calendar>>December 22. 2009 Juche 98
Year Filled with Miraculous Events
Pyongyang, December 22 (KCNA) -- After the torch of a new revolutionary upsurge was kindled at the Chollima Steel Complex, home to the Chollima (legendary winged horse galloping 400 km a day) movement, in December last year, a lot of stirring events have been recorded in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea this year.

The Wonsan Youth Power Station was put into operation at the beginning of the year to make the Wonsan citizens fully benefit from electricity in their houses, while increasing the country's generating capacity. Factories, buildings and streets of Manpho City, Jagang Province have facelifted themselves to turn the city into a socialist fairyland.

Scientists and technicians succeeded in launching carrier rocket Unha-2 to send artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong-2 into orbit according to the long-range plan of the state for space development.

The Samilpho Specialties Factory, furnished with modern processing and packing equipment, has produced many varieties of foodstuffs with local materials.

Grand evening galas of firecrackers "Fireworks for Great, Prosperous and Powerful Nation", "We Will Emerge Victorious!" and "We Will Go Confidently Following the Great Party!" were held to commemorate the 97th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, May Day and the 64th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea respectively.

The Nyongwon Power Station was built as a monumental edifice of the Songun era and a magnesia clinker production system established on the basis of domestic resources and technology.

Included in this year's tremendous achievements are the success in sturgeon breeding in Sinchang and the reclaimed tideland on Taegye Islet in North Phyongan Province, a nature-remaking project as gigantic as the West Sea Barrage.

The completion of the long-extending Miru Plain waterway project with a gravity-fed irrigation system has made it possible to water some 20,000 hectares of fields in Koksan and Singye areas through its arteries and branches without use of electricity and pumping facilities.

Remarkable achievements have been reported from leading industrial establishments such as the Chollima Steel Complex, Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex, Musan Mining Complex, Ryongsong Machine Complex, Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, Taean Heavy Machine Complex, Anju Area Coal Complex, Jaeryong Mine, Unryul Mine, Namhung Youth Chemical Complex and Rakwon Machine Complex. The production has been revitalized in light industry and agriculture, too.

Ultramodern computer-numerical-controlled machine tools made by Korean technicians and workers themselves have helped update factories producing motorcars, tractors, electric locomotives and excavators. Based on ultramodern science, the country's defence power has been further enhanced to reliably defend the socialist system.

Apartment buildings have appeared in Mansudae Street on the bank of the River Pothong in Pyongyang as a model of housing construction.

The DPRK football team earned a ticket for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to create a great sensation again after 44 years.

The plan of the 150-day campaign was carried out at 112 percent, taking the country as a whole, with the industrial production showing a 1.2-fold increase over the same period of last year and hundreds of units commissioned or updated.

In the first fifty days of the ongoing 100-day campaign, the industrial output of the country was increased 1.3 times that in the same period of last year and many projects completed.

A new speed has been created in the construction of the Huichon Power Station, Paektusan Songun Youth Power Station and 100,000 flats in Pyongyang, the gasification project of the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex and other major projects.

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