N. Korea readying economic reform measures: sources

SEOUL. July 25. KAZINFORM North Korea is readying economic reform measures based on instructions of the country's leader Kim Jong Un, it was learned Wednesday.

The measures are planned to be implemented from Sept. 1, but could also be gradually phased in from as early as Aug. 1, according to sources familiar with North Korean affairs, Kyodo reports.

The instructions focused on reforms in the field of agriculture and also encouraging workers to work harder were issued on June 28 to senior officials of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea and Cabinet members.

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