calendar>>January 8. 2024 Juche 113
Key Industrial Field of DPRK Sets New Standards and Records
Pyongyang, January 8 (KCNA) -- Officials and workers in the key industrial sector of the DPRK are setting new standards and records everyday through collective innovations in hearty response to the important tasks set forth at the 9th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

The workers of the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex, the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and the Chollima Steel Complex produce Juche iron 1.3 times as compared with the same period of last year.

Those at the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex and the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex, leading fertilizer producers of the country, have raised the operation rate of equipment and eliminated the defective factors in advance, thus keeping the production on a higher rate as compared with the same period of last year.

The workers of thermal power plants and hydro-power stations across the country produced millions of kWh more electricity than scheduled within a few days from the beginning of the new year.

The Pukchang Area Youth Coal Mining Complex, the Sunchon Area Youth Coal Mining Complex, the Tokchon Area Coal Mining Complex and other coal mining complexes have introduced rational mining methods and concentrated efforts on increasing the coal transport capacity. They are sending a lot of coal to the socialist economic construction sites while conducting a high-speed tunneling campaign.

Workers and technicians of the Ryongsong Machine Complex are concentrating all efforts on the production of mining equipment for coal mines, and workers of various units including the Taean Heavy Machine Complex and the Ranam Coal-mining Machine Factory are speeding up the processing of parts and accessories.

Mines and smelteries in the sector of mining industry, in cooperation with scientific research institutes, are ensuring the stability of stopes and actively introducing advanced technology conducive to raising both extraction rate and actual concentration rate.

Officials and workers in the forestry sector, too, are bringing about good results in timber production every day.

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