A trial operation of the newly manufactured subway train was conducted with Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, on board.
He arrived at Kaeson Station of the Pyongyang Metro where the trial operation was to be conducted at 22:30 on Thursday.
Going round the station, he said he missed President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il that day more than ever before, adding that the Pyongyang Metro was a precious treasure of the nation and a grand monumental structure as it was associated with the loving care shown by them for the people all their lives to provide the people with conditions for a more bountiful and civilized life.
He noted how happy they would have been to see the subway train made by our workers, scientists and technicians run.
He shuttled from Kaeson Station to Thongil, Sungri, Ponghwa and Yonggwang stations by the subway train to learn in detail about its trial operation.
The performance of the subway train is very good, he said, adding that its speed is satisfactory and brake works flawlessly.
The subway train looks fashionable and fittings and operation information appliances also meet the modern requirements, he said. He noted that people would like very well traveling by the subway train made by Koreans with the indigenous technology.
Our heroic and resourceful Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's working class, scientists and technicians boundlessly faithful to the Party proved in practice, not with words, that the words "proclivity to import" should be eliminated from people's minds through the successful trial operation, he stressed, adding that this encouraged him more than anything else.
He had a photo session with officials, scientists and technicians of the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex and the relevant field who participated in the trial operation.
He set forth important tasks to be fulfilled to better spruce up the Pyongyang Metro to meet the requirements of a highly civilized socialist nation and put the metro management and operation on a higher modern and IT basis.
He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju, Kim Yang Gon, O Su Yong, Jo Yong Won and Han Kwang Sang.