Let Us Strive for Our Great State Prosperity and Development and Our People’s Wellbeing
Report on 4th Plenary Meeting of 8th C.C., WPK
Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) — The 4th Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee
of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK) was held at the office building of the Party Central
Committee on December 27-31, Juche 110(2021) to review a great year of struggle and
lay down a new guideline on development amid the great interest and expectation of all
the Party members and people across the country.
The plenary meeting was convened in the historic period when the entire Party, the
whole country and all the people confidently move toward the next stage struggle for
the overall development of socialist construction after adorning the first year of
implementing the five-year plan with praiseworthy victory true to the grand strategic
idea and practical programme set forth at the 8th Congress of the Party.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK, was present at the
plenary meeting.
As Kim Jong Un appeared at the meeting hall to mount the platform, all the participants
broke into enthusiastic cheers for the respected General Secretary, the outstanding
leader of our Party and people and the symbol of the mightiness of our state who set a
new goal for victory of socialism with his extraordinary ideological and theoretical
wisdom and laid a firm foundation for prosperity of the country through his energetic
leadership activities all the year.
Attending the plenary meeting were members and alternate members of the WPK
Central Committee.
And officials of the departments of the Party Central Committee, leading officials of
ministries, national institutions, province-level guidance organs, cities, counties and
major industrial establishments and officials of relevant major sectors were present as
The meeting presidium was formed with members of the Political Bureau of the Party
Central Committee.
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee authorized Kim Jong Un to preside
over the plenary meeting.
Kim Jong Un made an analysis and appraisal of the Party Central Committee on the
Party and state work for 2021, the first year for implementing the decisions of the
historic 8th Congress of the Party, referring to the main purpose of the convocation of
the plenary meeting, its significance and importance.


Saying that in fulfilling the five-year plan for development and change set forth at the
Party Congress, the work done year after year holds vital and important significance
both in the light of the developmental stage of socialist construction and the realistic
conditions and situation of our Party and state, the General Secretary noted that
through the plenary meeting we all will face heavy yet responsible agony while
becoming aware of the strategic importance of the next year's work which will just be as
huge and important as this year's.
The General Secretary said that this year's struggle endowed us with more clear
predictability about subjective and objective conditions and environment of the
revolution at present and in the future, adding that therefore, we came to know what
we can do and to have clear vision about our possibility and self-confidence.
He said that only when we correctly understand and judge the present external and
internal situation and make a right stride along the correct orientation with accurate
fighting policies, can we move to the next stage with a practical change for
Noting that at the point of reviewing the year's work with pride, we should first analyze
with subtlety what could be lessons, he said that the main purpose of the convocation
of the plenary meeting is to make some lessons learned by us an engine further
supplementing and completing the revolutionary policies and raise our bigger
potentiality for development. He added that herein lies the great practical significance
of revolutionary development.
The Party Central Committee admitted that this year's successes and experiences should
actively be promoted and amplified as they represent precious lessons and the devoted
efforts and as they require full display of unusual responsibility and strenuous efforts,
and that the overall development of socialist construction should be hastened with
greater successes and victory by discharging heavy responsibility and generating
maximum creativity in discussing the plan for the new year.
The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:
1. On the review of the execution of major Party and state policies for 2021 and the
work plan for 2022
2. On the implementation of the state budget for 2021 and the draft state budget for
3. On the immediate tasks for the correct solution of the socialist rural question in our

4. On modifying some articles of the Party rules
5. On the organizational and ideological life of the members of the Party central
leadership organ in the second half of year 2021
6. An organizational matter
The plenary meeting unanimously approved the presented agenda items.
It listened to a report made by Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political
Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the
Cabinet of the DPRK, and discussions made in the sectional workshops over the first
agenda item.
General Secretary Kim Jong Un made an important conclusion "On the Orientation of
the Work of the Party and State in 2022" on the first agenda item.
He first analyzed and reviewed the work of the Party and the state in the first year for
implementing the decisions made at the Party's Congress.
It is the general assessment of the Party Central Committee that 2021, in which all the
Korean people waged tense and worthwhile struggle true to the new practical
programme of socialist construction set forth at the Party Congress, is a year of great
victory that opened up a prelude to the great change toward the overall development of
socialist construction despite severe trials.
It was the general goal and desire of the Party Central Committee in its work for this
year to bring about practical changes and substantial achievements waited for and
welcomed by the people by fulfilling the tasks set forth at the 2nd Plenary Meeting of
the 8th Central Committee of the Party without fail.
When assigning and propelling the work for this year, the Party Central Committee paid
special attention to ensuring the purposefulness of development, perseverance and
scientific accuracy in working out the plan and establishing the trait of unconditionally,
thoroughly and correctly implementing it, and awakened officials to exert themselves
and took measures for solving pending problems in developing the economy and
improving the people's living standard in time.
Achievements worthy appraisal and evident stride forward hardening self-confidence
were made in the agricultural field to which the Party gives top priority.
What is important is that we became confident in doing safe farming under any
condition by adopting scientific methods of responsively reacting to disastrous climates
and obstacles though they used to decide good or bad crop, and this is the valuable


