Cadre-focused meeting announced after Kim Jong Un’s return

first_img AvatarKim Yoo JinKim Yoo Jin is one of Daily NK’s freelance journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] News News NewsEconomy By Kim Yoo Jin – 2018.06.20 6:23am News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Cadre-focused meeting announced after Kim Jong Un’s return US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Korean Leader Kim Jong Un returns home after the US-NK summit / Image: Rodong SinmunReports have emerged that an emergency meeting was convened for Party officials immediately after Kim Jong Un’s return to North Korea from the US-NK summit. At the meeting, Kim‘s ‘immense victory against the US’ was the primary point of emphasis, without any reference to denuclearization.“As soon as he (Kim Jong Un) returned, an emergency meeting was organized for all executives above the elementary Party secretary-level. They focused on propagating news that the Eternal Supreme Leader walked a long and treacherous road to achieve a huge victory against the almighty United States, and that everything was going according to his plans,” a source in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK during a telephone call on June 15.“Not a word was said about denuclearization during the meeting. The Supreme Leader was praised for risking his own life heading into enemy territory and for making grueling efforts to bring our economy and people’s living conditions up to world standards.”“They discussed plans on how to create an atmosphere of fierce loyalty to the Supreme Leader across the country. Officials are having a series of meetings without any time for rest, and I don’t know how long this will go on,” he added.A Ryanggang-based source commented further on public sentiment in North Korea, saying, “After the summit, residents said that there will be no more wars or war games on the Korean Peninsula because the Dear Supreme Leader had a fruitful meeting with the United States. Residents have faith in the possibility of reunification in the near future.”“Everyone seems satisfied and is saying that the summit with the US was an incredible meeting, and they are anticipating that it will lead to positive outcomes,” she said.Meanwhile, officials of the Workers’ Party and security agencies were placed on emergency duty during the US-NK talks.“Officials above the Party secretary-level were present at Party committees throughout the entire summit period and held meetings late into the night to discuss ways to increase loyalty to and make greater efforts for the Supreme Leader,” a separate source in North Hamgyong Province said.“Because of the Party’s internal directive, the Party agencies, Ministry of State Security, and Police Stations carried out their duties with solemn attitudes and worked harder than ever. The Party committee officers even spent time at units that were at the lowest levels of their jurisdiction and worked with farmers to provide rural support.” SHARE Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more


Storms suspend play again at Madeira Islands Open

first_imgSANTO ANTONIO DA SERRA, Portugal – Bad weather disrupted the Madeira Islands Open for a second straight day on Friday as organizers were forced to suspend the first round again. Play was stopped after heavy rain flooded the greens on the Clube de Golf Santo da Serra course, with Denmark’s Joachim B. Hansen holding the clubhouse lead after a 4-under 68. He was one shot ahead of England’s Andrew Marshall and French pair Adrien Saddier and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet. The four were among roughly half the field able to complete the first round. Play is scheduled to resume on Saturday. On Thursday, heavy winds sweeping the Portuguese archipelago kept play from starting and led to organizers reducing the event to 54 holes. Last year, heavy fog during the first three days of the event forced organizers to reduce it to 36 holes.last_img read more


