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Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Combined Foodstuff-processing Factory of KPA

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

Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, gave field guidance to the Combined Foodstuff-processing Factory under KPA Unit 534 which has been updated at the highest level.

Enjoying a panoramic view of the factory, he was very pleased to see it, saying that it looks very nice as outer walls of all its buildings are covered with tiles to meet the requirements of architectural style, its appearance has been radically face-lifted and his visit to it proved fruitful.

Looking at persimmon trees in the compound of the factory heavily laden with fruits, he said that it is a very high yield and it is fantastic to watch the updated factory. The factory which leader Kim Jong Il praised for its successful greening is distinguished, he added.

'KPA Unit 534, officials and employees of the factory and scientists and technicians of the relevant unit have successfully carried out the tasks for updating the factory given by me when visiting it in May last year and it is a proud patriotic creation made thanks to the might of the great army-people unity', he noted, and went on:

'How Kim Jong Il would have been pleased if he had seen the factory which has been updated at the highest level as he noted with so great joy that it became possible to provide more essential foodstuff to servicepersons after turning the factory which once froze and salted fishes only into a combined foodstuff-processing base. Watching the factory, I feel my heart ache at the thought of Kim Jong Il.'

He went round the essential foodstuff shop, maize-processing shop, rice-polishing shop, vegetable-processing shop and instant rice shop to learn in detail about their updating.

Noting that the combined production control system for production and management which has been put on a high IT and intellectual basis is impeccable and it is nice to see the automated, unmanned and streamlined production processes, he said it is like singing and cheerful to work there.

'The modernization of all processes ranging from cereals and other things' feeding to forwarding of goods made it possible to remarkably increase the production of foodstuff and improve its quality while saving manpower and worksites have become germ- and dust-free to fully ensure hygienic safety of products', he stressed.

He saw varieties of foodstuff produced by the factory.

Saying that he had a taste of soup prepared by various methods with soybean paste produced by February 20 Factory of the KPA and he found it very delicious, he promised to taste the soybean paste produced by the combined foodstuff-processing factory in future as people say it is more delicious.

Recalling that production did not stop at the factory even a single day under the special care of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un underscored the need for the factory to keep its production going at a high rate in line with its updating according to the standard set by the party and thus eternally add shine to the exploits Kim Jong Il performed by bringing about a radical turn in the production of essential foodstuff.

He promised with loving care to personally settle all problems arising in managing the factory including the supply of cereals and other things.

Saying that he was satisfied to visit the factory and he became high-spirited these days, he noted that this year became a year for consolidating the foundation of supply bases for the service personnel as the supply bases of the KPA including this factory have been updated, foreseeing the distant future.

The People's Army is taking the lead in developing the foodstuff-processing industry and it is the traditional mode of work for the WPK to create a typical unit and generalize it, he said, instructing all units including civilian foodstuff factories to intensify the drive for modernization following the work style of the People's Army.

Noting that it is important to have a Juche-oriented viewpoint and stand on the modernization, he called for pushing forward the modernization on the basis of high national self-esteem and ardent patriotism.

The Korean people's creative wisdom and enthusiasm are inexhaustible, he noted, calling for giving the fullest play to them and working hard with a high goal and ambition to surpass the world level.

He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and Army Col. General So Hong Chan, first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces.

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