|North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an emergency Politburo meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. (File photo by=KCNA/KNS via AP)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] State media reported Friday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un decided to increase agricultural production as a "primary economic task" while he held the second day of a workshop with regional Workers' Party secretaries.
Kim stressed on the meeting on Thursday the importance of increasing production in the farming sector and discussed ways to implement goals put forth during a rare party congress in January, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). "The primary economic task for the chief secretaries of the city and county Party committees is to decisively increase the agricultural production," Kim told local party officials. Kim urged the secretaries to bring "clear and actual results" in their economic work and to improve living standards in the local areas, the KCNA said.
The secretaries "should raise strong demands to make the cooperative farm management committees of their cities and counties map out farming plans in a scientific and detailed way in conformity with their regional characters and thoroughly carry them out," Kim was quoted as saying. He also called on local officials to wage an intensive struggle to break the habit of "talking big" that is "deeply rooted" in the agricultural field.