Pyongyang, August 3 (KCNA) — A meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il’s famous work “On the Further Development of Science and Technology” was held at the People’s Palace of Culture Tuesday.
Kim Jong Il in his work said that the main task facing the scientific and technological field is to settle the issues of raw material, fuel and power, solve the scientific and technological issues arising in updating machines and other equipment and explore new scientific and technological fields under a long-term plan.
Pyon Yong Rip, president of the Academy of Sciences, in a report said that Kim Jong Il’s famous work serves as a great encyclopedic programme which comprehensively deals with Juche-based scientific ideas, theories and methods and a theoretical and practical weapon which should always be held fast to in thoroughly implementing the Workers’ Party of Korea’s policy on science and technology.
The reporter recalled that Kim Jong Il indicated the ways of rapidly developing the information technology and stepping up the modernization and informationalization of the national economy on the basis of the latest science and technology and made sure that the electronic information research bases and major scientific and technological fields were equipped with up-to-date facilities even during the period of the “Arduous March,” the forced march.
Recalling that the DPRK successfully put satellite Kwangmyongsong No. 1, a complex of modern science and technology, into orbit at one go by its efforts and with indigenous technology, he stressed that this was an event to be specially recorded in its history as it demonstrated the dignity and power of Kim Il Sung’s nation, Songun Korea, to the world.
He called upon all the scientists and technicians to turn out as one to bring about a new turn in the development of science and technology, true to the intention of the WPK, plan bold and ambitious scientific and technological work and dynamically push forward it till its completion in the spirit of the revolutionary soldier spirit, and overcome difficulties on their own efforts.
Present at the meeting were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the WPK Central Committee, Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet, and others.
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