Public interest in science and technology is on the rise with each passing day.
On his recent inspection tour of Farm 1116, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un called on all sectors and units to definitely maintain the atmosphere of attaching importance to science and technology and firmly establish as a national trait the viewpoint of carrying out their assignments on their own by holding fast to science and technology and such a manner of work.
The 34th national sci-tech festival, national sci-tech presentation and exhibition of the light industry sector and other similar shows that were held this year brought together scientists, technicians and chiefs of many units who presented sci-tech achievements that are badly needed for economic growth and the improvement of the people’s living standards.
At present, officials of lots of units are striving to attain their targets of boosting scientific research in their sectors. To this end, they work to build up the ranks of scientists and technicians in a qualitative way while running their sci-tech learning spaces in a planned and efficient way so as to make all the employees intelligent workers.
Kangwon Province is taking the lead in such efforts.
The province has established the habit of preferentially treating and respecting scientists and technicians and therefore the provision of favourable working and living conditions to talents has become a matter of overriding concern and positive measures have been taken to introduce their research achievements into practice. As a result, production has been reenergized at all factories and enterprises in the province.
Those in other parts of the country are modelling themselves on the provincial officials.
Joint and collaborative research is conducted briskly to resolve sci-tech problems arising in practice.
The Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex has successfully introduced the oxygen-pulverized anthracite ignition technique into several boilers. It makes it possible to generate electricity by firing the boiler with locally available anthracite and is the product of the creative cooperation between the heat engineering institute of the State Academy of Sciences and the complex.