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Central Report Meeting Marking 20th Anniversary of KJI Land Management Mobilization


View of the venue and platform at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on August 10, 2016 for a central report meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Kim Jong Il’s treatise on land management. Photo: Rodong Sinmun


A central report commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) treaties publication and initiation of land management mobilization was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang on August 10 (Wednesday).


View of the platform (rostrum) members at the central report meeting on August 10, 2016. Photo: KCTV


Also in attendance were Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), General Pak Yong Sik (Minister of the People’s Armed Forces), O Su Yong (Worker’s Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and Director of the WPK Economic Affairs Department), General Choe Pu Il (Minister of the People’s Security), Ro Tu Chol (DPRK Vice Premier and Chairman of the State Planning Commission), Kim Su Gil (Chairman of the Pyongyang WPK Committee), Ri Mu Yong (DPRK Vice Premier and Minister of Chemical Industry), and Jon Yong Nam (First Secretary of the Kim Il Song Youth League Central Committee) along with senior party and military officials, government functionaries and officials, and “other officials and working people of the industrial establishment in the city.”


DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju delivers a report at a meeting marking the 20th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s publication on and mobilization for land management. Photo: KCTV


O Su Yong presided over and the report (pogo) was delivered by Pak Pong Ju. According to KCNA, Pak said:

Leader Kim Jong Il published the work “On Bringing About a Fresh Change in Land Management” on August 11, Chuch’e 85 (1996), clarifying an original idea of conducting land management through all party and social campaign. This marked an important event in ushering in an epochal turn in land construction and management.
Kim Jong Il published many works till the last moments of his life since the general mobilization for land management started, providing important guidelines to be held fast to in the land management in every period and at every stage of the revolution and construction.
Under his leadership, the general mobilization for land management made brisk headway across the country. As a result, a new history of land construction started and there appeared new sceneries in the So’ngun (military-first) era such as vast expanse of Handre plain, Poman-ri fairyland and Ullim falls. Lots of structures of eternal value were built in various parts of the country and streets and villages turned into a socialist fairyland.
He kindled the torch of the movement for the general mobilization for land management in the difficult period of the arduous march, the forced march and turned the country into the socialist land of bliss for the people and the socialist fairyland. His leadership feats will remain shining forever.
His Chuch’e-oriented idea of land management and leadership are being successfully carried forward by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), who is making a new history of the country’s prosperity.
All successes and changes made in the land construction and management in the last two decades are ascribable to the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un who energetically led the struggle to carry out the policy of the movement for the general mobilization of land management.

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