Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- The conference for reviewing the work in the agricultural field in 2019 opened here on Friday.
The conference will discuss the tasks and ways for attaining the new goal of grain production set by the Workers' Party of Korea this year, the first year of the offensive for making a breakthrough head-on, on the basis of exchanging successes and experience gained in increasing the numbers of high-yield farmers, high-yield sub-work-teams, high-yield work-teams and high-yield farms and analyzing and reviewing the shortcomings and lesson last year, true to the agricultural policy of the Party.
Attending the conference were Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, member of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, and other leading officials of the Party and government, chairmen of the provincial Party committees, chairman of the C.C., Union of Agricultural Workers, leading officials of provinces, cities and counties that took the lead in carrying out the Party's policy on agricultural revolution, farmers, functionaries of rural primary organizations, scientists and technicians in the field of agricultural science research who distinguished themselves in agricultural production last year, innovators in the fields of stockbreeding, agricultural machinery, irrigation, land rezoning and reclamation of tideland and officials concerned.
A congratulatory letter sent by Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, to the participants in the conference for reviewing the work in the agricultural field in 2019 was read out by Pak Pong Ju.
Kim Jae Ryong made a report.
The reporter said that the conference will serve as an important occasion in vigorously demonstrating the validity and vitality of the Party's policy on agricultural revolution and providing a new springboard to agricultural production this year on the basis of successes, experience and lesson in the agricultural field.
All the officials and working people in the agricultural field became to have confidence through the last year's struggle that the goal for high grain production can be attained as they want when they thoroughly implement the Party's policy on agricultural revolution, he noted.
He stressed that the successes achieved last year are totally attributable to the energetic leadership and patriotic devotion of Kim Jong Un who indicated the way to be followed by the agricultural front and led it step by step.
The agricultural workers, encouraged by his leadership and loving care, turned out as one in the struggle for grain production and gave full play to their high mental power and patriotic zeal to devotedly defend the Party with rice, he pointed out.
There were a number of serious shortcomings to be overcome without fail and a serious lesson in the field of agriculture last year, he stressed.
He called for making redoubled efforts with new confidence and readiness to live up to the great trust and expectations of the Party with highly increased grain production after learning a serous lesson from the shortcomings found in the last year's struggle.
He also called for putting greater spurs to the grand march of self-reliance under the uplifted militant slogan of "Let Us Break Through Head-on All the Barriers to Our Advance!" laid down at the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
The reporter called upon all to make an all-out dash for the on-going offensive for making a breakthrough head-on for a fresh victory in building a powerful socialist country under the leadership of Kim Jong Un and bringing about a huge upswing in the agricultural production to glorify this year marking the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK with unprecedented successes in agricultural production.