calendar>>April 6. 2012 Juch 101
Huichon Power Station Goes Operational
Pyongyang, April 6 (KCNA) -- The construction of the Huichon Power Station has been completed in the DPRK.

The completion makes it possible to more satisfactorily settle the shortage of electricity in Pyongyang, protect cultivated land and residential areas along the River Chongchon from flood and ensure an ample supply of industrial water to the industrial establishments in Huichon and Namhung areas.

The builders finished the construction of the power station in a matter of three years though it would have taken more than a decade at normal pace.

Inaugural ceremonies were held at Huichon Power Station Nos. 1 and 2 on Thursday.

Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Kim Yong Chun, Choe Thae Bok, Thae Jong Su and others.

A joint congratulatory message sent by the Central Committee and Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea to the soldier-builders, members of the shock brigades, officials and helpers who distinguished themselves in the construction of the power station was conveyed there.

The message said that the builders, who devotedly carried out the behests of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and demonstrated before the whole world that Korea does what it is determined to do, are true descendants of the President, soldiers and disciples faithful to Kim Jong Il and heroes of the times and patriots to be respected by the whole country.

The Party will always remember the heroic feats performed by the builders who erected a gigantic structure for the country's prosperity and its people's happiness, it noted.

It highly praised them for successfully building a giant power base in Huichon in a short span of time and thereby making a great contribution to settling the shortage of electricity in the country and instilling conviction of sure victory and hope into all people.

Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet, made addresses at the ceremonies.

He said that the Huichon Power Station is a monumental structure built in the Songun era thanks to the wise leadership provided by Kim Jong Il to build a thriving socialist nation on this land.

Referring to the achievements made in the construction, Choe noted these are the brilliant fruition of the wise guidance and meticulous care of Kim Jong Il and the dear respected Kim Jong Un who unrolled a grandiose plan for the building of the power station and energetically led the drive for its completion.

Speeches were made there.

The participants looked round Power Station Nos. 1 and 2.

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