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Kim Jong Un Sets Forth Tasks to Usher in Great Heyday in Revolution and Construction

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

Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) -- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address set forth the tasks to usher in a great heyday in the revolution and construction this year.

He said:

'Let us raise a fierce wind of making a fresh leap forward on all fronts of building a thriving country filled with confidence in victory!'–this is the militant slogan our Party and people should uphold this year.

This year we should ensure that the sectors of agriculture, construction and science and technology hold the torch of innovations in the van and the flames of the torch flare up as flames of a leap forward on all the fronts of socialist construction.

We should clearly prove the validity and vitality of the theses on socialist rural question by waging the ideological, technological and cultural revolutions dynamically in the rural areas and bringing about a decisive turn in agricultural production.

The construction sector should set up world-class structures representative of the Songun era and build many other structures that could contribute to improving the people's living conditions, thus laying firm foundations of the self-supporting economy and providing the people with conditions for a more affluent and civilized life.

The scientific research sector should open a shortcut to the building of a knowledge-based economy by solving the long-term problems in developing the country's economy and improving the people's standard of living as well as scientific and technological problems arising in the actual situation and by going beyond the cutting edge.

It is necessary to supply sufficient quantities of steel and varieties of chemical goods that are needed to reenergize the national economy as a whole and improve the people's standard of living.

The electric-power and coal-mining industries and the rail transport sector should make coordinated innovations and thus give strong impetus to the development of the national economy.

By stepping up modernization of and introduction of CNC technology into their production lines and increasing the proportion of locally-available raw and other materials, light-industry factories should put production on a normal footing. And all cities and counties should produce various kinds of quality consumer goods in larger amounts by developing local industry in conformity with their specific conditions.

By modernizing fishing vessels and implements and launching a dynamic fishing campaign by scientific methods, the fishing sector should ensure that all ports resound with whistles of vessels returning with full loads. It should also conduct shallow-sea farming on an extensive scale.

We should protect and increase the country's priceless natural resources including underground, forest and marine resources, and conduct an energetic mass-based tree-planting drive to cover all the mountains with thick forests.

All the sectors of the national economy should increase production, and at the same time launch a brisk economization campaign.

We should decisively improve the guidance and management of the economy. -0-

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