calendar>>August 13. 2013 Juche 102
Kim Jong Un Visits Apartment Houses for Scientists of Kim Il Sung Univ.
Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- Marshal 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, visited the construction site of apartment houses for scientists of Kim Il Sung University.

He was accompanied by Choe Thae Bok, Ri Jae Il, Pak Thae Song and Ma Won Chun.

44 storied and 36 storied modern apartment houses for scientists now under construction near the Ryonghung Intersection of Pyongyang are gifts to be provided by Kim Jong Un to teachers and researchers of Kim Il Sung University.

Going round the construction site, he acquainted himself in detail with the progress made in the construction.

He clarified the issues to be settled in building skyscraping apartment houses, saying that it is nice and stable to see when welfare service facilities are built on the ground floor on the basis of calculation of the height of skyscraping apartment houses.

He went round flat No. 1 on the second floor of apartment house No. 2.

He was very pleased that it is very good to see the entrance between corridor and vestibule built in an arch style and decorated with a pillar and they look peculiar. Going round living rooms, kitchen and dining room, he said he liked them as they have been constructed well.

He learned in detail about the production of furniture for all households. He underscored the need to provide TV sets to scientists moving to new flats.

A primary attention should be paid to ensuring the quality in the construction of apartment houses of scientists, he said, adding that the flats built at the best level should be provided to the scientists so that they may not require any additional job when moving to them.

Noting that the teachers who have dedicated their lives to bringing up the rising generation and training talents of the country are patriots and there is nothing to spare for them, he said it is the intention of the party to build more such apartment houses for teachers and researchers in the future.

It is an important work related to the future of the country to take care of every aspect of the living of teachers and researchers, he said, adding when they are provided with nice apartment houses and good living conditions, they can direct all their efforts to educating younger generation and scientific researches without any inconvenience.

When the country preferentially treats the teachers and researchers including scientists and technicians, they can thoroughly implement the party's idea of attaching importance to science, he said.

He noted that apartment houses for scientists of Kim Il Sung University would be completed this year and that those for scientists of Kim Chaek University of Technology would be built next year. He said he would also see to it that apartment houses for scientists were built in Phyongsong district where the State Academy of Sciences is situated and a rest home for them was built on the picturesque shores of Yonphung Lake in the future.

He underscored the need to learn in detail about the conditions of all the universities and provide students with good dormitories.

Underling the need to unconditionally complete the construction of the apartment houses for scientists of Kim Il Sung University till October 10, the anniversary of the WPK, and provide them to scientists, he expressed expectation and belief that KPA Unit 267 demonstrating its honor as a heroic unit in construction would put the intention of the party into practice.

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