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Top DPRK leader inspects botanic institutes in Pyongyang

03-04-2011 08:11 BJT

PYONGYANG, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), recently inspected two botanic institutes based in the capital, the official KCNA news agency reported Thursday.

When inspecting the Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute, Kim, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, hailed the institute's contribution in improving people's diet and promoting their health.

He called it a great success that the institute is boosting the production of vegetables after solid scientific and technological research, and he appreciated the devotion of those working in the effort.

Kim later inspected the Pyongyang Floricultural Institute, where he underscored the need to continue channeling great effort to ensure the flourish of diversified species of flowers in the country.

Kim was accompanied during the inspections by Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, and other senior DPRK officials.

The KCNA did not disclose the exact date of the inspections.




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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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