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Hwasong District organizes training sessions for new apartment tenants

A computer graphics model of the Hwasong area. (Rodong Sinmun-News1)

The People’s Committee of Pyongyang’s Hwasong District is providing home maintenance training sessions for tenants of new homes in the district, Daily NK has learned.

“The Hwasong District Urban Management Department People’s Committee emphasizes the importance of good home maintenance during training sessions for people who have been assigned new homes, and urges them to take pride in living in the best homes prepared by the loving care of the Workers’ Party and the Marshal (Northern Korean leader Kim Jong Un),” a source in Pyongyang told Daily NK on Friday, on condition of anonymity.

According to the source, the house maintenance sessions, which are run by the District People’s Committee, started in early May and last about five days for each newly registered family.

The training sessions are held with the main purpose of instilling loyalty in Kim, emphasizing that it is his hard work that has made it possible to build these quality apartments so quickly, and that it is the duty of the citizens to always remember that it is Kim’s affection and attention that makes it possible to live in such beautiful homes.

This will be followed by a session in which the laws and regulations in the field of home maintenance are explained. New residents receive a brief explanation of the rules for housing allocation, housing use, maintenance and repair, as well as a detailed explanation of the country’s housing policy. The committee also emphasizes the need for housing maintenance to be fully controlled by the government.

The district people’s committee also informs the new residents that they must fully comply with the duties and rules of house maintenance, and that it is especially important to avoid damage to the house and not to make unauthorized structural changes.

On this last point, the committee has warned all tenants that making unauthorized structural changes or causing damage to their homes through poor maintenance could result in fines or forced evictions.

Families are also warned that giving or selling their assigned home to others, or paying a premium to move to another floor, could lead to serious legal consequences and even eviction of the family from the capital.

The committee emphasizes that the training should promote the effective use of the new houses and help maintain their value through proper maintenance, as the houses are important assets of the state.

The committee also said the trainings are important because they enable residents to thoroughly understand and comply with home maintenance regulations, serving both their individual interests and those of the community and ensuring that people enjoy a safe and comfortable can enjoy the living environment.

“At the end of the training, the teachers express the hope that all residents will create a better living environment by properly maintaining their homes in accordance with laws and regulations and, as a housewarming gift, they hand out a manual that is necessary for home maintenance.” said the source.

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