Exemplary Factory of DPRK Self-reliance

The Namhung Youth Chemical Complex

The Namhung Youth Chemical Complex, 2019.

One day in October 1979 President Kim Il Sung visited the Namhung Youth Chemical Complex.

At that time the complex was accelerating preparations for operation of an orlon plant after it successfully carried out a trial run.

Getting off the car the President was satisfied that the plant was in good appearance, and began to look round it.

After making the rounds of the production site he sat on a simple chair in the corridor of the fibre workshop, and asked the managers what they had to do for the operation of the plant.

One of them answered that they were going to import catalysers, some gauges for automatic facilities and some parts needed to run the orlon, high-pressure polyethylene and urea fertilizer plants.

At this the President asked them to take the import into serious consideration, and noted that it was undesirable to depend on import when they had built a good plant, and that if they always relied on other countries for raw materials and parts of equipment consistently, they might lose the spirit of self-reliance.

Then he instructed that all problems should be considered in detail on the principle of self-reliance.

True to his instructions the complex turned out as one to solve the problems of catalysers and parts using domestic materials.

Thus, they built a base in a short span of time which could produce a lot of catalysers, parts and materials.

(Uriminzokkiri - March 14, 2021)

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