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Mt. Kumgang Tourism Becomes Brisk

Pyongyang, October 21 (KCNA) -- Many tourists have come to Mt. Kumgang from some twenty Asian and European nations, including China and Russia, since it was opened for international tourism in May this year.

Ri Kyong Jin, a section chief of the Guidance Bureau of the Special Zone of Mt. Kumgang International Tourism, told KCNA on Friday that Law on the Special Zone of Mt. Kumgang International Tourism was adopted in the country in May.

Measures of the DPRK government to activate Mt. Kumgang tourism as international one enjoy full support of all the Korean people and foreign people, he said, adding:

Mt. Kumgang is now open not only to Koreans but to all other people.

With favorable investment environment and preferential business activities guaranteed by law, foundations for turning the mountain into an international tourist resort have been provided.

The Rajin-Mt. Kumgang international tourist route was opened in August so that tourists can go to the mountain by ship.

The guidance bureau will fully tap the tourist resources in the special zone to convert the mountain into an international special zone of tourism and a multi-purpose, multi-functional tourist resort.

It plans to reconstruct airport, railways and roads to meet convenience of tourists and build hotels, sports, medical treatment and other service facilities in Outer and Inner Kumgang areas.

It will steadily improve the tourist form and method to suit the global trend, strengthen cooperation and exchange with international tourist organizations and other countries' tourist agencies and better the legal environment to draw foreign investment.

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