Sergei Darkin, governor of the Primorye region in Russia's Far East, has indicated that surplus electricity generated by the local Bureisk hydroelectric power plant may be exported to North Korea, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. Darkin made the comment after returning from a recent trip to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

However, for these electricity exports take place, a new power line would have to be built between Khasan in the Primorye region and North Hamgyong province in North Korea. The line would be ‘a few dozen kilometres’ long, said sources in Primorye.