A drive along the Sariwon-Haeju Road, passing by Lake Jangsu, an artificial lake in Sinwon County, South Hwanghae Province, will present a picturesque farm village to the rith of Haeju City.
This cosy and neatly-arranged residential area along the foot of a hillock is the newly built seat in Sinchang-ri, Sinwon County.
In October 1946 President Kim Il Sung visited Sinchang-ri together with young Kim Jong Il and anti-Japanese war heroine Kim Jong Suk to acquaint himself with the living conditions of local farmers and instructed them how to improve their living.
With a firm determination to run their community associated with the leadership exploits of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu into a socialist paradise, officials and builders of the provinde and farm workes of the ri turned out for sprucing up the seat in line with the requirements of the new century.
In a little over a year, they built scores of farm houses, Sinchang Health Complex with comprehensive public service amenities, an agricultural sci-tech learning space, a fish farm, and vegetable greenhouses.
They also built a new bridge accros the Kusan Stream and dykes on its banks, and completely refurnished the Kuam Branch of the Sinchanc Senior Middle School, kindergarten, nursery, polyclynic, hall of culture, shop and others.
Full of great excitement and joy of having created cultured living condidions on a par with urban living, the local farmers work hard to increase agricultural production.