The South Hamgyong Provincial Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea convened an enlarged meeting on August 5, according to the instruction of the WPK Central Military Commission.
It was attended by members of the provincial Party military commission, chief Party secretaries at city and county levels, leading Party and administrative officials of province-level institutions and major industrial establishments, officials concerned in construction and design fields and military and political cadres of the Korean People's Army units stationed in the province.
The instruction of the Central Military Commission of the WPK was conveyed by Ri Jong Nam, chief secretary of the WPK South Hamgyong Provincial Committee.
It was mentioned at the meeting that upon receiving the news about damage by downpour in the province, General Secretary Kim Jong Un specified repeatedly the direction and ways for recovery from damage and took measures for providing relief materials urgently.
It was particularly mentioned that the General Secretary set forth it as an important task facing the chief Party secretaries at city and county levels to pay primary attention to the lives of the afflicted people and strengthen Party work, the work with the people, so as to rally the broad masses closer around the Party under such difficult situation as now. It was also emphasized that he called for awakening and arousing the local Party officials and Party organizations into waging the recovery campaign skilfully and unyieldingly.
The meeting examined the scope of flood damage and took specific measures for thoroughly carrying out the instruction of the Party Central Military Commission.
It discussed such technical matters as the formation of construction forces to be rapidly dispatched to the stricken areas according to the fixed scope of relief work, the provision of designs on a preferential basis and the transport of materials. It also organized a powerful relief commanding team that involves leading officials of Party, administrative, public security and state security institutions and military and political cadres of the Korean People's Army in the province.
Also discussed at the meeting was the issue of taking emergency measures to promptly bring back to normal the lives of the people in the disaster-hit areas, further tightening emergency epidemic prevention work and minimizing the damage to crops.
The meeting called on all the local Party organizations, people and service personnel to turn out in the relief work with strong confidence that they will surely win if they display to the full the might of the single-minded unity, the army-people unity around the Party Central Committee whatever the wildness of the nature and the manifold challenges and trials.
The enlarged meeting of the WPK South Hamgyong Provincial Military Commission adopted with unanimous approval a decision on finishing recovery from damage by dint of the great army-people unity till the founding anniversary of the Party, guided by the Party's people-first idea.