You are here: Home » International » News » Politics
Business Standard

North Korea holds plenary meeting to implement strategies from 8th CCW

In the report, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that leader Kim Jong-un attended the second plenary meeting of the eighth Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Monday

North Korea | Kim Jong Un | South Korea

IANS  |  Seoul 

Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong Un seen inaugurating a fertilizer factory in Sunchon, according to KCNA | Photo: @martyn_williams

The North Korean ruling party held a plenary meeting to further implement the strategies adopted at the eighth Party Congress last month, a state media report said on Tuesday.

In the report, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that leader Kim Jong-un attended the second plenary meeting of the eighth Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Monday.

Kim said the WPK Central Committee should powerfully lead the masses to implement the decisions, stressing the need to provide party organisations and their members with practical means for innovation which would help bring about practical change and substantial progress from the first year of the five-year plan, Xinhua news agency quoted the KCNA report as saying.

He sharply "criticised the passive and self-protecting tendencies revealed by the state economic guidance organs in the course of setting this year's goals, and stressed the principled matters for overcoming the tendencies and organising the economic work in an innovative and meticulous way", the report said.

As the decisions made at the party congress are mid- and long-term tasks to be fulfilled during the coming five years, it is necessary to examine this year's plans down to details at the plenary meeting, Kim said.

He also indicated important goals to be achieved this year by key industrial fields including electric power and coal industries, and by the fields of railway transport, construction and building materials, light industry and commerce, as well as practical ways to attain them, according to the report.

At the eighth WPK Congress last month, unveiled a new five-year economic development plan with focus on self-reliance to face the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and sanctions.



(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Tue, February 09 2021. 12:29 IST