Pyongyang, July 22 (KCNA) — Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field guidance to the new saltern in Wonsan Bay which has put its production on a normal footing.
He was greeted on the spot by Ko Jong Dok, chairman of the Kangwon Provincial People’s Committee, Pak Jong Nam, secretary of the Kangwon Provincial Committee of the WPK, and senior officials of the province and the saltern.
He mounted a gazebo from which he commanded a-bird’s-eye-view of the saltern and learned in detail about its construction and production.
Feasting his eyes on a vast expanse of salt fields, the salt refining shop and other production buildings and cosy dwelling houses and cultural facilities standing in lines at the foot of a mountain, he noted with great satisfaction that such a gigantic project completed by the province by itself was a great success.
He extended thanks to all the builders and their helpers who have done a lot of work for the prosperity and development of the country without being known to others.
He highly appreciated the popular work style displayed by the party and power organs in the province including the provincial party committee and the provincial people’s committee and working people’s organizations, saying that he was pleased with fact that they have done good things for the people by actively mobilizing the masses in the spirit of devoted service to them.
He praised the officials, workers and technicians of the saltern for keeping the production going at a high rate by fully displaying creative wisdom and strengthening cooperation.
Today when the country is humming with creation and changes under the banner of Songun all the people are steadily increasing the wealth for the eternal prosperity of the nation and the happiness of the generations to come with persevering will even under the difficult situation where they are pressed for everything, he noted, adding that the Korean revolution is winning victory after victory and the cause of building a great prosperous powerful nation is bound to be accomplished with flying colors thanks to the inexhaustible strength of the people all out in the sacred struggle to usher in a new era of history.
The experience Kangwon Province has gained in the course of successfully building a modern large saltern and massproducing good quality refined salt proves that one can successfully undertake any difficult task if one works tenaciously with faith and fighting spirit that one can do anything if one has a will, he said, calling on all fields and units to make a new leaping advance in the building of a great prosperous powerful nation by giving fuller play to the spirit of devotedly implementing the Party’s policies.
He set forth tasks which would serve as guidelines in putting the management of salt fields on a scientific and technological basis and steadily increasing the production.
He was accompanied by Ri Jae Il, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Hwang Pyong So, vice department director of its Central Committee.
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