Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), gave field guidance to the construction site of apartment houses for educators of Kim Chaek University of Technology near completion.
Watching the skyscraping apartment houses of a sailing ship style, he said that they look very nice as their outer walls are decorated with tiles. He expressed great satisfaction, noting that they are the structures which reflect the WPK’s idea of attaching importance to science and talents and the ones to which formative art of architecture has been fully applied and monumental edifices demonstrating the daily developing architecture of Songun Korea before the whole world.
He said, his face beaming with a broad smile, that they look more attractive when their outer walls are covered with heated reflection glass as required by the design, adding that he felt relieved of long fatigue when thinking that educators of Kim Chaek University of Technology would be provided with the apartment houses to be proud of before the world before long.
Going round flat No.1 on the fourth floor of block No. 2, shop and restaurant and other service facilities being built on the ground floor of the apartment houses, he learned in detail about the construction.
Dropping in at various rooms including drawing room, couple room, kitchen and study, he looked at the surface of wall and floor with attention and highly appreciated the quality of construction. Seeing an arch like pillar of the entrance between corridor and drawing room, he said that it would look peculiar when it was fitted with decorative board.
Underscoring the need to furnish the flat with every trifling thing necessary for living, he told officials to let the educators devote themselves to the work for training talents and scientific and researches without any inconvenience in their living.
Pleased that the service facilities including shop and restaurant are under construction as required by the design, he instructed officials of the unit which would operate them to come out to check and make advance preparations for providing service when the apartment houses are completed.
He underlined the need to simultaneously push forward the arrangement of environment including greening work as the day of completion of the project is drawing near.
Saying that the longer one watches the apartment houses for educators of Kim Chaek University of Technology, the more fashionable they look and they will appear more attractive when one watches them from the opposite side of the Taedong River, he stressed that the structures which are suited to the modern architectural beauty and which meet the requirements of the Juche and national characters, originality and convenience have appeared in the era of the Workers’ Party.
He highly praised the soldier-builders at the construction site for doing their work well as a model unit in the nation’s construction in hearty response to the call of the Party Central Committee.
Saying that it is the pride of the WPK and the country to have KPA Unit 267 which rushes to wherever the party calls it to work and devotedly implements the task in the best quality by the fixed date, he gave it the highest appreciation, calling its service personnel modern day Chollima riders racing against time in ushering in a great heyday of building a rich and powerful country.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, Han Kwang Sang, department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Army Lieut. General Ma Won Chun, director of the Designing Department of the National Defence Commission.