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Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone Opened

View of participants at an October 27, 2017 event opening the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone in Kangwo’n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

A ceremony was held on October 27 (Friday) to formally open the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone in Kangwo’n Province.  Development of the stockbreeding area was initially an expansion of pre-existing stock farms whose construction was ordered by Kim Il Sung.  The expansion of the farms was initiated under late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) and began in late 2012 following a visit by former DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim.

View of the speakers’ platform and participants at an October 27, 2017 meeting opening the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone in Kangwo’n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/Korean Central News Agency).

Attending the ceremony was DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman Pak Thae Dok (Pak T’ae-dok), DPRK Vice Premier and Minister of Agriculture Ko In Ho (Ko In-ho), Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee Chairman Pak Jong Nam (Pak Cho’ng-nam), DPRK Cabinet and state institutional officials, cadres of the Kangwo’n WPK Provincial Committee and Kangwo’n Provincial People’s Committee, Korean People’s Army [KPA] service members and representatives of the Construction Shock Brigade #922

View of an abattoir at the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone in Kangwo’n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

A photo collage of the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone which appeared in the October 28, 2017 edition of the WPK Central Committee daily newspaper Rodong Sinmun.

According to Rodong Sinmun, “a modern and scientific livestock big farming base has taken its shape with such structures as thousands of dwelling houses, public buildings and animal sheds which a integrated production system and a veterinary and anti-epizootic system were established, veterinary and anti-epizootic facilities and livestock production processing bases and thus, material and technical foundations have been provided to smoothly carry out the Party’s policy of livestock farming.”

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju delivers a speech during an event on October 27, 2017 opening the Sep’o Stockbreeding Zone in Kangwo’n Province (Photo: Rodong Sinmun/KCNA).

Pak Pong Ju delivered a speech in which he said that “the conversion of Sep’o area into a big livestock farming base which will be greatly helpful to the improvement of the people’s standard of living is another great auspicious event in the era of the WPK in which a long-cherished desire of the Korean people to enjoy a rich and happy life comes true.”

In Pak’s speech stress was placed on “the need to set in a proper way the goal and plan for keeping the production at the livestock farming base on a high level and normal basis so that the Party’s love and benevolence can be reached to the people in actuality.”

Following the speaking program, event participants toured the stockbreeding zone.


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