Phyongchon Kimchi Factory

Pyongyang, July 13 (KCNA) –The Phyongchon Kimchi Factory in Pyongyang is producing various kinds of kimchi including rolled cabbage kimchi, whole cabbage kimchi and cucumber kimchi. They are popular with citizens for their fresh and good taste.

The factory, built in October Juche 81 (1992), produces hundreds of tons of kimchi a year.

More than 20 kinds of kimchi produced there are supplied to Pyongyang citizens all the year round and kimchi made of whole cabbage is exported to China and other countries.

It is one of the kimchi factories constructed in accordance with the plan of President Kim Il Sung to free women from the heavy burden of the household chores.

General Secretary Kim Jong Il, who is always concerned for the improvement of dietary life of the people, instructed officials that the production capacity of kimchi factories should not be reduced though families prepare kimchi by themselves. He added that factory-made kimchi should be provided to those who moved into new houses, married couples who made a home and hostellers.

In an interview with KCNA, Kim Kum Hyong, manager of the factory, said: Kimchi is a traditional food peculiar to the Korean nation. The Korean kimchi was selected as one of the five world-best health foodstuffs recently by a world-authoritative health organ. I, kimchi producer, feel the national pride. I will do my best to produce a large quantity of kimchi and thus promote people’s health.

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