PPJ Vists Parts of the Rice Basket

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju tours an agricultural cooperative (Photo: Rodong Sinmun)

DPRK state media reported on August 25 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) conducted on-site inspections of Kulloja Cooperative Farm in Sinch’o’n County. Ch’imch’o’n Cooperative Farm in Hwangju County, U’nha Cooperative Farm in Onch’o’n County and some other agricultural production units and research institutes throughout North and South Hwanghae and Namp’o.

PPJ toured “farms, construction sites and experimental plots” and learend “about damage by natural disaster and crop growth.”  He underscored “the need to actively introduce scientific farming methods, raise the quality level of the construction projects and step up the research into the rice strains of salt resistance for tideland-turned-rice fields and the introduction thereof.”

Consultative meetings were convened.  They “reviewed the successes and faults in carrying out the goals of the five-year strategy for national economic development” and “discussed immediate and long-term plans and measures for implementing the Party’s policies for the agricultural field.”

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