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Party Leadership Open Residential Units in Flood-damaged N. Hamgyo’ng

WPK Vice Chairman for Intelligence and South Korean Affairs Kim Yong Chol (right) meets with the family of a Ministry of Railways employee after they moved into their new apartment in North Hamgyo'ng Province (Photo: Korean Central News Agency).

WPK Vice Chairman for Intelligence and South Korean Affairs Kim Yong Chol (right) attends a house warming with the family of a Ministry of Railways employee after they moved into their new apartment in North Hamgyo’ng Province (Photo: Korean Central News Agency).

View of a ceremony opening apartment housing constructed in North Hamgyo'ng after floods in late August destroyed residences (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

View of a ceremony opening apartment housing constructed in North Hamgyo’ng after floods in late August destroyed residences (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Apartment housing for 19,000 families whose homes were destroyed by floods this past August were opened ceremoniously by Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairmen during November 19 (Saturday) and November 20 (Sunday).  Ceremonies, at which WPK Vice Chairman delivered speeches and local citizens were presented residency certificates and moved into their new homes were held in Hoeryo’ng, Musan County, Yo’nsa County, Onso’ng County, Kyo’ngwo’n County and Kyo’nghu’ng County.

View of a rally opening apartment housing as part of flood recovery efforts in North Hamgyo'ng Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

View of a rally opening apartment housing as part of flood recovery efforts in North Hamgyo’ng Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Views of ceremonies opening residential units in North Hamgyo'ng Province as part of flood recovery efforts (Photos: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Views of ceremonies opening residential units in North Hamgyo’ng Province as part of flood recovery efforts (Photos: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Views of North Hamgyo'ng citizens moving into their new apartments (Photos: KCNA/Rodong Sinmun).

Views of North Hamgyo’ng citizens moving into their new apartments (Photos: KCNA/Rodong Sinmun).

(L-R) A family hangs a slogan poster in their new apartment; WPK Vice Chairman for Workers' and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae, WPK Vice Chairman for Propaganda and Agitation Kim Ki Nam and WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education Choe Thae Bok visit families after their move-in (Photos: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

(L-R) A family hangs a slogan poster in their new apartment; WPK Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae, WPK Vice Chairman for Propaganda and Agitation Kim Ki Nam and WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education Choe Thae Bok visit families after their move-in (Photos: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Dispatched from Pyongyang to attend these ceremonies were WPK Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae [Ch’oe Ryong-hae], WPK Vice Chairman for Propaganda and Agitation Kim Ki Nam [Kim Ki-nam], WPK Vice Chairman for Science and Education and Supreme People’s Assembly Speakers [chairman] Choe Thae Bok [Ch’oe T’ae-pok], WPK Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong [Ri Su-yo’ng], WPK Vice Chairman for Cadres’ Affairs Kim Phyong Hae [Kim P’yo’ng-hae], WPK Vice Chairman for Munitions Industries Ri Man Gon [Ri Man-ko’n], WPK Vice Chairman for Economic Affairs O Su Yong [O Su-yo’ng], WPK Vice Chairman for Planning and Finance Kwak Pom Gi [Kwak Pom-ki], WPK Vice Chairman for Intelligence and South Korean Affairs Kim Yong Chol [Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l], along with North Hamgyo’ng WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Jon Sung Hun [Cho’n Su’ng-hun], North Hamgyo’ng Provincial People’s Committee Chairman Ri Sang Gwan [Ri Sang-kwan], local residents, Korean People’s Army [KPA] personnel and DPRK Government officials involved in flood recovery and reconstruction efforts.

WPK Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (2nd L) talks with a family whilst attending a house warming (Photo: KCNA).

WPK Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (2nd L) talks with a family whilst attending a house warming (Photo: KCNA).

WPK Vice Chairman for Munitions Industry Ri Man Gon presents a gift whilst attending a house warming in North Hamgyo'ng Province (Photo: KCNA).

WPK Vice Chairman for Munitions Industry Ri Man Gon presents a gift whilst attending a house warming in North Hamgyo’ng Province (Photo: KCNA).

WPK Vice Chairman for Cadres' Affairs Kim Phyong Hae attends a house warming (Photo: KCNA).

WPK Vice Chairman for Cadres’ Affairs Kim Phyong Hae attends a house warming (Photo: KCNA).

In their remarks, the WPK Vice Chairman said that “Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) made an important decision to set it as their major thrust of the 200-day campaign to recover from the flood damage in the northern part for the people in the flood-hit areas of North Hamgyo’ng Province and conducted the gigantic operation to win miraculous victory in turning adversity into a favorable situation.”  Stress was placed in their remarks that “all party members, service personnel and other people should Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) in high esteem with loyalty keeping in mind the steadfast faith that the people’s happy life would be firmly defended and brought into full bloom as long as there are the warm care of Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and the best advantageous socialist system centered on the popular masses.”

WPK Vice Chairman for Planning and Finance Kwak Pom Gi (right) applauds whilst attending a house warming in North Hamgyo'ng Province (Photo: KCNA).

WPK Vice Chairman for Planning and Finance Kwak Pom Gi (right) applauds whilst attending a house warming in North Hamgyo’ng Province (Photo: KCNA).

WPK Vice Chairman for Economic Affairs O Su Yong (left) talks with a girl whilst attending a house warming in North Hamgyo'ng Province (Photo: KCNA)

WPK Vice Chairman for Economic Affairs O Su Yong (left) talks with a girl whilst attending a house warming in North Hamgyo’ng Province (Photo: KCNA)

The WPK Vice Chairmen, who are also members of the WPK Executive Policy Bureau (among other positions), “called upon all the builders of the northern part [of the country] to conduct the steady offensives to certainly attain the 200-day campaign purpose in the same spirit with which they created miracles in turning adversity into favorable conditions of North Hamgyo’ng Province, and thus glorify this year in which the Seventh Congress of the WPK was held as the year of great victory to be recorded forever in the history of the country.”  After the speeches, residency certificates were distributed.  The WPK Vice Chairman visited with the families after they moved into their new homes and “shared the pleasure with inhabitants who were excited after receiving dwelling houses [for] free and handed over daily necessities as souvenirs of their visits.”

 

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