Ground-breaking Ceremony for Construction of 10 000 flats in Hwasong Area Held

   Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA)   


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Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Makes Meaningful Speech at Ceremony

A new project for building 10 000 flats started in the capital city of Pyongyang amid the growing revolutionary enthusiasm and devoted efforts of the people across the country to celebrate the 80th birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il as a great revolutionary auspicious event.

The construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area will begin under the plan for building 50 000 flats in Pyongyang City set forth at the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea and the decision made at the 4th Plenary Meeting of the Party Central Committee.

The housing construction projects undertaken by our Party one after another serve as a striking demonstration of the people-first principle and the power of strenuous execution of its Central Committee that subordinates and orients everything to bringing earlier a new world of a prosperous power where the people enjoy the highest dignity and the best happiness.

A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area was held with splendor on February 12.

The venue for the ceremony was overflowing with the enthusiasm of the soldier-builders and civilian-builders determined to translate the long-cherished desire of our Party into a brilliant reality and take the lead in accelerating the development of our-style socialist civilization by ceaselessly performing exploits in the most worthwhile and glorious work determined by the Party Congress, true to the new construction revolution programme of the Party Central Committee.


Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, attended the ground-breaking ceremony.

When the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un arrived at the venue for the ceremony, all the participants greeted him with enthusiastic cheers of "Hurrah!" as a token of their reverence for him who brings about the bright morrow of a highly civilized and prosperous power and ushers in a new era of startling changes with his steel-strong faith, far-sighted wisdom and invincible leadership, remaining faithful to his great duty for the country, the people and the revolution.

Present there were Jo Yong Won and Kim Tok Hun, Members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, Ri Il Hwan and O Su Yong, Secretaries of the Party Central Committee, Pak Hun, Vice-Premier of the Cabinet, and other Party and government cadres, and officials in the city including those of the Cabinet, ministries and national institutions.

Also present were Ri Yong Gil, Kim Jong Gwan and other officials of the armed forces organs.

When the start of the ceremony was declared, the national anthem of the DPRK was solemnly played.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un made a meaningful speech "Let Us Further Glorify the Golden Age of Capital City Construction by Bringing about a Sea-change in the Hwasong Area."

Expressing his pleasure over the ground-breaking ceremony for building another new street for people symbolic of the era of great changes in the capital city full of fresh courage and confidence, Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated, on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the DPRK government, the capital city builders and service personnel of the People's Army on opening up a prelude to the struggle in 2022 by starting with a splendid ceremony the construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area, true to the decisions made at the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Party Central Committee.

He said that the construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area, one of the top priority tasks facing the construction sector this year, is not only the second project for carrying out the long-term goal for housing construction in Pyongyang City, a long-cherished plan of the Party whose implementation started last year, but also the first-stage construction for turning the area into a new modern town.

He highly praised the service personnel and civilians involved in the construction of 10 000 flats in the Songsin, Songhwa areas, the eastern gateway to Pyongyang, for turning the areas into an excellent street with their indomitable spirit and strenuous efforts, thus achieving great successes and providing a sure guarantee for pushing ahead with the housing construction in the Hwasong area, as planned, this year, the second year for implementing the decisions made at the 8th Party Congress.

Expressing the belief that their sky-high enthusiasm and the spirit of the offensive will be fully displayed in the construction of 10 000 flats to be launched in the Hwasong area and more encouraging and significant greater successes achieved in the construction project, he advanced the tasks and ways to dynamically and scrupulously conduct the grand construction campaign this year.

Terming the construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area the major thrust, in which the biggest progress should be made, on the front of the great construction involving the whole country, he expressed expectation that the construction units deployed in the Hwasong area would dedicate all their wisdom, enthusiasm and high spirit to the sacred construction campaign by taking the lead in the campaign and becoming examples to the builders of other construction sites.

When Kim Jong Un finished his impassioned speech, all the builders raised stormy cheers of "Hurrah!", filled with a firm will to build a thriving street symbolic of socialism in the Hwasong area and ensure the continuity of the heyday in the capital city construction by dint of indomitable tenacity and inexhaustible spirit of creation, true to the noble intention of Kim Jong Un who goes to great pains for a new great era of the development of Korean-style socialism, for the capital city of Pyongyang and for the people's happiness to be brought into full bloom along with new magnificent streets.

A letter of pledge to the Party was read out by Kim Jong Gwan at the ceremony.

He mentioned the builders' high enthusiasm to live up to the deep trust of the Party Central Committee which unfolded a grandiose blueprint for turning the area near the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, into an icon of the Korean-style socialist civilization and called them to the sacred construction site.

Noting that all the builders regard it as a due obligation and bounden duty of them who are the descendants of President Kim Il Sung and soldiers and disciples of Chairman Kim Jong Il to spruce up the area near the palace, he said they will surely build a model street, fresh wealth of the people vividly representing the great era of Kim Jong Un and the ideal of the Party, as scheduled by its Central Committee, in the Hwasong area, on which the global attention is focused, as expected by the people.

