Let Us Strive for Our Great State's Prosperity and Development and
Our People's Wellbeing
Report on 4th Plenary Meeting of
8th C.C., WPK
The 4th Plenary Meeting of the
8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was held at the office
building of the Party Central Committee on December 27-31, Juche 110(2021) to
review a great year of struggle and lay down a new guideline on development
amid the great interest and expectation of all the Party members and people
across the country.
The plenary meeting was convened
in the historic period when the entire Party, the whole country and all the
people confidently move toward the next stage struggle for the overall
development of socialist construction after adorning the first year of implementing
the five-year plan with praiseworthy victory true to the grand strategic idea
and practical program set forth at the 8th Congress of the Party.
The respected Comrade Kim
Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK, was present at the plenary meeting.
As Kim Jong Un appeared
at the meeting hall to mount the platform, all the participants broke into
enthusiastic cheers for the respected General Secretary, the outstanding leader
of our Party and people and the symbol of the mightiness of our state who set a
new goal for victory of socialism with his extraordinary ideological and
theoretical wisdom and laid a firm foundation for prosperity of the country
through his energetic leadership activities all the year.
Attending the plenary meeting
were members and alternate members of the WPK Central Committee.
And officials of the departments
of the Party Central Committee, leading officials of ministries, national
institutions, province-level guidance organs, cities, counties and major
industrial establishments and officials of relevant major sectors were present
The meeting presidium was formed
with members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.
The Political Bureau of the Party
Central Committee authorized Kim Jong Un to preside over the plenary
Kim Jong Un made an analysis
and appraisal of the Party Central Committee on the Party and state work for
2021, the first year for implementing the decisions of the historic 8th
Congress of the Party, referring to the main purpose of the convocation of the
plenary meeting, its significance and importance.
Saying that in fulfilling the
five-year plan for development and change set forth at the Party Congress, the
work done year after year holds vital and important significance both in the
light of the developmental stage of socialist construction and the realistic
conditions and situation of our Party and state, the General Secretary noted
that through the plenary meeting we all will face heavy yet responsible agony
while becoming aware of the strategic importance of the next year's work which
will just be as huge and important as this year's.
The General Secretary said that
this year's struggle endowed us with more clear predictability about subjective
and objective conditions and environment of the revolution at present and in
the future, adding that therefore, we came to know what we can do and to have
clear vision about our possibility and self-confidence.
He said that only when we
correctly understand and judge the present external and internal situation and
make a right stride along the correct orientation with accurate fighting
policies, can we move to the next stage with a practical change for
Noting that at the point of
reviewing the year's work with pride, we should first analyze with subtlety
what could be lessons, he said that the main purpose of the convocation of the
plenary meeting is to make some lessons learned by us an engine further
supplementing and completing the revolutionary policies and raise our bigger potentiality
for development. He added that herein lies the great practical significance of
The Party Central Committee
admitted that this year's successes and experiences should actively be promoted
and amplified as they represent precious lessons and the devoted efforts and as
they require full display of unusual responsibility and strenuous efforts, and
that the overall development of socialist construction should be hastened with
greater successes and victory by discharging heavy responsibility and
generating maximum creativity in discussing the plan for the new year.
The plenary meeting dealt with
the following agenda items:
1. On the review of the execution
of major Party and state policies for 2021 and the work plan for 2022
2. On the implementation of the
state budget for 2021 and the draft state budget for 2022
3. On the immediate tasks for the
correct solution of the socialist rural question in our country
4. On modifying some articles of
the Party rules
5. On the organizational and
ideological life of the members of the Party central leadership organ in the
second half of year 2021
6. An organizational matter
The plenary meeting unanimously
approved the presented agenda items.
It listened to a report made by
Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central
Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the Cabinet of the
DPRK, and discussions made in the sectional workshops over the first agenda
General Secretary Kim Jong
Un made an important conclusion "On the Orientation of the Work of
the Party and State in 2022" on the first agenda item.
He first analyzed and reviewed
the work of the Party and the state in the first year for implementing the
decisions made at the Party's Congress.
It is the general assessment of
the Party Central Committee that 2021, in which all the Korean people waged
tense and worthwhile struggle true to the new practical program of socialist
construction set forth at the Party Congress, is a year of great victory that
opened up a prelude to the great change toward the overall development of
socialist construction despite severe trials.
It was the general goal and
desire of the Party Central Committee in its work for this year to bring about
practical changes and substantial achievements waited for and welcomed by the
people by fulfilling the tasks set forth at the 2nd Plenary Meeting of the 8th
Central Committee of the Party without fail.
