KCNA Report on Completion of Pothong Riverside Terraced Residential District

Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) Thursday issued a report on the successful completion of a modern and luxury residential district that meets every convenience of the people on the scenic bank of the Pothong River.

The terraced residential district has been built as a standard and model of residential district in the country as it ensured perfect combination of buildings and nature and the organic and scientific layout of living space and ecological space while retaining the natural environment.

The Pothong Riverside Terraced Residential District that emerged as another socialist fairyland, marking a new phase of the Juche-oriented architecture is a proud creation encapsulating the development of the architecture based on the people-first principle and the home of happiness symbolic of the civilization and prosperity in the great era of Kim Jong Un.

The report said that ardent loving care of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who upholds the people in great reverence as he does President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il ran through the whole course of building the luxury houses for the ordinary working people ranging from its initiation to its completion.

It went on:

From long time ago, Kim Jong Un matured a plan for building a world-level terraced residential district for our people on the bank of the Pothong River where the historic Residence No. 5 had been situated.

The Residence had been used by President Kim Il Sung till the then Kumsusan Assembly Hall was built.

Kim Jong Un made a noble and bold decision to build dwellings for the ordinary working people on the historic place associated with the life of the President in order to make the history of his loving care for the people continue forever on this land.

He personally guided designs one by one though he was busy with the overall state affairs to make the construction of the Pothong Riverside Terraced Residential District become an occasion of putting our architecture on a higher stage.

He led designers broaden their insight so that they could conceive with great ambition to overtake the world and indicated a detailed orientation and ways for impeccably designing the district, the first of its kind in our country.

He made sure that the Party Central Committee took direct charge of the district construction, apart from the construction of 10 000 dwelling houses in Pyongyang City, and entrusted core construction units with great capability with this project and assigned tasks to them.

He named the new residential district "Pothong Riverside Terraced Residential District" and set forth detailed orientation and tasks for its construction.

He also personally named the administrative section of the residential district "Kyongru-dong", which means the most amazing place in Pyongyang and terraced houses that look like beautiful beads.

Since the start of the project, a fresh change had been made thanks to the tireless efforts of the builders who always implement the Party's orders and instructions without an inch of deflection.

The luxury residential district emerged as a model of the architecture based on the people-first principle and a fairyland of the times, thanks to the energetic guidance of the heaven-sent great man who led the construction of the modern terraced residential district in the van by becoming the initiator, designer, owner and operator of the construction to bring earlier the day when the laughter of people will reverberate.

Exemplary labor innovators, persons of merits, scientists and other working people received the rare dwelling houses as family treasures and precious gifts for all their future generations. -0-

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