At Solchi mine the cars are reassembled in shorter trains and lowered down by cable to the lower level 800 feet below.
Sometimes the grade is about one in three.
Korean construction engineer surveys the six kilometer long sea wall which protects the newly reclaimed land from the sea at Taechon-ni in South Korea. This dyke and sluice gate built with materials supplied by UNKRA is part of an overall program to enclose sea bays and improve the rice producing capacity of South Korea.
The floating bridge at Kunsan built by UNKRA to enable large ships to discharge their cargoes at the docks instead of, as formerly, into lighters in the outer harbour. The bridge is constructed with pontoons attached to swing bridges which in turn are fastened to the permanent quay. This allows for a rise and fall of some 21 feet.
Construction begins on the new Fundamental Education Centre at Suwon, Korea, UNKRA has allocated $300,000 to build, equip and operate the Centre for two years. UNESCO is cooperating in the provision of staff. First courses at the Centre will begin in November.
The ground-breaking for the expansion of what will be one of the best technical high schools in Korea was marked at a ceremony held 18 July 1956 here at Ahyon, Mapo-ku, Seoul.
Korean workmen are expert at erecting wooden structural framework.
Korean labourers studying the newly arrived cement mixer at Mungyong Cement Pant. On their backs they have the traditional Korean A frame which enable them to carry heavy loads.
Korean labourer with typical A frame load at Mungyong Cement Plant.
Concrete was poured continuously for four days to make this 40 meter high chimney. Method of withdrawing the formwork on completion was new to the Koreans.