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Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to Taedonggang Terrapin Farm

Pyongyang, October 13 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, provided field guidance to the newly-built Taedonggang Terrapin Farm.

He was greeted on the spot by Ri Myong Su, minister of People's Security, Ri Pyong Sam, director of the Political Bureau of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces (KPISF), and others.

After being briefed on the farm before a large map showing its panoramic view, leader Kim Jong Il toured a general control room, internal and external terrapin ponds and other parts of the farm to acquaint himself in detail with its construction and terrapin cultivation there.

Feasting his eyes on the full scene of the neatly spruced farm like a park and every well-balanced pond teeming with terrapins, he expressed great satisfaction over the fact that solider-builders built in the revolutionary solider spirit this modern base for raising terrapins on the highest level of quality to win the admiration of even posterity.

Being told that it is possible to breed terrapin as big as over 0.5 kilograms in a matter of one year though it would generally take 4 or 5 years to raise mother terrapin in natural ecological environment, he said: This farm proved in practice that the word "impossible" is not to be found in the Korean vocabulary.

The farm is not only situated in good place to grow terrapin but equipped with the latest facilities, he said, adding it is a farm desired by the WPK, a socialist asset that can bring substantial benefit to the people.

The devoted efforts by the soldier-builders helped mass-produce rare-to-be-seen terrapins, he said, repeatedly lauding the merits of them, reliable defender and creator of the people's happiness, and giving thanks to them.

He advanced the tasks facing the farm.

He said:

The terrapin dishes are now served by only a delicacy restaurant under Okryu Restaurant. Such dishes should be served in other restaurants in Pyongyang including Chongryu Restaurant, too. This is what the WPK desires.

The farm should turn out 25 000 terrapins in the next year and then more than 100 000 terrapins annually in 2 or 3 years with reliance on its present production foundations.

It should also raise bullfrog as well as terrapin and tropical goldfish.

It would be desirable to produce handicrafts with terrapin shells.

Kim Jong Il expressed expectation and belief that officials and employees of the farm would discharge their honorable mission and duty as a servant for the people.

He was accompanied by Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the WPK Central Committee, Jang Song Thaek, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, and vice-chairman of the NDC, Pak To Chun and Thae Jong Su, alternate members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the C.C., the WPK, Mun Kyong Dok, chief secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK who doubles as alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK, and Ri Ryong Ha and Pak Pong Ju, first vice department directors of the C.C., the WPK.

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