|calendar>>October 25. 2012 Juch 101
National Software Contest and Exhibition Closes
| Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- The 23rd national software contest and exhibition closed with due ceremony at the Three-Revolution Exhibition here on Thursday. They opened on Oct. 18.
The contest and exhibition are divided into a contest in English-Korean and Chinese-Korean translation programs and anti-virus programs, exhibitions of computer-aided paintings presented by ministries and national institutions and industrial establishments, software display and circulation of products.
Kim Il Sung University and the Pyongyang Information Technology Bureau placed first in the contest in English-Korean and Chinese-Korean translation programs.
The Ministry of Land and Marine Transport bagged special prize while the State Academy of Sciences, the Foreign Trade Bank, the State Commission for Quality Management, the Hydro-Meteorological Service, the Ministry of Public Health and the State Planning Commission came first in the exhibition of computer-aided paintings presented by ministries and national institutions. The Rakwon Machine Complex, the Pyongyang City Committee for Science and Technology and the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex placed first in the exhibition of those paintings presented by industrial establishments.
Video meeting system "Rakwon", the financial IC card accounting system, the combined automation system of the Sunchon Chemical Complex and four other programs won special prize and 200 programs including the combined control system of the Central Tree Nursery came first in the software display and circulation of products.
20 programs including a program jointly developed by the Pyongyang Kwangmyong Information Technology Company and the Mathematics Institute of the State Academy of Sciences were highly estimated in the field of distribution of software.
Pyongyang City and South Phyongan Province took the first place in provincial standing in the contest and exhibition.
Present at the closing ceremony were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Yong Jin, vice-premier of the Cabinet, Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission, Jang Chol, president of the State Academy of Sciences, officials concerned and program developers.
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