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, made a field survey of various sectors of the national economy including the agricultural sector making a general advance to attain this year's goal set forth by the Party.
Visiting farms in Songrim City and Pongsan County of North Hwanghae Province, Paechon and Pyoksong counties of South Hwanghae Province and Sunchon City of South Phyongan Province and other areas of the country, he called for successfully concluding this year's farming by vigorously stepping up the urgent threshing and making full preparations for next year's farming including securing farming materials.
Going round the food administration stations in the relevant areas, he stressed the need for the officials and working people in the field of food administration taking an important share in ensuring the people's living to properly implement the state measures such as storing and managing grain in a responsible manner and putting processing processes on a modern footing.
After learning about the production at the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, the premier stressed that the metal industry has a very important duty and role to play in attaining the 12 major goals for the development of the national economy. And he called for pushing ahead with the projects specified in the maintenance and reinforcement plan as scheduled to further consolidate the foundations for iron and steel production.
Acquainting himself with the reclamation of Kakhoedo Tideland, he stressed the need for officials to conduct the project operation and direction in a lightning way according to the stepwise plan and for the relevant units to fully provide the necessary vehicles and equipment as the tideland reclamation is another important undertaking that should be stepped up on a nationwide scale for the development of agriculture.
Going round the Chonsong Youth Coal Mine, the Sunchon Cement Complex and other industrial establishments in the Sunchon area, he urged them to rationally improve the production processes in close cooperation with scientific research institutes and, at the same time, direct efforts to the equipment management and technical control and thus carry out every monthly national economic plan without fail.
The field consultative meetings discussed and took measures for urgent issues arising in successfully concluding the year, the issue of pushing ahead with the fulfillment of the maintenance and reinforcement plan in the spirit of self-reliance and practical issues for improving and strengthening the management at industrial establishments in conformity with the policy requirements and their specific conditions.