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 the national economy.
He visited farms in South and North Phyongan provinces and other areas seething with the efforts to uphold the decisions of the Seventh Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the WPK with rich harvest. There he learned 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’s decision depends on the responsibility and role of officials, he stressed the need to provide adequate nutrition to 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, while taking in a far-sighted way technical measures to increase 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, being fully aware 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 various kinds of more functional glass, 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 farming methods for producing high and stable yields even in disastrous abnormal weather in conformity with the actual conditions and take practical measures in a timely manner, the issue of pushing ahead with the projects to update factories and enterprises in a planned manner and other issues.