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Commissioning Ceremony Held in Samjiyon

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

    Samjiyon, March 17 (KCNA) -- The Samjiyon Schoolchildren's Palace, the Samjiyon County House of Culture, the Paektusan Area Sports Village, the Pegaebong Noodle Shop and the June 18 Power Station have been built in Samjiyon at the foot of Mt. Paektu. The Samjiyon Schoolchildren's Palace with a total floor space of at least 7,700 square meters is a fine extracurricular educational center of the schoolchildren which has rooms of group activities for vocal music, art of narration, dance, national instrumental music and etc., a theater and a gymnasium.
    The Samjiyon County House of Culture with a total floor space of more than 4,300 square meters is a cultural educational center of the working people, built in a unique style for artistic activities and appreciation of performances.
    The Paektusan Area Sports Village serves as a modern and comprehensive winter sports center which has an ice-skating rink, skiing ground, ice-hockey rink and other sports grounds and lodging and cultural and welfare establishments for players. The Pegaebong Noodle Shop is a large public catering service base of national style. The June 18 Power Station has been built in tiers to suit the characteristics of the alpine area.
    A commissioning ceremony of the cultural and sports centers, public catering establishments and the power station was held on the spot on March 17. Present there were Kwak Pom Gi, vice-premier of the Cabinet, Kim Kyong Ho, chief secretary of the Ryanggang Provincial Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ri Kong Phil, chairman of the Ryanggang Provincial People's Committee, officials concerned, members of the June 18 Construction Volunteers Corps and working people in Samjiyon County.
    The reporter and speakers at the ceremony pointed out that leader Kim Jong Il visited Samjiyon County early in March and looked round the newly built cultural and sports centers and public catering establishments. They said he was greatly pleased to take a bird's-eye view of the county town that has changed beyond recognition in a matter of few years and highly praised the feats of the builders.
    Noting that Kim Jong Il clearly indicated the orientation and ways of construction in Samjiyon and energetically led the construction, they recalled that the builders performed heroic feats in the construction to carry out the tasks given by him. They said that the members of the June 18 Construction Volunteers Corps are faced with an honorable task to defend and carry forward the revolutionary traditions of the Party and further spruce up Mt. Paektu area.
    They called upon all the members of the corps and the working people to become staunch revolutionaries faithful to Kim Jong Il in idea and faith, his genuine soldiers taking the road of loyalty under any circumstances.
    After the ceremony, the participants looked round the newly built cultural and sports centers and public catering establishments.

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