Construction of Pyongyang General Hospital Declared

A modern general hospital is to be built in the capital city of Pyongyang on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers’ Party of Korea according to the plan and decision of the Party which regards the life and health promotion of the people as a matter of paramount importance for the State.

A ground-breaking ceremony for its construction took place on March 17.

Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, attended the ceremony.

The general hospital to be built at the best place on the picturesque bank of the Taedong River is another gift of loving care which will be presented to the people by the WPK that makes a ceaseless journey of selfless and devoted efforts for them, the best one in the world.

The venue of the ceremony was pervaded with enthusiasm of builders for remaining loyal to the intention of the Party Central Committee to give fuller play to the advantages of the Korean-style socialism and ensure the most highly civilized and happiest life for the people by attaining radical development in the public health work.

When Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un arrived at the venue of the ground-breaking ceremony, all the builders raised stormy cheers of hurrah in honour of him who is making tireless efforts with ardent loving care for the people to open a broad avenue of fresh advance of the Korean-style socialism.

Present at the ceremony was Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the SAC of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee.

Also present there were Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, member of the SAC of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, Ri Il Hwan and Pak Thae Song, vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee, and leading officers and officials and builders of the army and civil construction units.

Kim Jong Un delivered an address at the ceremony.

He said that the Party discussed and decided on the task for building a modern general hospital for the promotion of the people’s health in Pyongyang at the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK and has made preparations in every aspect to complete the construction in the shortest possible time after setting it as a top priority project for this year greeting the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.

Emphasizing the importance of building the hospital, he said that it is most greatly delightful and courageous for the Party to see the people and the rising generations enjoy advanced medical service to the full and lead a highly civilized life in good health under the care of the socialist public health system.

The WPK set it as a political matter of maintaining and glorifying the image of the Korean-style socialism as well as a crucial task to which the State should direct top-priority efforts under whatever conditions and environment to improve the public health sector, he said.

He stressed that it is the intention of the Party to make the spirit of making selfless and devoted efforts for the people run through the current offensive for a frontal breakthrough through the project and to make the spirit of devotedly implementing the Party’s polices and the construction speed, which would be created during the construction, pervade all the fields of socialist construction. He specified tasks and ways for finishing the project by the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.

He ardently called for devoting sweat and enthusiasm on the current honourable and worthwhile construction for the sake of the dear people to successfully build the hospital to be envied by the world.

When he finished his speech, the cheers of hurrah swept the venue again in praise of the Supreme Leader who is giving continuity to the sacred history of the people-first principle associated with the noble lives of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in the new century of the Juche era.

The Supreme Leader broke ground first to signal the start of the project and personally pressed the button of the blasting machine.

The moment, an exciting sound of explosion resounded, declaring the start of the project.

The construction site that witnessed the picture of loving care for the people to be recorded in history lively seethed with immense reverence and admiration of all the participants for the Supreme Leader who proposed the construction of the best general hospital the beloved people, set its site in the centre of Pyongyang and declared the start of the project.

All the builders swiftly went into the project with enthusiasm to build the hospital as a monumental edifice in the era of the Workers’ Party, a perfect embodiment of the Party’s great view on the people, on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the Party and make a report of loyalty.


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