Premier Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, inspected the Institute of Coal Gasification under the State Academy of Sciences.

Going round the experimental processes of the institute, he encouraged the scientists in their efforts to solve the energy problem with locally available fuel.

Then, a consultative meeting was called to stress the importance of the duty the State Academy of Sciences has assumed in implementing the decisions of the historic April plenary meeting of the C.C., WPK and take steps to solve in time the problems arising in scientific researches.

The premier also visited the Farm Machine Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture and the venue of the national exhibition of sci-tech successes in the fields of furniture, fittings and acoustic building materials. He said that the Farm Machine Institute should take the lead in realizing the comprehensive mechanization of agriculture and industrial establishments across the country should produce more high quality home-made goods favored by the people.