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Kim Jong Il Inspects Expanded Taedonggang Fruit Farm
Pyongyang, June 6 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm which underwent expansion of its capacity.

He was greeted on the spot by Ju Sang Song, member of the DPRK NDC and minister of People's Security, Ri Pyong Sam, director of the Political Bureau of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, and other commanding officers of the ministry and leading officials of the farm.

After being briefed on the farm before a map showing its panoramic view, he went round various places of the farm for hours to acquaint himself in detail with the expansion of its capacity.

It is laudable success that the soldier-builders completed the gigantic project of expanding capacity of the farm five times as much as the previous one in a matter of months despite biting cold, he said, highly estimating their feats.

Going round several places of the orchard, he said that the farm built on the highest level is another spectacular scenery representing the Songun era. He noted with great joy that now it has become possible to bring into reality the desire of President Kim Il Sung who was always considerate of supplying people with more fruits.

The construction of such large-scale fruit farm as the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm is a great project which can be carried out only under Korean-style socialist system based on collectivism, he said, noting with pride that really great is the mental power of the army and people of the DPRK united in single mind around the party and the leader.

The combined fruit farm is a great asset suited to the needs of the new century, he said, adding that the country is taking on fresh looks as the days go by amid a great drive sweeping across the country. He stressed that this eye-opening change heralds the bright future of a thriving nation to emerge before long.

Going round a fruit storehouse equipped with the latest facilities and the modern dried apple slices factory whose processes ranging from washing, cutting, drying and packing are all streamlined, he expressed great satisfaction with their successful construction as required by the era of knowledge-based economy.

The farm is a model one of great significance in not only supplying people with fruits but also developing the fruit farming of the country in a modern way, he said, setting forth highly important tasks to be fulfilled by the farm.

He said that developing the fruit farming is a worthwhile work of adding shine to the undying exploits of Kim Il Sung, who devoted his all to the improvement of the standard of people's living, and translating into reality his idea of believing in the people as in Heaven.

In order to supply people with fruits produced at the farm without any waste, it is important to properly organize manpower to pick apples in time in right season, he said, underlining the need to pay deep attention to preserving fruits and steadily improving fruit processing.

He repeatedly appreciated great feats performed by the soldier-builders of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces in their sacred struggle for the prosperity of the country and had a photo session with them.

He was accompanied by Department Directors Kim Kyong Hui and Jang Song Thaek and First Vice Department Director Ri Jae Il of the Central Committee of the WPK.

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