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Kim Jong Un Visits Masik Pass Ski Resort Construction

Kim Jong Un tours the construction of the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Kangwo'ng Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un tours the construction of the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Kangwo’ng Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

DPRK state media reported on 2 November (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the construction of the Masik Pass Ski Resort.  Attending the visit were VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Lt. Gen. Ryom Chol Song, Hwang Pyong So, Kim Tong Hwa, Hyong Yong Chil, Ma Won Chun and Maj. Gen. Jo Nam Jin.  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to a KPA Navy Cemetery.

Returing for his  third trip to Masik Passk Ski Resort since construction began, Kim Jong Un’s first stop was at the hotel where he  “wassatisfied to see the hotel built to match the mountainous scenery and natural environment as required by the design ratified by the Party” and “appreciated the hotel as a flawless structure and model building as it fully meets the requirements of the Party’s idea of architectural beauty which calls for designing and constructing all construction objects according to their features and purposes.”  At a sitting area, he praised “the soldier-builders for building well the resting places as intended by the Party” and, according to KCNA, he “instructed them to build all resting places to be impeccable so that the visitors to the ski resort may not only train their physical bodies but have a pleasant rest.”

View of the construction of the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Kangwo'n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

View of the construction of the Masik Pass Ski Resort in Kangwo’n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un and senior Korean Workers' Party and Korean People's Army officials tour Masik Pass Ski Resort in Kangwo'n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un and senior Korean Workers’ Party and Korean People’s Army officials tour Masik Pass Ski Resort in Kangwo’n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Kim Jong Un toured the ski trails and said “it is nice to see the skiing courses constructed by builders as required by the construction method and the turf planted with good care.” He also said that “the construction of the ski resort conceived and initiated by the Party is near its completion” and “that this is entirely ascribable to the merits of the soldier-builders and a shining fruition of their heroic feats.”  According to KCNA, Kim Jong Un remarked that “he was quite right when he assigned the project for building the ski resort to the Korean People’s Army and it carried out a great nature-remaking project and the new watchword the  ‘speed on Masik Pass’ is shining more brilliantly thanks to the KPA” and “that the WPK is proud and honored to have such army.”

Referring to the KPA’s contribution in the development of the country’s sports economy Kim Jong Un said that the “the KPA has done a lot of work for the people this year including the construction of Munsu Water Park and Mirim Riding Club and “that when the ski resort on Masik Pass is completed, more cheerful laughter of people will be heard from the area of Masik Pass.”  He also said that “all participants in the construction are patriots and the feats performed by them would go down in the history of building a rich and powerful country” and “indicated tasks to be fulfilled for building the ski resort as the world’s best one and ways to do so.”

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This entry was posted on 11/02/2013 by in Administration Department, Central Committee, Central Military Committee, Choe Ryong Hae, Civil Defense Department, colonel general, corps command, corps commanders, DPRK Cabinet, DPRK External Relations, DPRK Sports, east sea command, Economic Complexes, Events Management Section, Finance and Accounting, Financial Planning Department, General Bureau for Central Guidance, Guard Command, Hong Yong Chil (KWP MBID), Hwang Pyong So (GPD; KPA VMAR), internal security, Kangwo'n Provincial KWP Committee, Kangwo'n Provincial People's Committee, Kim Chong-un inspections, Kim Family, Kim Jong Un Visits, Kim Jong-il, Kim Jong-un, Kim Sol Song (Kim Sul Song), 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 East Command Zone, KPA General Logistics Department, KPA General Political Bureau, KPA General Political Department, KPA General Propaganda Department, KPA General Staff, KPA Large Combined Units, KPA supernumerary organizations, kpif, local people's committees, Machine Building Industry Department, Mangyo'ngdae Revolutionary School Alumni, Masikryo'ng (Masiknyo'ng) Speed Battle (2013), military economy, military security command [msc], Ministry of Capital Construction, Ministry of Construction and Building Materials Industry, Ministry of Forestry Management, Ministry of Land and Marine Transport, 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, Political Bureau, primary party committees, Provincial Party Committees, Provinicial People's Committee, reserve training units, Secretariat, State Planning Commission (SPC), State Security Department, transportation, Workers' and Social Organizations.

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