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N. Korean leader inspects remodeled children's camp

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a remodeled children's camp in Pyongyang to promote "Pyongyang Speed," a term referring to the North's rapid industrialization, the communist country's state media reported Saturday.

Kim carried out an inspection of Mangyongdae Children's Camp in Pyongyang, and he was "blown away by the work employees have done to improve the facility offering comprehensive education and training to children," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Kim "was impressed by the workers and party members who upheld the spirit of 'Pyongyang Speed,'" the KCNA reported.

The leader also noted with "great satisfaction that another excellent children's palace reflecting the party's noble love for the younger generation and the future has sprung up," it added.

Cafeterias, party halls and outdoor dining halls, swimming pools and outdoor basketball courts have been added to the camp founded in 1963, the report said.

Kim was accompanied by his right-hand man Choi Ryong-hae, who is the vice chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Jo Yong-won, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee and Ma Won-chun, director of the Designing Department of the National Defense Commission.

Korea Herald daum