Dear Leader Comrade generalissimo Kim Jong Il is not only the world's most brilliant statesman, political genius, prodigious humanist and invincible military commander holding aloft the sacred Banner of Songun Politics that are the lifeblood of the Korean people and world progressives yearning for peace, he is also the world's foremost greatest builder, making the great upturn in the building of the great powerful prosperous independant country of Juche-based man-centered Korean-style socialism and not one single aspect of the building escapes his omniscient on-the-spot guidance reports the Korean Central News Agency :
Kim Jong Il Looks Round Paekma-Cholsan Waterway
Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, looked round the Paekma-Cholsan waterway. He was greeted on the spot by Pak Yong Sok, chairman of the Central Control Commission of the WPK, Kim Phyong Hae, chief secretary of the North Phyongan Provincial Committee of the WPK, Kang Kyong Uk, vice- minister of Agriculture, Choe Hu Yong, chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial Rural Economy Committee, Kim Pyong Sik, chief secretary of the Phihyon County Committee of the WPK and other leading officials of Pyongyang and the province.
The more than 270 km-long waterway is a large-scale modern gravity-fed irrigation set-up for irrigating vast fields of six cities and counties including Ryongchon County, Yomju County, Cholsan County and Sinuiju by use of hundreds of millions of cubic meters of water flowing from the lake Paekma. The completion of the waterway has put the irrigation system in the western region of the country on a new higher level as required by the new century and provided a sure guarantee for increasing the grain production without using a lot of electricity and hundreds of pumping machines. Feasting his eyes on the lake extending like a sea between mountains and the water flowing along the waterway, he highly praised the feats performed by the builders, expressing his great satisfaction over the fact that they completed in a matter of a little over two years the gigantic nature-transforming project which will shine long in the annals of the country.
The waterway is a great edifice designed well and constructed in good quality, he said, adding that this shining creation in the era of Songun is the precious fruition of the inexhaustible strength displayed by the Korean people out of their patriotic enthusiasm.
Noting that the completion of the waterway has brought about tremendous changes in the vast western region, he said that this astonishing change clearly proves the great vitality of the Juche idea which has guided the training of people as most powerful and dignified ones. He set forth tasks to be fulfilled to use and operate the waterway, saying that the waterway is of weighty importance in radically boosting the agricultural production in the province.
Pointing out that the satisfactory solution of the problem of water in the wake of the completion of the land realignment in North Phyongan Province has created favorable conditions for doing farming well, he called for focusing efforts on the farming to steadily increase the grain production. The water in the lake Paekma should be widely used not only for the purpose of irrigation but as industrial and drinking water as it is good in quality and huge in quantity. He taught ways to do so.