NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA JOIN THEIR RAILWAYS TOGETHER IN A SYMBOLIC CEREMONY




Serhat TUNAR –TDO- North and South Korea have symbolically joined their railway networks together as they begin work to reconnect transport networks between the two countries, reported Daily Mail.

But construction on the project cannot actually begin because of international sanctions banning the import of metals and energy products into North Korea.

Instead, engineers from the North and South - which are still technically at war - will spend the next two years conducting joint surveys and doing design work.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at Panmun Station in the border city of Kaesong on Wednesday. A train full of 100 South Korean government officials, ministers and family members displaced by the Korean War was driven to the station for the event.