Dr. Kim has received his Material

You may remember: Last spring we travelled to North Korea with a group of interested Swiss people. Because of the large travel group we were able to fill many suitcases with medical consumables that Dr. Kim had been gifted from his training hospital but was unable to take with him because of the sheer amount... 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 →

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 →

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 →

A dream came true

Dr. Kim thanks us for helping him with the Internet search and the financing of a second-hand endoscopy device: "Thank you so much for helping our hospital. I have dreamt of buying and working with an endoscopy device from the 180 series. Now my dream has come true! Without your help that would never have... Continue Reading →

Long-term Internship: Doctors

A visiting doctor has been in Switzerland for several months. Like his predecessor, he is from he Red Cross Hospital Pyongyang that we were able to visit during our last trip to North Korea. The current head of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is very pleased that things are going so well with our visiting doctors, despite... Continue Reading →

Workshop “Stirling”

Last March we were in Pyongyang, once again with a co-worker of GAiN Germany and held a workshop on the topic Sterling. The Stirling engine is a heated gas engine. Our goal is to give the rural population access to some electricity so that people will be able to have some light in the evenings and maybe listen... 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 →

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