calendar>>May 30. 2012 Juch 101
Kim Jong Un Visits Children's Department Store
Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- 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, went round the Children's Department Store and apartment houses that have sprang up in Changjon Street.

He went round the Children's Department Store nearing completion.

He looked round various places of the department store from the ground floor to the second floor to learn about its construction.

He was satisfied to learn that builders successfully completed the huge construction project in a short span of time, bearing deep in mind the noble intention of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who always projected children as kings of the country and showed loving care for them so that they could grow up with no more to desire in the world.

He gave precious instructions for managing and operating the department store, saying it is located in the best place facing Mansu Hill where stand the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who loved the children more than anyone else.

Asking officials what measures they took to provide goods for children, he called for minutely organizing the work to steadily improve the service to children as the modern department store has been built as required by the new century.

It is of particular importance to mass-produce and supply toys for intellectual development to the department store in order to help children develop their intellectual ability and learn scientific principles, he said.

Noting that the department store has a large area, he told the officials to arrange not only selling stands but amusement facilities inside the store. When workers of the department store expressed profound thanks for not only making sure that the modern store was built but sparing time to visit their work site, he said with emotion that their gratitude helped him renew his determination to devotedly work for the children, the future of the country.

Then he moved to the new apartment houses in Changjon Street.

He made the rounds of several flats in block 6 and block 1 in the street for a good chunk of time to learn about their construction.

Going round the interior of several flats built in diverse styles, he acquainted himself with details ranging from sizes of living rooms to kitchen sinks and ventilation of stores.

He highly praised the builders for having successfully completed the construction of those modern apartment houses, saying that the new apartment houses including those in block 1 in Changjon Street were designed well and construction was carried out on a high level.

He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for building Pyongyang as required by the Songun era.

He was accompanied by Jang Song Thaek, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and vice-chairman of the NDC, Ri Jae Il, first vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Ryang Chong Song, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK.

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