Hero pump Ragwon 1

Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) — In the DPRK, the decades of socialist construction spurred on by the Chollima movement have produced many machines of particular merit.

An example is a mammoth pump Ragwon 1, a product of self-reliance manufactured by the workers at the Ragwon Machine Complex on the sheer debris after the Korean War (June 1950-july 1953).

The first of its kind ever produced in Korea, it carried out the first pumping for the commissioning of the Kiyang irrigation project. It has ever since for forty years pumped out 1.12 billion tons of water, irrigating scores of thousands of hectares of fields and providing industrial and drinking water in four counties in South Phyongan Province and six districts in Nampho city.

The Kiyang irrigation company has kept the pump at full capacity by replacing its impellers with steel ones and adopting some 100 items of technical improvement.

With a brilliant record on the chollima movement, it still maintains its integrity on the second Chollima movement.

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