|calendar>>January 22. 2012 Juch 101|
Enlarged Plenary Meeting of Cabinet Held in DPRK
|Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- An enlarged Cabinet plenary meeting was held.
Present there were Premier Choe Yong Rim and cabinet members.
Attending the meeting as observers were senior officials of the organizations under direct control of the Cabinet, directors of management bureaus, chairpersons of provincial, city and county people's committees, chairpersons of provincial rural economy committees, chairpersons of provincial planning committees, directors of provincial foodstuff and daily necessities management bureaus and managers of major factories and enterprises.
Prior to the meeting, the participants paid silent tribute to the memory of leader Kim Jong Il.
The meeting reviewed the fulfillment of last year's national economic plan and discussed how to implement the decision of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, joint calls of the WPK Central Committee and the Central Military Commission and the militant task put forward in the joint New Year editorial.
Vice-Premier Ro Tu Chol made a report to be followed by speeches.
The enlarged meeting set it as a priority task for this year to direct efforts into developing light industry and agriculture to improve the people's livelihood and successfully carrying out the WPK's prosperity-oriented strategy in the pilot domains and basic industries of the national economy upholding the flames of South Hamgyong Province. It also indicated the tasks and ways for it.
Also discussed was an issue of raising higher the flames of great innovation of South Hamgyong Province in the light industrial and agricultural fields.
The meeting mentioned the need to produce quality consumer goods favored by the people in the field of light industry and effect a decisive turn in development of local industry this year marking the 50th anniversary of the historic Changsong joint conference.
It also stressed the need for ministries and national institutions to help Changsong County in its industrial development.
Also discussed at the meeting were such issues as fulfilling the assignments for grain production for 2012 both in lowland and mountainous areas, making the best use of modern stockbreeding and poultry bases and large fruit and fish farms as well as the tasks for ministries and national institutions to preferentially supply materials, equipment and electricity to farming processes.
The meeting drew attention to the tasks for the industrial fields of electric power, coal, metal, railways and machine and construction and building materials, etc.
The meeting tabled the tasks for all ministries, national institutions and provincial people's committees to lay their own scientific and technological foundations for stepping up the work for turning the economy into one based on technology in a forward-looking manner as required by the industrial revolution in the new century.
It also discussed the tasks for the fields of education, literature and art, public health, sports, capital construction, land management and urban management.
The meeting stressed the need for all economic officials to preserve the socialist principle and ensure profitability in economic management, operate and manage the economic work on the basis of detailed calculation and science as well as the need for ministries, national institutions and industrial establishments to set up strict order regarding planning, financial dealings and administration.
Relevant decisions were made at the meeting.
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