Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, clarified a plan to newly erect the area of riverside terraced houses around the Pothong Gate, and looked round the site.
He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun, Jong Sang Hak, Ri Il Hwan, O Su Yong, Choe Sang Gon and Kim Jae Ryong, officials of the Party and the government, and Chief Secretary Kim Yong Hwan of the Pyongyang Municipal Committee of the WPK.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un explained the plan to form the area of modern terraced houses along the picturesque bank of the Pothong River flowing through the central part of the capital city and turn the area in a peculiar way by putting up multi-story and low-story dwelling houses in a harmonious way.
Calling for preserving the specific features and charm of the city by doing the designing of buildings and tree-planting well so that the beautiful natural scenery of the country would be fully displayed, he said that the area of the riverside terraced houses around the Pothong Gate will be wonderfully built to be a model of housing district in the country.
He said that the Party Central Committee is going to push forward the construction of the riverside terraced houses for 800 flats in the area around the Pothong Gate apart from the construction of 10 000 flats in the city of Pyongyang, complete them within this year and give them as gifts to working people including labour innovators and persons of distinguished services in all sectors, scientists, educators and writers who devote themselves to the Party and the state.
Noting that our officials lack knowledge and common sense of urban greening and designing of cityscape and are also indifferent to them, he stressed the need to do the city construction by fusing buildings and nature into one and laying out the living space and ecological space in a scientific way so as to ensure the organic combination of work, relaxation and traffic.
He looked at the miniature of the area of riverside terraced houses and gave specific direction and tasks related to the construction plan.