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North Korea: Kim Jong-Un Visits Waterpark Site
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been pictured inspecting the construction of a waterpark, complete with slides, a wave machine and a restaurant
As he toured the Munsu Swimming Complex complex, which is nearing completion, he praised the quality of the construction work.
"Going round different kinds of slides and wave-rising pool and various other wading pools and different sports rooms in the indoor swimming pool, he praised the builders for ensuring quality in the project as required by the construction methods," state news agency KCNA reported.
"At a restaurant on the balcony on the first floor, he told officials to distribute tables and chairs to be in harmony with the restaurant.
"At the kitchen he instructed officials to provide good cooking utensils to it."
The waterpark is being built by the People's Army and Kim was pictured smiling alongside military officials in uniform.
They have been tasked with completing it before the ruling communist party's next anniversary on October 10.
According to the official news agency, a delighted Kim remarked: "The complex is being built by our own efforts, believing in our own strength.
"It is our structure which proves once again that when we are determined to do something, there is nothing impossible".
The North Korean leader is regularly pictured in local media visiting factories and inspecting construction projects like his father before him.
The trip to the waterpark came as the country's nuclear strategist called for new "talks without preconditions" with the group of six powers it has been discussing denuclearisation with for 10 years.
Discussions have been stalled since 2008 when talks broke down due to the inability of parties to agree on how they would verift North Korea was meeting its pledges.