Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, visited the football training ground of the Mangyongbong Sports Team now in the process of creation.
He said he made sure that the football training ground of the sports team was covered with artificial turf as a model for providing well various football stadiums and playgrounds across the country with sports facilities as required by an international standard, adding that he visited it to learn about how the work is being done.
Watching the turf on the ground, he was very pleased with it as its quality is as good as natural turf. He noted that it is good to cover the fields of the football stadiums with quality artificial turf so that footballers may have sufficient trainings and matches regardless of seasons.
When fields of football stadiums and playgrounds are covered with artificial turf, players and school youth and children will be able to have good physical exercises and landscape will change, he added.
He underscored the need to build a base for massively producing quality artificial turf in order to spruce up the football stadiums and playgrounds across the country like the football training ground of the above-said sports team, specifying tasks and ways to do so.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, KPA General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the General Staff of the KPA, KPA General Jang Jong Nam, minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Han Kwang Shang, department director of the Central Committee of the WPK, Hwang Pyong So and Ma Won Chun, vice department directors of the C.C., the WPK.
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