Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the DPRK, gave on-the-spot guidance to the City of Samjiyon to learn about the actual situation of the third-stage project with the conclusion of the city construction now at hand.
He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary for Organizational Affairs of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet, Pak Jong Chon, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Jae Ryong, department director of the WPK Central Committee, Pak Hun, vice-premier of the Cabinet, and leading officials in the construction sector.
Thanks to the energetic leadership of Kim Jong Un who is determined to turn the city into a good model of cultured mountainous city and an ideal local city as befits the sacred place of the revolution, the construction of the city has been pushed forward as the work of the whole Party and state, being divided into three stages. And the construction project is to be concluded this year.
According to the plan and policy of the Party for sprucing up the areas and farms adjacent to the township of the city in three stages in the wake of the completion of the township, the huge project comprises the construction of dwelling houses for thousands of families, public and production buildings, educational facilities, the water supply and drainage system, roads, afforestation and landscaping and the power grid system in the ten-odd dong and ri including Paektusanmilyong-dong, Rimyongsu-dong, Sinmusong-dong, Ohomultong-dong, Phothae-dong, Junghung-ri, Hunggyesu-ri, Sobaeksan-ri, Paeksam-ri, Poso-ri and Thongsin-ri and it is due to be finished soon.
The General Secretary learned comprehensively about the situation of the construction of the city, city management and farming as he inspected dwelling houses, educational facilities, cultural and welfare facilities, camping quarters in the areas of Paektusanmilyong-dong, Rimyongsu-dong and Phothae-dong and several other objects in the city including the Junghung Farm area, which were built in three stages.
He highly praised that all the buildings highlight the original local features as well as natural environment and thoroughly embody practicality, diversity and formative art in line with the requirements of the Party’s Juche-oriented idea on architectural aesthetics and its policy on local construction.
Saying that all the buildings of the city are associated with the pure loyalty, strong will and sweat of the Korean people who are determined to absolutely support, uphold and implement the grand plans and resolutions of the Party, he noted that not only the township but also several areas and farms in the city have turned into an example of modern socialist mountainous city and standard of rural development thanks to the dynamic struggle of the builders who vigorously pushed the huge project uninterruptedly despite the unfavourable environment in the northern area of the country.
Saying that as he continuously stressed, it is the bounden duty and revolutionary obligation of the Korean people including rising generations who are the soldiers and disciples of the great leaders to turn the city, the sacred place of the Sun where the native home of Chairman Kim Jong Il is located, into a powerful base for education in revolutionary traditions and a model of modern mountainous town, he said that the noble struggle has helped demonstrate the firm faith and will of all the people to remain loyal to the leader to the end and add eternal brilliance to the revolutionary exploits of the leader, and has more definitely provided a fundamental guarantee for carrying forward and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.
Noting that the four-year-long construction of the city proved the irresistible might of the single-hearted unity and harmonious whole of the Party and the people and the iron will of the state to achieve prosperity in its own way and with its own efforts, and its self-confidence and possibility of independent development, the General Secretary, in the name of the Party Central Committee, sent thanks to the builders, supporters and other people throughout the country who had translated the decisions and policies of the Party into reality.
He said that the achievements, experience and standards gained and set through the city construction project serve as definite guidelines for pushing the Party’s policy on local construction in the correct direction and that this is of great significance in the ongoing struggle for making a new start for the change of local areas.
Calling for bringing about a radical turn in the development of local construction and the building of civilized society as a whole by actively encouraging and expanding excellent experience gained in the construction of the city, he said that in order to correctly propel the grandiose construction policy of the Party without deviation, it becomes the most urgent priority and strategic task to promptly strengthen the construction and designing forces in local areas and lay their solid material and technical foundations.
He pointed to the need to promptly take organizational and institutional and state measures to strengthen construction and designing forces in provinces, cities and counties, to raise the specialization level of construction units and to enhance the role and functions of construction-supervising institutions and thus ensure the quality of construction at the top level.
Looking round modern houses of distinctive styles and ri cultural hall built in the Junghung Farm area, he said that the area can be called a picturesque model unit in rural development.
Calling for making substantial farming preparations for next year by learning from experience in potato farming for this year, he underscored the need to make scientific and technological study and take measures so as to ensure a stable increase in potato production without fluctuation despite the unfavourable conditions in the northern alpine area, and encouraged the agricultural sector to raise once again the hot wind of potato farming. He acquainted himself with the problems arising in the farm one by one, and said that the Party would render active support to make the farm a model unit also in the introduction of farm machines, now that it has been spruced up as a standard unit in rural development.
Calling for flawlessly paving roads in the city in line with the radical transformation of the city’s living environment, he held a consultation over the road sections to be paved on an annual basis in the future and set forth a concrete direction.
Referring to the ecological environment and afforestation of the city, he stressed the need to take thoroughgoing measures for protecting forests from all sorts of factors like damage from harmful insects and climate change and to make deep study of the relevant sectors so that scientific and technological management can be realized.
He said that the construction of the city serves as a starting point for a new revolution in making the people in local areas take a leap to a highly civilized material and cultural life.
He said that he felt pride in having done worthwhile work welcomed by the people, upon hearing a report that the local people were very happy over the change in Samjiyon and they were singing highly of the benevolence of the Party. He added that the people’s opinion is precisely the general evaluation of the construction of the City of Samjiyon, repeatedly expressing great satisfaction.
Noting that the construction of the city has been wonderfully done as planned and intended by the Party, he warmly wished for the happiness and well-being of all the people of the city who would lead a highly civilized and wonderful cultured life in the place dear to heart, the place where there is the native home of Chairman Kim Jong Il and in which Mt Paektu stands.