fruition the credit of which is to the rare patriotism and indomitable efforts of our
agricultural workers.
Kim Jong Un courteously proposed to the plenary meeting sending thanks in the name
of the Party Central Committee to the exemplary agricultural officials, workers,
scientists and technologists who greatly contributed to doing farming well despite the
unfavorable conditions this year.
The plenary meeting fully supported and approved his proposal.
The main success the Party Central Committee presented to the people this year is that
it greatly demonstrated the development and potential power of our style socialism
making a leap forward by dynamically pushing ahead with huge construction projects
planned by it.
The construction of 10 000 flats in the areas of Songsin and Songhwa nearing
completion as another massive residential area is the first eye-opening event that
showed in actuality the prospect for the perfect settlement of housing problem in the
capital city in the period of five-year plan.
The completion of the third-stage Samjiyon City project produced an ideal and valid
experience for confidently pushing ahead with the long-term grand construction to
transform local areas across the country.
The construction of 5 000 dwelling houses in the area of Komdok made successful
headway, the rehabilitation from flood damage was satisfactorily conducted in South
Hamgyong Province and North Hamgyong Province and new architectural shapes were
introduced and new ideas were created in lots of projects including the construction of
modern terraced residential district. This indicated that our architecture has leapt one
step higher and the era of great prosperity in construction keeps flourishing.
The electric power and coal industrial sectors responsible for supplying power to the
national economy conducted an effective production campaign to powerfully haul the
overall economy. The building materials industrial field and machine, mining, forestry,
land and marine transport and railway transport fields supported the nationwide
construction and production surge. All these mean an improvement of one step forward
in implementing the plan for this year.
Plan discipline was established in the economic field and leading economic officials have
shown obvious improvement in their work style. This becomes a powerful guarantee for
further advancing the economy and the state affairs in the future.
The mentality and awareness of all the people desirous of socialist life and development
has grown stronger than before, fully displaying the might of collectivism in practice.


The Party Central Committee assessed that the tendency to bring about fresh
innovation, bold creation and steady progress was vividly manifested in the work for this
year and a turn was effected in establishing the Party traits like strengthening the
organizational discipline of the Party and carrying out the Party's decisions.
The economic guidance organs including the Cabinet have become active in the
attempts to strengthen the unified guidance and control of the state over economic
work and improve the economic management methods. The work for perfecting the
socialist legal system was further intensified and the legal order was strengthened to
bring substantial progress in guaranteeing the economic development and the
stabilization of people's living.
The national defense industrial sector developed one ultra-modern weapon system
after another under its correct plan, thus demonstrating the advancement and
modernity of our military force. This is one of the very important achievements made
this year.
This year when the Party congress was held, many young people volunteered to work in
difficult and labor-consuming fields and did good deeds, which moved the people. It is a
remarkable political success that the spirit of young people became very high.
Praising this year's successes, the Party Central Committee estimated that ways of
stabilizing the economy and subsisting by dint of self-reliance defying extremely severe
environment have been positively found out and applied and that it is progress made in
the economic development and this process precisely means the dynamic advance of
the Korean-style socialism towards the comprehensive development of the state.
The General Secretary said that great praiseworthy achievements were made in this
year's work as all the people turned out as one with the zeal of loyalty to resolutely
defend the authority of the Party congress and dedicated their patriotic sweat to the
implementation of the tasks for the first year of the five-year plan, overcoming all the
difficulties. He, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, highly praised all the Party
members, working people and the service personnel for making indomitable and
implacable efforts to glorify 2021 as a year of proud victory to be specially recorded in
the history of socialist construction, and sent warm greetings to them.
The conclusion referred in detail to the shortcomings and important lessons revealed in
this year's work and the ways for settling them.
Indicating the main orientation of the work of the Party and the state for 2022, the
General Secretary clarified the principled issues and the struggle policy for a fresh
development of socialist construction.


