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Category Archives: Ministry of Machine-Building Industry

Pak Pong Ju Inspects Industrial Complexes

  DPRK state media reported on December 10, 2016 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission vice chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju toured the Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex, the To’kch’o’n … Continue reading

12/12/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Oxygen Separator Factory

  DPRK state media reported on November 14, 2016 (Monday) that vice chairman of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju [Pak Pong-chu] visited the Rakwon … Continue reading

11/14/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits Hu’ngnam Port

  DPRK state media reported on October 2, 2016 (Sunday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier, Pak Pong Ju, toured Hu’ngnam Port. He learned “about the departure … Continue reading

10/04/2016

Economic Planning Meeting Held

  A national meeting of those active in economic planning was held September 5, 2016 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture. In attendance were DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission (SAC) … Continue reading

09/10/2016

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016

Pak Pong Ju Visits the Kumsong Tractor Factory

  DPRK state media reported on August 15 (Monday) that DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Kumsong Tractor Factory. While touring, he encouraged workers who were “waging devoted drive … Continue reading

08/15/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the DPRK National Defense University DPRK state media reported on June 16 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

06/16/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ho Chol Yong-managed machine plant

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Central Tree Nursery #122 DPRK state media reported on May 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

05/19/2016

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