When assigning and propelling the
work for this year, the Party Central Committee paid special attention to
ensuring the purposefulness of development, perseverance and scientific
accuracy in working out the plan and establishing the trait of unconditionally,
thoroughly and correctly implementing it, and awakened officials to exert
themselves and took measures for solving pending problems in developing the
economy and improving the people's living standard in time.
Achievements worthy appraisal and
evident stride forward hardening self-confidence were made in the agricultural
field to which the Party gives top priority.
What is important is that we
became confident in doing safe farming under any condition by adopting
scientific methods of responsively reacting to disastrous climates and
obstacles though they used to decide good or bad crop, and this is the valuable
fruition the credit of which is to the rare patriotism and indomitable efforts
of our agricultural workers.
Kim Jong Un courteously
proposed to the plenary meeting sending thanks in the name of the Party Central
Committee to the exemplary agricultural officials, workers, scientists and
technologists who greatly contributed to doing farming well despite the
unfavorable conditions this year.
The plenary meeting fully
supported and approved his proposal.
The main success the Party
Central Committee presented to the people this year is that it greatly
demonstrated the development and potential power of our style socialism making
a leap forward by dynamically pushing ahead with huge construction projects
planned by it.
The construction of 10 000 flats
in the areas of Songsin and Songhwa nearing completion as another massive
residential area is the first eye-opening event that showed in actuality the
prospect for the perfect settlement of housing problem in the capital city in
the period of five-year plan.
The completion of the third-stage
Samjiyon City project produced an ideal and valid experience for confidently
pushing ahead with the long-term grand construction to transform local areas
across the country.
The construction of 5 000
dwelling houses in the area of Komdok made successful headway, the
rehabilitation from flood damage was satisfactorily conducted in South Hamgyong
Province and North Hamgyong Province and new architectural shapes were
introduced and new ideas were created in lots of projects including the
construction of modern terraced residential district. This indicated that our
architecture has leapt one step higher and the era of great prosperity in
construction keeps flourishing.
The electric power and coal
industrial sectors responsible for supplying power to the national economy
conducted an effective production campaign to powerfully haul the overall
economy. The building materials industrial field and machine, mining, forestry,
land and marine transport and railway transport fields supported the nationwide
construction and production surge. All these mean an improvement of one step
forward in implementing the plan for this year.
Plan discipline was established
in the economic field and leading economic officials have shown obvious
improvement in their work style. This becomes a powerful guarantee for further
advancing the economy and the state affairs in the future.
The mentality and awareness of
all the people desirous of socialist life and development has grown stronger
than before, fully displaying the might of collectivism in practice.
The Party Central Committee
assessed that the tendency to bring about fresh innovation, bold creation and
steady progress was vividly manifested in the work for this year and a turn was
effected in establishing the Party traits like strengthening the organizational
discipline of the Party and carrying out the Party's decisions.
The economic guidance organs
including the Cabinet have become active in the attempts to strengthen the
unified guidance and control of the state over economic work and improve the
economic management methods. The work for perfecting the socialist legal system
was further intensified and the legal order was strengthened to bring
substantial progress in guaranteeing the economic development and the
stabilization of people's living.
The national defense industrial
sector developed one ultra-modern weapon system after another under its correct
plan, thus demonstrating the advancement and modernity of our military force.
This is one of the very important achievements made this year.
This year when the Party congress
was held, many young people volunteered to work in difficult and
labor-consuming fields and did good deeds, which moved the people. It is a
remarkable political success that the spirit of young people became very high.
Praising this year's successes,
the Party Central Committee estimated that ways of stabilizing the economy and
subsisting by dint of self-reliance defying extremely severe environment have
been positively found out and applied and that it is progress made in the
economic development and this process precisely means the dynamic advance of
the Korean-style socialism towards the comprehensive development of the state.
The General Secretary said that
great praiseworthy achievements were made in this year's work as all the people
turned out as one with the zeal of loyalty to resolutely defend the authority
of the Party congress and dedicated their patriotic sweat to the implementation
of the tasks for the first year of the five-year plan, overcoming all the
difficulties. He, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, highly praised all
the Party members, working people and the service personnel for making
indomitable and implacable efforts to glorify 2021 as a year of proud victory
to be specially recorded in the history of socialist construction, and sent
warm greetings to them.
The conclusion referred in detail
to the shortcomings and important lessons revealed in this year's work and the
ways for settling them.
Indicating the main orientation
of the work of the Party and the state for 2022, the General Secretary
clarified the principled issues and the struggle policy for a fresh development
of socialist construction.
