Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Start of Building New Country Marked
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held in front of the Monument to the Pothong River Improvement Project on May 20 to mark the 60th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's participation in the ground-breaking ceremony of the project for building a new country.
Kim Il Sung initiated the Pothong River improvement project as the first step for carrying out gigantic nature-remaking projects and attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the project on May 21, Juche 35 (1946). He took up a shovel in person at the head of the liberated people, greatly inspiring them in the building of a new country.
Ryom Sun Gil, chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, in his report recalled that under the energetic guidance of the President the Pothong River improvement project was completed in a matter of 55 days, turning the river into a river of people's happiness and prosperity. This marked a great event as it meant the beginning of a new history of the Juche-oriented gigantic nature-remaking projects in Korea where the working people became the master of the country, the reporter said, and went on:
The historic cause of the Juche-oriented gigantic nature-remaking projects started by the President has been successfully carried forward at a new level under the tested leadership of Kim Jong Il.
He authored the famous work "On Improving and Strengthening Land Administration," providing an immortal great programme to be implemented for carrying out grand nature-remaking projects. He led big ambitious operations, thereby making sure that many monumental edifices including the West Sea Barrage were built in different parts of the country in a short span of time.
The reporter stressed the need for all the people to more dynamically carry out gigantic nature-remaking projects true to the last instructions of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il's far-reaching plan for land administration so as to bring a rosier future to the rich and prosperous country at an early date.
He called on them to fully display the same ardent patriotic enthusiasm with which the elders built new Korea by waging the general ideological mobilization movement for building the country 60 years ago and with the same persevering will with which they built a rich and prosperous country on war debris and earnestly learn from the revolutionary soldier spirit and work-style of the Korean People's Army in order to successfully spruce up all mountains, fields, cities and villages of the country as a socialist land of bliss by their own efforts and wisdom.
Present at the national meeting were Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet and others.
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