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DPRK Premier Visits Steel Complex and Fruit Farm

DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim (3rd L) is briefed about steel production during a visit to the Ch’o’llima Steel Complex, southwest of Pyongyang (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported on 15 June (Friday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the Ch’o’llima Steel Complex and Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm.  In a meeting with managers of the steel complex, he discussed “the need for the related units to ensure a timely production and supply of items of cooperative production,” according to KCNA.  His visit to the fruit farm occurred after DPRK media reported continuing droughts in the western part of the country.  KCNA reports:

He learned in detail about the progress made in the construction project at the site alive with a high-pitched drive for applying the high temperature air combustion technology through the anthracite gasification. Then he convened a consultative meeting.

The meeting underscored the need for the related units to ensure a timely production and supply of items of cooperative production and discussed the issue of completing the technological updating by Korean style under any circumstances.

It also took measures for stepping up the modernization of the dressing process at the Posan Iron Works and making a satisfactory supply of raw materials needed for production.

In the meantime, the premier toured various places of the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm making a positive contribution to improving the people’s living standard after its successful completion. He underlined the need to raise the rate of the work done by machines in fruit cultivation and settle the issues arising in the transportation and storage of fruits in a responsible manner.

DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim tours Taedonggang Fruit Farm, in northeast Pyongyang (Photo: KCNA)

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