Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, gave field guidance to the Jangchon Vegetable Co-op Farm in Sadong District, Pyongyang.
He looked round the room devoted to the education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated to the history of the farm.
He said that the farm turned into a vegetable production base for the citizens of the capital city under the wise guidance of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
He praised the officials and farmers of the farm for mass-producing vegetables of various species through their devoted service, bearing deep in mind the high pride of working at the honorable worksites.
He went round the newly built and remodeled vegetable green houses to acquaint himself with the vegetable production.
“It is gratifying that the co-op farm not only built dozens of new large modern vegetable green houses with big production capacity but successfully remodeled the existing green houses true to the intention of the Party Central Committee.”
He learned in detail about the vegetable farming, asking its officials what species of vegetables are being cultivated, how did they establish ventilation and irrigation systems and what system they set up for providing green house vegetable seeds.
“The party calls for building vegetable green houses in a big way and promoting it with an aim to enable our people to eat fresh vegetables including cucumber, tomato, crown daisy and lettuce everyday even in midwinter.”
Noting that it is hard to substantially benefit from vegetable green houses if measures are not taken simultaneously to develop the cultivation technology and provide vegetable seeds even if these green houses are built with much effort, he called for making sustained energetic efforts to raise the productivity by putting the greenhouse vegetable cultivation on a scientific and intensive basis at a high level.
“Only when a model is created and generalized in the greenhouse vegetable production, too, is it possible to expand the successes made in it.”
He added that it is the resolution of the Party Central Committee to build the Jangchon Vegetable Co-op Farm into a typical unit in the greenhouse vegetable production and a model farm for the whole country.
He instructed the farm to decisively raise the per-hectare yield by perfecting the scientific greenhouse vegetable cultivation method and bring about a radical turn in the living environment and appearance of the farm as required by the new century.
He stressed the need to dynamically push forward the greenhouse construction and management as a party work in order to promote the construction of vegetable greenhouses for supplying the people with fresh vegetables.
He said he would receive again from the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK a detailed report on the issues arising in building the Jangchon Vegetable Co-op Farm into a model farm for the whole country and promised to take a measure to ensure that those issues are settled preferentially.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Choe Ryong Hae and Han Kwang Sang.