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N Korea has replaced its railways minister: report

All Headlines 22:34 October 05, 2008

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) -- Jon Kil-su, a career transportation official, has been named North Korea's new railways minister, according to the country's official media seen here on Sunday.

The appointment of Jon Kil-su as the North's railways minister was confirmed in a report by the country's Korean Central News Agency that covered the ground-breaking ceremony for a project aimed at renovating a cross-border rail link between North Korea and Russia.

Jon, who headed the transportation ministry's transportation command bureau, has been promoted to replace Kim Yong-sam as the top railways official in the North's government, the report said. The outgoing minister had served in the post since 1998.

North Korea and Russia are pushing to modernize their dilapidated railway cross-border rail links between Rajin and Khasan.

ksnam@yna.co.kr
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