He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, Member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and Secretary of the Party Central Committee; O Su Yong, Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and Secretary of the Party Central Committee; and Kim Yo Jong, Deputy Department Director of the Central Committee of the WPK.
Looking round the remodelled room of education through revolutionary relics and room dedicated to the history of the factory,
When he called at the Kumsong Tractor Factory in November 2017, he said it is a historic factory associated with a lot of leadership exploits of
The officials and employees of the factory turned out to carry out the instructions given by
He highly praised the factory for having automated major production processes in the main as a result of its strenuous efforts to hit the target of remodelling unconditionally, conducted vigorously a mass technical innovation movement for improving the performance of tractors and solved a lot of technical problems arising in the production of parts and thus laid a foundation for manufacturing tractors with practical efficiency and aesthetic value while lowering the production costs.
He also appreciated that the factory has manufactured and set up new efficient facilities and modernized equipment continuously and persistently to increase accuracy for successful production and actively enlisted the enthusiasm of its employees to ensure full operation in the work and thus expanded the annual tractor production capacity and is producing different kinds of modern farm machines.
He expressed satisfaction over the fact that the factory has pushed ahead with the projects to renovate itself wonderfully according to the demand of the developing reality and provide a good environment for labour and production and thus built or rebuilt major production buildings on a modern basis and it is normalizing the operation of its sci-tech learning space to firmly arm its employees with modern science and technology.
He said: It is necessary to map out a realistic strategy for development of farm machines and epochally develop the farm machine industry. It is the most urgent issue to solve the food problem, the most fundamental one in our grand revolutionary struggle for accomplishing the cause of building up a rich country with a strong army. At the same time, it is an important work for the eternal prosperity of the Korean revolution, he stressed and clarified in detail the scale and goal of remodelling the factory should hold fast to and implement in the new struggle.
He emphasized that it is an important issue which brooks no delay to modernize all the farm machine production sector and revitalize production and thus raise the agricultural productivity of the state by leaps and bounds. And he gave a task for a sector concerned to make a detailed survey of the general agricultural infrastructure of the country and the data on the estimation of the agro-technical force and present them so that the prospective strategy for development of farm machines can be discussed at the Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Party Central Committee to be called at the end of the year.
He expressed the expectation and belief that the officials and employees of the Kumsong Tractor Factory would carry forward the proud tradition of the workers of the former generation in the Chollima era who had made the first tractor with bare hands by fully displaying the spirit of self-reliance and strive to attain the goal of struggle set by the Party Central Committee and thus become a reliable model in the van of the struggle for developing the machine-building industry of the country and carrying out the technical revolution in the countryside.