DPRK state media reported on 12 July (Thursday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited Korea Film Studios and Taedonggang Brewery. According to KCNA, “Choe went to Korea Film Studio to discuss the matter of sprucing it up.” This marked one of the first reported visits by a member of the core DPRK leadership in some time. Choe also visited the Taedonggang Brewery “to learn about the production of beer and transport of raw materials for its production.” According to KCNA, Choe “said the factory is crystal of the loving care shown by Kim Jong Il for people.” 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, went to the Taedonggang Beer Factory to learn about the production of beer and transport of raw materials for its production.
He said the factory is crystal of the loving care shown by leader Kim Jong Il for people, underscoring the need to operate equipment with good care, take thorough-going measures for storing raw materials and keep the production going at a high rate so as to provide greater quantities of tasty and fresh beer to people.
Looking round outdoor barley loading yard, he learned about the quality of raw materials. He encouraged the factory officials and employees and those of relevant units to register successes in concentrated transport of raw materials and beer production.
Choe discussed on the spot the issue of cultivating barley in an intensive manner in areas high in its yield and favorable for transport.
Earlier, he went to Korean Film Studio to discuss the matter of sprucing it up.