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, inspected Samjiyon County.

Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un learned about the construction of the township of Samjiyon County.

Looking round dwelling houses, service facilities and public buildings newly built in the township area, he said with great appreciation that when he came there in August, framework construction was under way and in just a little more than two months most of them have entered the phase of completion. He was greatly pleased to see Samjiyon County that has taken its fabulous shape as a model cultured city in the mountainous area as wished by the Party.

He dropped in at a completed dwelling house where he said that the construction has been done flawlessly while looking round living room, kitchen, bathroom and other parts of the house.

All the commanding officers and soldier-builders and shock brigade members who took part in the construction of Samjiyon County have successfully carried out construction tasks for this year including the construction projects in area around Lake Chon in Mt Paektu, public and industrial buildings, dwelling houses and road project in the township area, he said with high appreciation.

He learned about the construction of Samjiyon County, provision of materials and manpower and transport of supplies that have been carried out up to now and heard a report about issues arising in the course of construction.

Noting that the Cabinet and the Samjiyon County Construction Command plan to carry out all the projects in the county in four phases by 2021, he said that this differs from the intention of the Party. He added that the Party plans and hopes that the construction would be divided into three phases and be finished within the period of five-year strategy for national economic development, advancing a militant task to work out the plan again to finish the overall construction plan of Samjiyon County ahead of schedule by October 2020 in which falls the 75th anniversary of the WPK, and to unconditionally carry it out.

Next year is of key importance in completing the Samjiyon County construction by 2020, he said, calling for perfectly completing the township construction by next year and setting up scientific and accurate goals for all processes, procedures, phases and years to step up other projects and for concentrating all state efforts to push ahead with them.

He said that construction plan for next year, which is second-phase year of the Samjiyon County construction, should be clearly specified and all preparations should be made carefully ranging from assigning projects to construction units in a detailed way to timely providing building materials, funds, manpower and taking transport measures needed for the construction to push forward the construction next year just as it has been done this year.

He said that as he stresses every time, emphasizing speed only being obsessed by impatience to unconditionally finish something by a certain time should be prevented, adding that just like other work if the construction is done to be gorgeous in appearance but poor in substance, it will be blamed by the people and future generations for long. He said that shoveling even one shovel of earth and plastering even one square meter should be done with conscience just as the real owner of a house would do, stressing the need to build all structures to be monumental edifices of lasting significance in the era of the Workers’ Party by thoroughly ensuring quality on the highest level.

He also set forth tasks for wonderfully building the Samjiyon County People’s Hospital, the Samjiyon County Sci-Tech Library and additional hotels and took a step to organize additional construction force needed for them.

He visited the construction site of the Samjiyon Blueberry Drink Factory which will produce various blueberry drinks and processed goods including blueberry sweet jelly, blueberry juice and blueberry wine. Saying that big progress has been made in a short span of time, he instructed to finish the factory by the end of this year.

The Supreme Leader gave field guidance to the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory again that day.

Watching a mountain of potatoes that packed storehouses, he was so glad and spoke highly of Samjiyon County for reaping a high yield in potato farming despite unusually unfavorable climatic conditions this year.

He said that corresponding with the massive production of potato powder, its advantages and effectiveness should be informed to the people and the methods of making various potato powder foods should be widely imparted to them so that they can actively introduce them to their diet.

He sat unreservedly on a heap of potatoes with leading officials of the province and county and officials of the factory to have a photo taken.

Accompanying him were 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 and Kim Yong Su, vice department directors of the C.C., WPK, Kim Chang Son, department director of the State Affairs Commission, and Ma Won Chun, bureau director of the State Affairs Commission.