S. Korea's maintenance team visits Gaesong for facilities check
of 30 South Korean maintenance workers crossed the border on Saturday to inspect facilities at the Gaeseong Industrial Complex.
The visit follows a recent agreement between the two Koreas to resume operations at the joint factory zone, which has been shuttered for more than four months.
Seoul's unification ministry says the team is made up of people from the Kaesong Industrial District Managment Committee, the Korea Electric Power Corporation, the Korea Water Resources Corporation and KT, a telecommunication service provider.
Today's inspection ran until 5 p.m., and another is scheduled for Monday when environmental experts will go along as well.
Once the inspection of the facilities wraps up, the 123 South Korean companies with operations at Gaeseong are expected to send their workers into the joint industrial zone for individual check-ups.
Those could come as early as late next week.
Meanwhile, the North's ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Saturday that North Korea will do its best for a reconciliation of the two Koreas.
The newspaper went on to say that the recent agreement to reopen the Gaeseong Industrial Complex is an event that has opened a path for the two Koreas to unite.
The comments come just two days before the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States that is scheduled to begin on Monday.
Hwang Ji-hye, Arirang News.
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