Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) — The Korean people are now vigorously waging the second grand Chollima march for the building of a powerful nation.
This march traces its origin to the Chollima march which was made at the hard time after the war when everything was destroyed.
At that time, the Korean working people rushed forward in the spirit of Chollima, breaking through the trials and difficulties under the wise leadership of the President Kim Il Sung. By doing so, they smashed the imperialists’ sophism that Korea would not be rebuilt in a century and carried out the historical tasks of industrialization in a matter of 14 years, demonstrating the greatness of the country to the world.
The recent situation of Korea was more difficult than in the postwar period.
The imperialists’ moves for isolation and suffocation and years of natural disasters exerted a great effect on the national economy as a whole.
General Secretary Kim Jong Il personally kindled the fire of the second grand Chollima march to break through these severe difficulties as early as possible.
The Korean people are waging a vigorous drive to make this year a year of turning point in building a powerful nation.
Chollima, the stamina of Korea, has spread its wings again to make a leaping progress.
The energetic efforts of the working people are bringing about a steady improvement in different sectors of the national economy.
Industrial output value in the third quarter of this year increased 9 percent as against the same period of last year= electric power 9 percent, pig iron 7 percent, rolled steel 40 percent and machine tools 16 percent.
Monthly assignments higher than last years, were over fulfilled by the Songjin Steel Complex, the February 8 Jikdong Youth United Coal Mine, the Sungri General Motor Works, the Huichon General Machine Tool Plant and other units and local industry factories.
Many minor power stations have been commissioned while the building of large-scale power stations including the Thaechon Power Station is being stepped up.
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