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Nyongbyon Silk Mill

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

    Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- The Nyongbyon Silk Mill is located in Nyongbyon County, North Phyongan Province, which has been famous in Korea for its picturesque scenery from olden times. The mill with nearly 60 years of history is weaving various kinds of quality silk fabrics which are popular at home and abroad. Its famous Kuryongdan and Yaksandan silk fabrics are named after the River Kuryong and Mt. Yak (Yaksan) in the county. In the 1980s, the mill had increased the production of various kinds of silk fabrics with graceful patterns and beautiful colors year after year.
    But it had to suspend its operation for the lack of raw and other materials and electricity during the "Arduous March" in the 1990s.
    Leader Kim Jong Il called at the mill in June, Juche 89 (2000). After acquainting himself with its actual conditions, he clearly indicated the way to be taken by it and took measures for putting its production on normal track.
    The mill, therefore, has completed a technical process in its own way to produce tens of kinds of quality suit cloth, suitable to the actual conditions in a short span of time. It has also introduced computer programs into the pattern designing and increased the production of silk cloth of various colors and patterns. The products including cloth for wedding dress of bride and ceremonial dress of the aged on their 60th or 70th birthdays and for quilts are very popular among consumers.
    The workers of the mill are all out in the general onward march of the Songun revolution, making redoubled efforts to mass-produce fabrics of various kinds suitable to the taste of the people.

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