Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and premier of the Cabinet, inspected different sectors of the national economy.
Going round the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex, a leading metallurgical base in the northern part of the country, he encouraged its officials and workers in their vigorous efforts for increased iron and steel production to significantly adorn this year, true to the decisions of the plenary meetings of the Party Central Committee.
He stressed the need for the complex to build up its own technical force, dynamically conduct the technical innovation movement and steadily increase the production of Juche iron and also step up the project for putting objects on a Juche basis, an important policy task.
He, learning in detail about the production at the Ryongsong Machine Complex, the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex and the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory, underlined the need to bring about innovations in the production of custom-built equipment and fertilizer and display high organizing ability and executive power in the work for developing the pharmaceutical industry in the spirit of carrying out the Party decisions absolutely and unconditionally.
Visiting Ryonpho and Jungphyong greenhouse farms, the premier said that the vegetable production bases built under the loving care of the Party should make positive contributions to improving the people's livelihood by further raising the scientific level of vegetable production and conducting effective management activities.
At the Munphyong Smeltery and the Wonsan Leather Shoes Factory, he underscored the need to prefect the production processes technically and improve management control and purposefully push ahead with the work to produce more quality shoes of various kinds favored by the people.
The field consultative meetings took measures after discussing the issue for officials to properly conduct operation and direction to unconditionally fulfill this year's plan, the issue of strengthening the organic relations and cooperation among economic sectors and giving precedence to the supply of raw and other materials and the issue of propelling the work for expanding production capacity at relevant units in a planned way.
Meanwhile, at the State Academy of Sciences the premier acquainted himself with the research work to put greenhouse farming on a scientific and intensive basis of higher level.