Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kim Jong Il Inspects Construction Site of Power Station

Pyongyang, August 4 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the construction site of the Kumyagang Army-People Power Station nearing completion. He was accompanied by Kwak Pom Gi, chief secretary of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, Jang Song Thaek, vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK and department director of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the C.C., the WPK, and Hong Sok Hyong and Thae Jong Su, department directors of the C.C., the WPK, and Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su, department directors of the NDC.

The appearance of a vast man-made lake as a result of the building of a gigantic dam in the upper reaches of the River Kumya made it possible not only to produce a large volume of electricity but to sufficiently water a large area of farmland and protect the Kumya Plain from flood damage.

After being briefed on the construction of the power station before a huge map showing its panoramic view, he went round various places of the power station nearing completion to learn in detail about the progress made in the project.

The soldiers and civilian builders have successfully completed the construction of a large-scale power station, a huge nature-transforming project, on their own by working hard under difficult conditions, he said, adding that this astonishing miracle amounts to a striking demonstration of the might of the unbreakable unity between the army and people in the DPRK who have formed a harmonious whole with the Party and the leader and the tremendous potential of the independent national economy and one more great victory won by the Korean people in the struggle to courageously frustrate the imperialists' moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and glorify Korean-style socialism centered on the popular masses.

Looking at paintings and works done by the soldier-builders and members of a shock brigade, he heard a lot of stories about the beautiful traits displayed among them in the course of construction.

Noting that a lot of monumental structures are now under construction in different parts of the country to go down long in history along with the era of Songun thanks to the devoted struggle of soldiers and people, he stressed that this eye-opening change represents the great dynamism of the country dashing ahead like the wind towards the peak of a great prosperous and powerful nation.

He set forth tasks to be fulfilled to wind up the construction of the power station earlier than scheduled, pointing out that the power station is of great importance in realizing the nation's electrification.

In order to finish as quickly as possible the construction of the power station progressing at the final phase it is necessary for such relevant units as the Taean Heavy Machine Complex to preferentially supply in good time custom-built equipment needed for the construction, he said.

It is quite possible to complete the remaining project as scheduled to honor the promise made to the Party if the builders push forward the construction in the "Huichon Speed," a new Chollima speed, he said, underscoring the need to continue displaying the revolutionary soldier spirit, the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance as required by the era of a great revolutionary surge.

He had a photo session with the builders of the power station.

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