Pyongyang, August 26 (KCNA) -- The 1980s is recorded as a period of Pyongyang prosperity in the DPRK's history. In the period, many monumental edifices representing the times and history sprang up like mushrooms after rain and the speed of the 80s was created.
All the monumental edifices built in Pyongyang are associated with the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il who worked heart and soul to turn the capital city of Pyongyang into a world-level city.
True to the instructions of the President to take the leadership of the Pyongyang City construction in the mid-1970s, the Chairman personally led the grand construction campaign for sprucing up Pyongyang.
He guided the first-stage project for the construction of Changgwang Street in detail so as to make the construction of this street a starting point for bringing about a fresh leap and innovation in the city construction in the 1980s. He also directed a construction campaign for sprucing up the city in succession.
Under his leadership, builders modernly arranged the residential districts in main, eastern and western parts of Pyongyang and erected such high buildings as 20-, 30- and 40-storied apartment buildings in different parts of the city. They wonderfully built the Changgwang Health Complex, the Ice Rink, Chongryu Restaurant, the Ponghwa Art Theatre, the Mangyongdae Amusement Park and other bases for cultural and leisure activities.
They also successfully completed the construction of six kilometer-long Kwangbok Street, a large-scale sports village Chongchun Street and the May Day Stadium amid the vigorous movement for creating the speed of the 80s.
In those days, the West Sea Barrage, a miracle of the 20th century, was built in a mere five years and the Dressing Plant No. 3 of the Komdok Mining Complex in a short period of one year.
Indeed, the 1980s is shining as the period of creation and feats that the DPRK people provided an eternal foundation for national prosperity under the wise leadership of the President and the Chairman, holding aloft the banner of self-reliance. -0-