Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the January 18 General Machinery Plant whose all production processes have been modernized and cultured practice in production and life established at the highest level.
Enjoying a panoramic view of the plant, he said it has been face-lifted so freshly that one can hardly find traces of its past. New visitors to the plant will take it for a rest home, he added with a smile on his face.
He went round the revolutionary museum and the room dedicated to the history of the plant.
Saying that they were well built to display historic data and relics, he stressed the need to effectively conduct among the employees of the plant the education in the exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and the Party for it.
He toured different parts of the plant to learn in detail about its modernization and production.
The plant has been turned in keeping with the trend of the development of industry in the 21st century as it possessed enough modern equipment and established a flexible manufacturing system, made up of NC machine tools, robots, unmanned material carrier, automatic storehouse, etc., with domestic design, technology and efforts, he noted, saying: The plant has been put on a scientific, IT, automated and unmanned basis at a high level, making it possible to remarkably raise the production with less manpower and further improve the quality of products.
He urged the plant to continue directing big efforts to the work for overfulfilling the production plan on all indices by keeping the production going at a high rate, steadily developing the employees' technical knowledge and skills, improving the supply service, taking good care of equipment and keeping the inside and outside of the plant neat and tidy.
The plant has been successfully remodeled to meet the needs of the age of knowledge-based economy and a highly-civilized socialist nation at the time when exemplary and standard units for modernization appear at industrial establishments, rural community and other fields of the country, he said, adding: This provided a springboard for further developing the nation's machine-building industry, a standard for its modernization.
Saying that to update the industrial establishments is not a mere economic and technical work but an important work to translate into reality the noble intention of the great leaders and thoroughly implement the Party's policy, he ardently called for making the flame of modernization drive kindled at the plant rage furiously throughout all sectors and units.
He had a photo session with officials and employees of the plant.