea with expertise on the „Stirling“. We are planning a workshop in Pyongyang. I will travel to Pyongyang in the spring for the preparation and discussion... Continue Reading →

Emergency Aid after the Flood Disaster

In late August the typhoon "Lionrock" arrived in the mountains of North Korea. It rained heavily for three days causing all streams to flood and destroy everything in the area. The flooding along the Tumen River, the river bordering China, washed away whole settlements. North Korea mobilized thousands of soldiers to clear railroad tracks and... Continue Reading →

200 Years of Stirling Engines

Agape international is supporting the Non-Conventional Energy Development Center in Pyongyang in the development of small Stirling engines for domestic and village use. The Stirling engine is a heat engine that operates with almost any heat source and provides mechanical work. Small engines like these can help alleviate the energy shortage for the population. We... Continue Reading →

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