The Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea held in January last year set it as

one of the important targets of a new five-year plan to build 50 000 flats in Pyongyang.
In April this year, a little over a year later, there arose 10 000 flats in the Songsin and
Songhwa area, the eastern gateway to the capital city. Meanwhile, terraced houses for 800
households went up in spectacular forms on the beautiful Pothong River.

These new modern houses were all given free to ordinary working people, as well as to
model workers from different sectors of society like innovative workers, meritorious
people, scientists and teachers.

The house-building programme in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is not
designed for the pursuit of financial profit; it is an ennobling undertaking to turn the
state’s assets and the fruits of the working masses’ creative labour entirely into their
benefits.

The Songhwa Street and the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District rose up as a
paradise of the times when the country was experiencing all sorts of difficulties and
challenges due to sanctions and embargo policies of the hostile forces and the worldwide
public health crisis. This is a showcase of the realities of the DPRK where the people are
entitled to every element of civilization and wellbeing and where the top priority is given
to satisfying their desires and interests.

Now the Korean people are celebrating the 74th founding anniversary of their country,
the DPRK, with a great hope and belief that a better future is in store for them.

1. The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un delivering a meaningful speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for a project to build 10 000 flats in Pyongyang in March Juche 110 (2021)
2. Kim Jong Un giving the banner of the Headquarters for the Project to Build 50 000 Flats in Pyongyang to its leaders in March Juche 110 (2021)
3. Kim Jong Un inspecting the construction site of the Pothong riverside terraced houses district with secretaries of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in March Juche 110 (2021)
4. Kim Jong Un giving on-site guidance at the construction site of the Pothong riverside terraced houses district in August Juche 110 (2021)
5. Kim Jong Un giving on-site guidance at the construction site of 10 000 flats in the Songsin and Songhwa area just before completion in March Juche 111 (2022)
6. In April Juche 111 (2022) Kim Jong Un looking round the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District built in Kyongru-dong
7. Kim Jong Un acquainting himself with the progress of the construction while looking round houses of various types in April Juche 111 (2022)
8. Kim Jong Un acquainting himself with the progress of the construction while looking round houses of various types in April Juche 111 (2022)
9. Kim Jong Un cutting the tape at the inauguration ceremony of Songhwa Street in April Juche 111 (2022)
10. In April Juche 111 (2022) Kim Jong Un warmly blessing the working people who have moved into the new street
11. Kim Jong Un cutting the tape at the inauguration ceremony of the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District in April Juche 111 (2022)
12. Kim Jong Un warmly waving back to the cheering participants in the inauguration ceremony in April Juche 111 (2022)
13. In April Juche 111 (2022) Kim Jong Un congratulating meritorious persons and their families who are to move into new houses in Kyongru-dong
14. In April Juche 111 (2022) Kim Jong Un looking round houses in Kyongru-dong provided to meritorious persons
15. An inauguration ceremony of Songhwa Street held on April 11, Juche 111 (2022)
16. Songhwa Street built in the Songsin and Songhwa area in the capital city of Pyongyang
17. An 80-storeyed apartment house
18. High-rise apartment houses of various styles
19. High-rise apartment houses
20. High-rise apartment houses
21. High-rise apartment houses
22. Part of Songhwa Street
23. New life in the new street
24. Full of joy in having moved into a new house
25. Songhwa Street at night
26. Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District built on the picturesque Pothong River in the capital city of Pyongyang
27. Part of the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District
28. Part of the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District
29. Part of the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District
30. Full of joy in having moved to Kyongru-dong
31. Full of joy in having moved to Kyongru-dong
32. Kyongru-dong at night
33. Kyongru-dong at night