Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, gave field guidance to the remodeling site of the May Day Stadium.
Going round various places of the stadium, he acquainted himself in detail with the progress made in the remodeling project and gave instructions for facilitating it.
He praised the builders for bringing about signal successes in every work site.
Noting that the stadium associated with the leadership exploits of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il is an important place for developing the nation’s sports and making a positive contribution to the people’s cultural and emotional life, he called for successfully remodeling it as an icon of the country’s sports facilities and stadium befitting the appearance of the highly civilized nation.
He stressed that in order to remodel the stadium as a modern one to be proud of in the world, it was necessary to carry out the project in a creative and innovative manner from the standpoint of Juche and with world insight and vision.
Pointing out one by one the objects on which efforts should be focused in the remodeling project, he said it is possible to turn the stadium into sports facilities based on the Juche-oriented architecture only when the spectators’ seats, its sports ground and various service facilities, in particular, are remodeled in an impeccable manner.
Calling upon the builders to complete the remodeling project by the anniversary of the founding of the party this year, he expressed expectation and belief that they would qualitatively wind it up as scheduled as intended by the Central Committee of the WPK.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA; Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the C.C., the WPK; Han Kwang Sang, department director of the C.C., the WPK; Army Lieut. General Ma Won Chun, director of the Designing Department of the National Defence Commission; and Army Lieut. General Kim Jong Gwan, vice-minister of the People’s Armed Forces.