Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, watched new types of trolley bus and tram made at the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory and the Bus Repair Factory.
The first leg of his visit was the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory where he learned about the new-type trolley bus production.
Visiting the trolley bus assembly workshop, he watched a new-type trolley bus made at the factory.
He said that the trolley bus was made very well without any flaw and its quality was improved exceptionally as against half a year ago, that the level of processing precision of the flexion side of the outer surface of the bus body, degree of flatness of sides and the seam finishing was raised and coating has also been done well even though the phase-2 modernization has not yet been started. The quality and cultured level of all fittings were remarkably improved and the quality of rubber products including floor rubber and glass rubber frame and plastic decorative plywood is good, he said, adding that it is more pleasant and more and more thankful as all these things were produced at our factories. He highly appreciated them, saying he was very satisfied and they are perfect.
Noting that this factory is a model factory of the country whose cultured practice in production and life is on a high level and it is the cleanest and tidiest one among all the rolling stock factories of the country just as he estimated while looking round the factory before, he was greatly pleased to see its officials and employees keeping the worksites clean, taking good care of equipment and conducting production and administration work well.
He learned about the phase-2 modernization plan and gave detailed teachings concerning problems raised and ways for their solution.
He specified one by one the issues related to the phase-2 modernization and production growth.
Promising to actively back them and calling on them to set the goal in a bold and big way to wage the phase-2 modernization project in a sweeping way, the Supreme Leader set forth the militant tasks to turn the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory into the one that can represent the rolling stock factories of the country, a pillar-like factory actively contributing to easing the passenger transport situation and the public traffic transport situation of the country.
The second leg of his visit was the Songsan Tram Station where he watched a new tram made by the officials, researchers, technicians and skilled workers of the Bus Repair Factory.
He was pleased to listen to the report made by officials that they installed alternating current electric motor with less manufacturing and operational costs and introduced electric motor control converter and control software to the new-type tram so as to improve the specific features of its mobility, speed and brake and to serve the conveniences of passengers, and that they ensured the local production of most of mechanical and electric fittings and outfits including wheel, glass, rear-view mirror, floor rubber, plastic decorative plywood and chairs.
Saying that the Guidance Bureau of Passenger Service in Pyongyang, the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory and the Bus Repair Factory have done really worthwhile and big things for the people, he highly appreciated them.
Being considerate of the devoted efforts exerted by the Guidance Bureau of Passenger Service in Pyongyang, the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory and the Bus Repair Factory true to the Workers’ Party of Korea’s policy for the local production of trolley buses and trams and of the painstaking endeavors made by relevant units that displayed responsibility in supplying trolley bus tires, glass, all kinds of parts and interior finishing materials, he extended thanks to all the workers, scientists and technicians who contributed to the trolley bus and tram production.
That night he personally guided the trial operation of new-type tram and trolley bus.
Saying that he could notice improved interior environment and higher quality and cultured level of outfits, and the noise and vibration at time of operation that have reduced than the last time he was on trolley bus, and that all the technical specification indices are normal, he said that it will be wonderful to see the home-made trams and trolley buses running in streets and that the people will be greatly pleased.
He said that it is our Party’s intention to pick up even a star if it is desired by the people, adding that he used to feel a heavy heart when he used to see old public transport means giving inconveniences to the people and the number of taxis increasing in the streets as the high intention of the great leaders who worked heart and soul for the solution of the passenger transport in Pyongyang was not upheld. He said with delight that now he can see the bright prospect and he is satisfied.
He expressed the expectation and conviction that the officials and workers of the Pyongyang Trolley Bus Factory and the Bus Repair Factory would fulfill their duty in attaining the new fighting goals set forth by the Party.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, O Su Yong, Kim Su Gil, Hwang Pyong So and Jo Yong Won.