Pyongyang University of Architecture, in charge of designing houses for 10,000 households, received ‘blame’ from graduates

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivered a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a 10,000-family residence in Pyongyang on March 23 in the Songhwa district of the Sadong district of Pyongyang, the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Workers’ Party of Korea, reported. /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

Pyongyang University of Architecture, which held an internal competition in charge of designing a house for 10,000 households in Pyongyang, is reportedly being criticized by graduates. It is said that students who wrote design-related graduation thesis by putting all their efforts and passion into the attractive election benefits offered by the university are expressing dissatisfaction as they do not receive any benefits since then.

According to a Daily NK insider on the 25th, the Cabinet had previously announced that, after the 8th Party Congress held earlier this year, in order to implement the policy of building 10,000 households in Pyongyang, reputable institutions such as the Baekdusan Architecture Research Institute and the Central Urban Construction and Design Office Of course, the Pyongyang University of Architecture was also instructed to draw up the interior design.

Pyongyang University of Architecture has been in charge of designing several construction targets in the process of building Samjiyeon (Ryanggang Province) and Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area (Gangwon Province), and based on this, the upper level is currently in charge of designing 10,000 households in Pyongyang, which is currently being promoted as a major national project. It is explained that more than half of the work was done by the Pyongyang University of Architecture.

In response, the party committee of the Pyongyang University of Architecture said, “In this project to renovate the city of Pyongyang, the capital of the revolution and solve the problem of living quarters for the people, our university must come together with one mind to come up with a flawless design.” It is known that a design-related graduation thesis contest was held for students.

The sources say that the university party committee, which had to produce results within a short period of time, even offered the enticing benefit of placing the eligible students in specialized departments or research institutes in related fields after graduation if they are selected as winners of the contest.

Students who came from the countryside saw this as an opportunity to be granted the status of residency in Pyongyang, and other students who did not fall asleep at night thinking that they would be able to avoid dispatching the 3rd Revolutionary Group after graduation or to receive the minimum dispatching location preference It is said that he was passionate about writing.

The source said, “The dispatch of the 3rd Revolutionary Team existed during the time of the leader (Kim Il-sung) and practically disappeared during the time of the General (Kim Jong-il), but now it is said that university graduates who did not go through the stage of the 3rd revolution are again excluded from the party cadres project. “But it is a reality that no one wants to go because it is obvious that they will suffer all kinds of trouble for three years in a rough place.”

As a result, it is reported that the Pyongyang University of Architecture held a contest with the graduate thesis of the graduate students of the construction design course (our bachelor’s) and submitted the thesis selected as the winning work to the top, and it was reported that the design for the construction of 10,000 households in Pyongyang was approved.

In particular, as the students’ design proposals received favorable evaluations, the central government told the University Party Committee, “Pyongyang University of Architecture has been instrumental in making Pyongyang a world-class city in every way and creating a windstorm of construction in the provinces to transform the whole country into a socialist wonderland. We have to take the lead,” the source said.

The construction site for 10,000 households in Pyongyang reported on May 12 by the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Workers’ Party of Korea. /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

However, dissatisfaction was reported as the graduates who wrote the winning thesis were dispatched as construction, design and construction engineers to construction sites across the country without being able to avoid the three revolutionary groups, let alone receiving the benefits offered by the university.

The source said, “They said that if a graduation thesis is elected this time, it will be sent to a specialized department or a research institute, so the graduate thesis that the graduates were preparing six months before graduation was urgently revised to fit the construction of 10,000 households in Pyongyang. But eventually, when he was dispatched as a member of the 3rd Revolutionary Group, he even used the expression ‘deceived’ and became angry.

However, according to the source, the university party committee reacted calmly, saying, “You have to write your graduation thesis in the first place, and you didn’t get a driver’s license anyway,” the source said.

A source said, “Even after the graduates were dispatched as members of the 3rd revolution, there are still rumors coming out. Because of this, the university has tinkered with it for the first time this year, but next year, 10,000 households will receive design instructions. “I don’t know, and I’m already thinking about it,” he said.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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