More than 280,000 hectares of crops affected by the drought in North Korea, reports on Saturday channel NHK.
The drought has affected one of the major agricultural regions of the country in Hwanghae Province and other regions in the west. According to the Korean agency KCNA, the period from the end of April in the western region received very little precipitation. Affected maize, wheat, barley and other crops.
Drought-affected areas visited by the Chairman of the Cabinet of the DPRK Choe Yong Rome. The authorities deployed army units for irrigation and the construction of irrigation works, says NHK.
In March 2012, the United States declared that the DPRK suspend the provision of food aid, in breach of the commitments made by Pyongyang in the military and nuclear fields. Washington's decision involved the preparation of the launch of Sputnik "Kvanmenson-3" ("Bright Star") using rocket "Ynha-3" ("Milky Way"). Western countries suspect that in reality the space program of the DPRK is a disguised ballistic missile test.