Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) — The Hamhung disabled soldiers plastic daily necessaries factory is a noted economic player in the DPRK.
The factory situated in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, specializes in the production of over 150 kinds of plastic daily necessaries such as vinyl sheet, raincoat, vinyl bag and toys.
The workers of the factory have contributed to the improvement of the standard of people’s living by increasing production in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance despite economic difficulties in recent years.
Its predecessor was the ironware producers cooperative made up of 15 disabled soldiers which was established in may, 1953 during the Fatherland Liberation War. It developed to be a factory specializing in the production of poly vinyl chloride goods early in the 1960s.
This factory has turned into a plastic daily necessaries producer equipped with hundreds of modern equipment including catapult and printing machine.
The President Kim Il Sung showed particular concern for the factory. While visiting the factory in June, 1967, Kim Il Sung praised the disabled soldiers for producing well-designed daily necessaries and supplying them to people and made sure that state care was shown for them and better working conditions provided to them.
There is every condition in the factory for the disabled soldiers to do worthwhile work for themselves and society.
The factory has a poly clinic and sanatorium where able doctors take special care of health of its employees. The disabled soldiers are given tonic worth hundreds of won free of charge every year and it is compulsory for each of them to spend 30 days every year either at rest homes or sanatoria.
The factory has so far made more than 200 inventions of national value and new technical and innovation proposals and introduced them into production, thus greatly contributing to boosting the output and improving the quality of products.
It was visited by more than 12,000 foreigners including heads of political parties and state of various countries.
During his visit to the factory in September the great leader Kim Jong Il highly praised its workers for the successes achieved in the revolutionary spirit of soldiers during the periods of the “arduous march” and the forced march and showed warm loving care for them.
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