The main task facing our Party
and people next year is to provide a sure guarantee for the implementation of
the five-year plan and bring about a remarkable change in the state development
and the people's standard of living so as to record a noteworthy page in the history
of the country.
The economic sector, the main
front of socialist construction, should concentrate all its efforts on putting
the country's economy on the growth orbit and providing the stabilized and
improved living to the people by reenergizing the production and pushing ahead
with the adjustment and improvement.
The conclusion expounded in
detail the major policy tasks that should be carried out by the key industrial
sectors next year.
The metallurgical industrial
sector should technologically refine the Korean-style iron-producing method,
produce iron and steel as scheduled by supplying fuel and raw materials in time
and, at the same time, push ahead with the expansion of capacity and
The chemical industrial sector
should give full play to the newly-created fertilizer production capacity and
boost the production of materials for the light industry and the pharmaceutical
industry by reenergizing major chemical factories, while accelerating the
project to establish a new structure of the chemical industry.
The power industrial sector
should strive to raise the electric-power production to the high level while
satisfactorily meeting the immediate demand for the electric power. And it
should reduce the loss of power in transmission, step up the building of new
power stations and increase the capacity of generating electricity by diverse
The coal industrial sector should
give precedence to the prospecting and continue waging a high-speed tunneling
campaign to find more coalfields. And it should increase the coal production by
introducing the advanced mining methods and machines and pay attention to
helping the bituminous coal mines increase the production.
The railway transport sector
should enhance the security of railway, accelerate its modernization and
establish the state's unified system of controlling the overall transport so as
to develop the country's transport work by stages.
The machine-building industrial
sector should responsibly provide the equipment needed for implementing the
adjustment and improvement plans of several economic sectors and units and
boost the production of vehicles, electric machines and construction machines
and improve their quality.
The conclusion advanced an
important task for making radical progress in solving the food, clothing and
housing problem for the people.
The entire Party and the whole
country should concentrate efforts on the farming and give manpower and
material support to the rural communities. And the agricultural sector should
increase the grain production by doing all the farm works in a sci-tech way and
positively use farming machines now that the area to grow wheat and barley has
In the economic work, capital
construction should be prioritized and new construction revolution for
fundamentally changing the living environments of the people should be made so
as to continue to usher in the heyday of the capital city construction
including the building of 10 000 flats planned for 2022 and open an era when
the local areas will change.
The light industrial sector
should set it as an important task to reenergize the production of consumer
goods and push ahead with it. And it should put the foodstuff processing
technology on a higher scientific basis.
Saying that the supply of school
uniforms and things to the students across the country at the state's expense
is a consistent policy of the Party and the state, the General Secretary set
forth a task for supplying all the students with quality uniforms and bags of
new forms without exception and took an important measure of the Party Central
Committee for implementing it.
He stressed the need for the
fishing industrial sector to conduct a work for catching more fish, do fish
breeding and culture well and increase marine resources in an effective way to
better the people's diet.
Mentioned in the conclusion were
tasks for the mining industry, forestry, IT industry and other sectors to make
positive contributions to the national economic development by practically
advancing their work.
The land administration and city
management sectors should push ahead with afforestation, river improvement and
anti-land-sliding projects the year round, aiming at thoroughly protecting
lives and properties of the people and the land of the country. They should
push forward under plan the work to ensure security and modernity of roads,
protect and improve the ecological environment and create green landscape in
streets and villages.
The conclusion referred in detail
to the tasks for powerfully propelling the work to adjust and reinforce the
material and technical foundations of the national economy.
And it underlined the issues of
strengthening the function and role of the Cabinet as an economic organizer,
intensifying the work to improve the planning method and putting the economic
activities on a regular and standardized footing.
It set forth important tasks for
promoting the overall development of socialist construction by making
innovation in the work of the field of culture including science, education and
At present, a major task facing
the field of science is to clearly specify the scientific and technical measure
for developing the overall affairs of the country including the economy in a
balanced and simultaneous way.
Scientific and research units
should select as their main tasks the development and completion of
technologies having an urgent significance in enhancing independence of the
state economy and improving the standard of people's living, and all the
sectors and units should give precedence to the training of their own
scientific and technological forces before production and construction.
The educational sector should set
it as the main objective of educational revolution in the new century to train
all the school children as genuine revolutionary talents, competent and
creative talents and reserves of socialism by developing our education into the
most advanced and ideal one for the future.