The main task facing our Party and people next year is to provide a sure guarantee for
the implementation of the five-year plan and bring about a remarkable change in the
state development and the people's standard of living so as to record a noteworthy
page in the history of the country.
The economic sector, the main front of socialist construction, should concentrate all its
efforts on putting the country's economy on the growth orbit and providing the
stabilized and improved living to the people by reenergizing the production and pushing
ahead with the adjustment and improvement.
The conclusion expounded in detail the major policy tasks that should be carried out by
the key industrial sectors next year.
The metallurgical industrial sector should technologically refine the Korean-style iron-
producing method, produce iron and steel as scheduled by supplying fuel and raw
materials in time and, at the same time, push ahead with the expansion of capacity and
The chemical industrial sector should give full play to the newly-created fertilizer
production capacity and boost the production of materials for the light industry and the
pharmaceutical industry by reenergizing major chemical factories, while accelerating the
project to establish a new structure of the chemical industry.
The power industrial sector should strive to raise the electric-power production to the
high level while satisfactorily meeting the immediate demand for the electric power.
And it should reduce the loss of power in transmission, step up the building of new
power stations and increase the capacity of generating electricity by diverse natural
The coal industrial sector should give precedence to the prospecting and continue
waging a high-speed tunneling campaign to find more coalfields. And it should increase
the coal production by introducing the advanced mining methods and machines and pay
attention to helping the bituminous coal mines increase the production.
The railway transport sector should enhance the security of railway, accelerate its
modernization and establish the state's unified system of controlling the overall
transport so as to develop the country's transport work by stages.
The machine-building industrial sector should responsibly provide the equipment
needed for implementing the adjustment and improvement plans of several economic
sectors and units and boost the production of vehicles, electric machines and
construction machines and improve their quality.
The conclusion advanced an important task for making radical progress in solving the

food, clothing and housing problem for the people.
The entire Party and the whole country should concentrate efforts on the farming and
give manpower and material support to the rural communities. And the agricultural
sector should increase the grain production by doing all the farm works in a sci-tech way
and positively use farming machines now that the area to grow wheat and barley has
been expanded.
In the economic work, capital construction should be prioritized and new construction
revolution for fundamentally changing the living environments of the people should be
made so as to continue to usher in the heyday of the capital city construction including
the building of 10 000 flats planned for 2022 and open an era when the local areas will
The light industrial sector should set it as an important task to reenergize the production
of consumer goods and push ahead with it. And it should put the foodstuff processing
technology on a higher scientific basis.
Saying that the supply of school uniforms and things to the students across the country
at the state's expense is a consistent policy of the Party and the state, the General
Secretary set forth a task for supplying all the students with quality uniforms and bags of
new forms without exception and took an important measure of the Party Central
Committee for implementing it.
He stressed the need for the fishing industrial sector to conduct a work for catching
more fish, do fish breeding and culture well and increase marine resources in an
effective way to better the people's diet.
Mentioned in the conclusion were tasks for the mining industry, forestry, IT industry and
other sectors to make positive contributions to the national economic development by
practically advancing their work.
The land administration and city management sectors should push ahead with
afforestation, river improvement and anti-land-sliding projects the year round, aiming at
thoroughly protecting lives and properties of the people and the land of the country.
They should push forward under plan the work to ensure security and modernity of
roads, protect and improve the ecological environment and create green landscape in
streets and villages.
The conclusion referred in detail to the tasks for powerfully propelling the work to
adjust and reinforce the material and technical foundations of the national economy.
And it underlined the issues of strengthening the function and role of the Cabinet as an
economic organizer, intensifying the work to improve the planning method and putting


