Anecdotes

Manbok-dong in Rason City

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Rason City is at the northern end of Korea.

Five years ago lots of people were left homeless due to flood. At that time the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un felt more painful than anybody else.

On August 27, Juche 104 (2015) an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held in Pyongyang. The damage rehabilitation in Rason City was discussed as a major agenda item at the meeting dealing with strategic issues related to national defense, the most important of the state affairs.

One day in September in the midst of the damage rehabilitation, Kim Jong Un visited Rason City and said he couldn’t sleep thinking of the flood victims in the city. He said he had come because it was not until he looks round the site of damage rehabilitation that he would have a sigh of relief. This touched the heartstrings of the builders.

That day Kim Jong Un said the campaign for recovery from damage in Rason City is not a mere work for eradicating the aftereffects of natural disasters, but a sacred struggle for defending the belief in the Party kept deep in the hearts of the people. And he ardently called upon the builders to work with the mind of building up their home villages and their houses.

In hearty response to his call, the soldier-builders waged a vigorous struggle to build single- and low-storied houses for more than 1,800 families in over 30 days.

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Kim Jong Un visited Rason City again on October 7.

To him, it was the most important of the state affairs and the greatest event to provide houses to the flood victims in Rason.

He asked in detail if the new houses are better than the previous ones, if the floors are warm and if the water comes out well. He beamed all over his face, saying he is relieved as the new houses have been provided to the people in the afflicted area.

The fury of nature swept away the houses, but his love brought a cradle of happiness to the people.

In order to tell his love and affection forever, the people in Rason City named the village at the foot of Mt. Paekhak visited by him Manbok-dong (meaning “All Blessings”).

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