Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the newly built Sunchon Catfish Farm. He looked round the mosaic depicting the benevolent image of leader Kim Jong Il erected in the compound of the farm and then was briefed on the farm before a map showing the bird's eye view of it.
The farm, with a total floor space of more than 24 120 square meters, consists of districts for production, auxiliary production, welfare and others and its production capacity is 1 200 tons per year.
In December 2015 the Supreme Leader took a step to build a catfish farm of large capacity in Sunchon area of South Phyongan Province before other provinces, and guided how to design it and personally solved all the problems arising in its construction.
The officials, builders and volunteers of the province inaugurated the farm and started its production in October last by conducting a dynamic campaign from the outset of its construction.
Noting that the farm, well built in a tidy and neat way, is in an excellent location to always ensure warm water vital to the growth conditions of catfish by using the waste water from the Sunchon Thermal Power Plant, the Supreme Leader said that South Phyongan Province took the lead in implementing the Party's policy of building modern catfish farm put on a Juche, scientific, intensive and industrial basis.
He went round room dedicated to the history of the farm, sci-tech learning space, combined production control room, hatchery, indoor fattening ground, plastic-walled pools, feed processing plant, material storage, freezing storage and other parts of the farm to learn in detail about its construction and production.
He gave instructions on the management and operation of the farm, stressing the need for it to set an ambitious goal and put the production on a normal track.
The farm, which came to being amid the struggle to implement the decision of the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, is a precious creation of the officials, party members and other working people of South Phyongan Province who turned out with optimism about the future and reliance on their own efforts, he said. He added that his confidence grows stronger upon hearing that the people of the province came to keenly feel again, through the construction of the farm, that they can do anything and can be better off when they give play to the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance.
He highly appreciated the feats performed by the officials, builders and volunteers for building the perfect farm as intended by the Party, saying he was very satisfied with the farm completed to be impeccable even in the distant future.
He expressed expectation and belief that the officials and employees of the farm would surely turn out 1 200 tons of catfish every year for the people of the province under the banner of scientific fish farming, and had a photo session with them.