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Kim Jong Un Visits Scientists Residential Area


Kim Jong Un tours an apartment in the U’nha Scientists’ Street. Also seen in attendance is DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (3rd L) (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

DPRK state media reported on 8 September (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured the U’nha Scientists’ Street.  He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), VMar Choe Ryong Hae (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department), Kim In Sik (DPRK Vice Premier and Chairman of the Capital City Construction Commission), Senior Deputy (1st Vice) Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Department Directors Choe Hwi and Pak Tae Song and KWP Deputy (vice) Department Directors Hong Yong Chil and Ma Won Chun.  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was attending a basketball game and dinner party with Dennis Rodman.

Kim Jong Un first toured the scientists’ apartment housing and “was pleased that they were constructed to be impeccable and furniture in kitchens, living rooms and studies is very high in quality.”  According to KCNA he said that “one more ardent desire of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il to provide the best living conditions to our scientists has been realized” and that “we make a revolution to bring about such reality.  Kim Jong Un also toured a childcare center and schools.  According to KCNA he said that “the education of the rising generation is an important work decisive of rise and fall of the country” and that “educators should become the roots in bringing up the future pillars of the country.”  He also toured a health complex and recreation facilities.  He “highly praised the builders for constructing a multi-purpose park where residents can enjoy both sports and cultural rest,” said that “builders worked such a miracle as completing a street in a matter of seven months. ”

Kim Jong Un visits a child care center at the U'nha Scientists' Street (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un visits a child care center at the U’nha Scientists’ Street (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

View of the U'nha Scientists' Stree (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

View of the U’nha Scientists’ Stree (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un view blue prints with KWP Deputy Director Ma Won Chun (2nd R) during a visit to the U'nha Scientists' Street (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un view blue prints with KWP Deputy Director Ma Won Chun (2nd R) during a visit to the U’nha Scientists’ Street (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).


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This entry was posted on 09/09/2013 by in 2nd Academy of Natural Science, Administration Department, Capital City Construction Commission, capital construction, Central Committee, Central Military Committee, central party life, Choe Hwi (PAD], Choe Ryong Hae, DPRK Cabinet, DPRK Premier, Education Commission, Financial Planning Department, Guard Command, Kim Chong-un inspections, Kim Family, Kim Jong Un Visits, Kim Jong-un, KJI Personal Secretariat, Korean People's Army (KPA), Korean People's Internal Security Forces, Korean Workers' Party (KWP), KPA construction battalions, KPA construction brigades, KPA General Logistics Department, KPA General Political Bureau, KPA General Political Department, KWP Science and Education Department, Ma Wo'n-ch'un (AD), Machine Building Industry Department, Ministry of Capital Construction, Ministry of Construction and Building Materials Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, ministry of people's security, Ministry of State Construction Control, Ministry of State Security, Ministry of the People's Armed Forces (MPAF), MPAF GPB, National Defense Commission (NDC), NDC Administration Department, North Korean press, Organization and Guidance Department, Pak Pong Ju, Pak Thae Song (KWP CC Dept), Party elders, party life, Political Bureau, primary party committees, Propaganda and Agitation Department, Pyongyang Defense Command, Second Economic Committee, Second Economy Commission, Secretariat, State Academy of Sciences, State Planning Commission (SPC), State Security Department.

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