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Development of Leading Sectors of National Economy Called for

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

    Pyongyang, April 23 (KCNA) -- The preferential development of power, coal and metal industries and railway transport is an essential requirement for a decisive progress in the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article. The development of national defence industry onto a higher stage as required by the Songun era and the drastic development of heavy industries along with light industry and agriculture depend on how the growing demand for power, coal and iron and steel and transport is successfully met, the article says, and goes on: What is important in developing the leading sectors of the national economy as required by the developing economy at present is to decisively increase investment in those fields and establish the discipline and order of preferentially providing equipment, labor force, raw materials and other conditions needed for production. A fresh surge will be kept in the economic construction as a whole when an economic measure is taken and put into practice for the preferential provision of equipment, raw materials and other conditions for the normalization and expansion of production along with increased investment in the leading sectors of the national economy. What is also important in drastically propping up the leading sectors of the national economy at present is to push ahead with the reconstruction and modernization of these sectors, establish scientific management and business strategy and positively solve their problems to suit their specific conditions in the spirit of self-reliance. The technical reconstruction of heavy industries requires a lot of funds and high technology. It will be effective to improve overall technical equipment qualitatively and modernize production processes by way of renovating objects one by one to suit the trend of economic development and their reality.
    These fields will make great progress when the centralized guidance of the state over the economy is ensured and the lower units establish and implement their scientific management and business strategy by giving full play to their creativity.

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