Monday, August 13, 2007

(North) Korean News: "Kim Jong Il Gives On-Site Guidance to Hungnam Fertilizer Complex"

One of the ongoing themes of the North Korean press is the Dear Leader's on-site guidance in various industrial, agricultural, and military settings. The idea is that he is an expert in all fields and that he is micromanaging all those undying feats. Just between me and you, I sometimes find it hard to believe that he is an expert in all those fields, but fertilizer--there's a field where he is bound to have genuine mastery!
General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex.

He was accompanied by Chief Secretary of the South Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK Hong Song Nam and Secretary Kim Ki Nam and Department Director Pak Nam Gi of the WPK Central Committee.

He first went round the revolutionary museum.
The revolutionary fertilizer museum?
Noting that the complex turned into the nation's dependable big fertilizer producer under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung, he said that the undying revolutionary feats of the President would always remain shining in the history of the country.

Then he looked round the newly reconstructed fertilizer production processes to learn about the construction and production there.

Watching the gigantic fertilizer production processes which demonstrate the might of the Juche-based industry, he expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the complex has successfully built a great structure in the spirit of self-reliance fully meeting the need of the new century.

It is a great success that the complex has completed the difficult and complicated reconstruction project requiring high technology in a brief span of time by its own efforts and technology, he said, highly appreciating the feats performed by the officials, workers and technicians of the complex who have devoted all their wisdom and energies to the project and the scientists, technicians and workers of the State Academy of Sciences, the Hamhung Branch of the academy, Hamhung University of Chemical Engineering, the Ryongsong Machine Complex and other units who helped them in the project with an attitude befitting master.

Noting that the successful completion of the updating of the fertilizer production processes, a product of the spirit of self-reliance, is one more demonstration of the might of the nation's rapidly developing science and technology, he stressed that there is nothing impossible when they strive hard to introduce advanced science and technology in a bold and positive manner.

Now that the fertilizer production processes have been updated, it is necessary, accordingly, to improve the management of equipment and technical control and raise the level of technical skills of the workers and thus keep the fertilizer production going at a high rate, he stressed.

He set forth tasks to be fulfilled by the complex, saying that the complex has a very important duty to fulfill for the purpose of developing the nation's agriculture.

In order to solve the problem of food, a key point in the issue of clothing, food and housing, it is necessary to actively develop agriculture and increase the supply of fertilizers for successful farming, he noted, underscoring the need to focus efforts on the fertilizer production, always bearing in mind the President's proposition that "Fertilizer immediately means rice and rice, socialism."
From a certain standpoint, the intermediary role of the rice is optional.
He pointed out that in order to boost the production and supply of efficacious fertilizers it is necessary to keep energetically pushing ahead with the technological updating to furnish all the production processes of the complex with latest equipment and intensify the drive to introduce advanced technology.

He underlined the need for the complex to establish a fertilizer production system depending on locally-available raw and other materials and conduct strenuous scientific researches to steadily cut down the production cost for the purpose of strengthening the Juche character of the chemical fertilizer industry.
It is hard to think that the fertilizer industry didn't reach maximum Juche-ness years ago.
He had a photo session with the labor innovators of the complex.

At the end of his on-site guidance, he together with the innovators who have performed feats in the reconstruction project appreciated a performance given by the employees art group of the complex at the Workers' House of Culture.
The fertilizer employees' art group?

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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