President Kim Il Sung, with an eye to the future of the country’s victory even at the height of the Fatherland Liberation War (June 1950-July 1953), wisely organized and led the preparations for the postwar rehabilitation and socialist construction.
The Third Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held in December Juche 39 (1950) under the guidance of the President. It unfolded a far-reaching plan to make preparations for the postwar rehabilitation along with the wartime production.
In his immortal classic works “On Mapping out the Master Plan for the Postwar Reconstruction of Pyongyang” and “On Making Good Preparations for the Postwar Reconstruction” in January 1951, the President put forward tasks to build the city for the convenience of working people’s living and as suited to the Koreans’ sentiments and make designs for the reconstruction of destroyed factories and enterprises.
Under his meticulous guidance, the draft master plan for the postwar reconstruction of Pyongyang was mapped out in May Juche 40 (1951), and it was followed by the similar plans for major cities, including Hamhung, Chongjin, Wonsan, Nampho, Sariwon, Sinuiju and Kanggye.
After that, a designing exhibition was held in the Moranbong Underground Theatre, showing the prospect of the postwar rehabilitation.
Brisk investigations were made to develop and use natural resources of the country.
The work of training native cadres needed for the postwar rehabilitation and socialist construction and the cultural construction was also promoted dynamically.
As a result, the first factory college was established in July Juche 40 (1951) and the country took measures to call many soldiers fighting on the frontline back to the colleges and universities.
In December Juche 41 (1952), the then Academy of Sciences was founded to open up a bright prospect for developing science and technology of the country.
According to the order of the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army on organizing the KPA Sports Club in December Juche 40 (1951), a meeting for its organization was held at the conference hall of the Supreme Headquarters. And the soldiers were called from the front back to the sports club.
In June the following year, the then National Acrobatics Troupe was founded to lay a foundation for developing the acrobatics of the country.
Thanks to such thoroughgoing preparations, the Korean people could perform a miracle of removing the debris of war and finishing the rehabilitation in three years, though the imperialists claimed that the country would not stand on its own feet in a hundred years.