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Industrial Establishments Undergo Update in DPRK

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

    Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- Efforts are being made to update facilities in all units and sectors of the national economy in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in accordance with the requirements of the new century. Among them is the Sin Pho Hyang Cast Iron Workshop of the Rakwon Machine Complex. Leader Kim Jong Il went round the workshop in December last year and was greatly satisfied to see the stream-line production processes equipped with the ultra modern technology, quality castings and clean working site.
    Officials, technicians and workers of the Pyongyang 326 Electric Wire Factory have put all the production processes on a modern and scientific basis to go with the requirements of the IT era and refurbished the interior and exterior of the factory. Similar work has been done in the Munchon Kumgang Smeltery to completely free workers of various workshops from labor-consuming work.
    The Kanggye Timber Processing Factory is taking the lead in the modernization of facilities. The workers and technicians there have replaced the old drying oven with a new modern one, with the result that they raised the drying capacity 5 times that of the old one, while saving a great deal of labor power and fuel.
    Workers of the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex are undertaking the project for reconstructing furnace No.7 on a modern basis. The completion of the project will keep the production of the 100-ton electric furnace which was commissioned last year on a normal track and greatly contribute to the development of metal industry of the country.
    Big successes have been reported from industrial establishments under the Ministry of Machine-Building Industry. The ministry has directed primary attention to the modernization of such major and profitable units as the Huichon Machine-tool Factory, Kusong Machine-tool Factory, Ryangchaek Bearing Factory and Kum Song Tractor Plant.
    Meanwhile, updating projects are vigorously going on in locally-run factories, too. The already-modernized Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory, Kwangpho Duck Farm, Kusong Textile Factory, Thosan Paper Mill and many other factories are paying off in production.

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