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DPRK Premier Visits Battery Factory, City Parks and Kim Chaek University of Technology

DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim (3rd R) tours the Kim Ch’aek University of Science and Technology in Pyongyang (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported on 31 October (Wednesday) that DPRK Cabinet Choe Yong Rim visited a battery factory and the Kim Ch’aek University of Science Technology.  Choe’s first visit was to the Taedonggang Battery Factory.  At the battery factory Choe “learned about the modernization of the factory and discussed the issue of renewing the used batteries.”  Choe also visited Pyongyang’s city park which are the focus of Korean People’s Army [KPA] renovation activities.  According to KCNA Choe “encouraged soldiers who are face-lifting parks in Pyongyang in the spirit of ‘at one go'” and “discussed issues arising in park construction.”

Choe also visited the Kim Ch’aek University of Technology located in central Pyongyang.  KCNA reported that the university “is training many talents in the fields of science and technology contributing to developing the country’s economy.” During his tour of the university Choe said that “the university could train professors, doctors and talents taking the lead in pushing back the frontiers of latest science and technology thanks to the warm loving care of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il,” according to KCNA.  At the end of his university tour Choe held a meeting with university officials which “discussed issues arising in intensifying scientific researches at the university and called on relevant units to sincerely help it.”

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