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, visited the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm and Taedonggang Combined Fruit Processing Factory together with Ri Sol Ju.
He looked round the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm.
He said with deep emotion:
“Having come to this farm, I miss great General Kim Jong Il very much. The stanza of a song comes to my mind, that will he visit the farm again when telling him apple tree flowers are in full bloom.”
Commanding a bird’s-eye view of a vast expanse of the fruit farm and modern houses and cultural and welfare facilities nestled at every foot of the hill from the observation deck, he said that they looked like a picturesque socialist land of bliss and an ideal land for people.
The farm could be successfully built as a large-scale fruit production base thanks to the guidance of leader Kim Jong Il who made devoted efforts to provide the people with more fruits, he noted.
He set forth tasks to be fulfilled to boost the fruit production.
Saying that the area under fruit trees created on the farm is vast, he underscored the need to steadily increase the per-hectare yield of fruit in order to decisively boost the fruit production.
He also underlined the need to put the production of fruits on a high scientific, modern and intensive basis by increasing the role of the farm and the fruit research field.
He instructed officials to make sure that the relevant units adequately supply to the farm equipment and materials including machines, herbicides and fertilizers as it is the nation’s important fruit producing base.
Touring the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Processing Factory, he gave an instruction to improve its management.
Looking back on the day when he visited the factory, accompanying Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un said only when the factory keeps its production going at a high rate, is it possible to translate the ardent desire of Kim Jong Il to provide greater quantities of processed fruit to the people into a reality.
He instructed officials to make dynamic endeavors to steadily increase the technical skills of the employees, scrupulously manage equipment and improve technical control, boost the production of a variety of processed fruits and ensure the quality and sanitary safety on the highest level.
He expressed expectation and belief that all employees of the farm and factory would make energetic efforts to implement the ideas of the party and uphold its policies.
He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju, Hwang Pyong So, Ri Jae Il and Choe Hwi.