Jiha-ri Materials Corporation

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Last Updated: March 1, 2003
Other Name: 지하리자재상사; Chiha-ri Corporation (지하리상사); Chiha-ri Chemical Corporation (지하리화학상사); Chiha-ri Chemical Weapons Storage; Anbyŏn (안변) Chemical Weapons Storage
Location: P'an'gyo-kun (판교군) or Anbyŏn-kun (안변군), Kangwŏn Province (강원도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Department of Materials (기재부), the Nuclear Chemical Defense Bureau (핵화학방위국), General Staff Department (인민군총참모부), Ministry of People's Armed Forces (인민무력부)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

The Chiha-ri Materials Corporation, along with the Maram Materials Corporation (마람자재상사), is responsible for the storage of chemical weapons. The firm manages the storage of solid and liquid chemical agents in underground tunnels and four-meter tanks, respectively.

[1] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng, (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 364, 368.
[2] "Pukhanŭi Hwasaengbangjŏn'nŭngnyŏk: Haekpang'wiguk Chiksok 8 Kae Chŏnt'udaedae," Chosun Ilbo, 13 June 1994, p. 4, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr.
[3] "Puk Haekhwahakpang'wiguk: Haeksaenghwahangmugi Ch'ongjihwi," Segye Ilbo, 21 May 1997, p. 17, in KINDS, www.kinds.or.kr.
[4] Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., The Armed Forces of North Korea (New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2001) p. 228.

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