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Inaugural Ceremony of Sci-Tech Complex Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un
Pyongyang, January 2 (KCNA) -- There took place an inaugural ceremony of the Sci-Tech Complex with splendor in the presence of supreme leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, New Year's Day.

Pak Pong Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the Cabinet, made an address.

He said the complex is the center for disseminating latest science and technology provided by the Workers' Party of Korea in the 21st century, the age of knowledge-based economy.

The complex is a magnificent edifice for all the people's study meeting diverse purposes to be proud of in the world and an icon of the Juche-oriented architectural art in the great era of Kim Jong Un, he stressed.

Our people came to have another seat of learning meeting the requirements of a highly civilized socialist nation as the world's best center for disseminating science and technology has been built not only for scientists and technicians but also for other people.

Amid the playing of the welcome music Kim Jong Un cut the inaugural tape.

At the end of the ceremony he went round the complex together with senior officials of the party, state and army.

Going round the interior of the complex, he said this is a great center for all-people study and one for disseminating latest science and technology in which the party's plan has been materialized. He said meaningful words that the first gate to the New Year to greet the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea has been opened with science.

He called for operating well the operation of the complex, the precious wealth of the country, and greatly contributing to making all the people well versed in science and technology, turning the DPRK into a power of science and technology and developing it into a talented nation.

He underscored the need for the scientific field to firmly build up forces for developing science and technology, boost creative cooperation among scientists and researchers and widely generalize the successes and experience gained and thus steadily develop the nation's science and technology.

He stressed the need for the agricultural sector to make a dynamic technological revolution, apply scientific farming methods, increase the proportion of mechanization in farm work and, at the same time, launch a high-pitched drive for putting farming and stock-breeding on a scientific basis.

He underlined the need for the field of education to steadily push forward the work for improving conditions and environment for education in the age of knowledge-based economy and thus train huge ranks of talents who will play important roles in bringing earlier the building of a socialist economic power.

Present at the ceremony were Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, O Su Yong, Ro Tu Chol, officials of the army and society, service personnel, builders and helpers who took part in the construction of the complex, officials and employees of the complex, officials of ministries, national institutions, those of institutions and enterprises, and scientists, educators, youth and students and other working people in Pyongyang.

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