Pyongyang, January 2 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), visited KPA unit no. 337 to congratulate KPA soldiers on New Year’s day.
He was greeted by KPA lt. General Kim Hyong Ryong, Maj. General Paek Pok Yong and other generals and officers and commanding officers of the unit.
Conducted by the unit’s commander, General Kim Jong Il looked round the place associated with President Kim Il Sung’s activities and the room for education in revolutionary history.
General Kim Jong Il said the growth of the unit into an invincible unit is ascribable to the wise leadership and meticulous care of President Kim Il Sung.
At the operation command room, he heard a report on the situation from the unit’s commander and learned how the unit was discharging its duty.
He then looked round the hydro-electric power station, the welfare and supply facilities, dining room, green house and other logistic facilities built by the unit.
He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the commanding officers and soldiers of the unit had built the wonderful logistic facilities in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and showed high appreciation for their feats.
All the units of the KPA are managing units and economic life well, he said. This is a proud trait of the heroic KPA that inherited the brilliant tradition of the anti-Japanese war.
Noting that the supply service is of great significance in increasing the combat efficiency of units, he put forward highly important tasks to improve the unit management and supply service throughout the army.
Expressing his expectation and belief that all the servicemen of the unit would continue to exalt the honor of guards and defend the socialist homeland as firm as a rock, he gave them a machine gun, an automatic rifle and a pair of binoculars as souvenirs.
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