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Enlarged Plenary Meeting of DPRK Cabinet Held

Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) — An enlarged plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet was held.

Premier Pak Pong Ju and members of the Cabinet attended the meeting.

Vice-ministers of various ministries, chiefs of the institutions directly under the authority of the Cabinet, chairpersons of the provincial, city and county people’s committees, chairpersons of the provincial agricultural management committees and managers of major factories and enterprises were also present there as observers.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of the tasks set forth by the joint editorial for this year and the fulfillment of national economy plan for the first half of the year and discussed measures to be taken to thoroughly implement the militant tasks laid down in the joint slogans set forth by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK.

Pak Pong Ju made a report which was followed by speeches by the ministers of Agriculture, Electricity and Coal Industries and Railways, the manager of the Musan Mining Complex and other officials.

They said that not a few achievements have been made in the work to implement the economic tasks of the WPK. In hearty response to the militant call of the WPK all the people of the country have turned out in a dynamic drive to aid the farms materially and with manpower and many factories and enterprises have registered great successes through energetic endeavors to honor their national economy plans for the first six months of the year. Ministries, national institutions and complexes and all provinces have overfulfilled their plans for the national budgetary revenue and their assignments for the local budgetary revenue.

The meeting specified the tasks to be fulfilled by different sectors to thoroughly implement the militant tasks set forth in the joint slogans, demonstrate the might of the servicepersons and people single-mindedly united around the headquarters of the revolution, effect a great innovation and surge in the revolution and construction and thus bring about a drastic turn in economic construction and in the improvement of the standard of the people’s living.

The meeting also took measures for doing farming well to attain the goal of grain production this year without fail and proposed a series of tasks to be carried out to develop electricity, coal and metal industries and railway transport, key fronts of economic construction.

It also laid down tasks to be fulfilled to effect a fresh surge in machine building, mining, building materials and chemical industries and timber industry.

Concrete tasks for improving the standard of the people’s living laid down by the meeting called for updating light industry factories including a bicycle assembly factory with a big production capacity, boosting the production of mass consumption goods including silk, completing the construction of dwelling houses for tens of thousands of families and putting the supply of spring water to the inhabitants on a normal track before the 60th anniversary of the WPK, etc.

Concrete ways to carry out the economic tasks were discussed at the meeting.

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