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, made a survey of work of the agricultural sector of North and South Hwanghae provinces.
Touring the farms in different cities and counties including Suan and Singye counties of North Hwanghae Province and Haeju City and Kangnyong and Ongjin counties of South Hwanghae Province, the Premier referred to the importance of good farming in the two provinces that are “granaries” of the country in carrying out the decisions of the Seventh Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK and urged officials to take timely measures for the supply of farming materials and scrupulously organize and conduct work for coping with unfavourable weather conditions according to well thought-out plans.
He stressed the need to give precedence to the timely provision of necessary materials and equipment and persistently push the irrigation project according to the set order and daily plans as intended by the Party which set the perfection of the irrigation system as a priority task in guaranteeing the stable development of agriculture in the present time, so as to make the system prove effective from this year’s farming.
Looking round the construction site of the project for the desalinization of Lake Kangnyong which is of significance in solving the water problem of South Hwanghae Province, he pointed to the ways to carry out the project at the earliest possible date, including the matter of doing the design and construction of structures in a responsible manner.
Consultative meetings held on the spot discussed and took measures for the issue as for officials of all sectors and units to render material and moral support to rural communities with the consciousness that they share the responsibility for farming, the issue of strictly fulfilling scientific and technological requirements in wheat and barley farming as earlier crops and the issue of sowing rice seeds in seedbeds at the right time and in a qualitative way and bringing about substantial improvement in farming in low-yielding fields.
The Premier also acquainted himself with tideland reclamation methods presented by different educational institutions and scientific research units and had a serious discussion about detailed matters for ensuring scientific accuracy and profitability.