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Category Archives: Ministry of Extractive Industries

DPRK Premier Visits PY Autumn International Trade Fair

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the 9th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair on 24 September (Tuesday).  According to KCNA, Pak looked at “CNC [computer numerical control] lathes, automobiles, tractors, … Continue reading

09/25/2013 · 1 Comment

A New Party Economic Department?

Radio Free Asia, citing two anonymous sources based in Chagang and Yanggang Provinces, reports that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] created a new department in June within the Central Committee … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Jangjagang Machine Tools Plant and Delivers Speech

DPRK state media reported on 24 June (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Jangjagang Machine Tools Plant and attended a concert by the Moranbong Band after which … Continue reading

06/24/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Tanch’o’n and Komdok Mines

DPRK state media reported on 24 June (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Komdok mining area and sites in Tanch’o’n, South Hamgyo’ng Province.  Pak’s first visits … Continue reading

06/24/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Steel and Coal Sites in N. Hamgyo’ng and Attends Ceremony in P’yo’ngso’ng

DPRK state media reported on 29 May (Wednesday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited steel complexes and a coal mine in North Hamgyo’ng Province and attended a ceremony … Continue reading

05/29/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo Op with Participants in Light Industry Workers’ National Meeting

  DPRK state media reported on 19 March (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with participants in a national meeting of industrial workers held … Continue reading

03/20/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Speaks at Light Industry Workers’ National Meeting

DPRK state media reported on 18 March (Monday) that a national meeting of light industry workers was held in Pyongyang.  Attending the meeting from the central leadership were Kim Jong … Continue reading

03/19/2013 · 2 Comments

DPRK Premier Visits Sites in Kangwon Province

DPRK state media reported on 16 March (Saturday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited the Munp’yo’ng Smeltery, the Sep’o Tableland (grasslands) and several cooperative farms in Kangwo’n Province. … Continue reading

03/16/2013 · Leave a comment

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