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Kim Jong Un Inspects Factory of KPA

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

Pyongyang, November 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 (KPA), inspected the February 20 Factory of the KPA which has turned into a model of foodstuff factories in the country.

In May last year when visiting the factory, he set forth the task for updating it as required by the new century and took benevolent measures for it.

Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un toured the production control room, sci-tech dissemination room, combined processing workshop and other places of the factory to learn in detail about its modernization.

He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that a work to put all production processes of the factory on an automated, unmanned, germ-free and dust-free basis was successfully carried out, true to the intention of the party.

What pleased him in particular is the perfect establishment of integrated control system over production and management activities such as production of goods, quality control and administration, he said, adding that the factory is the best in the country in terms of scale and intelligent and IT level.

The modernization of canned meat, bean paste and soy, butter and other production processes removed manual labor in all the processes from raw material feeding to packing, remarkably raising the productivity with less manpower. And it helped thoroughly ensure the hygienic safety of products and improve their color, flavor and quality, he noted.

The afforestation of the factory is admirable and its cultured ways in production and life has been established on a high level, he said, praising it as a model factory in the era of the WPK, a factory excellent both in interior and exterior.

Saying that the factory has turned into a model for accelerating the technical updating of the country's foodstuff industry, he urged other foodstuff factories to regard it as an icon and standard one in their technical improvement.

Stressing the importance to properly set the criterion of modernization, he said that the modernization expected by the party is not the one based on other countries' efforts and technology or import of their equipment but the one depending on domestic forces and technology.

Noting that the factory was remodeled to meet the requirements of the age of knowledge-based economy by effectively utilizing domestic sci-tech forces, he gave thanks in the name of the WPK Central Committee to the scientists and technicians of Kim Chaek University of Technology, Pyongyang University of Mechanical Engineering, Pyongyang Han Tok Su University of Light Industry, Hamhung University of Chemical Engineering and other relevant units for their positive contribution to updating the factory.

Then, he went round the modernly-built cultural hall for workers at the factory and enjoyed a performance given by its art group.

Noting that he was pleased to see the modernized factory but he was more pleased to feel the ideological and moral qualities of its workers thoroughly armed with the Juche idea, he said that he got strong courage and energy while reading their mind to share their destiny with the party and hardened his belief that he could cheerfully overcome any difficulties as there is the creditable working class.

He had a photo session with the employees of the factory as he promised during his May visit to do when it would be updated on the level expected by the party.

Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, Hwang Pyong So, So Hong Chan, Han Kwang Sang and Ri Jae Il.



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