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Ground broken for 2nd-stage construction of Hwasong area
President of State Affairs Kim Jong Un attends ground-breaking ceremony
  The ground-breaking ceremony for the second-stage construction of the Hwasong area, the project to build 10,000 flats in Pyongyang City in 2023, was held on February 15.
  The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, was present at the ceremony.
  Attending it were Kim Tok Hun and Jo Yong Won, Members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, Secretaries of the Party Central Committee, Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang Municipal Party Committee Kim Su Gil, Vice-Premier Pak Hun, officials of ministries and national agencies and in Pyongyang City and builders.
  Officials of the armed forces organs were also on hand.
  When the ground-breaking ceremony was declared open, the national anthem of the DPRK was solemnly played.
  Kim Tok Hun, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and Vice-President of the State Affairs Commission and Premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK, made a speech at the ceremony.
  He extended warm militant greetings in the name of the government of the DPRK to the soldier and civilian builders entering a consecutive grand construction campaign as befitting the proud creators and pioneers who are making a new turning point in the capital city construction under the flames of revolution in construction kindled by the Party Central Committee.
  He said the Sixth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Party Central Committee decided to push ahead with the second-stage project of the Hwasong area without delay while expanding major construction front this year. He noted that it is the noble intention and firm will of the Party to surely carry on the housing construction welcomed most by the people, no matter what severe difficulties it may face.
  He referred to the fact that Kim Jong Un brightly indicated the orientation and ways for implementing the grandiose plan to make substantial and fundamental changes in the people's life and took all necessary measures, clarifying the problems arising in the project in detail.
  The speaker stressed that the news of groundbreaking will powerfully inspire the entire people in their dynamic struggle of this significant year to fresh miracles and changes, and the sound of blasting for groundbreaking resound far and wide as an echo of indomitable will and pledge of the capital city builders who only know absolute support of the Party's policies and resolute implementation of the Party's decisions.
  The structures to be built in the Hwasong area will shine forever as the sacred witness of our struggle for realizing the greatest ideal in the most difficult period, he said and ardently called for working harder for the day when the report of glory will be made to the great Party Central Committee and for the victory in the worthwhile struggle to bring about the prosperity and development of our great state and well-being of the people.
  Kim Jong Un pressed the button of the blasting machine, heralding the start of the building of 10,000 flats in the second-stage construction of the Hwasong area.
  Loud explosion shook the whole of the construction site, fireworks were set off and the cheers raised by the participants rocked heaven and earth.
  Kim Jong Un waved his hand to encourage the entire builders who have risen up in the grandiose construction campaign in high spirits for powerfully demonstrating the potentialities of our state and creativity of our people once again.