Start of Regional-industry Revolution to Be Specially Recorded in History of Overall Development of Korean-style SocialismGround-breaking Ceremony for Construction of Regional-industry Factories in Songchon County Held with SplendourRespected Comrade Kim Jong Un Makes Historic Speech at Ceremony

Thanks to the historic choice and crucial decision of the great Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea which has oriented and subordinated all the state affairs to ensuring and realizing the people’s rights, interests and desire, the gigantic regional-industry revolution started to dynamically push forward with the Regional Development 20×10 Policy adopted as a revolutionary line of the Party and the state.

The nationwide construction of modern regional-industry factories to be conducted in line with the decision of the 19th Enlarged Meeting of the Political Bureau of the Eighth WPK Central Committee is an unprecedentedly grand campaign of creation to drastically improve the material and cultural life of all the people and inject great vitality into the comprehensive development of socialism by bringing about epochal changes in the regional economy in ten years from now.

A ground-breaking ceremony took place with splendour on February 28 for the construction of regional-industry factories in Songchon County as part of the project to implement the Regional Development 20×10 Policy.

The venue for the ground-breaking ceremony was full of high enthusiasm of soldier-builders to surely realize the Party’s long-cherished desire for the people with the revolutionary creation pattern and the stubborn practical ability peculiar to the People’s Army and of deep emotion and joy of the working people in Songchon County who are convinced of a new life that will get affluent along with the entities of prosperity to be wonderfully built one year after.

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.

When the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un arrived at the venue of ceremony, all the participants raised enthusiastic cheers, extending boundless gratitude to him, the peerlessly prominent leader and the people’s tender-hearted father who puts forward the people’s happy laughter as an absolute standard of assessing the national power and a symbol of the mightiness of Korean-style socialism and makes a new history of great change for accomplishing the people’s every ideal and desire in an all-round way.

Present at the ceremony were Jo Yong Won, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and secretary for Organizational Affairs of the WPK Central Committee, Ri Il Hwan, Kim Jae Ryong and Jon Hyon Chol, secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, Ri Hi Yong, first deputy department director of the WPK Central Committee, Ri Kyong Chol, chief secretary of the South Phyongan Provincial Committee of the WPK, members of the non-permanent central committee for promoting the Regional Development 20×10 Policy, officials of ministries and national agencies, and officials and working people of South Phyongan Province and Songchon County.

Attending it were Kang Sun Nam, Jong Kyong Thaek and other commanding officers of the Ministry of National Defence, commanders of the large combined units of the Korean People’s Army and servicepersons involved in the construction.

The national anthem of the DPRK was solemnly played.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un delivered a meaningful speech.

Referring to the historic significance of declaring the great struggle to bring a new era of regional changes, he extended warm militant greetings on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the DPRK government to the soldier-builders, members of the non-permanent committee for promoting the Regional Development 20×10 Policy, officials of ministries, national agencies and other relevant units and to the working people of South Phyongan Province and Songchon County.

He clarified again the intention of the Party Central Committee that made the People’s Army take the lead in the ten-year revolution for realizing the Party’s long-cherished desire, and set forth the principled issues and tasks to be held fast to and carried out in the implementation of the regional-industry development policy.

He expressed belief that the service personnel would confidently create an era of great changes for radically developing regions, regarding devoted service for the people as their bounden duty.

Deeply moved by his speech carrying the strong will of devoted service to provide the beloved people with the highest civilization and the happiest life in the world as well as deep faith in the service personnel taking the lead in the gigantic revolution for regional industries, all the participants broke into enthusiastic cheers.

He personally handed over the regimental colours to the 124th regiments of the KPA, which were newly formed to implement the Regional Development 20×10 Policy.

All the soldier-builders, who received the banner of advance associated with the deepest trust of the Party Central Committee which entrusted the grand construction project to the People’s Army, made a firm pledge to fully display the brave mettle of the KPA in the sacred struggle for glorifying the great era of Kim Jong Un replete with changes and thus preserve its noble name as creator and defender of the people’s happiness.

Kim Jong Un took up the first spadeful of earth in commemoration of the ground breaking.

Amid the boundless reverence and excitement of the participants, he pressed the detonator button. Then the sound of explosion resounded to herald the start of the historic regional-industry revolution.

He had a significant photo session with the military and political commanding officers of the construction regiments who are filled with the firm determination to vigorously lead the responsible and honourable grand construction struggle for carrying into practice the Party’s crucial decision, regarding it as the supreme order and absolute truth.

The ground breaking for the construction of regional-industry factories in Songchon County, which declared before the whole world the start of the grand ten-year revolution for realizing the century-old desire of regional people as soon as possible by accelerating the simultaneous and balanced development of the regional economy, will be brilliantly recorded in the history of the country as a significant occasion that gave the firm confidence in the rosy future to the ranks of the general march vigorously opening up a new phase of national rejuvenation on the strength of unity based on patriotism.