Kim Jong-un visits potato factory in Samjiyon

By Park Ju-young

Published : Dec 6, 2017 - 14:03
Updated : Dec 6, 2017 - 14:06

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his visit to a newly built Samjiyon potato starch factory, the North’s Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday.

The factory, which Kim ordered the construction of in November, can produce 4,000 tons of potato starch every year, according to the KCNA. 


In this photo provided on Wednesday by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, its leader Kim Jong-un inspects a potato farina factory located in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province. (Yonhap)


Kim reportedly called on workers to make a lot of processed products, such as noodles and bread, out of the potatoes. 


In this photo provided on Wednesday by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, its leader Kim Jong-un inspects a potato farina factory located in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province. (Yonhap)


Pyongyang has actively promoted Samjiyon, located near Paektusan in Ryanggang Province, as the sacred grounds of Kim Il-sung’s revolutionary and the birthplace of Kim Jong-il.


 

In this photo provided on Wednesday by the North’s Korean Central News Agency, its leader Kim Jong-un inspects a potato farina factory located in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province. (Yonhap)



By Park Ju-young (jupark@hearldcorp.com)

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