Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Samchon Catfish Farm.
The farm has successfully turned into a world-level large-scale fish farm put on a Juche, scientific, intensive and industrial basis at the highest level.
Kim Jong Un looked round the newly arranged room for education in the revolutionary history and room dedicated to the history of the farm.
Noting the farm is one of the legacies bequeathed by leader Kim Jong Il for the people and service personnel, he said that its officials and employees should work hard to keep the fish breeding going at a high rate as it is an important work not only to preserve the high prestige of Kim Jong Il but also to translate his lifetime wish into a reality.
Going round various places of the farm including sci-tech room, combined control room, breed-fish ground, hatchery, fattening ground and freezing storage, he learnt in detail about the progress made in fish breeding and modernization.
It will be possible to accelerate the development of the country's catfish breeding if websites are set up in computers at the sci-tech room to help employees browse and grasp advanced catfish-breeding methods and catfish farms exchange successes and experience each other, he said.
Scrutinizing the performance of an automatic feeding machine manufactured by scientists and technicians of the State Academy of Sciences with their concerted efforts, he said it was well made and he likes it as it was modernly made with recourse to indigenous brain power, technology and equipment.
Being pleased to see only two employees of the farm manage 16 big ponds housing more than 10 000 catfishes, he praised it as a manpower-saving farm wanted by the Party.
He was satisfied to see swarms of big catfishes in each pond and frozen catfishes piled up at the freezing storage.
It is a great success that the Samchon Catfish Farm was modernly built in the country's famous hot spring area suitable for breeding warm water catfish to make it possible to annually breed more than 3 000 tons of catfish, he said.
He gave important instructions for managing and operating the farm, saying its officials and employees should set a higher goal and work hard to attain it as the farm has been transformed into an icon catfish farm.
And he gave special thanks in the name of the KPA Supreme Commander to the soldier-builders who turned the farm into a model and standard in pisciculture and a proud edifice in the era of Songun, as intended by the Party, and thus realized the desire of Kim Jong Il and enhanced his prestige.
Noting the Party reposes high expectations on the farm, he expressed belief that its officials and employees would take the lead in implementing the Party policies.
Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So, So Hong Chan, Kim Yong Su and Jo Yong Won.