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PPJ Visits Storm Recovery Work in N. Hamgyo’ng

Pak Pong Ju looks at recovery work in North Hamgyo’ng Province (Photo: KCNA/Rodong Sinmun).

State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Party Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) toured storm recovery work in North Hamgyo’ng Province, his home province.  He visited Ch’o’ngjin and Kim Ch’aek (So’ngjin) and Orang County and was briefed about steel production at the Ch’o’ngjin Steel Plant and Kim Ch’aek Iron and Steel Complex.

Consultative meetings were held.

Pak “gave pep talks to members of Division #2 of the Party members of the capital city, members of the 216** Division and soldier builders who have waged a drive of loyalty, a fierce 24-7 struggle and resolute campaign.”  He “urged officials to set examples in the van of the masses, ensure the quality of structures at a high level by pushing ahead with the the building of dwelling houses on the principle of prioritizing the interests and conveniences of the people and holding them absolute and correctly calculate the necessary amount of materials, including cement and steel, and economize on them to the maximum.”

Pak Pong Ju inspects storm recovery work in North Hamgyo’ng Province (Photo: Minju Joson).

PPJ “stressed the need for officials of Party and power organs to take warm care of the people, true to the noble intention of the Party Central Committee, and constantly conduct effective forest and water conservation such as river improvement and anti-landslide projects.”  Consultative meetings “discussed the measures to ensure scrupulous operation and command to successfully propel the reconstruction campaign, supply raw materials in time and maximize the natural disaster in the future on the basis of a scientific analysis of the cause of flood damage.”

**this appears to refer to one of the labor units of “core” Party members out of Pyongyang, but anything carrying “216” (the birthday of late leader Kim Jong Il) is quite significant


This article was written on 09 Oct 2020, and is filled under 2020 typhoons, basic party organizations, Central Committee, Central Military Committee, Civil Defense Department, Comprehensive Affairs, county/city party organizations, critical infrastructure, DPRK Premier, DPRK-PRC Border, Economic Complexes, Executive Policy Bureau, Finance and Accounting, flood damage 2015, Flood Damage 2016, flood damage 2020, General Affairs, Guard Command, Information Section, internal security, Korean People's Internal Security Forces, Korean Workers' Party (KWP), KPA construction battalions, KPA construction brigades, KPA East Command Zone, KPA General Logistics Department, land and enviroment, Local Party Affairs, Ministry of Construction and Building Materials Industry, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Land and Environmental Protection, Ministry of Land and Marine Transport, Ministry of Metal Industry, Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy, Ministry of State Construction Control, Ministry of the People's Armed Forces (MPAF), North Hamgyo'ng Province, North Hamgyo'ng Provincial People's Committee, North Hamgyo'ng WPK Provincial Committee, Organization and Guidance Department, Pak Pong Ju, party life, Political Bureau, population control, primary party committees, Provincial Party Committees, Provincial Party System, Provinicial People's Committee, rural management committees, Secretariat, State Affairs Commission, transportation, water facilities, Worker Peasant Red Guard, worker peasant red guard, Workers' and Social Organizations, WPK Economic Affairs Dept, Young Red Guard, Youth Shock Brigades.

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