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Meeting of Officials in Field of Electricity and Coal Industries Held

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- A meeting of officials in the field of electricity and coal industries was held at the People's Palace of Culture on Saturday. The meeting reviewed the successes and experience gained in the efforts to implement the Juche-oriented policy of the Workers' Party of Korea on the electricity and coal industries and discussed the tasks and ways to keep the power and coal production going at a high rate as required by the era of Songun. Attending the meeting were Pak Pong Ju, Choe Thae Bok, Kwak Pom Gi, Jon Sung Hun and others.
    A congratulatory message of the Central Committee of the WPK to the attendants of the meeting was read out by Choe Thae Bok. The message highly praised the attendants of the meeting and all the workers and technicians and officials in the field for having rendered good services for the materialization the plan of the Party to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation by displaying ardent loyalty to the Party and the leader and patriotic devotion.
    It expressed belief that the participants of the meeting and workers and officials in the field across the country would bring about a decisive turn in the production of electricity and coal true to the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il and thus live up to the Party's expectation with loyalty. Ju Tong Il, minister of Electricity and Coal Industries, in his report said that many power stations and coal mines have been built in different parts of the country under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung to lay solid Juche-oriented and independent basis for the production of electricity, raw materials and fuel capable of dynamically pushing forward socialist economic construction.
    The reporter referred to the energetic guidance Kim Jong Il has provided in the last decade over the work to make leaping advances in the field, adding that the officials and workers in the field have performed miracles and innovation in the production and construction under his wise leadership. He called on all officials and other working people to devotedly protect leader Kim Jong Il politically and ideologically at the cost of their lives and thoroughly implement the Party's line on economic construction in the era of Songun and thus prove to be staunch revolutionaries and ardent patriots contributing to the prosperity of the country by increasing the production of electricity and coal.
    He underscored the need to accelerate the technological reconstruction and updating at all the power stations and coal mines across the country, put the electricity and coal industries on a high scientific and technological basis and display their production capacities to the maximum in order to satisfactorily meet the national economy's increasing demands for electricity and coal.
    Speakers at the meeting evinced their firm resolution to live up to the trust and expectation of Kim Jong Il towards the officials and workers in the field with great labor achievements.

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