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Date : April 27, 2020
Ryanggang Province push back against high electricity rates
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N. Koreans in Ryanggang Province push back against high electricity rates

A North Korean source in Ryanggang Province reported recently that electricity rates in the province have risen considerably over the past several months, a development that has led to frustration among local residents.

“Electricity rates rose to KPW 370 [less than one US cent] per kilowatt during the second half of last year, but the authorities have been forcing payments of an additional KPW 1,000 to 2,000 [around 10 – 20 US cents] per electronic item since the very end of last year,” the source told Daily NK on Apr. 22.

In the past, North Korean families in the province paid relatively small amounts of money for their electricity, only KPW 50-100 [less than one US cent] per kilowatt. Moreover, many families consumed only small amounts of electricity, which meant, on average, they paid just a couple hundred KPW during each payment period. ......

[Source: Daily NK]


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