Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported on 18 May (Saturday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited ongoing construction on Nungra Islet in Pyongyang on 17 May. KCNA reports:
The project is making brisk headway at its final phase under the meticulous guidance of the dear respected Kim Jong Un, conveying the legend about love of leader Kim Jong Il for the people.
The soldier-builders engaged in the project have made remarkable progress in the project in the spirit of conducting an offensive at a breath in hearty response to the order of Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army.
The premier looked round different places of the pleasure ground including the Rungna Dolphin Aquarium to acquaint himself in detail with the progress made in the project.
He underscored the need for the builders to translate into reality the supreme commander’s outlook on people.
He also underlined the need to fully ensure quality in the construction including the modern Rungna Wading Pool as required by the new century and touched upon issues arising in the project.
On 17 May (Friday) Choe Yong Rim was reported to have visited factories in Ch’angso’ng and Sakchu Counties, North P’yo’ngan Province on Thursday (16 May). KCNA reports:
Greater efforts are made for the development of the local industry in the county associated with the undying leadership feats of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
Choe toured various places including the Changsong Foodstuff Factory undergoing a dramatic change to acquaint himself in detail with the technical updating and production, and met innovators to give them a pep-talk.
Then followed a consultative meeting.
It stressed the importance of the local industry in improving the standard of the people’s living.
It took steps for the solution of problems arising in invigorating the central and local industries, producing more quality consumer goods of diverse kinds and sprucing up the county.
That day the premier went round the Sakju Textile Factory and the Sakju Foodstuff Factory, too.
Touring the factories increasing production by keeping themselves in full capacity operation, he called for launching dynamic drive for improving the standard of the people’s living by actively tapping raw materials available in localities.
Prior to his visit to Ch’angso’ng County, Choe’s attended the opening ceremony of the Kwaksan land reclamation, which is linked to ongoing land reclamation projects in North P’yo’ngan Province. Land reclamation was part of Kim Jong Un’s remarks on land management, which were publicized earlier this month.
Workers and officials of the North Phyongan Province Tideland Reclamation Complex built breakwaters in sections extending several thousand meters linking Kwan, Talyang, Woejang and several other islets in a matter of one and half years, turning 1 600 hectares of tideland into cultivated land.
The completion of the projects made it possible for a huge farm to do safe farming and breed fishes and cultivate shallow-sea food. As a result, great progress was made in developing agriculture and improving people’s living standard and another change was made in the map of the country.
A ceremony of the completion of the projects took place on the spot Wednesday.
Present there were Choe Yong Rim, Ro Tu Chol and other officials concerned, officials and builders of the tideland reclamation complex and working people in Kwaksan County.
A letter of thanks from the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee was conveyed to the builders and officials, scientists and technicians who made distinguishing labor feats in the construction of the second-phase project.
The WPK Central Committee highly praised them for successfully building another monumental structure in the Songun era by displaying popular heroism and matchless devotion.
At the end of the ceremony, the participants went round different places of the completed project.