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DPRK Premier Visits Taean Heavy Machine Complex and Sports Equipment Factory

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju tours the Taean Heavy Machine Complex in Namp'o, South P'yo'ngan Province (Photo: KCNA).

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju tours the Taean Heavy Machine Complex in Namp’o, South P’yo’ngan Province (Photo: KCNA).

DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Monday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited Taean Heavy Machine Complex an the Athletic Apparatus Factory.  He toured the Taean Heavy Machine Complex described by KCNA as “high-spirited with the production of custom built equipment.”

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju is briefed about CNC machines during a factory tour (Photo: KCNA).

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju is briefed about CNC machines during a factory tour (Photo: KCNA).

Pak convened a meeting with the complex’s managers and employees where he “underscored the need for the complex to finish the production of the generating equipment for the Paektusan (Mount Paektu) Hero Youth Power Station #3 within the scheduled day and for the relevant units to make an unconditional supply of raw and other materials for production.”

During a tour of the sports equipment factory, Pak Pong Ju “called for regarding the principle of giving priority to self-development as one’s lifeline, and increasing the proportion of home-made equipment and putting them on a modern basis and completing the project at an early date.”

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