|calendar>>August 16. 2013 Juche 102|
DPRK Directs Efforts to Developing Economy
| Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- Marshal Kim Jong Un, in the 2013 New Year Address, set the building of a strong economy as a key issue in accomplishing the cause of building a thriving socialist nation.
In response to his New Year Address, the people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have made fresh upsurge in all economic sectors in the spirit of the "Masikryong Speed".
Readjustment of the West Sea Barrage-Sinchon-Kangryong and Ongjin waterways was finished in ten days, while more than 1,000 hectares of fruit field has come into being in Pukchong County, South Hamgyong Province.
The Pyongyang Essential Foodstuff Factory and the Phyongsong Synthetic Leather Factory have become streamlined and the Vitamin C Factory and the Turf Research Center of the State Academy of Science were newly built on a modern basis.
Lots of industrial establishments across the country finished the first half-yearly assignments ahead of schedule.
The country's science witnessed big achievements during the first half of the year.
The 10th national sci-tech presentation and show in the field of nano-technology and national sci-tech presentation in the field of mining industry took place, and an IT presentation was held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Central Agency for Information of Science and Technology.
More than 140,000 hectares of land were afforested, 590 kilometers of roads repaired and 2,100 kilometers of riversides improved.
The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum was newly built in a wonderful way on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (June 1950-July 1953).
The Rungna People's Sports Park and Pyongyang International Football School were also built in Pyongyang.
A wave of innovations have been registered in building the Masik Pass Ski Resort, the reclamation project of the Sepho Tableland, the expansion project of the Kosan Fruit Farm and the construction of the second-stage Huichon Power Station.
The same is true with the construction sites of apartment houses for scientists, children's hospital, dental hospital, Munsu Wading Pool and Mirim Riding Club.
All these projects are carried on as part of the efforts for implementing the plan of Kim Jong Un on turning the country into an economic giant.
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