The letter expressed the steadfast will of the builders to create a new construction speed of Hwasong, the myth of Hwasong, in the decisive campaign of loyalty, holding aloft the flag of the headquarters of the construction of 50 000 flats in Pyongyang, which Kim Jong Un personally handed over to them, as a banner of struggle and advance.

All the soldier-builders and civilian-builders solemnly made a pledge of loyalty toward the Party that they would strikingly demonstrate to the world what kind of miracle will be made under the grandiose plan of the Party Central Committee remaining faithful to the people by bringing about a tremendous change in the Hwasong area through an all-out drive with full confidence in victory.

Then there was a blasting, signaling the beginning of the construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area.

Following the blast, fireworks were displayed in the sky along with thunderous cheers.

The soldier-builders and civilian-builders chanted slogans representing their pledge to devotedly carry out the plan of the Party out of their will to fully demonstrate their honor and spirit as proud creators and dignified pioneers who write a new history of prosperity and development in the era of the WPK in the construction of the Hwasong area.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un warmly waved back to the trustworthy soldier-builders and civilian-builders as a token of his encouragement to them who have gone all out for the grand construction campaign for demonstrating the militant might of the great WPK and the revolutionary spirit of socialist Korea, true to the intention and will of the Party Central Committee.

The construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area will clearly prove the fervent patriotic zeal and extraordinary creativity of the Korean people vigorously advancing toward the bright future of socialism and the development level and potentialities of the country dynamically advancing toward the attainment of grand goals, guided by the great Party Central Committee.





Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Makes Speech at Ground-breaking Ceremony for Construction of 10 000 Flats in Hwasong Area

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un made a speech "Let Us Further Glorify the Golden Age of Capital City Construction by Bringing About a Sea Change in the Hwasong Area" at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area on February 12.

The full text of the speech reads:


Today, filled with fresh vigour and self-confidence, we are holding a meaningful ground-breaking ceremony for building in our capital city a new street for the people, a street symbolic of an era of another transformation.

First of all, I, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and the government, would like to extend warm congratulations and greetings to the builders of the capital city and the service personnel, who are starting our struggle in the grandiose year of 2022 through this grand ground-breaking ceremony for a project to build 10 000 flats in the Hwasong area true to the decisions adopted at the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Party.

This project, one of the major tasks facing the construction sector this year, is the second of its kind for hitting the long-term goal of housing construction in Pyongyang, which our Party aspires to and which started last year; it is also the first stage of building a new, modern urban district in this area.

The long-term capital city development plan approved by our Party and the government envisages creation in this area, which is near the sacred place of the sun and adjoins September 9 Street, of splendid streets and a new administrative district with flats, numbering well over ten thousand, public buildings and welfare service facilities. This will be done within three years or so.

If the goal of building 50 000 flats in Pyongyang, including that of this gigantic project, is hit with success, our Party will have fulfilled the most important promise it made to the people and the housing problem of the citizens of our capital city will have been solved once and for all.

This is why the Party and the government is forcefully pushing ahead with the construction of 10 000 flats in Pyongyang every year even though the present conditions and circumstances are more difficult than ever before.


We have become able to launch this important and gigantic project in the Hwasong area as planned in the second year of implementing the decisions of the Eighth Congress of the Party entirely thanks to the efforts of the builders and service personnel, who have turned out in Pyongyang's development.

Last year the project to build 10 000 flats in the Songsin and Songhwa area was conducted under arduous conditions, where the country's economic situation was harsh and difficulties piled up.

However, our builders bravely promoted the construction as planned, overcoming all the trials with indomitable will and a strenuous effort, thus building at the eastern gate of Pyongyang a splendid street, lined with high-rise and superhigh-rise apartment houses, in less than one year.

As a result, we can now visualize many citizens of the capital city moving in delight into new houses on the new street in the run-up to the Day of the Sun.

The Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Party Central Committee made a high appreciation of this.

As there was such a struggle and substantial success, our Party Central Committee could decide on and organize the construction of 10 000 flats of the next stage with confidence, and today we are holding a ground-breaking ceremony, officially proclaiming the start of housing construction in the Hwasong area.

Our Party has no doubt in the least that the elated enthusiasm for labour and aggressive spirit for advancement witnessed last year will be displayed in this year's project and more inspiring and more meaningful successes will be achieved.

Our builders are proud artists and dignified trail-blazers who, possessed of miraculous power, write a new chapter of the history of prosperity and development in the era of the Workers' Party.

As the Party's people-oriented policies have been put into reality wherever the workers of the country's major construction units and service personnel of the People's Army are dispatched, homes where many people will live generation after generation are appearing and monumental creations symbolic of the civilization of the era springing up each and every year.

In the course of a fierce struggle for grand construction, vacillation and inability are overcome, courage and wisdom displayed, backwardness and stagnation eliminated, progress and innovations made, and our state's and people's might for shaping the future increased.

