Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, gave field guidance to the construction site of the Terminal of Pyongyang International Airport.
After being briefed on its construction in front of the maps showing its bird’s eye view and development and iconography, he went round the exterior and interior of Terminal 2 to learn about the progress made in it.
Noting that the soldier-builders have successfully carried out the construction of the terminal as intended by the party, he said he was pleased with their work. Praising them for having done a lot of work, he indicated the tasks to be fulfilled to wind up the construction and ways to do so.
Stressing that the Terminal of Pyongyang International Airport is like a gateway to Pyongyang and the face of the country, he underscored the need to build it as a proud edifice in the era of the Workers’ Party both in architectural style and contents and as befitting the appearance of the highly civilized socialist nation.
It is important to firmly preserve the Juche character in architecture, he said, instructing officials to introduce the world trend and good experience of other countries into the construction of the terminal and, at the same time, make sure that national identity is preserved in it.
He underscored the need to build the sections for arrival, check-in and departure, lounge, interview room, restaurant, etc. for the best convenience of passengers and to be impeccable in the aspects of architectural beauty and formative art.
He underlined the need to equip the terminal with all modern facilities and build service facilities in a peculiar manner and make thorough arrangements for service from now. He proposed a measure for preparing the staff to improve the service and specified tasks and ways for doing so.
He called for building more service facilities including hotel and bus stops near the terminal and energetically pushing forward a project for face-lifting the environment of the area of Sunan where the terminal is located.
He stressed the need for the soldier-builders to enhance their responsibility and role and for the Cabinet, the ministries and national institutions to render positive material and moral assistance to the builders in order to finish the construction of the terminal as scheduled.
Noting that the construction of Terminal No. 2 of the airport is the project to which the party pays particular attention, he expressed expectation and conviction that the soldier-builders would successfully complete the project qualitatively and thus build the terminal as an impeccable monumental edifice in the era of Songun.
He was accompanied by Vice Marshal of the KPA Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and KPA Lieut. General Ma Won Chun, director of the Designing Department of the NDC.