Nine years have elapsed since Kim Jong Il, eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, passed away (December 17, 2011).
In those years the Korean people have been faithful to his lifetime instructions.
Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, has always been in the vanguard of their sacred struggle to implement them.
As Kim Jong Il did, he has always been on the journey of on-site guidance across the country to motivate the people to the struggle. Wherever he goes, he acquaints himself with the implementation of Kim Jong Il’s instructions related with the unit, and set forth the directions and methods to this end.
Under his leadership, the Korean people have achieved notable successes in their efforts to carry through Kim Jong Il’s lifetime instructions.
In December 2012, the Korean scientists and technicians successfully launched the satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2, thus implementing his instructions on launching an application satellite in 2012 on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of President Kim Il Sung.
Changjon Street in the centre of Pyongyang, People’s Theatre, Breast Tumour Institute under the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, People’s Open-air Ice Rink, Roller Skating Ground, Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station and other major construction projects, which Kim Jong Il had initiated and paid great attention to, were brought to successful completion.
As he wished, in the DPRK today in the flames of the campaign of breaking through the cutting edge, rapid development has been achieved by dint of science and technology, and many factories and enterprises in the metal, chemical and several other industries have been renovated or built.
The Munsu Water Park, Mirim Riding Club, Masikryong Ski Resort and several other bases for mass cultural and leisure activities have been established in various parts of the country, and modern streets including Mirae Scientists and Ryomyong have been built.
Last year the city of Samjiyon, situated in the northernmost part of the country, was spruced up as a model of mountain towns, and in Yangdok County in the middle part of the country an excellent hot spring resort was built.
This year, too, a lot of modern factories have been built to make contributions to the development of the national economy and improvement of the people’s living standards, and several areas hit by floods and typhoons have been transformed into socialist fairylands.
It is the staunch faith and unshakable will of the Korean people to carry out every one of Kim Jong Il’s lifetime plans and instructions in a thoroughgoing way.