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President of State Affairs Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to Kumsong Tractor Factory
  The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and President of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gave field guidance to the Kumsong Tractor Factory on August 23.
  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, Kim Jong Un highly appreciated the effective education through the immortal leadership exploits of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the strengthening and development of the Juche-based tractor industry. And he earnestly said the officials and employees of the factory should discharge their noble mission and duty in the struggle for implementing the programme of rural revolution in the new era with the pride of living and working in the glorious workplace.
  Kim Jong Un went round different places of the factory to learn in detail about its remodelling and production.
  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 Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, put forward crucial tasks to build it into a core factory playing a leading role in effecting the overall mechanization of agriculture, into an advanced factory which could be called a model of the vehicle machine industry and into a factory with wonderful cultured ways in production and life, and solved all the important problems in person.
  The officials and employees of the factory turned out to carry out the instructions given by Kim Jong Un during his field guidance and implement the decisions adopted at the plenary meetings of the Party Central Committee. In close collaboration with scientists, technicians and workers of relevant units, they finished the first-stage project for remodelling last year by pooling efforts with soldier-builders. At present, they are pushing ahead with the second-stage project and waging a vigorous struggle to invent and manufacture larger quantities of modern tractors and farm machines.
  Kim Jong Un acquainted himself with the modernization of equipment, the creation of production capacity and the progress of projects planned at the factory during the first-stage project for remodelling.
  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.
  Kim Jong Un seriously grasped and examined the second-stage project for remodelling now under way at the factory and set again the goal of struggle to be hit by the factory.
  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.
  Kim Jong Un also said the factory should not narrow the goal of remodelling down to the visible goal for the current agricultural production, but set a substantial goal of struggle and persistently attain it to produce and supply efficient and good-quality tractors and farm machines suited to the specific conditions and demand of our countryside by building comprehensive and modern farm machine production processes corresponding to the world standard and laying an extensive production base.
  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.