New type of single-use injector produced
The Taedonggang Syringe Factory in the DPRK brought out a two-part retracting syringe.
Composed of a cylinder and piston, the syringe cannot be used a second time as the needle retracts into the cylinder after use. It is also said to consume less materials than previously produced disposable syringes.
Online seminar held in Brazil
Latin American regional online seminar "The Juche idea and self-reliance" took place in Brazil to mark the Day of the Shining Star (February 16).
It brought together chiefs of regional Juche idea study organizations and followers in Latin America.
New working method in air introduced
The Kangson Industrial Construction Company in Nampho has introduced a new aerial working method into putting on the cover over the cacoxene electric furnace. According to the new method, the 45-ton cover was lifted and turned over in the air and fireproof materials were fixed over it. It reduced the construction period, which was estimated to take 10 days, to a week.
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Hundreds of extracurricular education bases built in seven decades
More than 210 schoolchildren’s palaces, halls of schoolchildren and Children’s Union camps have been built across the country over the past 70 years since President Kim Il Sung issued a directive of the Premier of the DPRK Cabinet on establishing children’s palaces on Feb 23 1950.
Completed in September 1963, the Pyongyang Students and Children’s Palace is an extracurricular education base for schoolchildren equipped with over 200 rooms for hobby group activities, over 500 other rooms, a 1 100-seat theatre, outdoor practice ground, gymnasium and library.
Peace initiative or war scenario
The US recently opened to public the political part of the “Mideast peace initiative” it has hyped as a “deal of the century”, announcing it recognizes al-Quds as the “undivided capital” of Israel.
The initiative which legalizes the illegal Jewish settlement, confiscation of land and annexation of the Palestinian territory has given Israel a green light to annex more parts of the Palestinian territory and revealed that the US intends to keep taking the initiative in the Mideast issue.
Power generation by coal gasification encouraged in Sunchon
Sunchon City in South Phyongan Province is pushing the production of consumer goods after setting up the power production process based on coal gasification at over ten local-industry factories to meet the favourable conditions of the area with rich coal resources.
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Spring water crosses Taedong River to Tokchon
Tokchon City in South Phyongan Province has carried out a project to draw spring water across the Taedong River in order to supply the citizens with quality spring water.
Members of an international organization on a visit to the city admired the pumping station there for its high capacity.
Caribbean nations critical of anti-Cuba embargo
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez on Feb 20 said on Twitter that the US’ sanctions harm the world trade and aggravate international tensions.
The heads of state of the CARICOM member nations in a meeting held in Barbados on Feb 19 expressed concern over the US administration’s buildup of economic, trade and financial embargo against Cuba by enforcing Article 3 of the Helmz-Burton Act, and branded it as an extraterritorial act violating international law.
Deputies to SPA tour Mt Paektu
Deputies to the Supreme People’s Assembly set off on a study tour of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt Paektu after holding a meeting in front of the statue of Chairman Kim Jong Il in Samjiyon City on Feb 23.
The study tourists left for the Rimyongsu Revolutionary Site.
Steps taken to develop general education
Measures are being taken to radically improve general education in the DPRK.
Detailed plans are drawn up to perfect the educational system. In order to make the teaching content practicable, comprehensive and up-to-the-minute, the programme of the universal 12-year compulsory education has been revised and supplemented, advanced teaching methods have been introduced and hobby groups have been run in a distinctive way according to the aptitudes of students.
Rayon pulp production process construction project nears completion
The construction of a rayon pulp production process is pushed at the final stage at the Chongjin Chemical Fibre Mill in North Hamgyong Province.
The factory is now doing a no-load trial run of the equipment of all processes after setting up major production processes including those of raw materials preparation and selection. It made hundreds of pieces of equipment like pressure dehydrator and centrifugal concentrator.
New remedy developed for cerebral apoplexy
Local medical scientists developed a new remedy for ischemic cerebral apoplexy by combining traditional Koryo medicine with modern medicine.
They found new methods for improving cerebral blood circulation and anticoagulation and stimulating and activating cerebral nerves, which arise as theoretical problems in pathogenic treatment of the brain disease.
Nurseries shut to prevent COVID-19
All nurseries in the DPRK shut from Feb 24 as part of nationwide emergency steps to combat COVID-19.
All kindergartens, primary schools, junior and senior middle schools, colleges and universities already went on 30-day vacation from Feb 20.
WHO chief warns of uncontrollable spread of COVID-19
The director-general of the World Health Organization recently said that the chance of restraining COVID-19 from spreading over the globe is lessening.
Though the epidemic occurred in a relatively low proportion outside China, some of the infected were found to have never travelled to China or met a confirmed patient, he said, adding the WHO is concerned about such cases whose contraction route cannot be defined.
County seeks more locally available raw materials
Yonthan County in North Hwanghae Province has gathered dozens tons of Iris pallasii to use it as a raw material for paper.
And its foodstuff factory has built a power generating system based on coal gasification and other locally-run factories are securing raw materials for production by recycling waste including scrap paper and vinyl.
Coke-free phosphate fertilizer production process in the making
Korean technicians have invented a new method of using coal instead of coke in the production of phosphate fertilizer. They established a moulding and processing technology based on locally available raw materials by making a binder.
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Pyongyang intensifies anti-epidemic work against COVID-19
The hygienic and anti-epidemic centres in Pyongyang intensify anti-epidemic work to prevent novel CoV infection.
To cope with the situation that the aerial infection possibility of the epidemic has recently become clearer and the infected cases with unknown origin are on the steady rise in different countries and regions, the Pyongyang Municipal Hygienic and Anti-epidemic Centre investigates and grasps all dangerous factors in streets and villages to take proper measures.