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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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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