Kim Jong Un, Chairman 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, paid a visit to the new Pyongyang Sports Equipment and Materials Factory.
He was accompanied by senior officials including Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee.
He had proposed newly rebuilding the Pyongyang Sports Equipment Factory established in April 1959 in line with the demands of the new century, designated the site of the factory and oversaw its layout. And he also sent a powerful construction force and named the factory Pyongyang Sports Equipment and Materials Factory in January when the project was nearing completion.
Thanks to the dynamic efforts of the soldier builders and officials of the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports, a modern sports equipment and materials factory has sprung up covering an area of 9 980 square metres in Chongchun Street’s sports village, and it has gone into full operation. After looking round the hall dedicated to the factory’s history, he made the rounds of the factory to inquire about details of construction, production and kinds and quality of the products.
The factory has provided itself with a rational and full set of modern facilities to meet its characteristics as a producer of a variety of sports equipment and materials in great demand among professionals, students and working people, he said, adding that the high-level introduction of modern and informational instruments to production and business activities helps turn out a host of equipment and materials more than ever before.
He was so happy to see the storehouses filled with footballs, volleyballs and basketballs—despite the short span of time since it started production.
He specified tasks to be tackled by the factory such as concentration on increasing the kinds of Taesongsan-brand products and putting production on track and expanding it. And he gave an instruction on inaugurating the factory.