May 14, 2021
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Mammoth housing project to demonstrate might of DPRK again

Date: 19/04/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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The Workers’ Party of Korea has planned to build houses on a large scale this year and is now dynamically pushing ahead with it.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place for the construction of 10 000 flats in Pyongyang on March 23, followed by the building of 800 flats in the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District.

The large-scale housing project was decided at the Eighth Congress of the WPK held in January and, accordingly, houses for 10 000 families are to be built every year in Pyongyang, 50 000 flats in total, during the period of implementing the new five-year plan.

In the DPRK where the Party and state take full responsibility for the people’s living, the construction of dwelling houses has always been regarded as their most important affair and houses built at the state’s expense are provided to the people gratis.

Over the past nine years alone since the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was elected to the top posts of the Party and state, the DPRK has witnessed the construction of wonderful streets including the Unha Scientists Street, Wisong Scientists Dwelling District, apartment houses for educators of Kim Il Sung University and Kim Chaek University of Technology, Mirae Scientists Street and Ryomyong Street. New houses also mushroomed in the disaster-stricken areas throughout the country.

But the large-scale housing project for this year carries special meaning as it is related to the especially awful conditions prevailing in the country in recent years.

It has been confronted with manifold difficulties including the wicked moves of the hostile forces against the DPRK, the emergency infectious disease prevention campaign against COVID-19, and recurrent natural disasters.

In fact, it is too much for the country to maintain the status quo now. So it is unimaginable that it has decided to build many dwelling houses, which would lead to a massive expenditure, to say nothing of economic profits.

However, the WPK decided on the project and is now implementing it.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un said in his speech at the ground-breaking ceremony of the project for building 10 000 flats in Pyongyang that building 50 000 modern flats in Pyongyang is something the WPK has long intended to do, made preparations for and aspired to do in order to provide the citizens of the capital city with more cultured and stabler living conditions, and that having accepted this colossal project willingly as an honourable revolutionary task which it must implement without fail however difficult the conditions and environment may be, the Party Central Committee reaffirmed its plan of architectural development and construction policy on the principle of applying the people-first principle more thoroughly.

Embodied in his remarks are the politics based on the people-first principle of the WPK which exists for and serves only the people and conducts huge campaigns for creation for their happiness by believing in them and mobilizing their inexhaustible strength in any adversities.

In a word, the large-scale housing project in the DPRK vividly demonstrates its feature as a genuine people’s country.

It is also a demonstration of the uncontrollable fighting spirit of the Korean people.

That the DPRK has embarked on the ambitious and important construction project in the hardest time is itself a manifestation of its faith in sure victory, and through it the country’s architecture would make a leap forward and progress a step higher and the fighting capacity of its people and foundations of its industrial bases be further strengthened.

In less than a month after the groundbreaking the excavation for the foundations was completed in the main for the construction of 10 000 flats in Pyongyang and the overall project is pushed ahead competitively and in a three-dimensional way.

Surprising technical innovations are made in the units in charge of the manufacture of cement, structural steel and building and other materials for the construction, with their production bases being consolidated.

The leadership of the great Party and the surprisingly passionate devotion of the people full of spiritual strength to shape a better future are producing a miracle.

The large-scale construction project is also marking another historic milestone in the history of the capital city construction.

The planned project for building 50 000 flats in Pyongyang including the 10 000 flats now under construction will widen the capital city to the eastern, western and northern directions and change its looks more magnificently with the application of modern architectural technologies and the building of stylish public buildings. At the time Pyongyang will stand proudly as a monument symbolizing the 2020s.

As the saying goes, “Well begun is half done”.

A mammoth project to carry out the decision of the Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the construction of dwelling houses is now in full swing, auguring well for the implementation of the new five-year plan put forward by the Party Congress and heralding an era of fresh upsurge and radical change in the cause of socialist construction in the DPRK.

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