Trees were planted across the country on the 14th on the occasion of the Arbor Day.
Present on the occasion were senior officials of the Workers' Party of Korea and the government and officials and working people in different parts of the country true to the Party's intention on effecting a radical turn in the afforestation.
The participants planted trees around the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are laid in state and in the historic places associated with the undying revolutionary exploits of the great leaders.
Choe Ryong Hae, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and First Vice-President of the State Affairs Commission and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and officials of the Standing Committee of the SPA planted trees of good species at the arboretum of the Central Botanical Garden.
Officials of the Party Central Committee planted trees on Mt. Hwasong where the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un planted trees with the participants in the Second Conference of Secretaries of Primary Committees of the WPK in March last year.
Officials of the Central Committee of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League and officials and members of the youth league organizations in Pyongyang City planted a lot of trees around the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace, and officials of the Central Committees of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea and the Socialist Women's Union of Korea at the Mangyongdae and Oun Revolutionary Sites.
Officials of commissions, ministries and national agencies planted trees at the Munsubong Revolutionary Site and around the Monument to Party Founding.
Officials and working people in Pyongyang City, South Phyongan and South Hwanghae Provinces and other parts of the country planted trees in streets and villages.
Tree nurseries across the country including the Central Tree Nurseries under the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection and the Ministry of Urban Management and the Kangwon Provincial Tree Nursery produced sufficient saplings needed for tree planting.