Economic Development & Construction

Production On The Increase


The Korean people have turned out as one in the offensive for making a breakthrough head-on to carry out the revolutionary line advanced at the historic Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Particularly, production is on the increase in major industrial sectors supporting the independent economy.

The officials and workers in the field of metallurgical industry are boosting production from the outset of the year, remembering that the rapid development of the metallurgical industry will actively promote the overall industrial production, agricultural output and main construction.

Officials of the Ministry of Metallurgical Industry went down to production sites and organize the operations scrupulously to further perfect the Juche iron production basis in a scientific and technical way and lower the production cost to the minimum.

The Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex is registering a good result in the production of pig iron from the first day of the year. The workers of the complex operate the furnaces in a scientific and technical way, greatly increasing the output of molten iron per charge.

The Blast Furnace Workshop put the operation of oxygen-blast furnace on a higher scientific level and thus got the knack of improving the quality of molten iron and increasing its output per tapping. While sharing experiences, the technicians and workers found out good ways to control the temperature of molten iron to suit the characteristics of oxygen-blast furnace.

The Steel Workshop also makes efforts to produce even one more ton of steel more quickly by operating the 100-ton ultra-high power electric arc furnace on a normal basis. It is making collective innovations in high spirits from the beginning of the year, changing electrodes for the next shift to reduce the charging time.


The Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex and the Chollima Steel Complex are increasing production by dint of science and technology.

The workers of the Posan Iron Works also turned out in the offensive to make a breakthrough head-on with conviction of victory.

This year they have huge tasks such as further improvement of the Juche iron production method by reconstructing and repairing revolving furnace No. 3, study and introduction of pulverized anthracite coal ignition technology, lengthening of serviceable life of revolving furnace through intensified research into new fireproof materials and so on.

All those should be done when many things are difficult and insufficient.
Even after their shift, they stay at production site to work more of their own accord, making innovations with a resolve to glorify this year marking the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK with increased production of Juche iron.

The officials and workers in the field of metallurgical industry are working hard with full confidence in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance to make 2020 a year of rapid development of the metallurgical industry.

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