Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported on 7 March (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the U’nryul Mine and several cooperative farms in South Hwanghae Province. Choe’s first visit was to the U’ryul Mine, an iron ore where, according to KCNA he “underscored the need to take good care of large long distance belt conveyor built according to the far-reaching idea Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and under their energetic leadership and operate it on a regular basis and keep the iron ore production going at a high rate.”
Choe’s also visited Ryangdam Farm in Unchon County and the Oguk Cooperative Farm in Anak County where he was briefed about the farms’ work in general, and its preparations for spring agricultural work. According to KCNA Choe “stressed the need for the officials and other people in the field of agriculture to successfully do farming this year as befitting the masters being responsible for the supply of rice to the country and reap a good harvest, bearing in mind the intention of the Party to solve the issue of food without fail, and thus make a contribution to firmly defending socialism” and he “called for increasing the per-hectare yield of grain, consistently introducing the cyclic production system to agricultural production and stock breeding. He also urged the relevant units to take measures to fully provide material conditions for farming.”
Choe Yong Rim last visited Oguk Cooperative Farm during a tour of agricultural sites and other locales in South Hwanghae Province in May 2012. The late leader Kim Jong Il visited Oguk Cooperative Farm in December 2009.