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Choe Ryong Hae Visits Kangwo’n Province

(Photo: KCNA)

DPRK state media reported on September 3 (Monday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited several production units in Kangwo’n Province.

Choe toured the Kangwo’n Provincial Tree Nursery and Wo’nsan Disabled Soldiers’ Bag Factory and “encouraged the working people in their drive to make collective innovation in the production of saplings and quality schoolbags.”  Consultative meetings were held which “discussed the measures for fulfilling the national economic plans this year, the third year for implementing the five-year strategy for national economic development, by mapping out proper business and management strategies and producing and economizing as much as possible.”

Choe Ryong Hae visits So’ngch’o’n Cooperative Farm in Kangwo’n (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Choe Ryong Hae also visited the agricultural science and technology room, cultural hall, worker housing and other parts of the So’ngch’o’n Vegetable Cooperative Farm in Wo’nsan.  He “underscored the need to meticulously organizes the management and operation, increase the per-hectare yield of vegetables by widely introducing the scientific farming method and to make the farmers enjoy the wealthy and highly civilized life and thus glorify its honor as a unit associated with the guidance exploits of the great leaders.”

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