Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission (NDC) and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the newly-built Ryugyong Pickle Factory.
The factory is a modern pickle production base built under the loving care of Kim Jong Un.
He settled all the problems arising in the construction of the factory, noting that it was needed to build a modern pickle factory with large capacity whose industrialization is put on a higher level in order to supply Pyongyang citizens with tasty pickles on a normal basis in all seasons, and named it "Ryugyong Pickle Factory".
True to his noble intention, officials, scientists, technicians and builders built in the suburbs of Pyongyang the factory with a total floor space of more than 15 660 square meters that is capable of producing over 4 200 tons of pickles a year.
Kim Jong Un went round different parts of the factory to learn in detail about the technical specifications of its production processes and equipment.
Noting that the production processes of whole cabbage kimchi, hot pickles of chopped radishes and pickling are furnished with modern equipment designed by our scientists and technicians and manufactured by our own efforts, he gave a high appreciation of the fact that many successes were made in implementing the Party's policy of locally producing whatever necessary.
It is the Party's intention to build the Ryugyong Pickle Factory into an icon and standard unit for the country's industrial production of kimchi, he said, giving instructions for its materialization.
He stressed the need to build a modern pickle factory in each province on the basis of the experience gained from the construction of the Ryugyong Pickle Factory.
Kimchi is one of the Korean nation's most favorite traditional dishes and it is well-known as one of the world's five health foods, he said, urging the factory to make it more delicious than that produced by individual households and thus make it a favorite dish of the citizens and the best food in the world.
He expressed his conviction that the officials and employees of the factory would produce various kinds of fresh pickles with high nutritive value and peculiar taste to supply to the public catering establishments in the city of Pyongyang and its citizens and thus make positive contribution to the improvement of people's diet.
Accompanying him were Vice-Chairman O Su Yong, Department Director An Jong Su and vice department directors Jo Yong Won and Sin Man Gyun of the WPK Central Committee and Ma Won Chun, director of the Designing Department of the NDC.