Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media publicized a decree by the country’s unicameral legislature the Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] establishing the country’s special economic zones. The zones fall under several categories with some designated for industrial use, agricultural use, tourism and there appear to be mixed-use zones which are identified as “special economic zones.” In a separate decree the SPA designated parts of the the city of Sinu’iju as a special economic zone. According to KCNA, “the sovereignty of the DPRK will be exercised” in all special economic zones.
Rough outlines of the special economic zones are below. Geocoordinates are taken from NGA’s North Korea Gazetteer and 38 North‘s DPRK Digital Atlas.
The Sinu’iju Special Economic Zone and the North P’yo’ngan Provincial Amnokgang Economic Development Zone [EDZ]
Yanggang (Ryanggang) Provincial Hyesan Economic Development Zone
North Hamgyo’ng Provincial Onso’ng Island Tourist Development Zone [TDZ]
North Hamgyo’ng Provincial Ch’o’ngjin Economic Development Zone
North Hamgyo’ng Provincial Orang Agricultural Development Zone [ADZ]
South Hamgyo’ng Provincial Pukcho’ng Agricultural Development Zone
South Hamgyo’ng Provincial Hu’ngnam Industrial Development Zone
Kangwo’n Provincial Hyondong Industrial Development Zone
North Hwanghae Provincial Sinp’yo’ng Tourism Development Zone
Namp’o City Waudo Export Processing Zone [EPZ] and North Hwanghae Provincial Songrim Export Processing Zone