Independence in economic construction boosted in DPRK


News Desk

The Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which was held in May 2016, underlined the need to concentrate all efforts on promoting the independence and Juche character of the national economy.

This assignment reflects the firm determination of the WPK to make the people well-off by making a breakthrough in the revitalization of the overall economy.

Over the past five years, the DPRK equipped itself with an all-round and comprehensive economic structure capable of guaranteeing economic development and satisfying the material demands in the people’s living by dint of domestic production and constantly undated and perfected it.

The metallurgical industry increased iron and steel output by taking steps for a steady supply of raw materials, fuel and power to such giant producers as Kim Chaek and Hwanghae iron and steel complexes.

The chemical and machine-building industries made strenuous efforts to put equipment and production processes on a Juche-oriented and modern basis and remarkable achievements were also made in coal and mineral production and rail transport.

In this course the Koreans built the Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory and various kinds of farm machines like 80hp tractor, wind turbines and fishing boats of Hwanggumhae family and developed a six-axle AC electric locomotive.

They also carried out the projects for developing railway designs and construction technologies and a technology of improving the quality of coal crushing ball and key projects in the hi-tech field.

Recycling proceeded briskly all across the country as a major dynamic of economic development.

Achievements were also made in the efforts to attain self-sufficiency in food.

The agricultural sector introduced advanced high-yield farming methods to achieve success despite unfavourable weather conditions last year.

Mountainous areas also increased grain output by giving precedence to the introduction of good strains of crops and innovating cultivation methods so that land could be utilized as efficiently as possible.

What is noteworthy is that the South Hwanghae provincial waterway, a large-scale irrigation network, was completed this year, to provide sufficient irrigation water to the vast tracts of west coastal granary, thereby laying a firm foundation for increasing grain production.

The country pushed the construction of power plants according to a long-term plan in the direction of giving definite precedence to energy production over economic growth.

It finished the Phalhyang dam for the Orangchon Power Station and constructed many minor hydropower stations including the Munchon Army-People Power Station.

Pyongyang built large solar power generating capacity as scores of units established a system-parallel power generation system and many other units and families introduced an independent solar power generation system.

Over ten units in the city including the Taesong Vegetable Cooperative Farm and Tudan Duck Farm set up an electricity generating system based on rice chaff or methane gasification to greatly benefit from it.


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