North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a newly built industrial factory and expressed great satisfaction, Pyongyang's state news agency reported Sunday.
Kim was satisfied with the plant as he "could hardly find any trace he saw last year," and that the plant "did not look like a factory but a rest home," the North's Korean Central News Agency
(KCNA) said in an English-language report monitored in Seoul.
He had toured the same factory late last year and named it the October 8 Factory to mark the day his late father and former ruler of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, was named the top secretary of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
Kim said it was his intention "to turn the October 8 Factory into a factory representing the nation's industrial establishments" during the visit to the facility, an activity that Pyongyang's news outlets call "field guidance."
The KCNA provided no details on when he visited the facility or where it is located.
Kim, known to be in his late 20s or early 30s and educated in Switzerland, also said that "the factory has a perfect computer-aided integrated production system," according to the KCNA.
The young leader was accompanied by several high-ranking officials, including Hwang Pyong-so, top political officer of the Korean People's Army, and Han Kwang-sang, director of the WPK Finance and Accounting Department, it added. (Yonhap)