Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong visited the Rakwo’n (Nagwo’n) Machine Complex and Ponghwa Chemical Factory in Sinu’iju and toured agriculture machine factories in North Hwanghae and North P’yo’ngan Province.
Pak was briefed about production at Rakwo’n Machine Complex and Ponghwa Chemical Factory in Sinu’ju and he “encouraged the workers, scientists, technicians and officials who are performing unprecedented miracles and feats in the 70-day campaign.” He called “on them to make once again great innovations and leap forward in the production of various castings and items of cooperative production by learning from the spirit and traits shown by the ten party members of Rakwo’n and thus successfully carry out the last instructions of leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).”
At the Ponghwa Chemical Factory, an oil refinery, Pak Pong Ju held a meeting with managers and employees which “discussed the measures for solving the issues arising in updating some production processes.”
The DPRK Premier also toured agricultural machine factories in Sariwo’n, Ch’o’ngju, Kwaksan and Namsi and “called for fully supplying farm machine accessories.”