For this, it is necessary to
further strengthen the meritocratic educational system and train a large number
of good scientific and technological talents who can be core and traction
engine in several fields including the economy and the national defence,
strengthen the ranks of teachers in local areas and farm villages in a
qualitative and quantitative way and push forward the work to modernize the
educational conditions and environment so as to put the overall educational
level of the country on a higher level.
The main direction of the public
health for next year should be set as providing a sure guarantee for further
raising the quality of the medical service for the people, and all efforts
should be concentrated on further strengthening the material and technical
foundations of the public health sector.
The literature and art field should
bring about fundamental innovation in the ideological viewpoint, creation
attitude and creation method of the creators and artistes, thoroughly maintain
the principle of ensuring the political identity and characteristics of the era
in the literary and art activities and make an effort to train the new
generation reserves of literary persons and artistes to make them play the main
role in the creation activities.
The conclusion referred to the
principled issues to be maintained in media and sports fields and underlined
the need to aspire after bold pursuit and dynamic leap to progress toward the
Noting that the noble and
highly-civilized life style and moral traits based on collectivism serve as
foundation of our style socialism and powerful vitamins for its advance and
development, the General Secretary said that the fine virtues and noble traits
peculiar to our people being fully displayed day by day should be made social
and national customs.
The conclusion stressed once again
that the emergency epidemic prevention work should be made a top priority in
the state work and it is the most important work to be powerfully conducted
with no allowance given to slight slackness, pores and drawback.
The work should be positively
pushed forward for reinforcing and completing the means and forces needed for
switching our epidemic prevention into advanced and people-oriented one by
surely putting the country's foundation of epidemic prevention on a scientific
foundation and firmly preparing the material and technological foundation of
the epidemic prevention sector.
The conclusion referred to the
tasks for further positively conducting the struggle against anti-socialist and
non-socialist practices in the entire Party and the whole country and society,
thoroughly ensuring the social order and people's safety by raising the role of
law enforcement organs, establishing the revolutionary atmosphere of law
observance and further strengthening the socialist law system.
The General Secretary set forth
militant tasks facing the national defence sector.
The military environment of the
Korean peninsula and the trend of the international situation getting instable
day after day demand that bolstering the state defence capability be further
powerfully propelled without a moment's delay.
The People's Army should steadily
intensify the work of modeling the whole army on the revolutionary idea of the
Party Central Committee and developing it into the revolutionary army of the
Party that remains faithful and obedient to the guidance of the Party Central
Committee, and direct all efforts to maintaining the training-first principle
and putting weapons and equipment on a regular readiness and establishing the
firm military discipline.
The munitions industrial field
should dynamically push ahead with the production of the powerful equipment
corresponding with the modern warfare while steadily expanding the achievements
true to the decisions made at the 8th Party Congress, powerfully fuel the
change of quality of the national defence capacity and attain the goal of
putting the defence industry on a Juche, modern and scientific basis in a
It is necessary to take a
decisive measure for bolstering the capability of the militia defence force as
required by the modern warfare, and increase the military qualifications and
commanding capability of the commanding officers of the Worker-Peasant Red
Guards and the practical ability of the militia force by effecting drastic turn
in the training.
The conclusion set forth
principled issues and a series of tactical orientation, all of which should be
maintained by the sectors of the north-south relations and external affairs to
cope with the rapidly changing international political situation and the
circumstances in the surroundings.
It also advanced the tasks for
strengthening the Party, the general staff of the revolution, and steadily
enhancing its leading role in order to successfully carry out the important
tasks for a fresh victory of socialist construction.
The important issue arising at
present in improving the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party in
every way is to steadily improve the Party work and make the entire Party a
studying one so as to turn it into a living organism sharing the idea, intention
and action with the Party Central Committee and decisively raise the level and
ability of the Party officials.
The whole party should wage a
major ideological battle against formalism in Party work, thoroughly establish
the revolutionary discipline within the Party and make the ranks of cadres pure
The Party organizations should
direct their efforts to thoroughly implementing the economic policy of the
Party and the plans of the national economy, and the leading officials of the
Party should set forth the plans to give their units and local areas a complete
facelift and purposefully, consciously and steadily push forward with the
implementation of the plans.
Saying that the struggle in 2022
is a great life-and-death struggle to be vigorously waged successfully for sure
for the overall development of socialist construction, our great people and
beloved posterity, the General Secretary affirmed that as there are the great
people who are possessed of firm faith and strong power to overcome all
difficulties by rallying around the Party in one mind and precious experiences
with which great successes were made in the spirit of self-reliance despite
such harsh situation as this year, our Party and people will achieve a proud
victory once again.