the economic activities on a regular and standardized footing.
It set forth important tasks for promoting the overall development of socialist
construction by making innovation in the work of the field of culture including science,
education and public health.
At present, a major task facing the field of science is to clearly specify the scientific and
technical measure for developing the overall affairs of the country including the
economy in a balanced and simultaneous way.
Scientific and research units should select as their main tasks the development and
completion of technologies having an urgent significance in enhancing independence of
the state economy and improving the standard of people's living, and all the sectors and
units should give precedence to the training of their own scientific and technological
forces before production and construction.
The educational sector should set it as the main objective of educational revolution in
the new century to train all the school children as genuine revolutionary talents,
competent and creative talents and reserves of socialism by developing our education
into the most advanced and ideal one for the future.
For this, it is necessary to further strengthen the meritocratic educational system and
train a large number of good scientific and technological talents who can be core and
traction engine in several fields including the economy and the national defence,
strengthen the ranks of teachers in local areas and farm villages in a qualitative and
quantitative way and push forward the work to modernize the educational conditions
and environment so as to put the overall educational level of the country on a higher
The main direction of the public health for next year should be set as providing a sure
guarantee for further raising the quality of the medical service for the people, and all
efforts should be concentrated on further strengthening the material and technical
foundations of the public health sector.
The literature and art field should bring about fundamental innovation in the ideological
viewpoint, creation attitude and creation method of the creators and artistes,
thoroughly maintain the principle of ensuring the political identity and characteristics of
the era in the literary and art activities and make an effort to train the new generation
reserves of literary persons and artistes to make them play the main role in the creation
The conclusion referred to the principled issues to be maintained in media and sports
fields and underlined the need to aspire after bold pursuit and dynamic leap to progress
toward the advanced level.


Noting that the noble and highly-civilized life style and moral traits based on collectivism
serve as foundation of our style socialism and powerful vitamins for its advance and
development, the General Secretary said that the fine virtues and noble traits peculiar
to our people being fully displayed day by day should be made social and national
The conclusion stressed once again that the emergency epidemic prevention work
should be made a top priority in the state work and it is the most important work to be
powerfully conducted with no allowance given to slight slackness, pores and drawback.
The work should be positively pushed forward for reinforcing and completing the means
and forces needed for switching our epidemic prevention into advanced and people-
oriented one by surely putting the country's foundation of epidemic prevention on a
scientific foundation and firmly preparing the material and technological foundation of
the epidemic prevention sector.
The conclusion referred to the tasks for further positively conducting the struggle
against anti-socialist and non-socialist practices in the entire Party and the whole
country and society, thoroughly ensuring the social order and people's safety by raising
the role of law enforcement organs, establishing the revolutionary atmosphere of law
observance and further strengthening the socialist law system.
The General Secretary set forth militant tasks facing the national defence sector.
The military environment of the Korean peninsula and the trend of the international
situation getting instable day after day demand that bolstering the state defence
capability be further powerfully propelled without a moment's delay.
The People's Army should steadily intensify the work of modeling the whole army on the
revolutionary idea of the Party Central Committee and developing it into the
revolutionary army of the Party that remains faithful and obedient to the guidance of
the Party Central Committee, and direct all efforts to maintaining the training-first
principle and putting weapons and equipment on a regular readiness and establishing
the firm military discipline.
The munitions industrial field should dynamically push ahead with the production of the
powerful equipment corresponding with the modern warfare while steadily expanding
the achievements true to the decisions made at the 8th Party Congress, powerfully fuel
the change of quality of the national defence capacity and attain the goal of putting the
defence industry on a Juche, modern and scientific basis in a planned way.
It is necessary to take a decisive measure for bolstering the capability of the militia
defence force as required by the modern warfare, and increase the military


qualifications and commanding capability of the commanding officers of the Worker-
Peasant Red Guards and the practical ability of the militia force by effecting drastic turn
in the training.
The conclusion set forth principled issues and a series of tactical orientation, all of which
should be maintained by the sectors of the north-south relations and external affairs to
cope with the rapidly changing international political situation and the circumstances in
the surroundings.
It also advanced the tasks for strengthening the Party, the general staff of the
revolution, and steadily enhancing its leading role in order to successfully carry out the
important tasks for a fresh victory of socialist construction.
The important issue arising at present in improving the leadership and fighting efficiency
of the Party in every way is to steadily improve the Party work and make the entire
Party a studying one so as to turn it into a living organism sharing the idea, intention and
action with the Party Central Committee and decisively raise the level and ability of the
Party officials.
The whole party should wage a major ideological battle against formalism in Party work,
thoroughly establish the revolutionary discipline within the Party and make the ranks of
cadres pure and steadfast.
The Party organizations should direct their efforts to thoroughly implementing the
economic policy of the Party and the plans of the national economy, and the leading
officials of the Party should set forth the plans to give their units and local areas a
complete facelift and purposefully, consciously and steadily push forward with the
implementation of the plans.
Saying that the struggle in 2022 is a great life-and-death struggle to be vigorously waged
successfully for sure for the overall development of socialist construction, our great
people and beloved posterity, the General Secretary affirmed that as there are the great
people who are possessed of firm faith and strong power to overcome all difficulties by
rallying around the Party in one mind and precious experiences with which great
successes were made in the spirit of self-reliance despite such harsh situation as this
year, our Party and people will achieve a proud victory once again.
Finishing the concluding speech, he ardently called upon the entire Party and all the
people to vigorously accelerate the overall development of the socialist construction by
putting spurs to the spirit of courageous advance, and thus make the next year a year of
great revolutionary event to be significantly recorded in the history of the country and
another watershed in the great struggle advancing toward the bright future.
With thunderous cheers of "Hurrah!" and loud applauses all the participants expressed


