According to Yonhap News “North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen inspecting military units for the past week and instead has been making field guidance tours of non-military sectors in an apparent move to resuscitate the country’s moribund economy and show he cares about the livelihoods of ordinary people.”
According to KCNA:
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, gave field guidance to the Sinhung Machine Plant.
He looked round the remodeled room for education in the revolutionary history at the plant.
He stressed the need for the plant to conduct more efficient education in the immortal leadership feats of President
Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il through the room so that its workers can carry out with loyalty the Party’s plan for building an economic power with production of machines as pioneers and scouts in building the economic power, always cherishing the noble intention of the great leaders who had shown loving care for them.
Then he went round assembly, processing and forging shops and other parts of the plant to learn in detail about the development and production of new products.
He expressed pleasure over the fact that its officials and workers have made big strides in a drive to produce new kinds of high-performance machines as required by the Party.
Urging the plant to strive for developing more multi-functional machines of various kinds on the basis of its already-registered successes, he said what is important for the development of the country’s machine-building industry is to thoroughly reject dogmatism and adhere to the stand of Juche.
The plant should keep the production going at a high rate to satisfy the needs of various economic sectors for machines, fulfilling the assigned plan without fail and breaking the world level in the quality of products, he stressed.
The plant has a very important role to play in building an economic power, he said, setting forth the tasks for updating it to meet the needs of the age of knowledge-based economy and a highly civilized socialist nation so that it can lead the country’s machine building industry.
He expressed belief that the workers of the plant would creditably discharge their heavy yet honorable duty by displaying the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude to overcome manifold difficulties and inheriting the indomitable fighting spirit of the preceding generations.
He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, Hong Yong Chil, Kim Chang Gwang, Jong Sung Il and Yun Tong Hyon.