The construction of new sports and catering facilities is now underway in Chongchun Street in the area of Mangyongdae, Pyongyang.
Among them are an archery ground, a lodging house for marathoners, a sports apparatus institute and a meat and soft drink processing factory.
Chongchun Street is also called sports village as it has already gymnasiums for over 10 sports events.
The archery ground will appear in the area 400m away from the space between the basketball gymnasium and the weightlifting gymnasium.
The ground (138,105m) will stand towards east and west. Over 20 target boards will be set up there. It will have spectators' stands on its both sides. Behind it will appear an indoor archery training hall, physical training hall, restroom for players and sauna, etc.
The lodging house for marathoners has a total floor space of 1,200 sq.m. It will have all amenities for sportspersons.
The sports apparatus institute will contrive and develop a variety of sports equipment for contest and training.
A sick ward and a meat and soft drink processing factory now under construction at the Sports Medical Institute will render services and produce things needed for promoting the health and physical ability of players.
Various projects are close to completion.
Source: KCNA news agency, Pyongyang, in English 0818 gmt 22 Dec 01
Source Citation:"North Korea: New sports facilities under construction in Pyongyang." BBC Monitoring International Reports (Dec 22, 2001): NA. Academic OneFile. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 26 Sept. 2009
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