Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and premier of the Cabinet of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, inspected several units concerning the national economy.
He acquainted himself in detail with the work of the Ministry of Agriculture and the State Hydro-meteorological Administration for coping with disastrous and abnormal weather, which is an important link in the chain efforts for attaining the goal of grain production for this year, the first year for implementing the five-year plan. And he had a consultative meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture.
The meeting stressed once again the importance of the agricultural work now prioritized by the Party and the state as the most important work. Officials of agricultural guidance organs were urged to scrupulously organize the farming operation and command with the maximum awareness and redoubled efforts and display strong executive power.
The meeting also detailed the work for working out and issuing the instructions of the Cabinet on taking proactive sci-tech steps for minimizing the damage by disastrous and abnormal weather and on taking strong measures for promoting the growth of the crops and preventing damage by moisture, blight and insects and flood.
Inspecting the State Hydro-meteorological Administration, the premier called for ensuring scientific accuracy, correctness and speed in the weather forecast. He urged the agricultural sector and the meteorological observation sector to cooperate in working out foresightedly a plan for preventing the natural damage, and stressed the need for other sectors to fully support it.
He visited the food administration station in Rangnang District and other food administration units here so as to learn about the progress made in the efforts for implementing the special measure taken by the Party Central Committee to stabilize the people’s livelihood. He underlined the need for the officials to enhance their role with the greater sense of responsibility in order to scrupulously organize the work for implementing the Party policy for loving the people.
Earlier, he chaired a consultative meeting at the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry. At the meeting he called on officials to redouble their efforts to unconditionally carry out the tasks facing their sector and the iron and steel production goal for this year they pledged before the Party, true to the idea and spirit of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Party. He also took steps for resolving the practical issues arising in doing so.