Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the newly-built Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory.
He was briefed on the factory before a map showing the bird's eye view of it.
The factory, with a total floor space of 27 920 square meters and a yearly production capacity of 4 000 tons, consists of potato farina production building, processed potato production building, 20 000 ton-level potato storage, auxiliary building and workers' hostel.
Going round combined control room, potato farina workshop, products show room, cultural and welfare establishments, sci-tech learning space, potato storage and other parts of the factory, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un acquainted himself in detail with its construction and production.
He noted that the farina production process, ranging from raw material feeding, husking, washing, selecting, piece cutting, hot water handling, cooling, boiling, drying and milling to packing, has been highly automated and streamlined and its modernization level is very high.
He said that more equipment and facilities of various kinds for the production of processed potato should be installed additionally at the factory to turn out in a larger quantity such processed potato products as nutritive rice, slice fry, twist, noodle and Udong as well as farina and thus make them known to the whole country as special products of Samjiyon County.
He set forth the tasks for the management and operation of the factory, urging it to fully play its role as a factory giving substantial benefit to the people by putting its production on a normal track and turning out much more processed potato products.
Saying that visitors to the revolutionary battlefields in Ryanggang and other people would be glad to see processed potato products being turned out at the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory, he highly appreciated the feats of the builders, scientists and technicians who contributed to building the factory wonderfully.
It is a rare and nice factory flawless in all aspects and a model factory in our country's potato processing industry, he said, adding that it would have been better to build this modern farina factory before long ago and show it to leader Kim Jong II.
The Supreme Leader expressed expectation and belief that the officials and employees of the factory would fully discharge their honourable duty, and had a photo session with them.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Kim Yong Su, department director of the WPK Central Committee, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK, and Kim Ung Chol and Ma Won Chun, directors of the State Affairs Commission.