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, inspected various sectors of North and South Phyongan provinces and Nampho City.
Looking round farms in Pakchon, Yomju, Sonchon, Unjon, Sukchon and Onchon counties and Jongju City, he inquired into the present state of farming.
He said that officials of provincial, city and county agricultural management organs should organize farming works in a responsible manner, keeping in mind the intention of the Party that has set forth agriculture as an urgent one of this year’s economic tasks and, especially, intensify the technical guidance to raise the grain yield to the maximum by concentrating on the manuring and cultivation of crops in the latter period of growth in consideration of the persistent disastrous abnormal weather conditions.
They should conduct activities to implant in the agricultural workers the consciousness of being masters of agriculture and fire them with enthusiasm for production in various forms and ways and make full preparations for harvesting, threshing and grain procurement according to a well thought-out plan, he noted.
Making the rounds of sea banks in Mundok, Sukchon, Phyongwon, Jungsan and Onchon counties, he stressed the need for cities and counties to adopt disastrous abnormal weather conditions as a fait accompli and push ahead with land management projects including the reinforcement of sea banks in a planned manner and, for the present, to take every step to minimize the damage by torrential rain and tidal waves.
At the Sinuiju Chemical Fibre Factory and December 5 Youth Mine he discussed problems arising in establishing new production processes and took appropriate measures.
Field consultative meetings discussed the issues of enhancing the responsibility and role of officials in implementing the decisions of the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK, correctly carrying out the decisions and directions of the Cabinet concerning agricultural production and effectively undertaking projects to counter disastrous weather conditions and took relevant steps.