First harvest of peaches supplied to Pyongyang citizens
The citizens of Pyongyang are being supplied with the first peaches harvested in Kwail County of South Hwanghae Province, a leading fruit production base.
On July 12 the fruit supply convoy arrived in Pyongyang and filled everywhere with the aroma of peaches.
Russia calls for international synergy in combat against epidemic
An official spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a news conference on July 9 that Russia opposes the politicization of international cooperation in the public health field as he commented on the US’ recent statement to withdraw from the World Health Organization.
COVID-19 is a challenge to the international community, he said, adding that it is the principled stand of Russia that effective fight against the pandemic is possible only with the concerted efforts of all the countries.
Pak Pong Ju inspects project for establishing C1 chemical industry
Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, inspected the construction site of the project for establishing the C1 chemical industry. Making the rounds of the construction site, he discussed matters of organizing and commanding the construction carefully. He stressed the need to rationally distribute production processes on the basis of scientific calculation and ensure the quality of construction of structures.
He also looked round the Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory and the Sunchon City Aeguk Composite Microbial Fertilizer Factory.
Commercial workers play their part in improving people’s livelihood
The essence of commerce in the DPRK is the supply service for people, said Kim Kum Suk, director of the Commercial Management Office in Kaechon, South Phyongan Province.
The office renders services of not only goods supplied according to the national commodity service system but also different condiments and processed subsidiary foods made with materials from its raw material base.
Caring man marries disabled girl to make her happy
Jon Chung Song (first from right) poses for a photo with his wife and daughter.
“Helping unfortunate persons and becoming their life partners are the traits of our Korean young people. But it is not so easy for a man to share his life with a woman with disability,” said Ri Song Chol, official of the Hanggu District youth league committee in Nampho.
Winter bird found breeding in Mundok
Recently, breeding activities of shelduck known as a winter bird were observed for the first time on Yo Islet belonging to the Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve in the DPRK. The bird reserve was registered as a Ramsar Site, the first of its kind in the country, and in the Network Site of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Twenty-two adult shelducks were found foraging for food and resting their bodies during an intensive survey of avifauna at the Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve on the west coast of Korea last June, said Ri Chung Song, section chief of the Biodiversity Institute under the State Academy of Sciences.
Forest rangers increase production of wild fruit tree saplings
Saplings of good species of trees grow at the Hyongjesan District Forestry Management Station in Pyongyang.
The Hyongjesan District Forestry Management Station in Pyongyang increases the production of wild fruit tree saplings.
New variety of potato bred
The institute of agricultural science in Ryanggang Province has bred a new variety of potato with high productivity which is suitable for the features of alpine area and solved sci-tech problems arising in its cultivation.
The new strain of potato, whose per-hectare yield is 1.2 times and which is highly resistant to blights, contains dry substances 12 percent more than before and has shorter growing period. Therefore, it is estimated as a variety that can ensure the safe farming of later crops under the climate condition of the northern alpine area.