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 →

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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 →

Electric Power and Heat

The past twenty years of collaboration between Agape international and the Democratic Republic of North Korea can be divided into two parts of ten years. We reported about the first ten years in our last edition of Our heart’s concern. In this edition we will focus on the second 10-year period. In 2005 the North... Continue Reading →

It’s all over Town

Some projects last longer than planned, but the result is more beautiful:The farm house built according to minergy principles has been finished.At the end of June we could inaugurate the new building of the Ryokpho vegetable cooperative: “Firstly our project partners showed us the different stages of construction during winter time with some photos. It... Continue Reading →

Dear Readers,

For a couple of weeks I have been attending an online lecture about our energy future. During the introduction a diagram was presented, showing us that the more energy a nation consumes the richer it is. Or, the opposite, the less energy it consumes the poorer a nation is. Economic success is much related to... Continue Reading →

Being no Longer Cold

There are two-storey prefabricated buildings in almost every political community of North Korea. Most of them are administration offices of the community, moreover day-care centres. In winter these houses are very cold as they are not isolated. Ideal buildings for applying the minergy technics as a pilot project! An appropriate renovation with local materials practically... Continue Reading →

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