calendar>>August 30. 2011 Juch 100
Rason Directs Efforts to Tourist Development

Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- The Rason economic and trade zone in northeast Korea has natural and geographical conditions and environment favorable for tourism.

There are sea bird, seal and other game reserves, more than ten beautiful islets, bays and sand beaches in the zone.

The Tourism Management Bureau of the zone has made efforts to explore new tourist resources.

The launch of Chinese people's Rason tourism by their own cars on June 9 was part of the efforts.

Preparations are now under way for multinational tourism based on some tourist resources in areas bordering the DPRK, China and Russia.

The bureau also plans to improve tourist facilities like hotel, recreation ground and road and build a tourist information center, folklore and national food exhibition houses and souvenir center in the zone.

Many foreign businessmen and tourist experts are interested in joint development of tourist resources in the zone.

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