Sci-tech symposium in building-materials sector held
A national sci-tech symposium of the building-materials sector was held on September 14-15 in the form of videoconferencing under the sponsorship of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Science and Technology of Korea.
The symposium held on the theme of “Domestic production of paints and coating materials” was aimed at sharing and exchanging successes and experience gained in developing paints and coating materials by relying on locally-available raw materials and thereby contributing to strengthening the independence of the building-materials industry.
Consumer goods put on show
A consumer goods exhibition was recently held in North Hamgyong Province.
On display at the exhibition were bowls, tea cups, radiator plates, ceramics, electrical appliances, shoes, white apricot fermented vinegar, soaps, fabric detergent and other foodstuffs, haberdashery and grasswork.
A housewives’ workteam carves niche in shoe making
“Our housewives’ workteam is not comparable to big factories or enterprises, but we feel pride in contributing to the economic life of the country with our products,” said Ri Myong Bok, leader of the Ryonmot-dong housewives’ workteam of the Sosong district housewives’ workteam management station in Pyongyang.
Her workteam is now drawing consumers’ attention with its varieties of products.
Large-scale blasting conducted at limestone mine
The Sunchon Limestone Mine carried out a 250 000-cubic-metre blasting.
In order to attain the goal of mineral production for the first year of the five-year plan without fail, the mine carefully arranged the schedule for blasting such as labour organization, process designing and supply of materials.
Historical relic, Chongnyu Pavilion
Chongnyu Pavilion stands on Chongnyu Cliff of Moran Hill in Pyongyang.
The pavilion was originally a gatehouse of the Jonghae Gate, the western gate of the Walled City of Pyongyang in the period of Koguryo (277 BC – AD 668).
Foreign debt grows in Canada
As of late June, Canada’s foreign debt stood at over C$3 074.3 billion.
The bureau of statistics of the country said that the amount of debt increased by C$43 billion in the second quarter alone.
National symposium of medical sciences held
A national symposium in different sectors of medical sciences took place under the sponsorship of the Central Committee of the Medical Association of Korea from August 10 to September 15 in the form of video-conferencing.The symposium was aimed at putting medical services on a more scientific and modern basis and strengthening material and technical foundations of the public health sector.
Divided into 16 sectors, it was attended by over 600 doctors, researchers and lecturers from more than 60 units including Kim Il Sung University, Korea General Red Cross Hospital, Kim Man Yu Hospital, Koryo Medicine General Hospital, medicobiological institute of the Academy of Medical Sciences, medical appliances institute of the Medical Appliances Industry Management Bureau, people’s hospitals in each province and universities of medical sciences.
Belarus President decries West’s sanctions policy
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko in a news conference on September 12 said the sanctions of the West failed to attain the end desired by the originators.
Saying he would not deal with the West unless the pointless sanctions are lifted and slanders against Byelorussians are discontinued, he noted that the West should abandon its sanctions policy.