Pyongyang, November 1 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), gave field guidance to the shipyard managed by Ju Song Ho.
He went round various places of the shipyard including the sheet metal processing shop, parts assembly ground and general assembly ground to acquaint himself in detail with the shipbuilding.
He was greatly satisfied to learn that the officials, workers and technicians of the shipyard were waging a dynamic drive to build modern ships.
He said there is no goal out of reach as long as there are proud and brave workers who heartily respond to the Party’s idea of pushing back the frontiers of the latest science and technology and make devoted efforts to translate it into reality.
Thanks to the wise leadership of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il solid shipbuilding bases were established in the country, he noted, adding this is a powerful demonstration of the might of the self-supporting national economy.
He underlined the need to make sustained efforts to build modern ships at the shipyard, noting that the development of the shipbuilding industry is of very weighty importance in the country as it is surrounded by sea on three sides.
He said that it is necessary to develop the shipbuilding technology, put the production process on a scientific and modern basis and ensure the best quality of all parts as the shipbuilding industry is one of the important criteria showing the nation’s level of the development of science and technology and industry.
In order to build modern ships the relevant units should produce necessary equipment and raw and other materials qualitatively and supply them in good time, he stressed.
He set forth tasks before the shipyard, expressing his expectation and belief that its workers would creditably perform their honorable mission and duty.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA. -0-