Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and Supreme Commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, inspected the reconstruction sites in the eastern area hit by natural disasters, including Sinpho City and Hongwon County of South Hamgyong Province.
He was accompanied by Pak Jong Chon, Jo Yong Won, Kim Yong Su, Hyon Song Wol and Kim Myong Sik.
He was greeted by Commander Choe Hwi of Division No.1 of the Party Members from the Capital City, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee; Commissar Ri Yong Sik, first deputy director of the Information and Publicity Department of the WPK Central Committee; Chief of Staff Sim In Song, vice-chairman in charge of organizational affairs of the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the WPK; and commanding officers of the Korean People’s Army’s units at different levels.
He exchanged greetings with leading officials of the division.
Noting that the division members and service personnel engaged in the reconstruction campaign were always in his mind during the celebrations marking the founding anniversary of the glorious Party, he said he came there as he missed them and to appreciate the efforts and devotion they have made so far and encourage them.
He called on the Party members in the capital city of Pyongyang, the core force the WPK puts its greatest trust in, to go to the calamity-afflicted areas in North and South Hamgyong provinces and to help them remove the aftereffects as soon as possible. In hearty response to his ardent call, the members of the division arrived in the disaster-stricken areas while repairing scores-of-kilometre-long roads, and built 147 modern dwelling houses in Unpho and Kyongpho workers’ districts in Hongwon County and Haksadae-ri in Riwon County of South Hamgyong Province for 18 days from September 12 to 29 since the start of the reconstruction project. Thus they carried out their task before the October holiday. Then, they went to the most severely devastated areas, the areas which are left behind in reconstruction, and are pushing forward the all-out campaign to achieve greater successes.
Noting that the Party members of the capital city and KPA service personnel are undergoing many difficulties far away from their houses, he went round for hours the new houses associated with their efforts.
He expressed great satisfaction, saying they built the houses as flawlessly as professional builders, that the houses are the crystallization of their loyalty to the Party and that the fighting efficiency of the elite division of Party members from the capital city was fully displayed in practice.
He said that the Party spirit, the serve-the-people spirit and the revolutionary spirit of core Party members in the capital city have been verified this time, adding that their intense loyalty and fighting zeal are prevailing all over the reconstruction sites to encourage all the builders to perform new feats and innovations, and serve as the driving force for accelerating the reconstruction project.
He said that, by involving the core Party members of the capital city in the construction of local areas, we could give proper understanding as to what the Party members should do and what the duty and role of a Party member should be when the country is in difficulties, adding that this contributed to establishing a good socialist national trait that all the people across the country overcome ordeals together.
He said that, although the project was gigantic and the conditions were unfavourable, proud successes were achieved thanks to their devoted efforts, adding that the proud achievements showed that if Party members turn out with firm faith, they can display tremendous strength and there would be no insurmountable ordeal on the earth.
He said it is good that collectivism is being fully displayed, a beautiful trait of helping and leading one another forward and learning with an open mind amid the fierce hot wind of socialist emulation during the construction, adding the hot wind of competition including the campaigns of overtaking and learning from others and swapping building experience with them should be raised in all sites for recovery from natural disasters so as to flare up the flames of collaborative innovations.
He stressed the need to provide the Party member fighters with clothes for winter, necessities, materials and supplies in a responsible manner and take good measures for treatment and prevention of diseases as the weather is getting cold.
He also spoke highly of the fact that the KPA service personnel are building all at once large numbers of new dwelling houses embodying the Party’s plan and the desires and demands of the people, like mushrooms after rain and making miraculous successes by kindling the fierce flames of performing feats in the sites for recovery from disasters in South Hamgyong Province.
He said it is a miracle which can be wrought only by our army, the architect of the people’s happiness and the pioneer of a new civilization, that the service personnel have registered a series of brilliant successes in finishing the building of houses qualitatively in time while making unsparing devotion with the same sincerity with which they would make when they build their own houses and villages, with a correct understanding that architecture is a visual aid material of ideology and culture in which the level of ideology and civilization of the times is intuitively reflected, as indicated by the Party.
Underscoring the need to steadily set new examples and models in the direction of preserving the topographical features of relevant areas in local construction in the future, too, he said that designing agencies assume a very important mission in realizing the Party’s grand plan for local construction.
He particularly stressed that it is one of important issues that should be prioritized to enhance the responsibility and role of the construction supervisory sector.
According to a recent report, there occurred wicked and shameless acts of violating the construction law in which building operations are done in a random way and in an easy-going way in defiance of the requirements of designing and construction methods by some units in Kangwon, and North and South Hamgyong provinces, he said, adding that this issue would be strictly dealt with.
He instructed officials to study and introduce the method of paving roads in residential districts by making use of soil stabilizer.
He stressed the need to plant lots of fruit trees around dwelling houses and carry on the work of creating forests in the surrounding mountains on a long-term basis.
Out of dwelling houses he looked round today, the ones built by the division of the Party members of the capital city were the best, he said, adding that as the Chairman of the WPK, he felt the houses built by them most valuable and proud of them. He stressed that the houses built by them are the model which all the units should reach and follow in the project for recovery from damage.
Calling on the divisions of the Party members of the capital city to conduct a new creation drive with a high sense of awareness and enthusiasm in the areas to which they have moved with the tasks assigned by the Party, he extended once again his militant greetings to all members of the division.
Noting that the people in the afflicted areas would be really pleased, waiting for the construction of houses day by day with great expectation and hope, he ardently called on them to make redoubled and strenuous efforts in order to bring earlier the day of completion when a new cradle of happy life would be provided to the people.