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, provided field guidance to the construction site of Pyongyang International Airport and set forth tasks for developing the area of the airport as required by the new century.
He, to begin with, went round various places of the Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport to learn in detail about its construction.
He pointed out that he gave the task for finishing the project in such a way as to ensure that the Juche character and national identity are preserved in the construction while applying the world trend and what is good from other countries during his last inspection of the construction site of Terminal 2, but it has not been carried out.
He said there were deviations in the interior layout including halls for check-in and departure and service network and other facilities are not distributed to match the space of the terminal, adding if construction is done that way, it may be a copy of the terminal of a country.
"Defects were manifested in the last phase of the construction of the Terminal 2 because the designers failed to bear in mind the party's idea of architectural beauty that it is the life and soul and core in architecture to preserve the Juche character and national identity", he said, and went on:
"When we build even a single structure, we should do in such a way as to ensure that our style, our characteristic feature and national identity are preserved. It is necessary to finish the construction of the terminal to be an icon of Songun Korea, the face of the country and the gateway to Pyongyang and properly distribute service network and facilities and build them to be impeccable so that they may provide the best convenience to the passengers".
He instructed officials to stop for the time being the finishing project of the interior now under way, examine layout designs and complete the modified ones.
Going round the runway of Pyongyang International Airport which has been completed, in the main, he learned about its paving and various markings.
Watching the runway extending far away with satisfaction, he noted with pleasure that the reconstruction in a modern way of the runway on which President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il left inerasable footprints for the cause of independence against imperialism and the cause of world revolution made it possible to add brilliance to their undying leadership feats.
He praised the soldier- builders for successfully building the runway as intended by the party and gave an instruction to qualitatively wind up the remaining project.
Then he examined a relief model of the area of the airport and set forth a task for developing it as required by the new century.
He clarified his idea of building in the future a new terminal and runway opposite to the airport now under construction and railways for express train and highway from the heart of the capital city to the airport to turn it into the world-class one.
He stressed the need to build the area of the airport in such a way as to make it look magnificent and fashionable so that it may show the proud appearance of the DPRK's socialist system and the standard of a highly civilized nation.
He also gave an instruction to facelift the Sunan area, build peculiar green houses in the farm field of Sunan district near the airport and convert Thaekam-ri and Wonhwa-ri associated with the leadership feats of the President and Kim Jong Il into model farms of the world level.
He indicated tasks and ways for the development projects including the issues of properly deciding the order of priority in developing the area of the airport, working out best designs, fixing time for groundbreaking and taking measures for providing manpower and building materials, etc.
He was accompanied by Premier of the Cabinet Pak Pong Ju, Vice-Marshal of the KPA Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Kim Nung O, vice department director of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Lieut. General of the KPA Ma Won Chun, director of the Designing Department of the NDC. -0-