Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, inspected the typhoon-hit areas in Ogye-ri, Anbyon County of Kangwon Province and guided the recovery work.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un arrived on the spot and was reported on the typhoon damage by Kim Tok Hun, Jo Yong Won, Pak Jong Chon, Ri Chol Man and Ju Chol Gyu.
Due to the influence of downpour and tidal wave caused by Typhoon No. 6, the embankments of rivers broke down and 200-odd hectares of farmlands flooded in some areas of Kangwon Province some days ago.
Immediately after the outbreak of typhoon damage, Kim Jong Un saw to it that senior officials of the Party and the government went to the spots to learn in detail about the damage and pushed ahead with the recovery work. And he urged the Korean People’s Army units stationed in Kangwon Province to launch a campaign for rapid recovery from the damage by urgently deploying necessary forces.
Highly appreciating the KPA units which promptly went into the work for recovering farmlands from flood damage, displaying their militant might, he said that the army should be able to actively cope with the war and other sudden non-military tasks, including the recovery from disasters and perfectly perform its duty. It is the duty and absolute mission of the KPA to defend the life and security of the people at the risk of their lives in any crisis, he added.
Saying that as the flooded farmlands were rehabilitated in a short span of time, it is quite possible to prevent the aftermath of damage, he gave an instruction on taking necessary agro-technical measures including the immediate nutrition management for protecting crops as much as possible and preventing bad effect on grain output.
He pointed out that 200-odd hectares of farmlands in Ogye-ri of Anbyon County were flooded, entirely due to extremely chronic and irresponsible work attitude of agricultural guidance organs and Party organizations in the region. The Party has strongly called upon all sectors and units to take decisive steps for strengthening the anti-damage measure and counter-crisis capability while making the occurrence of natural disaster every year a fait accompli and continued the work for assigning relevant instructions, but the officials of the region were insensitive to the state measures and took no measure and, as a result, the region suffered more damage than other regions, he noted, saying that a warning should be given to the state work system for having the capability to prevent natural disasters once again with this opportunity as an occasion.
He stressed the need for all regions and units to quickly find out dangerous locations and take measures for preventing damage in advance.