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Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to Hamhung University of Chemical Industry

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

   Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Hamhung University of Chemical Industry. He looked round the monument to the on-site instructions given by President Kim Il Sung, the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the history of the university.
    The Hamhung University of Chemical Industry, which was established on the personal initiative of the President and under his wise guidance and has covered a glorious path, has turned into a reliable seat for training dependable technical personnel, he said, adding that the undying revolutionary exploits performed by the President will shine long.
    He went round the educational science exhibition of the university.
    Looking round for a long while the exhibits associated with the unrewarded efforts made by the teachers and students intensely loyal to the Party and revolution, he acquainted himself in detail with the achievements made by them in the development of the education and in scientific researches and expressed great satisfaction over a lot of work done by them.
    Then he walked round laboratories and various other places of the university. He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines in the teaching and education and in scientific researches at the university after learning about how the education is conducted there.
    He said that the Hamhung University of Chemical Industry is a university of merits as it has trained many able technical personnel who would shoulder upon themselves the nation's chemical industry for the last six decades, thus making a great contribution to the building of a rich and powerful country.
    He highly appreciated the feats performed by the teachers and students of the university for the Party and the revolution, the country and people, noting that the graduates from the university are now playing a pivotal role in the chemical industry and all other domains of the national economy.
    He said the professors and doctors and other teachers of the university are the intellectuals to be proud of as they have devoted themselves to carrying out the revolutionary cause in the DPRK with science and technology, bravely pulling through many-fold trials.
    In order to train the students into able scientists and technicians required by the IT age it is necessary to embody the Party spirit and the working class spirit in education and firmly establish Juche in it, combine education with practice and steadily improve the teaching methods, he noted.
    In order to develop science and technology as required by the new century it is essential to fully equip the people with new technical knowledge, he said, underscoring the need to briskly conduct the work for introducing advanced technology in close touch with scientific research institutions and universities.
    Noting that the Party and the people repose deep trust and great expectation for the Hamhung University of Chemical Industry playing a pivotal role in the development of the nation's chemical industry, he expressed belief that the teachers and students of the university would creditably live up to this trust and expectation.
    He toured the City of Hamhung that day before providing field guidance to the construction of the city, examining a miniature of the city under construction.
    In order to build the industrial city of Hamhung into a modern city meeting the architectural need in the era of the Workers' Party under a long-term plan it is necessary to design it in such a way as to strictly abide by the socialist principle, the principle of popular character, and construct in a peculiar style all objects including roads, the designing of buildings and their styles, the lay-out of recreation grounds and the construction of cultural and sports facilities, he said. He indicated specific direction and ways to do so.
    He was accompanied by Hong Song Nam, chief secretary of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, Kim Phung Gi, chairman of the South Hamgyong Provincial People's Committee, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, Pak Nam Gi, department director of the C.C., WPK, and Jang Song Thaek and Ri Jae Il, first vice department directors of the same.

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