Our Army and people have made big successes in their endeavors to carry out the tasks laid down by the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un in his new year address this year.
Over the past six months amazing successes were made. We launched the earth satellite "Kwangmyongsong" 3-2, refurbished and updated the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il lie in state, and succeeded in the 3rd underground nuclear test, demonstrating the high dignity and invincible might of Songun Korea.
We also frustrated the reckless nuclear war moves of the U.S. and its south Korean puppets and firmly defended the sovereignty of the country, while speeding up the building of an economic power and more civilized socialist country.
In this period our army and people displayed ardent loyalty to Kim Jong Un and patriotic devotion.
The major target of our economic construction this year is agriculture and light industry. Many sectors reported the fulfillment of their plan for the first-half year. Brilliant successes were also made in many other fields such as in science and technology, education, public health and literature and art.
A new speed is being created in the construction of the ski resort on Masik Pass, a speed known as "Masikryong Speed".
The growing labor zeal is now sweeping the whole country, calling for a higher upsurge in all fields of socialist construction.
Our Army and people are convinced that as long as the respected Marshal leads them, victory will be theirs in their all-out charge for the remaining half of this year.
They have done much in the first half of this year but much more to do for the rest half year.
All of us must keep dashing forward at "Masikryong Speed" to make greater success in all fields so as to honor the 65th anniversary of our Republic’s founding and 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.