The respected Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, made a plan to build new residential quarters of terrace houses in the riverbank area around the Pothong Gate and looked round the spot.
He was accompanied by the senior Party and government officials–Jo Yong Won, Kim Tok Hun, Jong Sang Hak, Ri Il Hwan, O Su Yong, Choe Sang Gon and Kim Jae Ryong–and Kim Yong Hwan, Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang Municipal Party Committee.
Kim Jong Un explained his plan to form modern residential quarters of terrace houses along the scenic Pothong River meandering the heart of the capital city and arrange multistory and low-story apartment houses harmoniously to change the area in a peculiar way.
He underscored the need to design the buildings and parks and gardens well while preserving the good natural landscape of Korea and thus show the characteristics and charm of the city. He said the residential quarters of terrace houses in the riverbank area around the Pothong Gate would be wonderfully built as a model of residential quarters of our country.
He said that apart from the project for building 10,000 flats in Pyongyang, the Party Central Committee would directly push ahead with the project for building 800 flats in the residential quarters of terrace houses in the riverbank area around the Pothong Gate and complete the construction within this year and present them to labour innovators and meritorious persons in all fields, scientists, educators, writers and other working people who are devotedly working for the Party and the state.
Pointing out that our officials lack the understanding and knowledge of designing the urban afforestation and natural landscape and are not interested in it, he stated that in building a city it is necessary to blend building and nature into one and lay out the life space and ecological space in a scientific way so as to combine the work, rest and traffic organically.
Examining the miniatures of the residential quarters of terrace houses to be built in the riverbank area around the Pothong Gate, Kim Jong Un put forward specific direction and tasks concerning the construction plan.