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Kim Jong Un Advances Tasks to Effect Upswing in Building Socialist Economic Giant and Civilized Nation

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

Pyongyang, January 2 (KCNA) -- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year address for 2015 called for giving definite precedence to science and technology and effecting an upswing in building a socialist economic giant and civilized nation. He pointed out:

It is a determination and will of our Party to rapidly develop all sectors and build a people's paradise by dint of science and technology. The front of science should forcefully rush ahead in the vanguard of a thriving socialist country building, thereby foiling the enemy's pernicious moves for sanctions and encouraging all the economic sectors to make rapid headway on the strength of the high-running spirit of independence and of science and technology.

We should make maximum use of the existing foundations and all potentials of the self-supporting economy, so as to bring about a turn in improving the people's living standards and building an economic giant.

We should resolve the food problem of the people and improve their dietary life on a higher level with agricultural production, animal husbandry and fishing as the main thrusts.

The light industry sector should work out a strategy for fending for itself and put production at central and local light-industry factories on normal track.

We should direct great efforts to relieving the shortage of electricity and strive to shore up its vanguard sectors and key industries.

We should raise a stronger wind of creating the Korean speed in the construction sector so as to build power stations, factories, educational and cultural establishments and dwelling houses as befit the monumental edifices in the era of the Workers' Party.

The whole Party, the entire army and all the people should turn out in the campaign to turn the mountains of the country into 'mountains of gold' thickly wooded with trees.

We should bring about a radical improvement in education in the new century by arousing state and social interest in the role of officials in this sector and educational work, thereby making fresh progress in making all the people well versed in science and technology and developing ours into a talented nation.

The whole country should bubble with enthusiasm for sports and our sportspeople should fly higher the flag of the Republic at international games to open up bright prospects for building a sporting power.

The sector of art and literature should do away with stagnation and produce larger numbers of contemporary masterpieces, and the public health sector should improve the hygienic and anti-epidemic work and preventive and curative medical care and boost pharmaceutical production.

We should make sure that national sentiments and noble and beautiful lifestyle prevail across society, and press on with national heritage conservation as a patriotic undertaking involving the whole country and all the people.

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