New Welfare Service Facilities Inaugurated in Pyongyang

[nggallery id=52]There sprang up on the picturesque bank of the Taedong River in Pyongyang the Ryugyong Health Complex, the People’s Open-air Ice Rink and the Skate Park.

The magnificent edifices having a peculiar architecture in conformity with the appearance of the capital city are the fruition of the love for the people.

The Ryugyong Health Complex with a total floor space of 18 379 square meters has modern facilities for bathing, hairdressing, beauty and massage treatment and fitness exercises.

The complex can accommodate at least 7 200 persons a day.

The People’s Open-air Ice Rink has a total floor space of 6 469 square meters while the Skate Park has a total floor space of more than 1 3300 square meters. They provide all conditions for skating and roller-skating all year round.

An inaugural ceremony took place on Friday.

Attending it were Choe Yong Rim, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Mun Kyong Dok, Ro Tu Chol and officials of the armed forces, ministries and national institutions and of the fields concerned and soldier- builders, employees of the above-said facilities and other Pyongyangites and youth and students.

Premier Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, in his inaugural address said that the facilities are a product of the wise leadership and devoted efforts of leaderKim Jong Iland the dear respected MarshalKim Jong Unand that they were built by service personnel and people through their patriotic efforts to devotedly carry out the plans and intentions of the party and the leader.

He called upon all the officials and employees to take good care of the service facilities and equipment and minutely organize their service and operation in the spirit of rendering devoted service to the people and thus ensure that the WPK’s loving care reaches all of them.

At the end of the ceremony, the participants went round the facilities.