calendar>>June 23. 2013 Juche 102
Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Jangjagang Machine Tool Plant
Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) -- 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, provided field guidance to the Jangjagang Machine Tool Plant.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Thae Song, Kang Kwan Il, Hwang Pyong So, Hong Yong Chil, Yun Tong Hyon, Pak Jong Chon and Kim Thaek Gu.

He looked round the room dedicated to the revolutionary history of the plant.

Looking at a photo of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il displayed at the room, he recollected with deep emotion the day he visited the plant accompanying Kim Jong Il.

Seeing the sample products of the plant, he learned in detail about their technical specifications and quality.

He dropped in at the press shop to acquaint himself with material cutting.

Then he looked round the automated shop.

Watching the automated process made up of flexible manufacturing line operated by CNC-based machine tools and robots, unmanned material carrier, automated storehouse, etc., he was very pleased to see the production efficiency, quality of products and manufacturing environment which underwent remarkable improvement despite such complicated conditions as preparations for technology and production and alternation in product composition.

He said with satisfaction that this shop is a model shop in which Kim Jong Il's idea of pushing back the frontiers of latest science and technology which calls for automating all production processes has been embodied and a precious legacy left by him.

The construction of the automated shop at the plant helps boost production capacity incomparably with it in the past and improve the quality of machines, he said, adding it is profitable to let this plant produce in an intensive manner the same types of machines made in different plants.

All sectors and units should positively realize automation in the future as required by the age of knowledge-based economy, he said, noting that to this end it is necessary for other units to feel the urgency of automation in practice as is the case with this plant and the Jangjagang Machine Tool Plant should be regarded as a standard for realizing automation.

Factories and enterprises should regard it as a main line in technological updating to realize automation, he said, adding it is the consistent policy of the WPK to totally free the workers from manual work.

He had a significant picture taken with officials at the production site of the automated shop honored with Kim Il Sung Prize.

He gave precious instructions on waging a dynamic drive to update and scientize all production processes on a higher level on the basis of the experience and foundation whereby the plant has automated the machine processing shop. He took such benevolent step as settling the issue arising in sprucing up the plant.

He had a photo session with the employees of the plant, expressing expectation that they would register great achievements in production and construction true to the behests of Kim Jong Il.

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