calendar>>February 23. 2009 Juche 98
Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to Musan Ore Mining Complex
Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Musan Ore Mining Complex.

He went round historic relics and data associated with the giant footsteps of President Kim Il Sung.

The Munsan Mine has turned into a leading large iron ore producer under the wise guidance and meticulous care of the President, he said, adding that the undying revolutionary feats of the President will shine long in the history of the country.

He climbed Cholsan Hill and commanded a bird's-eye view of the mine.

Feasting his eyes on the terraced cutting faces and vast mining areas, he was greatly satisfied to learn that the complex has turned into a huge iron ore producer having modern mining equipment.

Dropping in at cutting faces, he acquainted himself with the operation of equipment and production and warmly encouraged the miners performing heroic feats in the dynamic drive to build a great prosperous and powerful nation.

The workers of the complex are working under the unfavorable natural circumstances all the year round but have won one victory after another, always overcoming all difficulties with patriotic enthusiasm, he said, noting that the shining feats performed in this proud course are a powerful demonstration of the great mental power of the Korean workers who cherish the loyalty to the Party and the leader as their unshakable faith.

The complex is performing a very important duty and role in building an economic power, he said, advancing important tasks to be carried out by the complex.

Noting that the Musan Mine which abounds in iron ore and has favorable conditions for mining is a precious asset for building a rich and powerful nation and a treasure of the country, he stressed the need to turn the mine into a worldwide iron ore producer by developing it under a long-term plan.

In order to develop the mine under a long-term plan it is necessary to give priority to prospecting and secure many more reserve mine lots and, at the same time, take concrete measures for cutting based on latest science and technology and dynamically push forward them in a planned manner.

In order to provide iron works with more quality concentrated ores, the complex should continue to thoroughly implement the Party's policy of mass ore cutting and carriage, he said, stressing that to this end it is necessary to complete the technological updating and the project for expanding the capacity such as the installment of large-size rotary crushers in a brief span of time.

He also underlined the need for the complex to increase the rate of operation of excavators, sinker drills, trucks and all other mining machines and transporting equipment so as to keep the production of iron ore going at a high rate.

He called on the complex to introduce new technology to steadily boost the efficiency of all machines and equipment to give fullest play to its huge production potential and live up to the Party's expectation and trust in it.

He stressed that the complex should continue to pay a deep attention to the supply service.

The officials of the complex should increase the supply of non-staple food to the miners who are devoting themselves to the Party and the revolution, always bearing in mind the President's teaching that supply service precisely means a political work, and provide them with better living conditions including dwelling houses, he noted.

He expressed the expectation and belief that the workers of the complex would perform their duty as part of the working class in the future, too as befitting a vanguard unit which has taken the lead in carrying out the cause of the Party and thus display the heroic stamina and mettle to win sure victory once again in the general offensive to open the gate to a thriving nation.

He was accompanied by Hong Sok Hyong, chief secretary of the North Hamgyong Provincial Committee of the WPK, Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the C.C., the WPK, and Pak Nam Gi and Jang Song Thaek, department directors of the C.C., the WPK.

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