With the Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea nearing at hand, the 80-day campaign was launched in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea between October 12 and December 30, Juche 109 (2020).
The army-people joint rallies held in different parts of the country called for making an all-out dash for the 80-day campaign in response to the appeal of the Party to greet the Eighth Party Congress with proud labor achievements.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK, called at the site of damage rehabilitation in the Komdok area of South Hamgyong Province on October 13 on a dangerous gorge track temporarily rehabilitated.
One of the main aims of the 80-day campaign was to finish the campaign for damage rehabilitation by the year-end to mitigate the people’s sufferings.
That day, Kim Jong Un was very pleased to think that new houses could be provided to the people in the afflicted areas and unfolded a grand plan to wonderfully turn the Komdok area into a model mountain city and mining town of the state within coming few years.
The great ambition and ideal became the spark of the 80-day campaign and greatly encouraged the Korean people.
Kim Jong Un also visited the sites of damage rehabilitation in South Hamgyong Province and ardently called upon all to make redoubled and strenuous efforts to hasten the day of completion.
Thanks to his devotion, new villages could be built in those places swept by the natural fury.
The 20th Enlarged Meeting of the Political Bureau of the Seventh Central Committee of the WPK was held on November 15, over 30 days after the start of the 80-day campaign.
At the meeting, Kim Jong Un gave specific Party, military and economic tasks and ways to more firmly strengthen the emergency anti-epidemic front, the main one of the 80-day campaign.
The DPRK firmly maintained the anti-epidemic front and did the work for recovery from damages by flood and typhoon and all sectors of its national economy accelerated the implementation of the five-year strategy for national economic development presented at the Seventh Party Congress.
Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un the Korean people made innovative successes and progress in all fields during the 80-day campaign and thus provided a wonderful condition to call the Eighth Party Congress.