Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) — The fourth session of the 11th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Tuesday.
Deputies to the SPA were present there.
Officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions and those in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and the press attended the session as observers.
The platform was taken by Kim Yong Nam, Jo Myong Rok, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Yong Chun, Jon Pyong Ho, Ri Yong Mu, Yang Hyong Sop, Choe Yong Rim, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party Kim Yong Dae, Chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party Ryu Mi Yong and members of the SPA Presidium, and Chief Vice-Chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan Ho Jong Man.
The chairman and vice-chairmen of the SPA took their seats.
Chairman Choe Thae Bok made an opening address.
Following agenda items were discussed at the session:
1. On the review of the work of the DPRK Cabinet in Juche 94 (2005) and its tasks for Juche 95 (2006).
2. On the results of the implementation of the state budget of the DPRK for Juche 94 (2005) and its state budget for Juche 95 (2006).
3. On stepping up the development of science and technology to give strong impetus to the building of a great prosperous powerful nation.
Deputy to SPA Pak Pong Ju, premier of the Cabinet, made a report on the first agenda item.
A report on the second one was made by Deputy to SPA and Vice-Premier Ro Tu Chol.
Speakers expressed full support and approval of the reports made on the first and second agenda items, noting that the work of the Cabinet and the results of the implementation of the state budget last year were properly reviewed and clear-cut tasks for this year were set forth so as to bring about a fresh surge in building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation with the might of Songun and that the state budget was shaped in such a correct manner as to effect a significant turn in the economic construction and in the improvement of the standard of the people’s living.
A decision of the DPRK SPA “On approving the report on the work of the Cabinet of the DPRK and the results of the implementation of the state budget for Juche 94 (2005)” and an ordinance of the DPRK SPA “On the state budget of the DPRK for Juche 95 (2006)” were adopted with the unanimous approval of the deputies.
Deputy Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the WPK Central Committee, made a report on the third agenda item.
Speakers on this item stressed the need to intensify the scientific and technical revolutions as required by principles of the IT age in the new century under the banner of Songun so as to bring about a big leap forward in the development of the nation’s science and technology and provide a firm scientific and technological guarantee for the building of a great prosperous powerful nation.
A decision of the DPRK SPA “On stepping up the development of science and technology to give strong impetus to the building of a great prosperous powerful nation” was adopted with the unanimous approval of the deputies.
Choe Thae Bok made a closing address.
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