Groundbreaking ceremonies took place one after another to build new dwelling houses in the areas of Songsin, Songhwa and Pothong riverside in Pyongyang last March.
It is the plan and intention of the Workers’ Party of Korea to give a facelift to the capital city and provide the people with developed living environment and conditions.
This is evidenced by the decisions of the Eighth Congress of the WPK and the Second Plenary Meeting of the Eighth WPK Central Committee on building 10 000 flats in Pyongyang every year in order to construct 50 000 houses there in the period of the five-year plan.
The ongoing construction of 10 000 flats in Pyongyang is a huge project requiring workloads that are several times greater than that of Ryomyong Street and should be done in a short time in a totally different situation.
The foundation work of a skyscraper was the most difficult one in the construction project.
Frequent downpours drenched the ground to make it difficult to run machines and spring water gushed out.
This notwithstanding, builders did not step back. They worked perseveringly to find out natural bedrock.
Those of other units advanced upwards, but they went downwards metre by metre.
The day when they finally found out the natural bedrock, old local people were surprised to see that the volume of earth dug out from underground was as much as a big mountain.
Builders in charge of lift room discharged their responsibility without deflecting even an inch in the construction of the central axis for skyscraper.
Major construction units including the Capital City Construction Commission, High-Speed Youth Shock Brigade, Revolutionary Site Construction Bureau and External Construction Bureau that have performed great achievements at major construction projects like that of building Ryomyong Street in the past worked competitively while creating a new construction speed.
Today, a new large architectural group full of distinctive high-rise apartment buildings and other skyscrapers has been formed in Songsin and Songhwa areas, making it impossible to see their former appearance.
Meanwhile, a residential district as beautiful as natural gems soared on the banks of the picturesque Pothong River.
Last September, the Standing Committee of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly adopted a decree that the administrative district name of the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District shall be Kyongru-dong of Central District, Pyongyang, as it is constructed in a eco-friendly way and in a distinctive style while embodying aesthetics, convenience and modernity.
At present, a construction campaign is going on to form another street in the Taephyong area.