calendar>>September 13. 2013 Juche 102
DPRK Directs Big Efforts to Science Development
Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) -- The Unha Scientists Street has been built here under the guidance of supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

The DPRK Government is planning to give precedence to building dwelling houses and rest homes for scientists and educationists in the field of construction.

The measure is a representation of the policy of the Workers' Party of Korea on attaching importance to science and technology.

The policy serves as an impetus to speeding up the building of a thriving socialist nation in the country.

After the country's liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, President Kim Il Sung had paid deep attention to developing the nation's science and technology, putting forward intellectuals as one of the driving forces of the revolution along with the workers and peasants.

He founded the Academy of Sciences in the period of the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953) and recalled servicepersons from the front to study at universities.

Thanks to the measures he took in a far-sighted manner, the DPRK could successfully finish the post-war rehabilitation and lay a sound foundation for the self-supporting national economy in a short span of time.

Kim Il Sung's idea of attaching importance to science had been creditably carried forward by leader Kim Jong Il.

Determined to build IT-based economy in the country, Kim Jong Il personally paved a way for turning the nation's industry into a CNC-based one in the 1990s when the country was undergoing trials.

He set 1999 as a year of science and made his first field guidance for the year to the State Academy of Sciences.

Thanks to his energetic efforts, the country turned into a satellite manufacturing and launching state and many modernly-equipped industrial establishments sprung up across the country.

The country's science and technology are now developing onto a higher level under the wise guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

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