Finishing the concluding speech,
he ardently called upon the entire Party and all the people to vigorously
accelerate the overall development of the socialist construction by putting
spurs to the spirit of courageous advance, and thus make the next year a year
of great revolutionary event to be significantly recorded in the history of the
country and another watershed in the great struggle advancing toward the bright
With thunderous cheers of
"Hurrah!" and loud applauses all the participants expressed absolute
support and approval for Kim Jong Un's important concluding speech which
will serve as a guiding fighting policy leading Korean-style socialist
construction to the next stage of victory and a practical weapon of advance and
Kim Jong Un's concluding speech
is a precious practical programme and an invincible militant banner encouraging
the struggle for 2022 for bringing earlier the overall development of the
Korean-style socialism and the happiness of the people as it reviewed with pride
the year 2021 in which the Party Congress was held as a year of proud victory
to be specially recorded in the history of prosperity of the country and
indicated a new guideline for bringing about prosperity of the country.
In discussing the second agenda item,
the plenary meeting had final examination of the implementation of the state
budget for 2021 and the draft state budget for 2022 which were examined and
suggested by a state budget assessment group. And it approved to present it to
the 6th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK.
The meeting discussed the third
agenda item "On the Immediate Tasks for the Correct Solution of the
Socialist Rural Question in Our Country".
Kim Jong Un made a historic
report "Let us open up a new great era of our style socialist rural
Reviewing the policy of our Party
that attached importance to the rural question from the first period of its
founding and the historic path for its materialization, the General Secretary
clarified the importance and significance of the proper solution to the
socialist rural question at present.
To make drastic change of the
rural communities today when it presents itself as a mature requirement to wage
the struggle for the overall development of socialism becomes a very important
revolutionary task in turning around the rigorous situation in favor of
increasing the driving force of our own and achieving prosperity and
development of the country and welfare of the people.
It is for this reason that the
8th Party Congress set forth the strategic policy to arm the agricultural
workers with the Party's policies and turn the rural communities into affluent
and cultured socialist ones possessed of modern technology and civilization.
The General Secretary clarified the
goal of socialist rural construction and the major task at present, calling for
putting the country's agriculture on a definite upward stage and opening up a
new great era of effecting drastic development of our style socialist
countryside by pushing forward the rural development under the uplifted slogan
of "For New Victory of Socialist Rural Construction!"
Saying that our Party's goal for
the socialist rural construction is to model all the rural communities across
the country on the Juche idea and make them materially affluent, he noted that
targets to be attained in our style rural development are to enhance level of
ideological awareness of agricultural workers, make a rapid development of
agricultural workforce and bring about fundamental change in the living
environment of the countryside.
The report said that the project
for attaining the goal of socialist rural construction is a gigantic and
serious revolution and that it is necessary to set stages and goals on a
scientific basis and wage purposeful struggle under year-on-year plan to
successfully solve the rural problem that assume protracted and multilateral
nature. It then set forth mid-term and long-term rural development strategies
to be maintained by our Party and the state in the future.
The major task of rural
development strategy at present is to transform all the agricultural workers
into revolutionary agricultural workers befitting the era of the Workers'
Party, completely solve the food problem of the country and dynamically wage
the struggle for drastically changing the living environment of rural
inhabitants so as to definitely put the countryside on an orbit of sustained
Saying that it is the most
crucial task in the socialist rural construction and a key factor for its
victory to make the agricultural workers main players and masters of the rural
revolution, the General Secretary stressed that it is of paramount importance
to put priority efforts into transforming the thought of agricultural workers
and enhancing their political awareness so as to firmly prepare all of them to
be rural revolutionaries upholding the Party's idea of socialist rural
construction with loyalty.
He set it as the basic task of
rural development strategy to increase the agricultural production and
completely solve the food problem of the country, and specified the goals of
grain output and production of stockbreeding, fruit, vegetables, industrial
crops and sericulture to be attained phase by phase in the coming 10 years.
The report suggested the dynamic
struggle of sprucing up farm villages across the country as a task to which
special emphasis should be put in rural development strategy.
To build all the farm villages in
the country so that they would preserve the characteristics of socialism and
the peculiar features of specific regions is a crucial strategic plan which the
Party gives a top priority to and which it is determined to realize under
whatever conditions, in order to provide rural inhabitants with wonderful
living environment with nothing to envy in the world and to achieve the overall
development of the country.
A guarantee for the successful
implementation of this plan is powerful state support, activation of a powerful
state guidance system and the enhancement of the roles of towns and counties
directly responsible for the local construction.
