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Scientific Development of Railway Transport Encouraged
Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Big efforts have been directed to scientific development of railway transport in the DPRK.

The Branch Academy of Railway Science under the State Academy of Sciences has achieved many successes in putting railway transport on an IT basis and improving the efficiency of the stationary rail butt-welder.

Successes have been witnessed in the scientific research into electric locomotive, thus laying a firm foundation for producing high-power locomotives.

The Railway Construction Institute has developed new additives, which are effective for cutting short the initial set and hardening of cement, and new type of prestressed ferroconcrete sleeper.

The Railway Vehicles Institute has set up an integrated production system in the electric wire factory of the Kim Jong Thae Electric Locomotive Complex to put the administration and technical management of the factory on a higher scientific basis.

The Railway Scientific Information Institute has completed the designing of the integrated system of railway information services.

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