Foreign envoys to investigate ill-treatment allegations at industrial complex in NKorea

Foreign envoys to investigate ill-treatment allegations at industrial complex in NKorea
Foreign envoys to investigate ill-treatment allegations at industrial complex in NKorea

The visitors to the complex will "receive a briefing on the current status of the industrial complex and tour South Korean firms there to see how they operate," the official said.

About 15 South Korean companies have set up shop in the enclave, and up to 2,000 businesses could fill the sprawling complex by 2012. The project combines South Korean technology and management expertise with North Korea's cheap and abundant labor.

The AP reports that the pilot complex has emerged as a hot issue between Seoul and USA after U.S. envoy on North Korea human rights activists recently raised concerns about alleged ill-treatment of North Korean workers at the complex, the AP reports.