The General Secretary underscored
the need to powerfully speed up rural revolution with confidence and optimism,
turn all the farms in the country into socialist paradise wonderful enough to
be proud of in the world and realize centuries-old desire and ideal of the
people as soon as possible, clarifying detailed tasks and ways for doing so.
Powerfully expediting the three
technical and cultural－ in the
countryside is the most important task arising in settling the socialist rural
It is proven by the history of
socialist rural construction in our country and also the present situation that
only when the three revolutions are effectively waged in the countryside, will
it be possible to bring about a fundamental change in the aspects of political
and ideological awareness, technological knowledge and cultural life of the
The report set forth the
ideological revolution as a priority task in making the three revolutions in
The purpose of the ideological
revolution in farms is to remove old thought remaining in the heads of
agricultural workers, turn them into communists who have been revolutionized
and armed with the Juche idea, and consolidate our revolutionary force
politically and ideologically and thus powerfully propel socialist
Important here is to educate the
agricultural workers to let them work faithfully with high class awareness
while firmly arming them with the revolutionary idea and policy of our Party
and with the fighting spirit displayed by hero farmers and patriotic farmers in
the different annals of the revolution, helping them grasp the greatness and
gratitude for the Party, state and the social system and making collectivism
dominate their thinking and life.
The report called for conducting
dynamic technical revolution in the farms to make the agricultural workers
When they are prepared
politically, ideologically and culturally and also possessed of high science
and technology, they can fulfill their roles as masters of the socialist farms
and accelerate rural development in the new era, the report said, and
To this end, it is necessary to
conduct brisk agricultural sci-tech study and advanced farming technology
dissemination to broaden the knowledge of agricultural workers and enhance
their technical ability as required by the drive of making all the people well
versed in science and technology and developing ours into a talented nation.
What is also necessary is to send lots of university graduates to farms,
further increase technological ability of farms in reliance on their pivotal
role and thoroughly get rid of such incidence as distancing oneself from
science and technology and resorting to old experience in farms.
It is also important to establish
a revolutionary, healthy and civilized way of life in the farms while raising
the cultural awareness level of agricultural workers in order to bring about
drastic improvement in accomplishing the cultural revolution in farms.
The agricultural workers should
conduct brisk mass-based cultural and art activities and popular sports
activities and establish noble and sound moral traits while keeping their
native places and villages clean and tidy to make laughter, optimism and
feelings of harmony fill the farms.
The nationwide efforts should be
directed to raising the level of education and medical service in farms, and
the culture of the capital, the culture of working class and the model culture
of the times should be steadily expanded to local areas and farms so as to
propel the cultural revolution in the countryside.
In the historic report, the
General Secretary set forth it as an important task that is urgent in settling
the rural problem at present to increase agricultural production of the country
in a sustained way.
The report called for
consistently maintaining the scientific farming-first principle in successfully
implementing this urgent task the solution to which is most waited for by the
It is our Party's view on
strategic development to convert the agriculture of the country into the
advanced one and bring about stable and sustained growth of agricultural
production with the science and technology as the major driving force of the
To this end, it is imperative to
powerfully spur the revolution in seed selection, establish scientific farming
system and method to cope with disastrous abnormal climate and ensure rapidity,
scientific accuracy and correctness in agricultural meteorological forecast.
What our Party gives priority in
developing the agricultural production at present is to change the grain
production structure of the country and powerfully propel rice and wheat
The General Secretary in the
report expressed once again the determination and will of our Party to realize
the cherished desire of our people in the near future without fail and
clarified the methodological issues in orientating the country's agricultural
production to shifting the dietary culture of our people to the one with rice
and flour food as staple food.
In the agricultural field, the
work of expanding the area under cultivation necessary for meeting the nation's
demand for rice and wheat should be pushed forward in a planned way, advanced
cultivation method should be introduced, mechanical means should be actively
introduced to farming work, dehydration facilities should be set up and wheat
processing capacity should be expanded by a large margin.
As an immediate task, farms
should work out detailed operations for accumulating wheat farming experience
and a nationwide system for providing high-yielding seeds and necessary farming
materials should be established in an effective way.
The report stressed the need to
kindle once again the hot wind for bean and potato farming on a nationwide
Tasks were also given to
dynamically wage the struggle for improving low-yielding land and turning it
into fertile land without letup and to increase per-hectare yield in most of
farms whether they are in flat areas, middle areas and mountainous areas.
The report set forth it as an
important task for making the people's life plentiful to increase the
production of stock-breeding, fruit, vegetables and industrial crops.
