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Samstag, 17. November 2018

DDR Propagandabild? Nicht doch: District Hoboken, Antwerpen!


SMB sagt: Zugegeben, die Architektur ist täuschend ähnlich! ;-)

Cultural Imperialism: Linguistic Perversion and Obfuscation of Empire Building

By James Petras


In desperate need for a new ideological defense, the western powers have fabricated new enemies. 
 

SMB zegt: Politiek en “Cultuur”, “Culturele” Politiek ;-)



Freitag, 16. November 2018

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides Master Plan for Construction of Sinuiju



Pyongyang, November 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, examined and guided the master plan for Sinuiju City together with leading officials of the party, administration and design organs of North Phyongan Province.
Learning about the implementation of the behests of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il for the construction of Sinuiju City and examining in detail the master plan for the construction of Sinuiju City and a diorama of the future city, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un set forth the tasks and ways of successfully sprucing up Sinuiju City to meet the demand of the present era.
He said that it is necessary to form the center of Sinuiju City deep up to the southern Sinuiju area with the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at the center square of the city as the axis, arrange high-rise apartments and public buildings at provincial and city levels in its surroundings in a dimensional way, successfully arrange the blocks of high-rise and skyscraper apartment buildings along the main axis and arterial road of the city and the bank of the Amnok River in formative artistic way and build many parks within the dwelling area and thus turn the city into the one in the park.
Saying that it is necessary to build many modern and majestic architectures rich in national character in order to build the city befitting to a gateway city of the country, he called for successfully arranging the public buildings such as theatre, cinema, sports village, ice rink and sci-tech library and service facilities including hotel and department store in a rational way and to be of modern taste.
He also gave a direction of sprucing up the present industrial areas and remodeling the railway station of the city and Uiju Airport in a modern way.
Underlining the need to pay deep attention also to the creation of cultural environment including urban greening, he called for creating green belts near the city's main road and around the industrial area to make sure that one citizen has 50 square meters of green tract of land, and for building city park, botanical garden and recreation ground in a cozy and peculiar manner to suit the specific conditions of the local city.
Noting that it is most important in urban construction to make sure that citizens don't feel any inconvenience, he said that it is necessary to increase electricity production and make a maximum use of natural energy so as to round off the city electricity supply network system, perfect the heating system, put the water supply on an international standard and properly establish the system for purifying industrial waste water and sewage as the city has dense arrangement of residential quarters and industrial establishments.
As I keep stressing all the time, the provincial party committees should pay special attention to the work of intensifying the provincial design organs and construction forces and put constant efforts on it and thus decisively raise the level of the building in the construction projects of local areas, he pointed out.
Calling for reviewing the master plan for Sinuiju City and the long-term goals for city construction in cooperation with powerful design organs of the country, remapping it out to be realistic and submitting it within a few months, he said that the Party Central Committee would discuss and decide on the plan after going through relevant procedures, and the construction of the border city would be conducted year by year and phase by phase with the state backing after setting


the goals of 5-year plan.
Noting that the work of remodeling Sinuiju City for which President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il gave instructions dozens of times is a very important task of carrying out their behests, he stressed the need to gain good fruition within a few years to come.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Jo Yong Won and Kim Yong Su, vice department directors of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Chang Son and Ma Won Chun, officials of the State Affairs Commission, Jong Kyong Il, chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial People's Committee, Ri Thae Il, vice-chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial Party Committee, Ri Jae Nam, chairman of the Sinuiju City Party Committee, Ri Jong Ryol, chairman of the Sinuiju City People's Committee, and officials concerned including those of the North Phyongan Provincial City Design Office. -0-