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Jo Pyong Ju Appointed as Vice-PM and MMBI

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

Pyongyang, June 7 (KCNA) -- Jo Pyong Ju was appointed as vice-premier of the Cabinet and concurrently minister of Machine-Building Industry at the 3rd Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK.

He was born on December 1, Juche 31 (1942). He got qualification as a machine-building engineer after graduating from Ryongsong University of Mechanical Engineering.

He worked as instructor and shop head of the Ryongsong Machine Plant, manager of the Hamhung Compressor Plant, director general of the Ryongsong Associated Machinery Bureau and manager of the Ryongsong Machine Complex.

He has worked as minister of Machine-Building Industry up to now since 2005.

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