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SPA of DPRK Meets

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

Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) -- The 2nd Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Friday.

It was attended by deputies to the SPA.

Officials of Party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions and those in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media attended it as observers.

The session discussed the following agenda items: "1. On the work of the DPRK Cabinet in Juche 98 (2009) and its tasks for Juche 99 (2010)", "2. On the results of the implementation of the DPRK state budget for Juche 98 (2009) and its state budget for Juche 99 (2010)", "3. On the adoption of the ordinance of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly 'On revising some provisions of the DPRK Socialist Constitution'" and "4. Organizational matter".

Deputy Kim Yong Il, premier of the Cabinet, in a report on the first agenda item said that last year the indomitable mental power of all the people of the country and production potential were fully displayed and, as a result, the gross industrial output value markedly grew as compared with that in 2008. This year the Cabinet will boost the production of consumer goods and grain by leaps and bounds by putting spurs to the development of light industry and agriculture once again and reenergize the overall production by giving definite priority to the production of electricity, coal, iron and steel and railway transport and, at the same time, energetically organize and conduct the campaign for a great surge with main emphasis on stepping up the technological upgrading and modernization of the national economy, he added.

Deputy Pak Su Gil, vice-premier of the Cabinet and minister of Finance, in a report on the second agenda item said that last year's state budget revenue was overfulfilled 1.7 percent and the state budgetary expenditure was implemented at 99.8 percent.

He noted that the plan for state budgetary revenue for this year is expected to increase 6.3 percent over last year while the plan for state budgetary expenditure is expected to grow 8.3 percent.

Speakers at the session pointed out that the Cabinet's work last year and the implementation of its state budget were properly reviewed and summed up, this year's tasks were clearly laid down and its state budget was correctly shaped. They expressed full support and approval of them.

They manifested their resolution to successfully put into practice the Party's intention and idea of augmenting the country's political and military potentials in every way and bringing about a dramatic turn in improving the people's standard of living in this significant year marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Worker's Party of Korea.

The session adopted the decision of the SPA of the DPRK "On approving the report on the work of the DPRK Cabinet and the results of the implementation of the DPRK state budget for Juche 98 (2009)" and the ordinance of the SPA of the DPRK "On the DPRK state budget for Juche 99 (2010)."

Also adopted there was the ordinance of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly "On revising some provisions of the DPRK Socialist Constitution".

Deputy Pyon Yong Rip was elected secretary general of the Presidium of the SPA to fill vacancy and Deputy Jang Pyong Gyu was appointed as director of the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office at the session.



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