11:05General Secretary Inspects Construction Site of 10 000 Flats in Songsin and Songhwa Areas Nearing Completion
Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA)
Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), inspected the construction site of 10 000 flats in the Songsin and Songhwa areas nearing completion.
Accompanying him were Jo Yong Won, Member of the Presidium of Political Bureau and Secretary for Organizational Affairs of the Central Committee of the WPK, Ri Il Hwan and O Su Yong, Secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, and Vice Department Directors of the WPK Central Committee.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was greeted on the spot by Kim Jong Gwan, first Vice-Minister of National Defence, Pak Hun, Vice-Premier of the Cabinet, leading officials of designing institutions at all levels and leading officials of the construction units which took part in the construction of the 10 000 flats.
Nearing completion is the housing construction of 10 000 flats for the first year which has been underway in the Songsin and Songhwa areas under the grand five-year plan for capital city construction set forth at the 8th Party Congress pursuant to the far-sighted policy of our Party on developing the Juche-oriented architecture.
In a brief span of just one year a world-startling miracle has been made in the construction thanks to the high political enthusiasm and efforts of the builders who turned out as one with a single mind to perform labor feats for adding luster to the great era of Kim Jong Un with pure patriotism and conscience to take responsibility for the safety of the project and guarantee its absolute quality for all eternity, true to the idea and intention of the Party Central Committee. Therefore, Pyongyang has been further spruced up as the center of Juche idea, Juche-oriented culture and our-style civilization and a great city in which the ideal of the people comes true.
In the Songsin and Songhwa areas covering 56 hectares, skyscraping and high-rising apartments of various styles including the eighty-storied one of modern and distinctive shape, and public health, education and service facilities have been laid out conveniently plus several parks, overhead bridges and decorative structures of peculiar styles, all in good combination with residential districts. The project was part of the plan for 2021, the first year of the five-year plan for capital city construction set forth at the 8th Party Congress.
The respected General Secretary Kim Jong Un made a round of different places of the construction site to learn in detail about the actual state of the construction.
He expressed satisfaction over the spectacular view of the street, saying that the Party's idea on architectural beauty calling for thoroughly embodying the Juche character, national identity and modernity has correctly been carried out.
He noted with pleasure that the architecture of the country has developed onto a higher plane through the construction of 10 000 flats in the first year for implementing the five-year plan of capital city construction set forth at the Party Congress. He stressed the need to take active measures for steadily building up the construction forces on a nationwide scale and accelerating the construction speed while continuously expanding the achievements through positive popularization of the precious experience and exquisite principles gained in the huge-scale construction through which great changes were made and new edifices risen up.
He said with pride that it is an obvious show of justness of our Party's idea on architectural beauty, potentiality of the Juche-based self-supporting economy and invincibility of the single-minded unity of our Party and the masses that we have successfully built 10 000 modern flats by our own efforts in a short span of time.
Highly appreciating again the efforts made by the builders to ensure a high level of the design and construction of houses, he extended warm gratitude on behalf of the Party and government to all the builders for contributing to opening up a new phase of the capital city construction and demonstrating the development of the capital city to the whole world.
He said with great satisfaction that we will shortly see the people cutting a ribbon themselves and moving into new houses and that his another wish would come true, calling for the perfect completion of the housing construction by the Day of the Sun (birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung).
He advanced the important tasks that would serve as guidelines for more grandiosely and splendidly sprucing up the capital city as befits the political, economical and cultural centre of the powerful socialist country.
He said that core in the capital city construction is to spruce up the capital city as the heart of the country and the city of the people with its own distinct characteristics by preserving the Juche character and national identity on the people-first principle. He called on designing institutions at all levels to properly do street and block layout and design of roads by giving precedence to natural and geographical conditions and the convenience of citizens so as to keep abreast of modern development trend. It is also necessary to attach importance to the artistic combination of various diversified buildings and take into full account the modernity of all elements, in particular, he said.
He also stressed the importance to make effective use of decorations of buildings with visual devices to be congenial to political, ideological and cultural sentiments and to rationally arrange educational, public health, sports, cultural and welfare establishments and commercial and public catering establishments on the principle of maintaining popular character and modernity.
He underlined the need for the construction field to keep paying deep attention to creating cultured environment such as urban afforestation with a main stress put on the improvement of city's ecological environment.
Upon the field guidance of the respected General Secretary, all the officials and builders were filled with the determination to become great creators and pioneers of the new Pyongyang speed and construction myth in sky-high spirits.
They vowed to devote themselves to the prosperity of the great capital city and the country, true to the inspiring call of the Party Central Committee for a fresh struggle and a fresh victory in creating the socialist civilization, bearing deep in their hearts the immutable faith that they are sure to win victory as long as they are led by the respected General Secretary and that when the Party is determined, we can do anything.
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