Light-industry factories are working to increase the production of consumer goods by taking domestic production of materials and equipment and recycling as an important link.
The Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill established a production line based on recycling technology and is pushing the introduction of it into all textile mills.
The Sinuiju Textile Mill, Wonsan Leather Shoes Factory and other units in textile and shoe-making industry sectors are pushing projects for steadily improving the quality of homemade raw and other materials, and the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory researched and fixed the rational mixing ratio of a new additive and materials.
Major factories and enterprises are pushing ahead with projects to update equipment in order to increase the production of daily necessaries and improve their quality.
Different units in the machine-building industry sector produced and supplied on a preferential basis materials and parts needed for harvesting and threshing.
The Pyongyang General Electric Cable Factory 326 introduced research proposals for improving the performance and capacity of equipment to increase their productivity after further completing the recycling process.
The Huichon Precision Machine Factory hastened the production of tractor parts including high-pressure fuel pump, gear pump, distributor and nozzle, and the Pyongyang and Ryangchaek bearing factories wound up the production of goods to be sent to the agricultural sector before the time set.
Projects are underway to bring about a decisive turn in land administration.
Provinces, cities and counties are working to check and amend the overall designing standards of rivers, roads and coast protection structures and expand and reinforce technical forces.
They have taken steps to provide heavy construction equipment and mobilize all the dredging and excavating facilities and worked out detailed plans for organizing enterprises specializing in the construction of coast protection structures and for laying their material and technical foundations.
Efforts are being made to move residential quarters and industrial establishments on the shore to other places, push the construction, repair and reinforcement of coast protection structures, and improve the appearance of roads by stepping up road construction and technical rebuilding.
Songchon County in South Phyongan Province carried out over 40 000m2 of stone covering over the river banks with high risk in an effort to protect the township area from flood.
Recently, it dredged dozens of kilometres of rivers and streams and covered their banks with stones to restore large areas of farmland and improve the land affected by the cold and humidity, while giving precedence to the dredging of rivers, earth piling of banks and building of auxiliary banks.
The county built or rebuilt some 20 bridges, replaced culverts and conduits in a long road section and built retaining walls.