It is necessary to renovate the
existing stock-breeding bases, turn the counties with favorable conditions for
the development of stock-breeding into stock-breeding counties so as to
considerably increase the production of meat, eggs and milk, and widely spread
high-yielding fruit species and establish advanced cultivation technology to
supply our children and people with fresh fruits and various processed fruits
the year round.
It is important to recover
vegetable field irrigation system, build modern large-scale vegetable
greenhouse farms in different parts of the country and invigorate mushroom
production bases to make tables of people loaded with food. It is also
necessary to put efforts into the cultivation of industrial crops to satisfactorily
solve the issue of raw materials of light industry including raw materials of
sweetener and oil.
The report importantly referred
to the task of strengthening the scientific and technological force of the
Clarified in detail were the
issue for agricultural science and technology institutions and universities in
agricultural field to fulfill their roles in putting the agricultural
production on a scientific, IT and intensive basis to meet the trend of the
worldwide agricultural development, the issue of studying farming technology
and methods favorable for relieving farmers of their hard labor and for
realizing mechanization as well as increasing productivity, the issue of
putting all the agricultural scientific research bases on an ultra-modern basis
and training a large number of competent agricultural technical talents and the
issue of timely disseminating advanced agricultural science and technology and
farming methods to farms, work-teams and farmers.
The report stressed the importance
and principled requirement of improving guidance and management in achieving
the sustained development of agricultural production in socialist society and
advanced realistic ways for strengthening the unified, planned and scientific
and technological guidance over the overall agricultural production of the
country and displaying the advantages of our style agricultural guidance system
centered on the county co-op farm management committees.
The report also stressed the need
to raise the level and ability of agricultural guidance officials and those
officials of primary organizations in farms and to remove exaggeration
deep-seated in the agricultural field.
The General Secretary in his
historic report clarified the revolutionary policies and measures for
increasing the state investment in agriculture and radically consolidating the
material and technological foundation of the rural economy.
Underscoring the need to increase
the state investment in agricultural field purposefully, unaffected by the
given environment and conditions, the General Secretary called on the Cabinet
and other state economic institutions and relevant units to systematically
increase the share of investment in agricultural field and set up a strict
system and order by which equipment, materials and fund are unconditionally
provided as planned.
The report analyzed in detail the
state investment in realizing the irrigation, mechanization, chemicalization
and electrification of the rural economy and referred to details of basic ways
It is imperative to adjust and
reinforce the irrigation system of the country in general and further complete
it so as to ensure safe farming, despite whatever drought and flood, to
sufficiently supply to the countryside nitrogen fertilizer, phosphatic
fertilizer and potassic fertilizer and various other fertilizers and efficient
chemicals necessary for the growth of crops, send more power equipment and
electrical machines to improve the conditions of production and cultural life
in the farms and to continuously expand areas under cultivation with nationwide
efforts concentrated on the campaign to bring more land under cultivation and
on tideland reclamation.
Saying that it is the plan and
determination of our Party to create new picture of socialist farm in which
modern farm machines made by us cover the farms of the whole country and
agricultural workers enjoy farming with the help of machines, the General
Secretary noted that to accelerate this process, this issue was deeply studied
based on overall analysis of the situation in the existing farm machine
He said that the plan of the
Party Central Committee is to concentrate investment in major farm machine
factories and farm machine study field while developing the Kumsong Tractor Factory
into a general factory capable of producing various efficient farm machines as
well as high horsepower tractors so as to completely update the farm machine
industry of the country. He took special crucial measure for its realization.
He said that an emphasis should
be put on South Hwanghae Province, the biggest agricultural province in the
country, underlining the need to put the Party and state efforts on the
province in the period of five-year plan so that it would take the lead in
agricultural production in the country.
He also set forth the tasks to
make it regular and obligatory to mobilize labor and means in a prompt way
during cardinal farming period such as rice transplantation, weeding and
harvest in a nationwide scale, and for relevant fields including light
industrial field and commercial field to regularly supply lots of various daily
necessities so as to help the living of agricultural workers and boost their
Making a detailed analysis of
general financial situation of cooperative farms now under difficult condition,
he declared a favored measure to completely release cooperative farms from the
arrears of state loans as part of important measures to let the rural
communities stand on their own and consolidate their economic foundations.
The General Secretary advanced it
as a task of utmost importance in socialist rural construction to drastically
transform the appearance and environment of farms.
It is the policy of rural
construction of our Party to turn all rural villages in the country into rich
and cultured socialist ideal villages at the level similar to those in Samjiyon
City in the near future.
