Kim Jong Un Declares Construction of Ryomyong Street

Aug 29, 2016

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, declared the construction of Ryomyong Street and set forth the tasks for it on the spot, though he was very busy with his guidance over the 70-day campaign while decisively frustrating the enemies' anti-DPRK moves in the Paektu attack spirit.

The street is to be built in an area between the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and Ryonghung Crossroads in Pyongyang. Seeing the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche where President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il lie in state, and Ryongnam Hill where the leader made a historic oath "O Korea, I Will Add Glory to Thee", Kim Jong Un named the street to be built "Ryomyong Street" in the meaning that it is a significant place from where the dawn breaks for the Korean revolution.

He examined a layout of the street, a map showing the bird's eye view of it and its model board and gave instructions for building the street into a monumental edifice strikingly demonstrating the Workers' Party of Korea's idea of attaching importance to science and talents and the might of socialist Korea.

The essence of its construction is to splendidly build apartment houses for scientists and researchers including educators of Kim Il Sung University, nursery, kindergarten, laundry, post office and other public buildings and public service amenities, he said, stressing the need to push forward the construction of Building No. 3 of the university at the same time.

It is the Party's intention to build Ryomyong Street into an energy-saving and green street in the 21st century, he said, adding that the designing and construction units should set it as a goal to ensure the lighting and heating systems for the houses and public buildings with solar panels, geothermal energy and natural lighting and build rooftop greenhouses to go green.

Saying that he would dispatch the soldier-builders, who took part in the construction of Mirae Scientists Street, to the construction of Ryomyong Street by the order of the KPA Supreme Commander, he instructed the entire party, state and society to render positive assistance to the construction and the Cabinet, commissions, ministries and national institutions take the lead in this work. The construction of the street is not merely for formation of a street but provides a political occasion of clearly showing the spirit of the DPRK bravely dashing ahead to surpass the world's level despite all sorts of sanctions and pressure by the U.S. imperialists and their followers, the appearance of the country advancing to realize the noblest ideal of the people and the truth that it is able to be well-off its own way, and nothing is impossible for it to do if it has a will, he said.

Noting that the construction of Ryomyong Street is a fierce battle with the U.S. imperialists and their followers, he called for completing the construction within this year to inspire the servicepersons and people with faith in sure victory and optimism and demonstrate once again the might of the DPRK to hew out its clear way, foreseeing its rosy future, and the traditions of ever-victorious Juche Korea that the world has neither understood nor can do.