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N. Korean leader visits power plant, farm

All Headlines 16:01 November 07, 2009

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visited a newly constructed power plant and a farm in the southern area of the country, along with Workers' Party officials, the state's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Saturday.

During the visit to North Korea's South Hamgyeong Province, Kim congratulated laborers who participated in building the power station, and urged farmers to improve farming technologies to resolve the ongoing food shortage in the country, the KCNA said.

Kim was accompanied by Workers' Party officials, including his only brother-in-law Jang Song-thaek, who is a department director of the Party, and Kim Ki-nam, a secretary of the Party.

The exact date of the visit was not disclosed. The Saturday report came a day after the news agency said Kim paid a visit to a construction site to encourage workers.

hayney@yna.co.kr
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