Story about Islet of Science

The Sci-Tech Complex is located on Ssuk Islet on the Taedong River meandering through the capital city of Pyongyang.

It has a giant atom-shaped structure symbolic of the world of science, which covers a total floor space of over 106 600 square metres. It is a multifunctional hub for the dissemination of sci-tech knowledge and social education. It consists of indoor and outdoor sci-tech exhibition grounds, many e-reading halls, conference rooms, tele-education rooms and cinemas.

Today, this palace draws endless streams of people, including scientists, technicians, students, children and even the aged. It was built under the warm care and meticulous guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

He often stressed the need to build sci-tech learning spaces so as to enable the coming generations to beat the world of cutting-edge science.

Touring the Ssuk Islet one day in June Juche 103 (2014), he took the initiative of building a sci-tech complex which would represent the policy of the Workers’ Party of Korea on prioritizing science and talents and symbolize the Juche-oriented architecture and proclaimed a project for developing it into the islet of science to the whole world.

The sci-tech complex to be built on the islet, the gateway to Pyongyang, as a representative of our era would beautify the scenery of the Taedong River and facelift the appearance of Pyongyang, he said, adding that it would serve as another springboard for the country to beat the world.

In February 2015 he visited its construction site. Noting that we should not spare investment for development of science and technology, he gave valuable instructions related to the project, including the issue of building a hotel with an accommodation capacity of 500 persons to provide best convenience to visitors and the issue of pushing ahead with the construction and preparations for its operation simultaneously.

In October that year he visited the Sci-Tech Complex prior to inauguration. Noting that the Ssuk Islet has been turned into an islet of science with the construction of the complex, he stated that it was another monumental structure of our era all aspects of which we can be proud of in the eyes of the world.

He cut the tape on the morning of New Year ’s Day in Juche 105 (2016).

Noting that the complex should be operated effectively so as to play the lion’s share in making all the people well versed in science and technology and developing the country into a sci-tech power and a talented nation, he underscored the need to bring up a large contingent of talented personnel who would do their parts in stepping up the building of a socialist economic power.

Today, the small Ssuk Islet, which came into being along with the passage of years, serves as a springboard for the country to advance by leaps and bounds by dint of science.