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Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Ryuwon Shoes Factory

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

Pyongyang, January 21 (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, provided field guidance to the Ryuwon Shoes Factory.

He went round the room dedicated to the history of the factory.

Watching the photos of leader Kim Jong Il seeing shoes produced at the factory, he recollected with deep emotion the feats Kim Jong Il performed in the efforts to let people and school youth and children have quality and fashionable shoes.

He said that the light industrial production bases built across the country are the precious legacies left by President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

He called for giving fullest play to the strong foundation and potentials of the light industry provided by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and provide the people with better and more consumer goods.

In order to keep production going at a high rate and raise the quality of goods it is necessary to pay primary attention to ideological education to give play to the mental power of producers, he said, instructing the factory to scrupulously organize education through the room dedicated to the history of the factory.

He went round various places of the factory including goods show room, injection molding shop, sewing shop and shoes making shop to learn in detail about the production of shoes and management activities.

Seeing sports shoes displayed at the goods show room, he praised the factory for making many successes in implementing the policy of the Workers' Party of Korea on producing multi-variety, diverse and multi-color shoes.

Learning in detail about the development of new products, he said it is good to work hard to produce shoes suited to people's liking and meeting their demand and taste.

He said that the factory has an important duty to perform for developing the nation's shoes industry.

He instructed the factory to wage a dynamic drive to produce shoes favored by people and those symbolic of it and impeccable on foreign markets.

Low quality shoes disliked by people are useless no matter how many they are produced, he noted, underscoring the need for the factory to pay primary attention to improving the quality of shoes while increasing their production.

In order to produce convenient, fashionable, light and quality shoes, it is necessary to give priority to shoe designing first of all, put the production processes on a high IT, automatic and modern basis and channel efforts into firmly building scientific and technological forces as required by the age of knowledge-based economy.

He stressed the need to wage a dynamic drive for decisively increasing the proportion of locally available fiber and resin for shoe production and all kinds of basic chemical goods and improving their quality.

In order to produce shoes meeting the ever-increasing demand of the people and their cultural level, shoes which can match the world's famous goods, it is important to work out the development strategy of the factory well, he underlined the need to make a scientific analysis of all issues arising in goods production and quality, the control of equipment and business activities and settle them by dint of science and technology.

Calling for radically face-lifting the factory as required by the new century in terms of updating the production processes and improving the working conditions of employees, he said the party would settle all issues.

Consumer goods are directly linked to the living of the people, he said, adding that the issue of successfully ensuring the quality consumer goods is not a simple economic and business issue but an important issue of holding everything made locally dear and protecting it and demonstrating the advantages of the system in the DPRK.

The industrial establishments in the field of light industry should not confine to producing trial goods and samples for show or displaying at shops but put production on normal footing and steadily improve their quality so that people may substantially benefit from them, he noted.

He called upon officials of the relevant ministries and national institutions including the light industrial sector to work out strategies to raise the hot wind of leap forward in the production of consumer goods and make redoubled efforts to carry out them, deeply aware of the responsibility and duty they assumed before the people.

He earnestly called upon the light industrial sector to take the lead in the production and upon the whole country to keep pace with it to raise a hot wind of producing consumer goods and thus bring about an epochal turn in improving the people's living standards in the near future so as to translate the cherished desire of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il into reality without fail.

He expressed the expectation and conviction that the officials and employees of the factory would bring about a new turn in shoes production and quality. Then he had a photo session with them.

He was accompanied by An Jong Su, department director of the C.C., the WPK, Ri Jae Il, first vice department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Kim Yo Jong, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK.

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