The public interest in roof gardens is growing in the DPRK.

Officials and workers of the Pyongyang Electronic Medical Appliances Factory created a roof garden with rose, dahlia, zinnia, apricot and maple trees, purple eulalia and other ornamental plants and built curious shapes of rocks and waterfalls harmoniously and thus one feels as if in nature.

Sidewalks and benches arranged in a formative and artistic way remind one of a park.

During a break, its employees take a rest, having pleasant talks there.

The Songyong Delicacy House in Central District, Pyongyang, is enjoying benefits from roof garden.

Its employees are cultivating various species of vegetables on the roof, gathering over two tons a year.

According to its manageress Jang Hwa Suk, the roof garden brings big economic profits even without any acreage and reduces air pollution caused by dust and harmful gas as well as noise pollution.

Miraedong Weekly Nursery in Mirae Scientists Street in Phyongchon District of Pyongyang is gaining profits from mixed roof garden.

What draws attention on the roof covering an area of 1 000 square metres is an artificial pond, which is geared to breeding fishes for children.

The water needed for the pond is pumped up from the wading pool of the nursery.

According to its nurses, the roof garden prevents the indoor temperature from rising in summer and from falling in winter, thus making it possible to save much energy.