Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported that on Tuesday (24 April) VMar Choe Ryong Hae (Choe Ryo’ng-hae), director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Bureau (department), visited the ongoing renovation and construction projects at Kim Hyong Jik University of Education which is located in east Pyongyang. Choe is the second member of the DPRK central leadership reported to have made a solo public appearance, after DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim who has visited a number of factories, mines and construction projects during 2011-2012.
Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, learned about the work at Kim Hyong Jik University of Education under renovation on the spot on Tuesday.
Leader Kim Jong Il assigned the People’s Army the task to successfully renovate the university as required by the new century and settled all issues arising in the project.
The soldier-builders dynamically pushed forward the project despite unfavorable weather conditions in severe winter.
Choe looked round for hours the interior and exterior of building No. 1 nearing completion and encouraged them to achieve achievements in the project so as to complete the project as quickly as possible at the best level as intended by Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.
He underscored the need to thoroughly ensure the quality in the project in the spirit of working for their own parents and brothers and sisters and sprucing up the yards of their own houses under the motto “Let’s help the people!” put up by Kim Jong Il.
It is the way of upholding the noble intention of Kim Jong Un to creditably discharge the honorable mission of the People’s Army as defender of the country and creator of the people’s happiness, Choe said, calling upon them to renovate the seat for training educational talents in an impeccable manner and make a report on their victory to the supreme commander.
Choe has become Pyongyang watchers’ man of the hour since his promotion to Vice Marshal and appointment to the Political Bureau’s Presidium, Vice Chairman of the Party Central Military Commission and appointment to the National Defense Commission less than two weeks ago.