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Kim Jong Il Inspects Construction Site of Wonsan Power Station

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

Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the construction site of the Wonsan Army-People Power Station.

It is a large hydro-power station generating electricity by diverting the water of a river flowing to the West Sea to the East Sea.

After being briefed on the power station before a large map showing its panoramic view, Kim Jong Il went round various places of the construction site to acquaint himself in detail with the construction.

It is an astonishing miracle that the members of the youth shock brigade and other builders and their helpers are carrying out the huge construction project by their own efforts under the hard conditions where everything is in short supply, he said, highly praising them for building structures of eternal value by displaying patriotic devotion and popular heroism and extending a warm salute to them.

Kangwon Province successfully completed the construction of the Anbyon Youth Power Station No. 2, the Wonsan Youth Power Station and the Wonsan Saltern, difficult and labor-consuming construction projects accompanied by large-scale nature-remaking projects in the past and is now working eye-opening miracles in the construction of the power station, he said, adding that this is the shining fruition of the inexhaustible great mental power of the Korean people single-mindedly rallied around the WPK.

Noting that the party and working people's organizations in the province have done a lot of work, indeed, in a matter of little over one year by giving full play to the mental power of the party members and other working people, he stressed that the experience gained by them once again proves the truth of the work style of the WPK that there is nothing impossible when the strength and wisdom of the masses are properly enlisted.

Great monumental structures representing the era of Songun are springing up like so many mushrooms after rain in different parts of the country at present when all the people are dashing ahead like the wind towards the eminence of a thriving nation, he noted, emphasizing with pride that this signal change strikingly demonstrates the indomitable great mental power of the heroic Korean people making steady advances and leap forward.

He underscored the need to qualitatively build the power station so that it may remain impeccable in the distant future as it is a precious structure of the country to be handed down to posterity.

To build hydro-power stations is not only economical but is the shortest-cut to satisfactorily meeting the increasing demand for electricity, he said, calling for continuing to thoroughly implement the party's policy on building minor power stations in a big way while constructing large hydro-power stations.

He indicated a specific orientation and ways for completing the construction of the power station earlier than scheduled.

He was accompanied by Paek Kye Ryong, chief secretary of the Kangwon Provincial Committee of the WPK, Jang Song Thaek, vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK and department director of the WPK Central Committee, Thae Jong Su, department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Ju Kyu Chang and Ri Jae Il, first vice department directors of the C.C., the WPK.

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