The Jangchon Vegetable Cooperative Farm is located on the outskirts of Pyongyang.
It is an exclusive vegetable producer for the citizens of the capital city. The city-scale farm has over 660 arch-style greenhouses, mud-walled PVC sheet greenhouses and arch-style chain greenhouses which cover an area of scores of hectares. It also has nearly 140 blocks of dwelling houses and over 20 public buildings and establishments such as a nursery, a kindergarten, a school, a hall of culture and Jangchon Health Complex.
Thanks to the warm care and meticulous guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, it has turned into a standard and model farm of the country in greenhouse vegetable production.
One day in June Juche 103 (2014) he visited the farm. Noting that he would look round all the greenhouses of the farm associated with the leadership exploits of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, he dropped in at newly-built and renovated greenhouses.
He stressed that the Party’s call for building vegetable greenhouses on a large scale is aimed at providing the people with such fresh vegetables as cucumber, tomato and crown daisy even in winter.
Noting that the farm is the home of greenhouse vegetables, he said that it is the determination of the Party Central Committee to turn it into a model unit in greenhouse vegetable production and a standard farm of the country and specified tasks and ways to this end.
Later, he made painstaking efforts for the improvement of the citizens’ diet, examining the layouts for the construction of the Jangchon area several times and solving all problems arising in its project.
He visited the farm again in June 2015 and looked round several places of the farm which has undergone a sea change.
The farm looks like a scroll of a picture and it has turned into a model and standard of the 21st century, he said, adding that he, too, was glad to hear that its farmers were too happy to go to sleep.
He said with pleasure that another wish of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il had been realized.
The hall of culture which is as good as a national art theatre, the Jangchon Health Complex which is fully provided with all facilities for welfare service, modern dwelling houses installed with solar water heaters, solar cells and methane gas-supply system, etc.
Every place has been well arranged for its farm workers to enjoy civilized life.
Feasting his eyes on the Jangchon area, he said in satisfaction that it is flawless in its scale and other aspects, and that another civilized rural city has come into being in the era of the Workers’ Party of Korea when the people’s ideals are being translated into reality.
Today, the farm produces 300 to 350 tons of fresh vegetables per hectare every year and supplies them to the Pyongyang citizens all the year round, thus contributing to the improvement of the people’s diet.