Riyadh Metro, Inilah Serba-Serbi LRT Pertama di Arab Saudi

first_imgDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari sejumlah laman sumber, proyek yang ditunggangi oleh High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh (ADA) ini diperkirakan akan melakukan soft opening pada 2019 mendatang, dan membuka layanan penuhnya dua tahun berselang. Nantinya, jalur sepanjang 176 km ini akan dipecah menjadi enam jalur, dengan 85 stasiun pendukung. Adapun karakter dari proyek ini menggabungkan jalur atas (elevated) dan bawah tanah (underground).Enam jalur tersebut ditandai dengan warna – Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, dan Purple Line.Blue Line (line code: 1)Jalur kedua terpanjang di proyek ini mencakup 22 stasiun dengan panjang 38 km. Dilengkapi dengan empat stasiun interchange, jalur ini nantinya siap mengantarkan penumpang dari King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Street yang berada di Utara menuju ke daerah Selatan.Red Line (line code: 2)Jalur yang memiliki 13 stasiun ini membentang sejauh 25,3 km dari sebelah Barat Riyadh menuju Timur di sepanjang King Abdullah Road. Didominasi oleh jalur elevated, jalur ini sendiri rencananya memiliki tiga stasiun interchange.Orange Line (line code: 3)Jalur terpanjang di jaringan Riyadh Metro ini (40.7 km) memiliki 20 stasiun di dalamnya, dengan dua stasiun interchange. Kereta ini sendiri akan mengular dari dekat Jeddah Expressway dan berakhir di dekat kamp Garda Nasional Khashm El Aan.Yellow Line (line code: 4)Membentang sejauh 29,6 km, jalur ini dilengkapi dengan delapan stasiun, dimana tiga diantaranya berdampingan dengan Purple Line. Kereta ini sendiri akan mengular dari Bandara Internasional King Khaled menuju the all new King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD).Green Line (line code: 5)Kereta yang mengular di dalam terowongan di sepanjang King Abdulaziz Street ini merupakan yang terpendek dari semuanya – hanya 12,9 km. Dengan dilengkapi oleh 10 stasiun dan dua stasiun interchange, kereta yang mengular di jalur ini siap mengantar Anda dari King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre dan Riyadh Airbase, sebelum terhubung dengan King Abdullah Road.Purple Line (line code: 6)Jalur terakhir ini memiliki panjang 29,9 km yang dilengkapi dengan delapan stasiun. Kereta yang mengular di jalur ini akan berangkat dari King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) dan layanan berakhir di Prince Saad Ibn Abdulrahman Al Awal Road.Untuk Blue dan Red Line, operator mempercayai Siemens Inspiro sebagai fleet yang akan mengangkut penumpang. Dibekali 45 rangkaian kereta empat gerbong pada Blue Line, dan 29 rangkaian kereta dua gerbong. Dirancang dan dibangun oleh konsorsium BACS, proyek yang dipimpin oleh Bechtel dan termasuk Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, dan Siemens ini berkutat di bawah kontrak senilai US$9,45 miliar.Sedangkan untuk Orange Line, sebanyak 47 rangkaian kereta dua gerbong bermerk Bombardier Innovia Metro-lah yang akan melayani penumpang. ArRiyadh New Mobility lah yang mendesain dan membangun jalur dengan kontrak kerja senilai US$5,21 miliar.Baca Juga: Lahore Metro, LRT Pertama di Pakistan Siap Mengular Desember 2017Sedangkan untuk Yellow, Green, dan Purple Line, operator kereta mempercayai Alstom Metropolis dari Perancis sebagai moda pengangkutnya. Ketiga jalur ini masing-masing menggunakan 69 rangkaian kereta dua gerbong. Konsorsium FAST yang bekerja sama dengan Samsung C & T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Arab Saudi, Typsa, dan Setec ini saling bahu membahu dalam proyek senilai US$7,82 miliar.Kabar terbaru menyebutkan, serangkaian uji coba telah dilakukan guna mempersiapkan pembukaan jaringan LRT ini, sebut saja armada Alstom Metropolis yang diuji coba pada tanggal 4 April 2018 kemarin.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTak Kunjung ‘Dieksekusi’, Begini Nasib LRT Metro Kapsul Bandung03/11/2018In “Darat”Penasaran dengan Biaya Pembangunan LRT dan MRT Per Kilometernya? Simak Berikut Ini18/03/2019In “Darat”Lahore Metro, LRT Pertama di Pakistan Siap Mengular Desember 201721/10/2017In “Darat” Riyadh Metro. Sumber: pmvmiddleeast.com Apa Anda tahu persamaan antara Riyadh dan Jakarta? Selain dua kota ini merupakan Ibukota dari negara masing-masing dan didaulat sebagai salah satu kota terpadat di negaranya, ada kesamaan lain yang terpancar dari kedua kota ini.Ya, antara Jakarta dan Riyadh sama-sama tengah menggembleng proyek Light Rapid Transit (LRT) yang dicanangkan rampung dalam waktu dekat ini. Mari tinggalkan proyek LRT Jakarta sejenak dan menaruh fokus di Riyadh Metro, calon tulang punggung transportasi di Jazirah Arab.Baca Juga: Sedang dalam Pengiriman, Ini Dia Spesifikasi LRT Jakartalast_img read more