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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Inspects Hot Spring Tourist Area under Construction in Yangdok County

Pyongyang, November 1 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, provided field guidance to the construction site of the Hot Spring Tourist Area in Yangdok County, South Phyongan Province.

Learning about several layout proposals in front of the master plan of the construction of the Hot Spring Tourist Area, Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un gave detailed instructions for the modification of the master plan.

He said that the area is the best place for hot spring recuperation and tourism as it has advantageous transport conditions, beautiful landscape and also huge annual yield of hot spring of high temperature whose key components are simple silica, sulfur, fluorine-weak alkaline which are efficacious for treating various diseases. He added that peculiar Korean style designing and excellent services would provide another world-level cultural and emotional life base which would contribute to the promotion of the people’s health and where they can enjoy a highly civilized life.

Urging the need to complete the designing at an early date, a process that should be given precedence to for the development of the Hot Spring Tourist Area, he called for ensuring the highest level in terms of architectural beauty and conveniences by taking into account all things best in the world.

As the Hot Spring Tourist Area is divided into recuperation section and tourist and relaxation section, it is necessary to work out technical assignments first based on deep study of data on hot spring service facilities in various countries of the world, he said.

The recommendations for the construction of the Hot Spring Tourist Area, recently submitted by the Designing Bureau of the State Affairs Commission, envisaged allocating the technical assignments of projects of the area to ministries under the Cabinet and national institutions including the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Labor, the National Tourism Administration and the General Bureau of Public Catering Service, he recalled, saying that doing so would not help build the area as the world-level one as intended by the Party.

This construction is a project directly initiated and proposed by the Party for the people’s enjoyment of a highly civilized life and for the promotion of their health and therefore, the technical assignments should be worked out through close collaboration with the government hospital with full charge held by relevant departments of the Party Central Committee and the SAC, he said. He gave valuable instructions for hours for the designing, saying that the Designing Bureau of the SAC should take the lead in responsible designing with the involvement of the capable designers’ group.

Pointing out that the construction of the Hot Spring Tourist Area has to be wonderfully completed at the highest level by October 10 next year as was promised to the people, he set forth specific tasks for finishing the foundation work of buildings by the end of this year and pushing forward the processes that require precedence through measures for regular power and communications, service water supply, sewage disposal, railway lines, road network reconstruction and expansion and afforestation and greening.

The Party regards the construction of the Hot Spring Tourist Area in Yangdok County and Onpho Hot Spring Rest Center reconstruction project in Kyongsong County as key tasks, he said, emphasizing the need for army and people in all provinces to spruce up resort centers around hot springs in their areas by their concerted efforts with these projects as a model.

We are undertaking not a few projects now for the cultural and emotional life of the people and it is not because we have particularly advantageous conditions and things extra, he said, adding that they represent creatures being built by the firm determination and strong will of the Party to put our people best in the world on the highest ground of the socialist civilization at an early date by braving manifold hardships. He said that the People’s Army should wonderfully build another possession of the people to be praiseworthy in the world as befitting admirable sons and daughters and creators of the happiness of the people, bearing deep in mind the trust of the Party which has entrusted to them the construction of the Hot Spring Tourist Area, the first of its kind in history of our country.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Jo Yong Won, Pak Chang Ho and Kim Yong Su, vice department directors of the C.C., WPK, Kang Il Gyong, chairman of the Yangdok County, South Phyongan Province, Committee of the WPK, and Kim Chang Son and Ma Won Chun, officials of the State Affairs Commission. -0-