Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) — Huichon in Jagang Province is not a big city in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. But it has been famous for the mother factory of the machine- tool building industry in the country.
Over the last 50-odd years since its foundation the Huichon Machine-Tool Factory has developed to be a leading machine-tool building base, making a positive contribution to modernizing the technical equipment of different sectors of the national economy.
It, the mother factory of the county’s engineering industry, has all machine-building processes including milling machine workshop and lathe-assembling workshop and manufactures latest machine-tools. Its history is associated with the leadership exploits of the peerlessly great men, President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
The President went to Huichon in March Juche 40 (1951) when the Fatherland Liberation War (June 1950-July 1953) was at its height to choose the site of the factory and solve the problems arising in its construction.
He visited the construction site again in February Juche 42 (1953) and indicated the orientation and ways of construction in detail and instructed officials that it should be built in a perspective way to suit the mother factory of the engineering industry after the victory in the war.
Under his great care, the workers of the factory succeeded in making the first lathe by their own technology and efforts after the war. They, on the basis of the experience, turned out more than 10,000 machine tools of various kinds in a year in the early 1970s.
Leader Kim Jong Il visited the factory in June Juche 87 (1998) and highly appreciated the workers there, saying that they, who were keenly aware of its mission, were firmly defending socialism. In October that year, he called at the factory again and saw highly efficient and quality machine tools made by them with great satisfaction.
The workers of the factory are registering signal successes in production every day, bearing deep in mind the immortal feats performed by the great leaders in the development of the machine-building industry.
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