DPRK state media reported on 18 June (Monday) that Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited cooperative farms in North Hwanghae Province and Pyongyang, as well as the construction of a mammography and lactation research center at Pyongyang Maternity Hospital. Choe’s visit to the farm in North Hwanghae occurred as the provinces experiences severe drought and according to KCNA he told farm officials “to take lead in manuring and cultivating crops on a scientific and technical basis as required by the recent weather conditions and their biological features.” KCNA reports:
DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, made a field survey of farming at the Chilgol Vegetable Farm in Mangyongdae District and Ryongchon Co-op Farm in Hwangju County, North Hwanghae Province.
Going round the fields alive with immediate cultivation of crops, the premier acquainted himself with earing of first crops, shooting of crops and manuring before discussing issues arising in the farm work.
He stressed the need for the farms associated with undying leadership feats of great persons of Mt. Paektu to take the lead in manuring and cultivating crops on a scientific and technical basis as required by the recent weather conditions and their biological features.
True to the WPK’s call to enlist and concentrate all efforts on farming, the premier took measures for the supply of greater quantities of farming materials to farms.
He also visited the construction site of Mammary Gland Center at the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital.
He discussed ensuring the best quality in the construction and satisfactorily supplying raw and other materials needed for the project.