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Kim Jong Un Visits Songdowon International Children's Camp
Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Songdowon International Children's Camp where its remodeling project is near completion.

He went round several places of the camp for hours to learn in detail about the project.

He watched the newly erected statues depicting President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il among children and then moved to the International Friendship Children's Hall.

Making the rounds of the theatre, mountaineering knowledge dissemination room, video games room, library, international friendship room, room for the Children's Union, drawing room, exhibition room for children's works, 4-D simulation cinema and other places of the hall one by one, he said he was very pleased to visit them. "Our architecture has successfully reached the world level," he said with pride.

Recalling that the Party gave an instruction to build a room dedicated to the education in Kim Jong Il's patriotism for implanting patriotism in children, he noted that the Party's intention was translated into a reality in the course of remodeling the camp.

Watching the slogan "We are the happiest in the world!" displayed in the compound of the camp, he said the slogan was very good, adding that it clearly reflected the gratitude of the children in the DPRK to the President and Kim Jong Il and to the Party for projecting them as the king of the country and loving them.

"We are struggling, regarding our trouble as pleasure, in order to enable our children and people to live with nothing to desire more in the world and the slogan helps us undertake any difficult job with pleasure," he said.

He highly appreciated the newly-built outdoor playground, gymnasium, indoor swimming pool and water park and archery field, noting that synthetic grass, spectators' seats and wave-style blue roof of the playground were in good harmony and all buildings looked like a beautiful picture and an art work.

He said that the aquarium, aviary and show room for stuffed specimens of animals were built in a peculiar style so that the campers might acquire knowledge about fauna and flora, adding they would like them.

Saying that not only bedrooms, dining halls and kitchens but service facilities of the first and second buildings were suited to the children's minds, he said cooking practice room was built well as intended by the Party so that children might enjoy cooking themselves and prepare varieties of dishes.

He noted with great satisfaction that all buildings and facilities of the camp meet the needs of the highly civilized socialist state in terms of their scale, style and contents and, at the same time, the national character is preserved in all aspects and the principle of convenience and architectural beauty first is abided by as required by the Juche-based idea of architectural beauty. "All buildings look beautiful as they reflect the Party's outlook on the rising generation and the camp looks like the best hotel and palace for children in the world," he added.

"The camp has been successfully remodeled to match the scenic beauty of the area near the picturesque Songdowon in the East Sea", he noted, emphasizing that this would be unthinkable without the sweat shed by soldier-builders of Unit 267 of the Korean People's Army with loyalty. He highly praised the soldier-builders and officials of the relevant field for making great contributions to creating one more precious asset to be handed over to the generations to come.

He said: "There were bottlenecks and difficulties in the course of remodeling the camp but the trouble taken by us proved fruitful, one year hardworking would help the country make a decade of progress. How gratifying it is to watch the camp remodeled this way. We make a revolution to see such fruit".

He called for giving good finishing touches to the project and holding a ceremony of its completion with splendor as it was remodeled as required by the Party so that happy laughter and cheerful singing of children might be heard from the camp.

He was accompanied by Jang Jong Nam, So Hong Chan, Han Kwang Sang, Hwang Pyong So and Ma Won Chu

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