Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited a typhoon-stricken area of South Hamgyong Province on Sept. 5 and sent an open letter to all the party members in Pyongyang.
In the letter he said that Kangwon Province and South and North Hamgyong provinces located on the east coast were hit by Typhoon No. 9 that did damage again at a time when an all-out recovery campaign was under way in several areas of the country to remove huge damage done by a quick succession of flood and typhoon.
He noted that the Party Central Committee decided to frankly discuss with the party members in the capital city the issue of giving a strong assistance to the recovery from damage in South and North Hamgyong Provinces under such an urgent situation which needs to be tackled without even a moment’s delay and moreover, as many civilian building forces and units of the People’s Army are now in the sites for the recovery from damage in Kangwon Province and South and North Hwanghae Provinces.
For all the areas of the country, to protect their heart-like capital city in every way all the time is a social custom, and for the people of the capital city, to sincerely aid and encourage the people in the local areas when in need is also a proud social custom of our country, he said.
When the party members in the capital work in the typhoon-stricken areas in hearty response to the calls of the Party, great strength incomparable with the economic losses by the destructive natural disasters will be gained, he said, calling the party members in the capital the core forces most trusted by the party.
Although this year has witnessed uncommon difficulties due to the protracted worldwide public health crisis and natural disasters, we are courageously overcoming all the hardships by dint of the united efforts of the Party and the people, he noted.
He termed this year the one of struggle, advance and unity, when the unity is further strengthened in the tense and arduous struggle, not a year of disasters and misfortunes.
He said that the Party Central Committee asked the party members in the capital to join the recovery of South and North Hamgyong Provinces from damage in order to ensure the successful holding of the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the WPK and the 8th Congress of the WPK.
He said that we can not let a lot of people in South Hamgyong Province and North Hamgyong Province who newly suffered damage spend the holiday homeless even though the situation was difficult and time was urgent as October 10 was close at hand. He added that the Party Central Committee appeals to the party members in the capital to sincerely console the people in the disaster-stricken areas and to earnestly aid them with the tender care of the party and with warm feelings of the capital city of Pyongyang, so that they would get rid of aftermath as early as possible.
He said that the Party Central Committee decided to organize the 12 000-strong divisions of the elite Party members of the capital to be dispatched to South Hamgyong Province and North Hamgyong Province each.
He said that if the divisions of the elite Party members in the capital go to the sites for recovery from the damage after holding a loyalty-pledging meeting in the plaza of the holy place where President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il lie in state prior to their departure, the leaders would be very pleased.
He said that the main task of the divisions is to become the vanguard and spark in implementing the Party’s policy in the van of the working youth and soldiers who turned out in the rehabilitation campaign.
He noted that sub-units directly under the divisions should be organized with Party members with high construction skills who had served in special construction units before their discharge as the divisions of the elite Party members of the capital to be dispatched this time would mainly be tasked to build dwelling houses and public buildings.
He called on the sub-units directly under the divisions to wonderfully complete projects with the stand of responsible educators with high construction methods and skills, improve the quality of overall recovery projects and lavishly transmit advanced construction skills to local builders.
He said that the Party members of the ministries and national institutions should quickly send materials, equipment and goods necessary for the recovery projects in time with the attitude that they are also combatants in the sites for the recovery and thus fulfill their duty as Party members working in the capital.
He stressed that he firmly believes that the divisions of the elite Party members of the capital to be directly organized and dispatched by the Central Committee of the Party to South Hamgyong Province and North Hamgyong Province would successfully fulfill their honorable mission and combat duty as detached corps firmly defending the celebrations of the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK and the convention of the 8th Congress of the WPK and thus register a great victory.