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Kim Jong Un Inspects February 20 Factory of KPA
Pyongyang, May 16 (KCNA) -- Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), visited the February 20 Factory of the KPA.

This factory has a total floor space of 109,000 square meters. It is a comprehensive foodstuff processing base capable of producing varieties of foodstuff including soy, bean paste, seasoning, table oil, butter and confectionary and processing cereals at the same time.

Kim Jong Un was briefed on the monument to the on-the-spot instructions of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il standing at the entrance to the factory before looking round the room devoted to the education in revolutionary relics and the room dedicated to its history.

He said this factory was associated with a lot of immortal leadership feats of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

He highly appreciated successes registered by the party members and workers of the factory in the past.

He learned in detail about production at the factory, making the rounds of its various places including seasoning shop, essential foodstuff shops No. 1 and No. 2, butter shop, instant rice shop, combined processing shop and products show room.

He asked about technical specifications and production capacity of equipment one by one, while being briefed on the shops before a map showing them.

He paid deep attention to the composition rate and fermentation process of raw materials for producing essential foodstuff, color of soy and bean paste and normal fineness of seasoning and packing process.

At the butter shop he asked about what kind of ingredient is used. Walking between machines in the instant rice shop, he learned about how rice is cooked. He saw non-staple food to be contained in the instant rice to be eaten by soldiers.

Making the round of the combined processing shop, he tasted biscuit and learned in detail about the quantity of meat to be put into canned goods and the method of measuring them.

Walking the compound of the factory, he saw it clad in thick verdure of tall dawn redwoods and trees of other species. He praised it as the factory where cultured practices are established in production and life as its compound looks like a park.

He also dropped in at the canteen run by the factory to learn about service to the workers.

The most important task facing the factory is to update its equipment and put the production processes on an automatic basis as required by the new century, he said, adding that by doing so it is possible to keep the production going at a high rate and fully ensure sanitary safety of foodstuff while saving manpower.

Underscoring the need for the officials of the factory to properly work out a business and management strategy and steadily improve the way of operation and management, he called for storing sufficient quantities of ingredients of foodstuff and steadily raising the technical skills and sense of responsibility of its employees so that quality of foodstuff may be improved.

He had a picture taken with the employees of the factory.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and Jon Chang Bok, first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces.

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