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Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to Construction Site of Samsu Power Station

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, provided field guidance to the construction site of the Samsu Power Station. He was accompanied by Ri Jae Il, first vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Hwang Pyong So, vice department director of the same.
    He was greeted on the spot by Kim Kyong Ho, chief secretary of the Ryanggang Provincial Committee of the WPK, Jang Yong Sok, chief secretary of the Hyesan City Committee of the WPK, Ju Hak Sim, chief secretary of the Samsu County Committee of the WPK, and leading officials of the construction command.
    The builders who have constructed a lot of monumental edifices in the Workers' Party era in the revolutionary battle sites of the area of Mt. Paektu made tenacious efforts to attain the bold goal of building the Samsu Power Station by their own efforts, pushing forward the project at a rapid pace.
    After the successful completion of the most difficult objects in the project they are pushing ahead with the dam construction and generator assembling at a final phase. After being briefed on the construction of the power station before a huge painting showing a panoramic view of the station, he went round the construction site to learn in detail about the progress of the project.
    He was greatly pleased to see the nation's another structure of eternal value rising, noting that the station is located in a good place and designed well through the strict adherence to the principle of profitability.
    He commanded a bird's-eye view of the long dam extending across a ravine and worksites reminiscent of battle fields. He highly appreciated the feats performed by them, greatly pleased to learn that they have done a huge amount of work in a brief span of time in the same spirit of devotedly defending the country as was displayed in the 1950s and in the spirit of "the Arduous March" in the 1990s when the people pulled through the grim ordeal in a do-or-die spirit. He extended thanks to all the builders who are working by the sweat of their brow with loyalty for the prosperity of the country. It is, indeed, a signal success that the builders active in the construction sites of revolutionary battle sites have constructed a lot of modern structures to be handed down to posterity in various places by their own efforts despite so hard conditions under the uplifted slogan of faith "When the Party Is Determined, We Can Do Anything!", he said, adding that this precious fruition is a clear manifestation of the great mental power which can be displayed only by our people single-mindedly united around the Party.
    He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for expediting the construction of the power station, underscoring the need to build the power station as an edifice of eternal value as it is the nation's treasure that would greatly contribute to the building of a great prosperous powerful nation.
    He said that before completing the construction of the power station it is necessary to pay primary attention to fully guaranteeing the living of the evacuated inhabitants. Not the slightest inconvenience should be caused to those inhabitants as many houses will be moved from the waterlogged area after the completion of the power station, he said, stressing that to this end it is necessary to take thorough-going measures including the construction of dwelling houses.
    He pointed out that as the construction of the power station is a vast project that calls for doing a huge amount of work the cabinet, ministries, national institutions and relevant domains should render sincere assistance to the builders and supply sufficient quantities of materials and equipment necessary for the project in time. He called for concentrating all efforts on the construction of the power station, noting that it is possible to complete the project much earlier than scheduled if officials scrupulously organize the work now that the construction has passed the most difficult phase.
    He urged the builders intensely loyal to the party and the revolution to work hard with the same vim and vigor with which they have achieved great victory by boldly pulling through all difficulties and thus fully demonstrate the heroic stamina of Songun Korea and wind up the construction as early as possible.
    At the end of his on-the-spot guidance to the construction site of the power station he together with the builders watched a performance given by the Merited State Chorus of the Korean People's Army.

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