On Wednesday, North and South Korea held a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony for reconnecting railways and roads across the divided peninsula.
Despite of the stalled denuclearisation talks, the project aims to modernize North Korean railways and connect them with the South.
A nine-car train carried about 100 South Koreans from Seoul to the Kaesong city of North Korea, in the morning. A 100-strong North Korean delegation, as well as officials from the United Nations, China, Russia and Mongolia joined this journey.
The ceremony started at 10 am. There was a feeling of nervous excitement on the South Korean train as it left the capital Seoul.
“Railways will now also play a role of reducing the gap between the hearts of South and North Korea,” South Korean Transport Minister Kim Hyun-mee said.