New Graphite Mine Commissioned
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- Jongchon Natural Graphite Mine was commissioned with due ceremony on Thursday. Present there were Kim Chun Gun, vice-chairman of the National Economic Cooperation Federation, and officials concerned and officials and employees of the mine. Also on hand were members of the delegation of the mining promotion company of south Korea led by President Pak Yang Su.
Speeches were made at the ceremony.
Noting that the mine was commissioned at a significant time when the Koreans' zeal for reunification is rising than ever before, the speakers said that the mine, built by the concerned efforts of the north and the south, would serve as a starting point for the inter-Korean development of mineral resources.
They held that no one can check the Korean nation from undertaking economic cooperation in the idea of "By our nation itself", the basic spirit of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.
They underlined the need to scrupulously operate and manage modern equipment of the mine and put its graphite production on a steady footing and thus contribute to the common prosperity of the nation.
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