Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, provided field guidance to the October 8 Factory built as an icon and standard of the DPRK’s industrial establishments.
Enjoying a bird’s eye view of the factory, he expressed great satisfaction, saying he could hardly find any trace he saw last year, it did not look like a factory but a rest home as it turned into a thick woodland and greenery and park and the culture of workers was in full bloom in all its worksites.
He went round a monument to the revolutionary activities of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu, hall of culture, e-library, cutting shop, finishing shop, products show room, gymnasium, Unjong health complex, canteen, rest home, workers’ hostel and various other places of the factory to learn in detail about the construction and production there.
He said that it was his intention to turn the October 8 Factory into a factory representing the nation’s industrial establishments, a factory meeting the requirements of the age of knowledge-based economy and befitting the appearance of highly civilized socialist country and the one to be proud of in the world. Its builders successfully carried out the plan of the Central Committee of the WPK, he added.
He said that the factory has perfect computer-aided integrated production system, is equipped with latest facilities and fitted with cooling and heating system depending on geothermal power, thereby emerging an industrial establishment put on an IT and digital basis and becoming an energy-saving one.
He set forth the tasks to be implemented by the factory.
He noted with pride that the construction of the factory proved once again that with the might of great unity of army and people they can do anything in the world.
He sent thanks to soldier-builders of Large Combined Unit 593, Unit 101, Unit 489 and Unit 462 of the KPA and people who performed labor feats in the construction of the factory and personally proposed awarding high state citations to those of merit.
He had a photo session with officials and employees of the factory.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Han Kwang Sang, Hong Yong Chil and Kim Jong Gwan.