The founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on September 9, Juche 37 (1948) was the birth of the administrator responsible for the livelihood of the people, the genuine people’s power.

With the founding of the DPRK, the Korean people became the masters of the country and the blessed one with nothing to worry about housing. From olden times it is said that one of the greatest sorrows is homelessness.

Modern dwelling houses were built in cities and rural villages

Modern dwelling houses were built in cities and rural villages

The Korean people had so long been bound in the feudal fetters and suffered from the military occupation of Japanese imperialism that they had no proper houses to live in. It was therefore their centuries-old desire to live in the tileroofed houses.

Caring for the people’s long-cherished desire, President Kim Il Sung advanced it as a major policy of the government to provide them with dwelling houses free of charge and wisely led the efforts to implement it.

At every stage of socialist construction he ensured that dwelling houses were built in urban and rural areas.

President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il look round the Korean-style dwelling houses newly built at Nam-ri village, Mangyongdae [August Juche 74 (1985)]

President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il look round the Korean style dwelling houses newly built at Nam-ri village, Mangyongdae [August 1985]

When he led the postwar rehabilitation of the country which was reduced to ashes during the Korean war (June 1950 – July 1953) provoked by the US imperialists, he set the construction of dwelling houses in the capital city as a task of primary importance so as to stabilize the living of the homeless Pyongyang citizens. He even visited the construction sites and instructed that the living rooms should be floor-heated so that the dwellers would not feel a slightest inconvenience in life.

While giving on-site guidance in Chollima Street under construction in Pyongyang, he personally taught the builders how to wallpaper the houses. He himself became the owner of the housing construction in Oguk-ri, Anak County, South Hwanghae Province, to realize the desire of the Korean people to live in fine houses.

Chairman Kim Jong Il, true to the President’s ennobling affection for the people, ensured that modern houses were built for the people in Pyongyang and other parts of the country. Such magnificent streets in Pyongyang as Changgwang, Munsu, An Sang Thaek, Kwangbok, Thongil, Mansudae and Changjon streets, and rural villages in Taehongdan County in the northern part of the country, Migok-ri in Sariwon, and other parts of the country were built; the country has been turned into a socialist fairyland. And they are all associated with the Chairman’s painstaking efforts and sacred devotion to the people.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who gives the highest and absolute priority to the interests and comfort of the people has modern houses built for the people as required by the building of a civilized socialist power.

As the designer and the owner of the building work, he proposed the construction of a new street and personally selected the site of construction. He also visited the dust-swirling construction field and climbed up the skyscraper to acquaint himself with the details of construction.

Under his energetic guidance to provide his people with the best comfort an eye-opening reality was unfolded in the country in which lecturers, scientists and ordinary working people moved into palatial houses in the apartment buildings for lecturers at Kim Il Sung University, Mirae Scientists Street, Unha Scientists Street, Wisong Scientists Residential District and Ryomyong Street.

The Korean people who are enjoying the increasing benefits from the people-oriented government are redoubling their efforts to make great contributions to the prosperity of the socialist country.