North Korea Chairman Kim visits flood recovery site with sister Yo-jong October 2 at 10:21 a.m.
North Korean state media reported that the chairman of the Korean Labor Party, Kim Jong-un, had visited a recovery site in the area damaged by the flood, along with his sister Yo-jong. There is likely to be an emphasis on the attitude of considering people’s lives.
The Workers’ Newspaper of the Workers’ Party of Korea, dated February 2, reported that Chairman Kim Jong-un visited a restoration site on kangwon (Gangwon) Road in the eastern part of the country, where more than 1,000 houses were damaged by a flood in August.
In this statement, Chairman Kim praised the military for restoration, noting that “this is an unprecedented year, but it is also rewarding to fight.”
North Korea is likely to emphasize its stance of considering people’s lives, as three typhoons hit and suffered major damage from August to last month.
On the other hand, the visit was accompanied by his sister, Kim Yo-jong, and a photograph on the front page of the labor newspaper shows Mr. Yojong watching the inspection a little behind Chairman Kim.
Mr. Yojong had increased his presence by leading the bombing of a joint liaison office with South Korea near the military border in June, but it has been about two months since late July.