absolute support and approval for Kim Jong Un's important concluding speech which
will serve as a guiding fighting policy leading Korean-style socialist construction to the
next stage of victory and a practical weapon of advance and innovation.
Kim Jong Un's concluding speech is a precious practical programme and an invincible
militant banner encouraging the struggle for 2022 for bringing earlier the overall
development of the Korean-style socialism and the happiness of the people as it
reviewed with pride the year 2021 in which the Party Congress was held as a year of
proud victory to be specially recorded in the history of prosperity of the country and
indicated a new guideline for bringing about prosperity of the country.
In discussing the second agenda item, the plenary meeting had final examination of the
implementation of the state budget for 2021 and the draft state budget for 2022 which
were examined and suggested by a state budget assessment group. And it approved to
present it to the 6th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK.
The meeting discussed the third agenda item "On the Immediate Tasks for the Correct
Solution of the Socialist Rural Question in Our Country".
Kim Jong Un made a historic report "Let us open up a new great era of our style socialist
rural development".
Reviewing the policy of our Party that attached importance to the rural question from
the first period of its founding and the historic path for its materialization, the General
Secretary clarified the importance and significance of the proper solution to the socialist
rural question at present.
To make drastic change of the rural communities today when it presents itself as a
mature requirement to wage the struggle for the overall development of socialism
becomes a very important revolutionary task in turning around the rigorous situation in
favor of increasing the driving force of our own and achieving prosperity and
development of the country and welfare of the people.
It is for this reason that the 8th Party Congress set forth the strategic policy to arm the
agricultural workers with the Party's policies and turn the rural communities into
affluent and cultured socialist ones possessed of modern technology and civilization.
The General Secretary clarified the goal of socialist rural construction and the major task
at present, calling for putting the country's agriculture on a definite upward stage and
opening up a new great era of effecting drastic development of our style socialist
countryside by pushing forward the rural development under the uplifted slogan of "For
New Victory of Socialist Rural Construction!"
Saying that our Party's goal for the socialist rural construction is to model all the rural


communities across the country on the Juche idea and make them materially affluent,
he noted that targets to be attained in our style rural development are to enhance level
of ideological awareness of agricultural workers, make a rapid development of
agricultural workforce and bring about fundamental change in the living environment of
the countryside.
The report said that the project for attaining the goal of socialist rural construction is a
gigantic and serious revolution and that it is necessary to set stages and goals on a
scientific basis and wage purposeful struggle under year-on-year plan to successfully
solve the rural problem that assume protracted and multilateral nature. It then set forth
mid-term and long-term rural development strategies to be maintained by our Party and
the state in the future.
The major task of rural development strategy at present is to transform all the
agricultural workers into revolutionary agricultural workers befitting the era of the
Workers' Party, completely solve the food problem of the country and dynamically wage
the struggle for drastically changing the living environment of rural inhabitants so as to
definitely put the countryside on an orbit of sustained development.
Saying that it is the most crucial task in the socialist rural construction and a key factor
for its victory to make the agricultural workers main players and masters of the rural
revolution, the General Secretary stressed that it is of paramount importance to put
priority efforts into transforming the thought of agricultural workers and enhancing
their political awareness so as to firmly prepare all of them to be rural revolutionaries
upholding the Party's idea of socialist rural construction with loyalty.
He set it as the basic task of rural development strategy to increase the agricultural
production and completely solve the food problem of the country, and specified the
goals of grain output and production of stockbreeding, fruit, vegetables, industrial crops
and sericulture to be attained phase by phase in the coming 10 years.
The report suggested the dynamic struggle of sprucing up farm villages across the
country as a task to which special emphasis should be put in rural development strategy.
To build all the farm villages in the country so that they would preserve the
characteristics of socialism and the peculiar features of specific regions is a crucial
strategic plan which the Party gives a top priority to and which it is determined to
realize under whatever conditions, in order to provide rural inhabitants with wonderful
living environment with nothing to envy in the world and to achieve the overall
development of the country.
A guarantee for the successful implementation of this plan is powerful state support,
activation of a powerful state guidance system and the enhancement of the roles of
towns and counties directly responsible for the local construction.


