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Special Zone for Int'l Tourism to Be Established
Pyongyang, April 29 (KNA) -- A special zone for international tour of Mt. Kumgang will be established in the DPRK.

A decree on this decision was issued by the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly on Friday.

According to the decree, the special zone is to be set in the area of Mt. Kumgang in Kangwon Province and the zone will include the township and some areas of Onjong-ri in Kosong County, Lagoon Samil, Sea Kumgang area, Inner Kumgang area of Kumgang County and some areas of Thongchon County.

The DPRK sovereignty will be exercised over the zone.

The DPRK will encourage free investment in the development of the special zone by corporate bodies, individuals and other economic bodies and protect by law the invested capital and properties and income and other profits to be gained through business.

The Central Tourist Guidance Agency shall take relevant measures to increase new tourist destinations, depending on the progress made in the SZ development.

The decree of the SPA Presidium on "Setting Up Mt. Kumgang Tourist Zone in the DPRK" issued on Oct. 23, 2002 is no longer valid.

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