Enlarged sessions of the plenary meetings of provincial (cities under the direct control of the government) committees of the Workers’ Party of Korea took place on Jan 13-14 to discuss ways to thoroughly carry out the tasks set forth at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh WPK Central Committee.
Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, first vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, guided the enlarged session of the Plenary Meeting of the WPK North Hwanghae Provincial Committee.
Similar meetings of provincial (cities under the direct control of the government) Party committees were directed by Premier Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and member of the DPRK State Affairs Commission, Ri Man Gon, Ri Il Hwan, Choe Hwi, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Thae Dok and Pak Thae Song, vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee, and other officials of the WPK Central Committee.
The meetings were attended by members and alternate members of the provincial (cities under the direct control of the government) Party committees and provincial, city and county Party and administrative officials.
Reports were delivered at the meetings.
The speakers, in the reports, carefully analysed and reviewed the failure to enhance the militant function and role of Party organizations in the campaign to implement the Party’s ideas and defend its policies.
They pointed to the fact that though provincial economies were in stagnation, Party committees remained unchanged in their method of work and worked without correct strategies and calculation for economic development.
They set tasks to be tackled in this year of the 75th anniversary of the WPK.
The speakers emphasized the need to satisfy the demand for economic growth and the people’s life in provinces by readjusting economic foundations and fully exploiting production potentials.
It is important to find out and put to rights every factor that puts brake on production and construction and decreases working efficiency, make and set out binding plans which are based on scientific figures and sure to be implemented and strictly review the execution of the plans, they said.
They said proper methods should be studied and adopted to improve commercial service so that it will both serve national interests and provide convenience to people and economic and business management methods that suit the practical conditions be applied to activate production at factories and enterprises and make the socialist enterprise responsibility and management system prove its effect.
Major industrial sectors should take the lead in the offensive to smash straight through all the barriers in the way of advance and bring about a practical upturn in production, they said.
They pointed out that much more famous products and commodities favoured by the people should be manufactured by taking decisive measures to put production on normal footing, the construction of cement factories be completed as early as possible to supply enough cement needed for the major construction projects by themselves and various quality building materials be produced by themselves to meet their needs by positively exploiting underground resources in the provinces.
The speakers said all provinces should concentrate every effort on the agricultural front, the major thrust area in the offensive for a frontal breakthrough.
They discussed measures to drastically improve science, education and public health, vigorously conduct the increased production and economization drive and the campaign to improve quality of products, protect ecological environment and completely prevent natural calamities.
A high-intensity campaign should be conducted to establish an atmosphere of law observance over the whole society and sweep away anti-socialist and non-socialist practices, they said.
Party organizations should work hard to enhance their militant function and role, they noted.
The speakers said an ideological campaign should be launched in an offensive manner to carry out the important tasks specified at the December Plenary Meeting of the Party Central Committee.
Though the tasks facing them are uphill, they are sure to win victory in the offensive for a frontal breakthrough as they have the experienced and refined leadership of the Supreme Leader, united, diligent and patriotic people and strong foundations of the independent economy, they said. They called for fully discharging their responsibilities and duties in making bigger strides more vigorously in the advance of this year that marks the 75th anniversary of the WPK according to the grand strategic plan of the Party Central Committee.