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PYONGYANG, January 22 (Itar-Tass) — The enlarged meeting of the North Korean government discussed results of implementing the 2011 economic plan, reports the KCNA news agency.
According to KCNA, cabinet members centered on measures of implementing tasks, set this year in the joint calls of the central committee of the Korean Workers Party and the party’s Central Military Commission.
The meeting emphasized that the light industry and agriculture have become this year priorities in the country’s development “in the interests of raising the well-being of people”. The meeting pointed to the need of raising the quality of goods of these industries.
Cabinet members also discussed prospects for grain crops in the current year and measures to provide agricultural cooperatives with necessary materials, equipment and power supplies.
The agenda also included problems in the development of metallurgical, electric power, coal and building industries as well as railway transport.
Meeting participants called on ministries and departments as well as regional people’s committees to actively introduce advanced scientific and technological achievements in production “in conformity with requirements of this century”.
The meeting also touched upon the development of public health and education, literature and arts. It was attended by representatives of government organizations, provincial, district and city people’s committees as well as plan commissions.