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 DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, inspected various sectors of the national economy.
He visited farms in Anju City, Taedong, Phyongwon and Sukchon counties of South Phyongan Province and Unjon, Kwaksan and Sonchon counties of North Phyongan Province and other areas seething with the efforts to uphold the resolution of the 7th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the WPK with rich harvest, where he learnt in detail about the immediate farming and referred to the ways for fulfilling the grain production plan for this year.
Saying that the successful implementation of the Party resolution depends on the responsibility and role of officials, the premier stressed the need to take nutrition care of rice seedlings in a sci-tech way in conformity with the regional characteristics as the rice-transplanting has been completed in the main.
He also underlined the need to put more efforts into manuring and cultivation of early crops including wheat and barley as their harvest season is approaching, and make thorough preparations for harvesting and take in a far-sighted way technical measures for increasing the grain storage and drying capacities.
At the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex, he called upon its officials and workers to intensify the drive for increased production and send much more fertilizer to farms, mindful of the importance of their duty in attaining the grain production goal for this year.
Going round the Taean Friendship Glass Factory and the Taean Heavy Machine Complex, he called for directing efforts to technical innovation to steadily improve the quality of products and produce more functional glasses of various kinds, speeding up the production of custom-built equipment and conducting management in a scientific way.
The field consultative meetings discussed the issue for agricultural guidance organs at all levels to introduce scientific methods for making high and stable yields even in disastrous abnormal weather to farming in conformity with the actual conditions and take practical measures in a timely manner, the issue for pushing ahead with the work to update factories and enterprises in a planned way and other issues.