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Crystal Mirabilite Production Process Completed in DPRK
Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- The construction of the crystal mirabilite production process, which has a weighty significance in establishing the self-supporting sodium carbonate industry, was completed at the December 5 Youth Mine.

Builders, scientists, technicians and workers of the mine, who have turned out in the drive to implement the Workers' Party of Korea's policy of developing the country's chemical industry into a Juche-based industry relying on domestic raw materials, built the crystal mirabilite production process by displaying loyalty and patriotic strength and enthusiasm, thus further consolidating the foundation for the development of the chemical industry and injecting vitality into the overall upturn in the economy.

The establishment of a new Korean-style production process opened up a bright prospect for increasing the rate of self-sufficiency of basic chemical goods including sodium carbonate badly needed in different sectors of the national economy by using glauberite, which is abundant in the country.

An inaugural ceremony took place on the spot on Sunday.

Present there were Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, O Su Yong, secretary of the Central Committee of the WPK, Kim Chol Su, minister of Mining Industry, Kim Sung Jin, president of the State Academy of Sciences, Ri Yong Chol, chairman of the North Phyongan Provincial People's Committee, officials concerned, builders, scientists, technicians, employees of the mine and other working people in the province.

Vice-Premier Yang Sung Ho made an inaugural address to be followed by speeches.

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