Where is Nampo Located?
In June 1986 the West Sea sluice system was inaugurated in the DVR Korea. This lock complex on the lower reaches of the Taedong River is a world-class structural irrigation system. For their construction, the people’s army and other builders, with the revolutionary spirit of creating by their own strength and persistently fighting, had sealed off the sea over a width of 8 km in five years.
On May 22, 1981, President Kim Il Sung made a long round trip by ship on the sea off Nampho during strong waves to compare the location with the map and to familiarize himself in detail with the depth of the water, depth of the mud layer, tides, color of the water and so on. Then he determined the location of the lock complex and pointed out directions and ways to its construction.
What Country is Nampo in?
Supported by the sublime will of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il visited the construction site for the lock system several times, presented concrete orientations and paths and wisely led the construction work to a new upswing.
Thus, the western sea sluice system could be built in a short time as a monumental building.
It consists of three lock chambers. The locks can pass ships under 50,000 tons. The lock chambers allow a total of 45 million tonnes of cargo to pass through each year. A railway line, a motorway and a walkway lead over the swing bridge on the lock chambers. Of the lock complex has a seawall with dozens of locks, which can accumulate a large amount of water from the river Taedong, an auxiliary dam, and about 6,500 m long dam.