An enlarged meeting of the Cabinet plenum took place by way of videoconferencing on October 26.
Premier Kim Tok Hun, who is also member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, conducted the meeting.
It was attended by vice-premiers Jon Hyon Chol and Pak Jong Gun and other Cabinet members. Present there as observers were officials of the organs directly under the authority of the Cabinet and ministries, chairpersons of the provincial, city and county people’s committees and officials of the agricultural guidance organs and major industrial establishments.
The meeting reviewed the implementation of the national economic plans for the third quarter of the year for carrying out the decisions of the second and third plenary meetings of the Eighth Party Central Committee and discussed measures to thoroughly implement the important tasks set forth at the historic policy speech the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un made at the Fifth Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly and finish this year’s campaign victoriously.
Pak Jong Gun, vice-premier and chairman of the State Planning Commission, delivered a report.
He notified the participants of a number of defects and deviations revealed in the economic work in the third quarter with statistical materials, analysed their causes and referred to the need for some leading economic officials to radically rid themselves of irresponsible work habit and attitude.
He noted that the national economic plan for the first year in executing the five-year plan should be implemented on all indices without fail by dynamically organizing the economic work at the end of the year to bring practical successes and substantial changes the people are waiting for and will welcome.
Speeches were also made.
The meeting discussed in detail the immediate tasks to be tackled in carrying out the administrative policy of the government including those to strengthen the connections in production and consumption between key industries, round off this year’s farming well and increase the kinds of consumer goods.
On the basis of in-depth study and heated debate the meeting adopted with unanimous approval a cabinet decision “On fulfilling the important tasks set forth at the historic policy speech the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un made at the Fifth Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK”.