Ushering in new golden age of Pyongyang
The past ten years can be said to be a decade of eye-opening change for the capital city of Pyongyang.
While providing on-the-spot guidance on Changjon Street which was nearing completion in May 2012, the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un put forward important tasks which would serve as guidelines in building Pyongyang more splendidly in order to usher in a great heyday in capital city construction.
He gave scrupulous guidance so that every street and house were built at the highest level on the principle of prioritizing convenience and aesthetics, with the result that wonderful new streets and places for happy living were built one after another in Pyongyang.
Each year witnessed the completion of a magnificent street like Unha Scientists Street and Wisong Scientists Dwelling District.
Mirae Scientists Street in which multi-storey and high-rise buildings stand on the picturesque banks of the Taedong River achieving a perfect harmony as an architectural group is the crystallization of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s people-first architectural idea and idea of attaching importance to science and talents.
He examined every detail of designs, execution and layout of Mirae Scientists Street on plane and the spot to give specific guidance and ensured that resting places and sports parks were built distinctively for educators and scientists. Therefore, every corner of the street is associated with his meticulous care.
General Secretary Kim Jong Un also unfolded a plan for building in the area of Ryongnam Hill an energy-saving and green street consisting of dwelling houses for thousands of families and many public buildings and welfare service amenities and named it “Ryomyong Street”.
He gave guidance for over 1 390 plans for the layout of the street and frequently learnt about the progress of construction to give detailed instructions. And he took a high-speed lift which was on trial to look round even the top floor of a skyscraper.
Meanwhile, bases for cultural and leisure activities, education and medical service were built in succession.
The Rungna People’s Recreation Ground, Ryugyong Health Complex, People’s Open-air Ice Rink, roller rink and Munsu Water Park rose up along the banks of the Taedong River, and the Mirim Riding Club and Natural History Museum were constructed in a distinctive style. The Sci-Tech Complex was built on Ssuk Islet on the Taedong River as a hub of diffusion of advanced science and technology and a temple of learning for all the people.
The Ryugyong Dental Hospital, Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital and Okryu Children’s Hospital were also completed one after another and a wonderful baby home, orphanage and old people’s home were built in picturesque places.
The Mangyongdae Amusement Park, Taesongsan Fun Fair, Central Zoo and the like were spruced up as befit the cultural recreation centres for the people and the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium, May Day Stadium and Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace were splendidly renovated to enhance the beautiful scenery of the capital city.
The General Secretary visited rough construction sites irrespective of rain or searing midsummer heat and midnight or early morning to put his heart and soul into construction projects and his energetic leadership brought about eye-opening changes in the appearance of Pyongyang.
The looks of Pyongyang have changed yesterday and today, morning and evening thanks to the massive construction campaign laid by the WPK to provide the people with better living environment.
THE PYONGYANG TIMES