Human Rights

Recuperation and Relaxation Systems for People in DPRK

Among the social benefits the Korean people receive from the State are the recuperation and relaxation systems.

On December 19, Juche 35 (1946), the Presidium of the Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea discussed an issue of building many health resorts and holiday homes in order to fully provide working people with conditions for cultural activities and relaxation.

As a result, working people started their first recreation life at over ten health resorts and holiday homes built across the country from April 1947.

According to the measure taken by the State in February Juche 40 (1951) to rehabilitate and operate the war-torn rest homes, the above-said two systems remained in force during the hard-fought Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953).

Night sanatoriums for workers were established at industrial establishments, and rest homes for soldiers, at the front.

The State gave priority to the reconstruction of rest homes even in the arduous days of postwar rehabilitation and, later, ensured that rest homes for farmers were built.

Even in the mid-1990s, the country kept enforcing the above systems.

Today, it is increasing the number of rest homes systematically and updating their facilities.

Holiday homes are being built in such celebrated mountains as Mts Kumgang, Myohyang and Chilbo and the places with mineral water and hot spring for the good of working people.

Working people relieve their fatigue from working and enjoy themselves at health resorts built at or by their institutions and enterprises.

The Korean people enjoy various forms of recreations, including a 15-day recuperation at health resorts granted by social benefits and a 15-day relaxation at holiday homes for cultural life.

The management and operation of health resorts and holiday homes are funded by the State budget, and the travelling expenses are also borne by the State.

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