To realize this plan and policy
are people-oriented work wished for and welcomed by all the people and
political work for effecting new socialist rural civilization in our era, the
new world where the local areas change, and for effecting change in local
areas, the work for the social progress and prosperity and the historic work
for achieving the overall development of our Republic.
Calling for changing the living
conditions of all the rural villages in the country by actively promoting and
expanding advantageous experiences accumulated in the construction of Samjiyon
City, and stepping up the construction of civilized society in that course, the
General Secretary specified the task for preferentially supplying cement
necessary for rural construction to all towns and counties, the task for
strengthening designing and construction force and procuring necessary
construction equipment, the task of pushing forward rural construction with
preference given to dwelling construction, the task of setting up powerful
guidance system for guiding the farm construction as Party and state work and
the task of ensuring state provision of major materials and finishing building
materials and the task of creating building material production bases in local
The General Secretary specially
emphasized the need to thoroughly maintain the Party's idea on architectural
beauty in local construction, ensuring originality, modernity and cultural
refinement and political nature in farm construction.
Those crucial measures taken for
the rapid development of farms across the country at a time when economic work
is being done under difficult conditions and when there present big tasks for
socialist construction become an expression of the revolutionary farm
construction policy of our Party and the state, and they mean great favor and
consideration shown for millions of agricultural workers.
The historic report also set it
forth as an important task to strengthen the Party guidance over the socialist
The rural ri-Party organizations
and provincial, city and county Party committees should correctly carry out the
planning and designing for promoting the rural development, local development
in accordance with the Party's policy of rural construction, the Party's policy
of local construction and should dynamically organize and mobilize officials,
Party members and other working people to its implementation.
In particular, the ri-Party
committees should become the Party's major combat units, groups of high spirit
and fighting efficiency to give correct Party guidance to and lead the
implementation of the policy of socialist rural construction, and the
secretaries of the ri-Party committees should elevate their level and role.
The report called for
establishing throughout the Party the system of regularly reviewing the
implementation of the policy of socialist rural construction and taking measures
for it so as to make the programme for rural construction bring about great
changes year after year.
The General Secretary expressed
conviction that sure victory is in store for the historic work to certainly put
the country's agriculture on the beam of steady development and bring about
great changes of rural communities as long as there are the rightful guidance
of the Party, the most correct programme for rural construction and the loyalty
and patriotic enthusiasm of Party members and other working people.
The report made by Kim Jong
Un, which unfolded a bright prospect and blueprint for the settlement of
socialist rural question, comes to be a great fighting programme heralding in a
new era of socialist rural development in our country and an expression of the
WPK's strong will and determination to build a proud socialist paradise with
our own might, wisdom and efforts.
The new programme for socialist
rural construction is a further development of the great Theses on the
Socialist Rural Question which comes to be a monumental document of important
epoch-making significance in accelerating the comprehensive prosperity of
socialism by kindling the fierce flames of rural revolution and materializing
the century-old desire of our people at early date.
The plenary meeting had a three
day-long sectional study and discussion for making detailed plans to carry out
the fighting tasks for the new year and carrying out the new programme for
rural construction on the basis of the idea and spirit of the important
conclusion and the historic report made by Kim Jong Un.
The meeting made a final
examination of suggestions brought together by the resolution-drafting team and
adopted the resolutions "On thoroughly implementing the tasks for the year
2022 of the five-year plan set forth by the 8th Party Congress" and
"On thoroughly implementing the fighting program for our own-style
socialist rural construction" with unanimous approval.
Through the full pre-study of the
4th agenda item by the members of the Party central guidance organ, the meeting
acknowledged that the amendments to the Party rules are of practical
significance in putting the Party building and its activities on a regular and
standardized footing, and unanimously approved the decision on amending relevant
clauses of the Party rules.
The plenary meeting discussed the
fifth agenda item.
The meeting heard and reviewed
data on the organizational and ideological life of the members of the Party
central guidance organ in the latter half of the year 2021.
The meeting discussed the
organizational matters as its sixth agenda item.
It recalled and by-elected member
and alternate member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee as
well as members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee.
The 4th plenary meeting of the
8th WPK Central Committee that lasted five days amid revolutionary enthusiasm
finished its work with a solemn pledge of invariable loyalty to the
revolutionary idea and cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim
The plenary meeting will be
significantly recorded in the history of the Juche revolution as a historic one
which declared the start of all-people grand march to glorify the hopeful new
year 2022 as a great turning-point of the developing revolution under the
invincible guidance of the great Party and advanced strategic policies that
will dynamically propel the overall development of our own-style socialist