Musan


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Musan

 

a city in the northern part of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea in North Hamgyong Province. Population, about 50,000. Musan is the center of the country’s principal iron ore basin, located along the middle course of the Tumen River between Musan and Hoeryong. Estimated reserves of iron ore are more than 1.3 billion tons, with iron content of about 40 percent. Ore is extracted by opencut mining. A concentration plant is located in Musan. The city and surrounding ore basin are connected by railroad and highway with the metallurgical centers of Chongjin and Kimchaek.

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More notable is the North Korean defector in The Journals of Musan (Park Jung-bum.
The last pair of Faheem Ashraf (16n.o) and Mohammad Musan added 17 runs before Christian picked his third wicket by having Musa pull to Afridi at mid-wicket for 2.
H E Dr Darweesh bin Saif al Maharbi, Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs in MoH, signed the agreements on behalf of the ministry, while Khalid bin Abdullah al Musan, CEO of Oman LNG Development Foundation signed on behalf of the company.
Earlier, on Sep 16, eight bogies of this train had become out of order near Musan and Sohan when it was on its way from Karachi to Mianwali; to Attock and Peshawar as a result 20 people got injured.
On Muharram 10 all traffic coming from Keamari will be diverted towards Shireen Jinnah Colony via Musan Road and similarly all the traffic coming from West Wharf and Mauripur will not be allowed after ICI Chowk.
All interviewees were from northern provinces (e.g., Musan, Hyesan, Chongjin, and Onsung) near the Chinese border.
ICI Director Musan Nahhas expected the Conference to be 'the biggest in the Middle East where the largest presence since the outbreak of the crisis in Syria of businessmen from Europe, the US and Asia is due to be assembled.'
The first sentence introduced the common ground (Krifka and Musan 2012) consisting of two nouns (persons) and an action they were about to take, as represented on the accompanying picture.
A different source said villagers in Musan County, North Hamgyong Province, are positive that the State Security Department's surveillance of them may be eased.
For instance, Pyongsong Market in South Pyongan specializes in electrical appliances and light industrial goods, while Rason and Chongjin specialize in seafood, Hyesan and Musan in medicinal herbs and metals, and Hamhung also in metals (Lim 2009).