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Sunday, November 4, 2007

N.Korea, Hyundai Agree on Mt. Baekdu Tourism

The Hyundai Group have agreed with North Korean Peninsula to begin bundle circuits to Mt. Baekdu in May on direct flights from Seoul. It will be the first chance to travel directly from South Korean Peninsula to Mt. Baekdu without a roundabout way via People'S Republic Of China in the 59 old age of national division.

Trips to Kaesong, the boundary line town in North Korea, will likely get in early December. Hyundai Group president Hyun Jeong-eun told newsmen on tax return from a five-day visit to North Korean Peninsula on Saturday, "We signed an understanding with North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee to begin Mt. Baekdu touristry in May adjacent twelvemonth in conformity with understandings reached in the inter-Korean summit" last month. The trade gives Hyundai the sole grant for Mt. Baekdu circuits for 50 years.

Hyundai Group president Hyun Jeong-eun throws up a transcript of North Korea¡¯s Workers' Party day-to-day or Rodong Shinmun with an article about her meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, astatine a fourth estate conference at Hyundai Asan in Capital Of South Korea on Saturday afternoon./Yonhap

Hyun said she also agreed with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to begin circuits to Kaesong in December. The two sides have got been haggle over the entranceway fees for the historical town for two years. That gives the Hyundai Group sole grants for all three touristry undertakings in the North -- the 3rd is Mt. Kumgang -- despite Pyongyang¡¯s earlier flirting with other houses after dealings with Hyundai soured.

The president of circuit operator Hyundai Asan, Yoon Man-joon said, "After I visited Samjiyeon Airport and adjustment installations near Mt. Baekdu, I concluded that it would be possible to begin circuits there in May adjacent twelvemonth if we mend some of the facilities. We'll also seek chances for substructure undertakings in North Korean Peninsula in improver to the touristry business."

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