Software and IT Exhibition Opened

18 Oct

An overview of exhibition booths at the 23rd National Software Contest and Exhibition which opened at the Three Revolutions Exhibition complex in Pyongyang on 18 October 2012 (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported on 18 October (Thursday) that the 23rd National Software Contest and Exhibition opened at the Three Revolutions Exhibition facility in Pyongyang at which 1,300 computer programs developed by DPRK engineers and technicians will be displayed.  The exhibition’s opening ceremony was held on Thursday at which Chairman of the State Science and Technology Commission Choe Sang Gon said “that the contest and exhibition would offer a good opportunity for introducing the achievements and experience gained in the course of developing Korean-style programming technology and updating production processes.”

KCNA reported that “contest and exhibition are divided into 18 panels including system, artificial intelligence and sci-tech design and calculation” and “will also involve a contest in English-Korean and Chinese-Korean translation programs and anti-virus programs.”  According to KCNA the programs “include valuable process-controlling programs, devices and cells helpful to developing light industry and agriculture, improving the standard of the people’s living, increasing production in power, coal and metal industries and railway transport and various other fields and improving the transportation” and “among them are achievements made by industrial establishments, ministries and national institutions in elevating the level of IT which leader Kim Jong Il praised as pace-setters in the industrial revolution in the new century, and programs presented by teachers, researchers and students of the universities, colleges and centers for training computer talents.”

DPRK citizens view software being exhibited during the 23rd National Software Contest and Exhibition in Pyongyang on 18 October 2012 (Photo: KCNA)

(Photo: KCNA)

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