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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Inspects Kumsanpho Fish Pickling Factory

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, inspected the Kumsanpho Fish Pickling Factory together with Ri Sol Ju.

Being briefed on the factory before a map showing its panoramic view, the respected Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un learned about how the factory carried out its tasks after his field guidance to the factory last year and the production of pickled fish goods.

After being told of the fact that the factory in touch with relevant institutions completed last year and this year more than 30 trial pickled fish products with differing salty and spicy levels such as those of tiny shrimp, sand eel, anchovy and salted shellfish and produced hundreds of tons of pickled fish of seven varieties and that it has done the finishing work of some buildings including dwelling houses of employees and installed fixtures in them, he highly appreciated them, saying that they did lots of work.

As the Kumsanpho Fish Pickling Factory is like blazing a trail in the fish pickling industry of the country, it is necessary for it to settle scientific and technological problems arising in the research and development for enhancing the taste of pickled fish goods and increasing their diversity and in the management and operation of the factory in active cooperation with relevant units, set up proper business and management strategy, actively pursue and introduce advanced technology and thus become a factory that substantially contributes to further improving the advantageous pickled fish culture of the nation and the improvement of the people’s diet, he said.

Stressing the need to pay primary attention to hygienic safety and quality of goods at foodstuff factories as it has always been stressed, and to heighten awareness of them in pickled fish goods field, in particular, as pickled fish can easily allow bacteria unlike other foods, he underscored the need to make high demands on the employees to thoroughly keep hygienic demands in productive labor, keep inside and outside environment of the production area and processes clean to be free from contamination sources and to keep the good control of raw materials, food additives and packing materials.

Watching samples at the goods display room, he appreciated the diversity of goods, saying that it seems all kinds possible have been tried with even just one species and admiring their packing good enough to make one’s mouth water and diverse forms. He added that one can notice how much research into pickled fish goods have been made.

He said it is necessary to put to maximum use the aquatic resources in the West Sea to produce peculiar pickled fish goods with diverse fish species and sell them to citizens in the capital and those in the west coastal area, adding that they should meet the demand, lend an ear to the people’s assessment and conceive ideas for the qualitative development of goods, not just content with the production of trial goods.

Watching with a bright smile on his face the pickled fish goods that packed the storehouse, he said it is a spectacular view. He added that the heaps of pickled fish goods made him feel pride even though he worried about the productivity as it was the first fish pickling factory, and that he feels proud and worth living at the thought of contributing to the betterment of the people’s diet even a bit.

He gave thanks to the officials and employees of the factory who glorified the 70th founding anniversary of the DPRK with shining labor achievements and greatly encouraged the mother Party, highly appreciating their feats.

He repeatedly asked the officials and employees of the factory to mass-produce diverse tasty and highly nutritious pickled fish goods in the spirit of devotedly serving the people and thus make the Party’s noble policies of loving the people pay off in reality and make people actually benefit from them.

He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Hwang Pyong So, Jo Yong Won, O Il Jong, Kim Yong Su and Kim Chang Son.

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