An enlarged plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet took place on October 19.
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, guided the meeting.
Vice-Premiers Pak Jong Gun and Yang Sung Ho and other members of the Cabinet attended the meeting.
Present there as observers were officials of organs directly under the authority of the Cabinet and ministries, chairpersons of provincial, city and county people’s committees and officials of agricultural guidance organs and major industrial establishments.
The meeting reviewed the fulfilment of the third quarterly national economic plan for implementing the decisions of the fourth and fifth plenary meetings of the Eighth WPK Central Committee and discussed measures for carrying out the tasks set forth in the historic policy speech made by the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un at the Seventh Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly and for successfully concluding this year’s struggle.
Pak Jong Gun, vice-premier of the Cabinet and chairman of the State Planning Commission, made a report.
The reporter said that in the quarterly period, all officials and working people turned out as one in the struggle for implementing the important tasks set forth at the plenary meetings of the Party Central Committee and achieved successes as they braved difficulties and ordeals in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and indomitable will.
During the quarter, major industrial sectors and units actively mobilized the might of science and technology and the strength of talents and widely introduced new sci-tech achievements into production and management activities through the course of implementing the national economic plans, he noted.
He analyzed and reviewed some deviations revealed in the implementation of the quarterly plans and called for intensifying the struggle against such wrong practices as expediency and irresponsibility in implementing the economic policy and, at the same time, steadily exploring and applying the methodology and art for making innovations in the work of each sector and unit.
He called for positively encouraging and amplifying the successes and experience gained in the quarterly period and thus making them greater potential for development in the struggle for accomplishing this year’s economic plan.
Speeches were made at the meeting.
The meeting put stress on the issue of unconditionally carrying out the production plans while pushing ahead with the repair and upgrading of production processes scheduled for this year, the issue of thoroughly observing the standards of material consumption per unit at ministries, national agencies and industrial establishments and the issue of attaching importance to quality indices in the review of the implementation of the plan.