WORLD Kim Jong-un attends ground breaking ceremony for hospital amid epidemic fears

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Kim Jong-un attends ground breaking ceremony for hospital amid epidemic fears

CGTN

15:08, March 18, 2020

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday attended a ground breaking ceremony in Pyongyang for the construction of a modern general hospital, reported Yonhap News Agency.

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"Our party set it as a political matter of maintaining and glorifying the image of the Korean-style socialism and as a crucial task to which top-priority state efforts should be directed under whatever conditions and environments to prop up the field of public health," Kim was quoted as saying during the event.

Kim ordered the hospital construction to be completed by the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on October 10 and "pressed the button of the blasting machine" to start its construction, KCNA said.

The ground breaking event was also attended by top government and party officials, including Premier Kim Jae Ryong, Pak Pong Ju, vice chairman of the State Affairs Commission, and Pak Tae Song, vice chairman of the WPK Central Committee.


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