News From KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK: "Elevator of Love for People
Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the newly built Pothonggang Shop one August day this year.
After making round of the counters on the first and second floors, he stopped walking on the first floor and asked officials whether there was an elevator in the shop.
Hearing the reply of an official that it was not envisaged in the design as it was a two-storied building, he said: It may be difficult for the aged to go up to the second floor on foot. It will not be a matter for the young people, but will be inconvenient for the aged and women to go up and down the stairs, carrying goods with them.
He admonished the officials that whatever they may do, they should perfectly promote convenience of the people, not any slightest inconvenience.
As seen above, he thinks first of the convenience of the people who will use it. Thanks to his noble outlook on the people, an elevator was installed at the shop before its opening to the public."
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