From our friends at the KCNA:
KCNA Report on This Year’s Great Innovations
Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) — The Korean Central News Agency released a report Friday on the great innovations made by the army and people of the DPRK with Kim Jong Il’s patriotism in the grand advance in the first year of the new 100 years of Juche era.
The report said:
One year has passed since leader Kim Jong Il, sun of the nation and matchless patriot, passed away.
The army and people of the DPRK, who had broken down upon the sad news of his passing, rose up and launched the gigantic advance in the new 100 years being led by the dear respected Kim Jong Un.
The political and ideological might and the might of unity of the revolutionary ranks that cherished Kim Jong Il’s patriotism as faith have remarkably grown stronger. They were led by Kim Jong Un who held the top posts of the party and the revolution.
The flame of the three revolution red flag movement has flared up in the drive for carrying out the behests of Kim Jong Il. The fighting spirit and traits that were prevalent in the 1970′s pervaded whole society again. More than 700 units won the three revolution red flags and the holders of the three revolution red flags increased by over 136 500.
At least 1.94 million youth and students pleaded to enlist or reenlist in the army, determined to foil the enemies’ reckless provocation moves, regarding it as an immutable truth that supreme patriotism is to defend the country.
Seeds for prosperity sown by Kim Jong Il through arduous march of high intensity were brought into bloom.
There raged the hot wind of making innovations our own way in a big manner with the flame of industrial revolution in the new century, the flame kindled in South Hamgyong Province.
The creating spirit and working traits displayed by the Moranbong Band which appeared like a comet amid the high-pitched drive for great change spurred the development of society as a whole.
Producers of the Huichon Ryonha General Machine Plant made great innovations in finishing the combined machining center, the mother machine for processing the main body of CNC machine tools.
The construction of the Huichon Power Station was completed before the 100th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, the Day of the Sun.
The Tanchon Port was built despite the rough sea off the east coast.
The completion of Nampho-Pyongyang sea water pipeline made it possible to draw sea water from the West Sea to Pyongyang, contributing to improving the living standard of the people in the capital.
The Taedonggang Tile Factory turned into a comprehensive building materials production center, providing a giant stride forward for putting the building materials industry on Juche, modern and scientific basis.
High-temperature air-combustion heating furnace and reactive power compensation device, technologies of worldwide concern, were introduced to hot rolling process of the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex. This marked an event of turning point in the development of the country’s metal industry.
The Hungnam Fertilizer Complex built a high-capacity methanol production process and the Sunchon Chemical Complex successfully established integrated automation system.
A non-ferrous metal production base was built at the March 5 Youth Mine and a modern dressing plant was built in the Ryongchon Mine, laying solid foundations for increasing the non-ferrous metal production.
The Pyongyang Spices Factory and Pyongyang Rayon Yarn Factory have been built and Pyongyang Taegyong Laver Processing Factory has turned into aquatic processing base fitted with modern equipment. The Raknang Potato Processing Factory has been successfully renovated as a comprehensive potato processing base.
The Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory fitted with modern processing processes and the Pyongyang Children’s Foodstuff Factory, the Pyongyang Tobacco Paper Factory, the Pyongyang Hosiery Factory, the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Processing Factory and other light industrial bases have undergone remarkable change, a clear proof of the development of the light industry of the country.
Local industrial development has also made progress.
Changsong County has ushered in the golden days of development of local industry and Kangwon Province has developed agriculture, stock-breeding and construction, spruced up cities and villages and settled the fuel problem by relying on its own scientific and technological forces and raw materials.
The Ryongsong Machine Complex researched and completed new geo-thermal equipment with bigger capacity than previous ones with our own design and technology. The Kusong Machine Tool Factory developed and introduced 10-axis combined processing lathe, high-performance CNC machine tool designed and manufactured with 100% of its own strength and technology. The Rakwon Machine Complex developed Korean way hydraulic lever essential for the production of hydraulic products.
The work for development of new tools has been pushed forward, opening up a prospect for satisfactorily supplying tools needed for the production of CNC machine tools.
In keeping with the knowledge-based economic era, the Pyongyang Vegetable Research Institute and the Pyongyang Floriculture Research Institute have been expanded, becoming large scale vegetable and flower research and production bases.
Achievements have been made in several fields of the national economy as evidenced by the construction and operation of the Hwangbong Mine, the Hwangnam Youth Saltern and the Taedonggang Swellfish Factory.
Thousands of factories and enterprises fulfilled the national economy plans for this year ahead of schedule, typically the Taean Heavy Machine Complex, Pyongyang 326 Electric Wire Factory, Hamhung Disabled Soldiers’ Plastic Daily Necessities Factory, Kanggye Pit Prop Production Station and the Kanggye Knitting Mill
The new era of prosperity of Pyongyang has been ushered in. Modern People’s Theatre, Changjon Street and Pyongyang Folklore Park have been built, turning the capital city of Pyongyang into a world-level city and the center of Songun culture.
The Kangsong Health Complex, the Ponghwa Health Complex and other cultural and emotional life bases for the working people have been built in local areas.
The work of planting turf of good species has been pushed forward, making the wind of greening towns sweep across the country.
Grand and peculiar art performances and art stages were presented on major occasions such as the Day of the Sun, the Day of the Shining Star and the Army Day, more beautifully decorating the flower garden of Juche arts.
An ordinance on enforcing the universal 12-year compulsory education system was promulgated at the 6th session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly, demonstrating more strikingly the advantages of the socialist education system of the DPRK.
The establishment of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission by the decision of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was an event of landmark significance in the country’s sports development.
The sportspersons displayed the spirit of Songun Korea with gold medals at international games including the 30th Olympics, 2012 challenger cup matches of Asian Football Confederation and the 6th Asian Taekwon-Do Championship.
The report stressed that all the achievements made this significant year are a precious fruition of the wise guidance of Kim Jong Un, who covered the un-trodden path of history out of his noblest outlook on the country, the people and the future.
See, all we need is a ‘raging hot wind’ and it’s all good!