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Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un gives field guidance over construction project of Samjiyon

Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, gave field guidance over the construction project of the city of Samjiyon between July 11 and 12.

He was accompanied by Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet, and Jo Yong Won, Ri Il Hwan, Kim Jae Ryong and other leading officials of the WPK Central Committee.

On November 14, 2021, when visiting the city that had turned into a standard of cultured mountainous city and a model regional city, the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un had proudly reviewed the fact that the four-year-long city construction project was successfully carried out as planned and intended by the Party. And he had set forth important tasks and ways for better sprucing up the city as an area for the study tour of revolutionary battle sites and a tourist area, including those of pushing ahead with the road and railway construction, taking measures for the protection of the ecological environment and forests and additionally building hotels and hostels, in keeping with its changed living environment.

True to his on-site instructions and the decisions of a plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee, the additional Samjiyon city construction projects have been completed in the main.

The construction of 40-odd public and production buildings, including the Samjiyon Revolutionary Museum and neighbourhood-serving amenities, scores of houses for families of employees and roads extending over 230km was completed, and some unfinished projects such as the remodelling of Samjiyon Airport and railway construction are under way or on the stage of preparation.

Chinese embassy hosts reception to mark anniversary of conclusion of DPRK-China treaty

July 14, 2024

The Chinese embassy in Pyongyang hosted a reception on July 11 on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.

Present there at invitation were Kim Sung Chan, president of Kim Il Sung University who is also chairman of the DPRK-China Friendship Parliamentary Group, and officials concerned.

Chinese Ambassador Wang Yajun and staff members of his embassy were on hand.

DPRK embassy in Beijing holds reception on anniversary of the conclusion of DPRK-China treaty

July 14, 2024

The DPRK embassy in Beijing hosted a reception on July 11 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.

Present there at invitation were officials of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Commerce, the People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and other Chinese officials concerned.

Present there were the DPRK ambassador to China and staff members of his embassy.

Girl with outstanding foreign language ability

July 14, 2024

Pre-school and primary school children favour the presentation “Kindergarten English”, which enables kindergartners to learn English by means of songs, and an educational presentation for primary school pupils to study English.

But most of them do not know whose voice was recorded in the presentations.

Im Song A, second-year student of junior class at Songyo Senior Middle School in Songyo District of Pyongyang made a big contribution for children to learn English with her correct pronunciation at a young age. 

Rural development stepped up with production of quality building materials

July 14, 2024

It has been a little over two years since the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea set forth the task of building all rural villages in the country to preserve the characters of Korean-style socialism and highlight the uniqueness of the relevant areas.

In this period, provinces, cities and counties built many new villages peculiar to the countryside, making a great contribution to ushering in a new era of comprehensive development of socialism, in which not only the capital but also the provinces are transformed together and a great change is brought about in the people’s ideological and spiritual aspects.

A radical turn should also be taken in the production of building materials in local areas to rid the countryside of its historical backwardness and realize the centuries-old desire of farmers as soon as possible by building more modern farmhouses on the basis of the achievements so far made.

Agricultural workers move into new houses in Nyongbyon County

July 13, 2024

New farmhouses have been built at the Wonum Farm in Nyongbyon County, North Phyongan Province.

Present at the ceremony for moving into new houses were Ryu Song Hyok, secretary of the North Phyongan Provincial Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials, builders and agricultural workers in Nyongbyon County.

Choe Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial People's Committee, made a congratulatory speech and the licences for the use of houses were conveyed.

Coming grave threat to be deterred by stronger strategic counteraction

July 13, 2024

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released a statement entitled “We will deter the imminent grave threat by dint of stronger strategic counteraction” on July 12.

The statement said:

The US revealed its sinister intention to further strengthen collusion between NATO and its allies in the Asia-Pacific region, branding as a "threat" the just and legitimate exercise of sovereignty by such independent states as the DPRK, at a NATO summit held in Washington.

Intangible cultural heritage and its protection

July 13, 2024

National heritage involves tangible, intangible and natural heritage elements.

Intangible cultural heritage is the spiritual and cultural asset created by a nation in the course of historical development.

In other words, it is a legacy created and constantly conveyed in the mental and cultural realms of humans, including traditional customs, social conditions, knowledge and talents, and means and tools associated with it, which a certain social group, organization or individual recognizes as part of their culture.

Fitness centre relieves fatigue

July 13, 2024

The Kumnung Sports Centre, which is located in the East Pyongyang area, is a favourite haunt of many ranging from young people desirous of having a strong physique to women keen on a slim body, persons with functional disorders and those feeling inconvenience due to fatigue. 

“Over ten years have passed since the centre opened, and many clients visit here,” said Ri Un Hye, a staffer in charge of service.

The apparatus exercise hall is most crowded.

Sparklers spark interest of customers

July 13, 2024

There is the Changgwang Sparkler Shop on Rimhung Street newly built in the Hwasong area of Pyongyang. Since it opened in May, it has attracted a lot of customers. The goods of the shop especially awakens the curiosity of children who come here with their parents or grandparents.

According to Ra Jong Mi, a saleswoman of the shop, they sell sparklers like sparkling dragonfly and tops for outdoor use only and sparkling sticks which can be used indoors as well. Dozens of kinds of sparklers, including sparkling fountain, lead the children into the ecstasy and mystery of fireworks, she said. 

Customers choose sparklers to buy, seeing videos about various kinds of sparklers on show on TV in front of the display stand.

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