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Face-lifting of Pyongyang

Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) — A campaign for spring land management (March 10-April 10) is brisk in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK.

All citizens have turned out as one in the campaign for face-lifting the capital this year 60 years after President Kim Il Sung mounted Moran Hill together with leader Kim Jong Il and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk to plant trees as the first signal of tree-planting work in the country.
Pak Chol Nam, head of a department of the Pyongyang City Management Bureau of Land and Environment Conservation, said in an interview with KCNA that the working people of all strata have a high degree of enthusiasm to glorify the leadership exploits of the three generals of Mt. Paektu in this significant year.

He went on:

Tens of good species of trees including larch trees, Evodia Daniellii Benn and pine-nut trees are now being planted in more than 2,860 hectares of mountains in Sungho District, Sangwon County and other districts and counties surrounding Pyongyang.
During the campaign trees along the main streets will be replaced by gingko and apricot trees and more P. Canadensis and maple trees will be planted along all the streets.

City administration fields will pave or repair the roads of scores of kilometers, replace the sidewalk blocks of over 1,760,000 square meters with the color ones and repair the dwelling houses and public buildings of hundreds of thousands of square meters.
Hundreds of modern dwelling houses are being built and more than 200 dwelling houses renovated in rural villages surrounding the city.

River embankment projects of 2,000 square meters, dredging projects and waterway improvement projects are underway.

Projects for a month are very vast, but the city management bureau will set broad masses in motion to face-lift the capital and significantly greet the Day of the Sun (April 15), the birthday of Kim Il Sung.

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