Doctor manager credited with updating silk mill

Date: 16/07/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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“The present sea change of our mill is attributable to Manager Kim Myong Hwan (pictured),” said Ri Son Yong, department chief of the silk mill.

Kim was appointed as manager of the mill in 1998.

At the time the silk mill was also hardly hit by the aftereffects of the Arduous March.

Many employees met him with concern about how the 37-year-old manager would lead them to overcome difficulties.

With full awareness of his responsibility and mission, he was determined to refurbish the mill within five years and turn it into a unit that fulfils its economic plan without fail.

As part of his efforts he launched a project for expanding, rearranging and paving over 25 000 square metres of roads in the compound.

The fiery enthusiast mapped out a road expansion plan in calculation of the mill’s future and buckled down to it. The project was rounded off in a fortnight. Afterwards, he saw that saplings of Metasequoia glyptostroboides were planted around the new roads.

The project instilled in the employees the confidence that they can give their workplace a facelift by their own efforts.

And then he embarked on the construction of nursery and kindergarten to meet the specific features of the mill in which most of its employees are women and proceeded to building several blocks of dwellings, a hall of culture, fish pond and resting place. Over 45 000 trees including some 1 000 fruit trees were planted to afforest and landscape the workplace. In recent years he initiated the building of the Jindallae Health Complex and established the solar power system.

He also pushed a project for the revitalization of production in a three dimensional way.

Though the mill had carried out its quotas since 2002, it was exceeding production costs.

So he set out to refashion the steam supply system and finished a project of laying an independent steam pipeline in two years, making it possible to save 8 000 tons of steam every month as against before.

The silk spinning process that can process substandard cocoons from the primary grading process was also built to make a comprehensive use of cocoons without throwing them away. The sanitary goods and quilt production processes were newly set up. Most recently, a silk thread production process relying on raw cocoons was established. He has so far presented dozens of new technical innovation plans, original proposals and inventions.

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