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North Hwanghae People’s Study House

KCNA report from 21 January 2011

Kim Jong Il Inspects Newly Built People’s Study House

[KCNA, January 21, 2011]

Pyongyang – General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the newly built the North Hwanghae Provincial People’s Study House.

He went round a remote-controlled lecture room, e-reading room and other places inside the study house and its outside for hours to learn in detail about the construction of the house and its technical equipment and operation.

The house was not only designed well and the best quality was ensured in its construction but is equipped with all facilities to meet its scientific and technological needs, he said, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that the province successfully built the modern house by its own efforts.

The WPK put up the slogan “Push Back the Frontiers of Latest Science and Technology!” as the rapid development of science and technology is one of the basic matters decisive of the rise and fall of the country, he said, noting that the party spares nothing if it is to disseminate rich scientific and technological knowledge to people and feels greater worth of working in doing so. He called upon all provinces to build modern people’s study houses as required by the era of knowledge-based economy.

He set forth tasks facing the people’s study house.

In order to help the people satisfactorily acquire latest science and technology it is important to adequately provide the house with all sorts of information and, at the same time, establish a perfect system for preserving information, he noted.

He underlined the need to put the computer network service between the Grand People’s Study House and county libraries on a normal footing so as to place reading on a scientific basis as required by visitors to the study house and thus steadily raise the level of their technological knowledge.

Accompanying him were Kim Ki Nam and Choe Thae Bok, members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C.C., the WPK, Choe Ryong Hae and Kim Phyong Hae, alternate members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Mun Kyong Dok, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK and chief secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK, Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su, department directors of the NDC, and Pak Thae Dok, chief secretary of the North Hwanghae Provincial Committee of the WPK.

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