He inspected Field 14 of Reed Branch Farm 1 of the Sindo County Combined Reed Farm visited by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
He said that if the production of chemical fiber based on reed is to be reenergized, it is necessary to spruce up Sindo County as befitting a large-scale reed production base, put the reed cultivation on a scientific and modern basis so as to increase the per-hectare yield of it and settle the reed transportation issue in order to supply enough fiber materials to factories.
Noting that to turn the county into a reliable Juche-based chemical fiber materials base and increase the reed production is an important work for further strengthening the independence of the country's chemical industry, he said that he would positively help it and called for raising good reeds to keep its production going at the rate of the peak year and continuing to reap the rich harvest in the future.
He set forth detailed tasks and ways for bringing about a fresh turn in the reed cultivation.
He said that he would send high-powered tractors and other vehicles to the county, and assigned the relevant sector to tasks to preferentially provide the county with fuel oil, tyres and accessories for vehicles, learn about the conditions of generating and pumping equipment and tugs and lighters and take steps to maintain them and work out to provide new ones and help it in a responsible manner.
Then he toured the mechanized workteam of Reed Branch Farm 1.
He called for using farm machines and implements with care and taking good care of them in a responsible way and repairing and maintaining them in time and making effective use of them by enhancing the responsibility and role of the users and thus positively mechanizing all the farming processes.
After learning in detail about the conditions of Sindo County as a whole, the Supreme Leader advanced highly important tasks facing the county.
Saying that it is important for the remote island to lay a reliable supply service foundation for it, he underlined the need to increase the grain production and reenergize the stockbreeding and fishing bases so as to turn the county into the one with mighty means of living that can produce and supply all things necessary for its economic life independently.
Stressing the need to build up the county people's hospital on a modern basis like a big one in a city in order to cure patients by itself, he said that the hospital should be provided with complete sets of medical equipment to perform most operations.
It is also needed to spruce up primary and middle schools in the county and remarkably improve the educational environment and conditions so that the inhabitants in the island can lead a highly civilized life like those in a city, he said, making sure that the powerful building force of the People's Army is mobilized to rebuild the people's hospital and schools in the county into model and standard units in the public health and educational fields. And he on the spot took measures to provide the necessary materials.
Working heart and soul to provide the inhabitants in the island county with more convenient and civilized living conditions, he promised to send buses and other vehicles in consideration of their traffic conditions.
Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So, Han Kwang Sang, Kim Song Nam, Jo Yong Won, senior officials of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Kim Chang Son, department director of the State Affairs Commission. -0-