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, visited the “January 18 General Machinery Plant” and specified tasks and ways for its modernization.
He went round the newly-built revolutionary museum.
He said that the plant successfully built the interior of the museum and displayed well historic mementoes and relics.
“As I always emphasize the key to increased production lies in directing sustained big efforts to the ideological education to give fullest play to the mental power of the workers.”
“The January 18 General Machinery Plant is the eldest brother-like plant and a heart-like plant in developing the nation’s machine-building industry and the Party attaches great importance to this plant.
I came here today to turn the plant into a model one, a pivotal and core one representing the machine plants of our country”.
Noting that it is the intention of the Party to modernize the plant at the highest level, he gave precious instructions to do so.
“The plant should put the production processes on a CNC and unmanned basis in order to boost the production of highly efficient machine products needed by various fields of the national economy and achieve successes in the work for developing new varieties of products.”
He set the goals to be attained by the plant in the near future and promised with loving care to solve all the problems arising in updating it including the provision of all latest equipment needed for it.
He gave an instruction to fundamentally face-lift the environment of the plant.
He instructed the plant to draw a clear line of distinction between the district for production and that for workers’ living and radically face-lift not only all production buildings but cultural and welfare facilities so that what is standing today may be in sharp contrast to those built in the past from the viewpoint and stand of building a new plant from scratch.
He called for building not only welfare and service facilities such as Kangsong Health Complex but also hostel, nursery and kindergarten at the highest level.
He stressed the need to build well a scientific and technological disseminating room where not only scientists and technicians but workers can acquire wide-ranging science and technology so as to make the flames of the mass technological innovation movement rage at the plant.
“It is of particular importance to successfully design and construct structures if the January 18 General Machinery Plant is to be built as a structure of lasting value which will remain impeccable even in the distant future.”
The Marshal promised that he would send the plant a prestigious national design group and powerful construction force of the People’s Army.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Ryom Chol Song, Yun Tong Hyon, Hong Yong Chil and Ma Won Chun.