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70-Day Campaign Officially Ends, Sets the Table for 7th Party Congress


Photo montage published in the May 5, 2016 edition of Rodong Sinmun highlighting 70-day battle accomplishments (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Photo montage published in the May 5, 2016 edition of Rodong Sinmun highlighting 70-day battle accomplishments (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

The 70 Day labor campaign (speed battle) preceding the 7th Congress formally ended this week.  According to a report published by KCNA on May 5 (Thursday) the campaign was “a great victory to be specially recorded in the history of the Korean nation under the guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n)” and that the “capabilities for self-defense including the capacity of nuclear attack of Chuch’e Korea have been remarkably bolstered and the campaign plan has been over-fulfilled 44% in terms of industrial output value, and industrial production has grown 1.6 times as against the same period last year.”

According to KCNA, during the 70-day speed battle:

Signal successes have been achieved in the development of Korean-style smaller nuclear warhead, simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a ballistic missile, test of high-power solid-fuel rocket engine and stage separation, test of high-power engine of inter-continental ballistic missile.

Workers in the four vanguard fields have performed labor feats in the van of day-and-night campaign.

Those in the field of power industry honored their 70-day campaign quotas at 110 percent.

The Ministry of Coal Industry carried out its coal production plan more than 10 days ahead of schedule and results of capital tunneling and preparatory tunneling have jumped several times as against those in the past.

Those in the steel field and miners hit the goals of production of Chuch’e iron, rolled steel and iron ore.

The field of railway transport carried out the plan for the transport of major freight at 124 percent.

More than 70 farm machines of over 20 types have been invented and manufactured, typically potato harvester, self-propelled sprayer, combined plowing machine, combined soil governing machine, small multi-purpose farm machine and combined rice thresher.

Those in the fishery field built multi-purpose fishing boats of “Hwanggumhae” series by their own efforts and with indigenous technology in a brief span of time and put them into operation.

The plan for the production of machine tools has been over-fulfilled more than 60 percent and index-specific campaign plans have also been carried out in the machine-building industrial field.

Workers in the Namhu’ng Youth Chemical Complex and Hu’ngnam Fertilizer Complex produced 1.2 times as much fertilizers as before and the February 8 Vinalon Complex significantly increased the production of vinalon and various kinds of other basic chemical goods.

The nationwide cement production plan has been carried out at 141 percent and a boost has also been recorded in the production of varieties of building materials including glass.

Workers of forestry stations and mine pillars production stations honored timber production plan set by the Ministry of Forestry at 137 percent.

Agricultural workers across the country have made full preparations for farming by their devoted efforts.

Officials and workers in the fishery field have over-fulfilled their plan for fishing and seaweed culture more than 10 percent when the results of the Ministry of Fisheries are taken as a whole.

The gross industrial output value in the field of light industry has been over-fulfilled 54 percent and the index-specific performance has shown a marked jump over the period before the campaign.

A number of consumption goods producers have hit their goals for the first half of the year or the yearly ones. Some of them even set a record by fulfilling two-year production quotas.

Those in the field of land and environment protection and workers and other people across the country including youths and students planted hundreds of millions of trees in mountains covering more than 100 000 hectares.

The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station No. 3 and the Wo’nsan Army-People Power Station have been successfully completed.

In just one month after breaking the ground for the construction of Ryomyong Street, its builders finished ground excavation for dozens of blocks of apartment houses and are now pushing forward the ground concrete tamping in its final stage.

Baby homes, orphanages, orphans’ primary and secondary schools sprang up across the country and the Mindulle Notebook Factory was built.

New structures have been built one after another. They include Dyke No. 2 of Nu’nggumdo Tideland, Outdoor Sapling Cultivation Ground of the Central Nursery of the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection and Pyongyang Athletic Apparatus Factory.

Scientists and educators across the country registered three times as many research achievements as against the same period last year to be conducive to the economic development of the country and the betterment of the people’s living standard.

Unprecedented achievements have also been made in the fields of literature, arts, education, public health and sports.

The 70-day campaign of loyalty clearly showed the world how the great Kim Jong Un‘s Korea is advancing toward the eminence of the century.

Images of Workers' Party of Korea-themed art and decorations around Pyongyang (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Images of Workers’ Party of Korea-themed art and decorations around Pyongyang (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

The conclusion of the 70 day labor campaign set the table for the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] which began meeting on the morning of May 6 (Friday).  Based on the photographs and video being sent out of Pyongyang by international news media invited into the DPRK to stand outside the congress’ venue (among other locales) to Periscope and take selfies, the Revolutionary Capital is decked out with DPRK and WPK flags, placards, posters and banners with slogans such as “We Will Always Follow the Marshal,” “Single-hearted Unity,” “The Congress of Victors,” “The Great Party” and “We Will Death Defyingly Defend the Headquarters of the Revolution.”  According to KCNA, DPRK citizens “are filled with emotion and delight with the Congress as an occasion.

Ri Ho Chol, a manager at Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex, said to KCNA that “Upon receiving the decision of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee on convening the congress we were very excited.  In the 70-day campaign we increased electricity output to greeat the Congress with unprecedented labor achievement.  We are sure that the 7th WPK’s Congress held in the presence of supreme leader Kim  Jong Un will serve as a landmark in further strengthening the WPK in the Party of President Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il and enhancing its leadership role.  We will do our best to produce more electric power with loyalty.”


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