The economic history of Korea as a whole

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Soldiers clear land mines for inter-Korean railroad
The Straits Times, 6 August 2000. Both Koreas agreed to reconnect the railway that links Seoul to Pyongyang, then continues to Shinuiju, a major city on the North's border with China. North Korea is expected to rebuild 8 km of the railway on its side. The Koreas plan to start rebuilding a 20-km section across the DMZ and finish the work in a year.
N. Korea to develop economic zone
AFP, 13 August 2000. South Korea's Hyundai group strikes deal with Pyongyang to build industrial park near Kaesong, but doubts remain over the financing of the project. It will be its window for trade and industry with the outside world. Project is reminiscent of China's creation of its economic zones in the early 1980s.
Two Koreas reach gas deal
BBC, 10 September 2001. North Korea has agreed to allow a feasibility study into laying a pipeline bringing gas through its territory from Russia to the South. The latest of a string of measures indicating a thawing of relations between the two states.
The Gaeseong Project: The Dream of ‘Dirt-Cheap’ Labor
By Kim Hyo-jin, Joon Ang Daily, 2 November 2003. Lee Woo-chun, president of Dosco Co., a car engine component maker in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi province, is one of a growing number of Korean businessmen who have been drawn to the Gaeseong Industrial Complex, which is touted as the centerpiece of North-South Korean economic ties.