In short, our vigorous advance and development will be proved in practice and all that hampers this, that is, objective and subjective challenges, will be broken to pieces and lose power. And this itself will be a crushing blow to the forces hostile towards us.

This is the very change, revolution and victory we aspire to.

And the masters who stand in the vanguard of this revolution are none other than you, builders.

Our builders are pioneers and dependable vanguard fighters of our era, who conceive morrow though they are living today and bring the beautiful future earlier.

I am convinced that, thanks to our Party's correct policy of construction and to the builders' creative labour, our construction will change and develop into a more advanced and progressive sector, while sustaining its socialist character, the original feature of our people-first architecture, which consistently serves the purpose of promoting the people's wellbeing.

In building apartment houses in the Hwasong area this year, we should push ahead with the grand construction project in a more dynamic and scrupulous way by making the most of the experiences and lessons we learned from the construction of 10 000 flats in the Songsin and Songhwa area.

The grand construction campaign is a gigantic creative effort to bring new entities into existence by concentrating human, material and technical potentialities of the country on it. Therefore, whether it results in complete success or not depends on how it is planned and commanded.

The construction headquarters should, by taking into careful consideration the existing building forces, capacities of building materials production and transport as well as seasonal factors, make a well-thought-out plan for each process of designing and building work, and push ahead with it forcefully.

In construction we should aspire to giving definite precedence to the supply of building materials and ensuring both the quality and speed of construction by enhancing the role of building units and supervision organs.

What is important here is to steadily execute scientific proposals and plans, aimed at developing the construction sector in a prospective way, by eradicating the short-sighted view of laying stress only on immediate building tasks in planning and commanding construction projects.

The grand construction campaign of national importance, including the development of Pyongyang, is far from something to be done in a year or two; it is a long-term undertaking to be continued on an ever higher level even when all our people live in good houses and even after our country has undergone a facelift.

Therefore, there should be no delay or stagnation in whatever is related with our construction sector, typically in consolidating its material and technical foundations in terms of both quality and quantity, in producing various kinds of building materials domestically, in raising the proportion of work done by machines and in introducing advanced methods and architectural technology extensively.

In the whole course of construction such tasks should be reflected in planning, designing, materials supply and standards at every building stage, carried out and reviewed. And innovative initiatives, reasonable technical proposals and audacious endeavours should be actively encouraged and presented.

In this way, when a new street of 10 000 flats is built year after year, not only the appearances of the capital city and further that of the country will be changed but also our construction forces should grow in strength and a new development should be made in the mode of construction.

All in all, with the simultaneous promotion of the work of successfully carrying on the construction of houses and putting our construction sector on a modern basis, we will prepare ourselves to carry on more gigantic and greater construction projects in the future.

Our Party regards as an important and decisive factor that is vital to its success the great enthusiasm, sense of responsibility and sincere efforts of every official and builder towards construction.

This is why inspiring slogans are put on, red flags flutter and marches resound at our socialist construction sites.

Novel and moving political work encourages every one to cherish ennobling ideals and beautiful hopes, to feel the honour and pride that their enthusiasm and endeavour has become a source of great strength of their collective, and to get inspiration from other's positive examples and merits. It is a dynamic force peculiar to socialism, which trains ordinary working people into performers of innovations and feats and which works miracles under any conditions.

You should conduct vigorous frontline-style political work so that all the builders can feel the sense of mission and pleasure that they create with their own hands the daily-renewing happiness and development of our times, and so that they can take great pride in bringing a more cultured future earlier through their own efforts.

You should create a hot wind of collective emulation drive for overtaking and learning from one another and give fuller play to your patriotic enthusiasm. By doing so, you can build flourishing socialist living quarters, which are permeated with a great generation's indomitable perseverance and untiring spirit of creation and which are brimming with the people's laughter of happiness, in this very Hwasong area before the eyes of the world.


Today our grand construction front covers not only this construction site of 10 000 flats in the capital city but the whole country.

A large number of construction projects, which have been designed for our great state's prosperity and development and for the people's well-being, are being prepared or under way in large metallurgical bases, chemical industry bases, construction sites of new power plants, tideland reclamation sites, Komdok and Ryonpho areas and rural communities across the country.

Among all the construction projects that will constitute a powerful engine of the comprehensive development of socialist construction, the house construction project in the Hwasong area is the main theatre that should take the lead.

In implementing the Party's policy of construction in a perfect and thoroughgoing way and conducting intense and energetic campaigns in high spirits, the construction units deployed in the Hwasong area should naturally become standard-bearers and models for all other theatres of construction.

I firmly believe that all the builders and service personnel present here, bearing in mind an extraordinary sense of glory and pride in building a new street for the people, will complete with credit the construction project in the Hwasong area as scheduled with redoubled wisdom, enthusiasm and fortitude.

For the great new era of the development of our own style of socialism,

For our Pyongyang, and

To bring earlier the happy day, when our parents, brothers, sisters and children will move into new flats of the dramatically transformed Hwasong area,

Let us all struggle dynamically.

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