Recently, Kim Jong-un was told that the North Korean secretary-general directly instructed the plant factory to increase its glass production. It is to ensure that there is no disruption to the large glass supply needed to build major countries such as Samjiyeon (Yanggang-do) and Wonsan Karma Coastal Tourism District (Gangwon-do).
The Pyongan Namdo source told the Daily NK on October 16, saying, “On the 8th, the alternative friendly glass factory side said, 'We expect the glass factory to be fully loaded and loaded at full load. Your order has been ordered. ”
According to sources, Kim instructed, in particular, “to ensure that the large glass needed for our atmospheric monumental buildings, such as Samjiyeon and Wonsan Karma Coastal Tourism District,” was unblocked.
According to the sources, large-scale glass is needed to be used for the building ahead of the third phase of Samjiyeon and the finishing of Wonsan Karma Coastal Tourism District.
In connection with this, North Korea's external propaganda medium, Echo, said in June last year that the Daean Friendship Glass Factory transported more than 200,000 square meters of glass to Samjiyeon, Wonsan, Karma Coastal Tourism District, and Yangdeok Hot Springs Tourism District. have.
According to Kim's order to increase the glass, the Alternative Friendship Glass Factory has established a plan to carry out its annual target production by 120% by October 10, the 75th anniversary of the foundation.
In addition, organizations are setting targets and strategies to accomplish this, such as high limestone mines that collect raw materials for glass, and transportation that transports raw materials and finished products.
Kim's plan is to attract domestic and foreign tourists and overcome economic difficulties through the redevelopment of Samjiyeon City and the construction of a large tourist zone in the situation where it is difficult to procure materials necessary for the construction due to sanctions against North Korea.
In fact, Kim emphasized strengthening the nation's construction capacity at the 7th Fifth Conference, saying, “We must push forward a frontal breakthrough to neutralize the sanctions against hostile forces and open a new path for socialist construction.”
On the other hand, Kim also told the Alternative Glass Factory, 'To ensure the quality of various kinds of glass vessels, wine bottles, and medicine bottles to the people. It is solved with the intention to pack not only the major construction sector but also the consumer goods of the people's economic sector.
In the midst of this, an excellent graduate of Sariwon Geology University has recently been assigned to a high-stone mine located in Hwangju, North Hwanghae Province, which supplies high-stone (dolomite), the main raw material for glass production, to the Alternative Friendly Factory.
The source said, “The authorities emphasized glass production this year, and seven excellent students from Sariwon Geology University were assigned as field technicians to explode and excavate the ideal design for high-altitude mines.” ”He said.
Kim seems to have specially assigned geological university talent to high-calcite mines, with an increasing emphasis on glass production and the introduction of science and technology in the production process.
Meanwhile, the Alternative Friendly Glass Factory (now located in Nampo City) is North Korea's largest glass production factory, and was built in 2005 with free aid from the Chinese government.