Pyongyang, May 4 (KCNA) — The 20th national festival of science and technology was opened. It was preceded by local festivals.
Present there were tens of thousands of scientists and technicians and working people from at least 4,100 units across the country.
Entries into the national festival are more than 430 valuable brief treatises, diagrams, CDs, etc. on scientific research achievements and technical innovations which were highly appreciated at local festivals.
The festival will be divided into 17 panels including basic and ultra-modern, cultivation and breeding of crops, electricity, metal, mining, railways and light industry. They will involve public presentations and diagram exhibitions and so on. A seminar on the latest scientific and technological achievements will also take place during the festival.
An opening ceremony of the festival took place at Kim Chaek University of Technology on Tuesday.
Present there were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet, Kim Yong Jin, minister of Education, Pyon Yong Rip, president of the Academy of Sciences, and others.
The opening ceremony was followed by the seminar.
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