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DPRK Premier Visits Sports Village and Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute

DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim (4th L) tours the Basketball Gymnasium at the Chongchun Sports Village in Mangyongdae, Pyongyang (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim (4th L) tours the Basketball Gymnasium at the Chongchun Sports Village in Mangyongdae, Pyongyang (Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported on 11 March (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute and the reconstruction of the Chongchun Street Sports Village.  Choe’s first visit was a tour of the Water Culture Greenhouse at the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute where learned about vegetable farming during the winter and “underscored the need to put the cultivation of vegetables on a scientific basis.”  Choe convened a meeting with officials and according to KCNA “discussed there were measures for relevant units to positively supply raw materials needed for normal operation of the institute and to raise the performance of geotherm pumps and rationalize manpower management.”

Choe Yong Rim also toured the reconstruction work at the Chongchun Sports Village in Mangyo’ngdae, Pyongyang, a project recently initiated by Kim Jong Un.  He visited the Basketball Gymnasium, Table Tennis Gymnasium.  According to KCNA Choe “underscored the need to successfully remodel the village as required by the new century” and “stressed that to successfully remodel the village into a comprehensive sports and cultural center is an important work to carry out the behests of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and instruction of Kim Jong Un and discussed the measures for relevant sectors to rise up in this work.”

 

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