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Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to State Academy of Sciences

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

Pyongyang, January 15 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the State Academy of Sciences.

He looked round the statue of President Kim Il Sung and the monument to the teachings given by the three commanders of Mt. Paektu to the academy.

He called for erecting at the academy statues depicting smiling President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, who trained a huge army of scientists and technicians and united them around the party as solid as a fortress, so that its scientists and technicians might always work and live, expressing their inmost feelings towards them.

He looked round the revolutionary museum of the academy.

He underscored the need for the scientists and technicians to settle issues pending solution for economic development and the improvement of the people's living standard under a long-term plan and scientific and technological issues arising in realities and go beyond the cutting edge and thus make a shortcut to the building of knowledge-based economy so as to glorify the undying exploits Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il performed for the nation's development of science and technology to posterity.

He spent hours to go round Manufactory No. 111, the IT Sci-Tech Institute and the Exhibition of Scientific Research Successes at the academy and learned in detail about scientific researches.

Noting science and technology is a driving force accelerating the building of a thriving nation, he set forth important tasks to be fulfilled to develop the nation's scientific researches on a higher level as required by the developing reality.

He instructed the academy to intensify the scientific researches and apply in good time research successes in practice for giving full play to the might of the self-supporting national economy.

Underscoring the need to steadily increase the role of the scientists and technicians in order to put the national economy on a Juche-oriented, modern and scientific basis and win victory after victory in the showdown with the enemies, he said the front of science is, indeed, a forefront in the battle for protecting socialism.

In order to achieve successes in scientific researches it is necessary not to spare investment in the field of science and technology, he said, and took benevolent measures for strengthening the material and technical foundation of the State Academy of Sciences.

There is nothing to spare for the scientists and technicians, precious treasures of the country, he said, adding that the party would make sure that a modern street for scientists would be built in the area of Unjong scientists where the State Academy of Sciences is situated by the party founding anniversary this year just as Unha Scientists Street was constructed last year.

He proposed naming the new street of scientists to be built 'Wuisong Scientists Street.'

He said that there is no boundary for scientists but the scientists and technicians in the DPRK have the care of the socialist country and the care of the mother party. Expressing belief that they would make positive contributions to carrying out the cause of building a rich and powerful country by accomplishing bigger scientific and technological achievements with a high ideal and dream, he had a photo session with scientists and technicians of the State Academy of Sciences.

Right after providing field guidance to the State Academy of Sciences, he went to Lake Yonphung where a holiday home for scientists will be built.

He was very pleased to watch the lake, saying that the beautiful lake and thick woodland around it looked fantastic, indeed, when he visited it in summer and added its scenery in winter was equally wonderful.

He stressed the need to build the world's best holiday home for scientists on the shore of Lake Yonphung so that scientists and technicians may have good rest. He personally solved all problems arising in the construction of the holiday home including designing, supply of building materials and formation of the construction forces.

He was accompanied by Choe Thae Bok, Han Kwang Bok, Ri Jae Il, Pak Thae Song, Hwang Pyong So and Ma Won Chun.

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