The General Secretary underscored the need to powerfully speed up rural revolution
with confidence and optimism, turn all the farms in the country into socialist paradise
wonderful enough to be proud of in the world and realize centuries-old desire and ideal
of the people as soon as possible, clarifying detailed tasks and ways for doing so.
Powerfully expediting the three revolutions-ideological, technical and cultural- in the
countryside is the most important task arising in settling the socialist rural question.
It is proven by the history of socialist rural construction in our country and also the
present situation that only when the three revolutions are effectively waged in the
countryside, will it be possible to bring about a fundamental change in the aspects of
political and ideological awareness, technological knowledge and cultural life of the
agricultural workers.
The report set forth the ideological revolution as a priority task in making the three
revolutions in the countryside.
The purpose of the ideological revolution in farms is to remove old thought remaining in
the heads of agricultural workers, turn them into communists who have been
revolutionized and armed with the Juche idea, and consolidate our revolutionary force
politically and ideologically and thus powerfully propel socialist construction.
Important here is to educate the agricultural workers to let them work faithfully with
high class awareness while firmly arming them with the revolutionary idea and policy of
our Party and with the fighting spirit displayed by hero farmers and patriotic farmers in
the different annals of the revolution, helping them grasp the greatness and gratitude
for the Party, state and the social system and making collectivism dominate their
thinking and life.
The report called for conducting dynamic technical revolution in the farms to make the
agricultural workers intelligent ones.
When they are prepared politically, ideologically and culturally and also possessed of
high science and technology, they can fulfill their roles as masters of the socialist farms
and accelerate rural development in the new era, the report said, and continued:
To this end, it is necessary to conduct brisk agricultural sci-tech study and advanced
farming technology dissemination to broaden the knowledge of agricultural workers and
enhance their technical ability as required by the drive of making all the people well
versed in science and technology and developing ours into a talented nation. What is
also necessary is to send lots of university graduates to farms, further increase
technological ability of farms in reliance on their pivotal role and thoroughly get rid of
such incidence as distancing oneself from science and technology and resorting to old


experience in farms.
It is also important to establish a revolutionary, healthy and civilized way of life in the
farms while raising the cultural awareness level of agricultural workers in order to bring
about drastic improvement in accomplishing the cultural revolution in farms.
The agricultural workers should conduct brisk mass-based cultural and art activities and
popular sports activities and establish noble and sound moral traits while keeping their
native places and villages clean and tidy to make laughter, optimism and feelings of
harmony fill the farms.
The nationwide efforts should be directed to raising the level of education and medical
service in farms, and the culture of the capital, the culture of working class and the
model culture of the times should be steadily expanded to local areas and farms so as to
propel the cultural revolution in the countryside.
In the historic report, the General Secretary set forth it as an important task that is
urgent in settling the rural problem at present to increase agricultural production of the
country in a sustained way.
The report called for consistently maintaining the scientific farming-first principle in
successfully implementing this urgent task the solution to which is most waited for by
the people.
It is our Party's view on strategic development to convert the agriculture of the country
into the advanced one and bring about stable and sustained growth of agricultural
production with the science and technology as the major driving force of the agricultural
To this end, it is imperative to powerfully spur the revolution in seed selection, establish
scientific farming system and method to cope with disastrous abnormal climate and
ensure rapidity, scientific accuracy and correctness in agricultural meteorological
What our Party gives priority in developing the agricultural production at present is to
change the grain production structure of the country and powerfully propel rice and
wheat farming.
The General Secretary in the report expressed once again the determination and will of
our Party to realize the cherished desire of our people in the near future without fail
and clarified the methodological issues in orientating the country's agricultural
production to shifting the dietary culture of our people to the one with rice and flour
food as staple food.


In the agricultural field, the work of expanding the area under cultivation necessary for
meeting the nation's demand for rice and wheat should be pushed forward in a planned
way, advanced cultivation method should be introduced, mechanical means should be
actively introduced to farming work, dehydration facilities should be set up and wheat
processing capacity should be expanded by a large margin.
As an immediate task, farms should work out detailed operations for accumulating
wheat farming experience and a nationwide system for providing high-yielding seeds
and necessary farming materials should be established in an effective way.
The report stressed the need to kindle once again the hot wind for bean and potato
farming on a nationwide scale.
Tasks were also given to dynamically wage the struggle for improving low-yielding land
and turning it into fertile land without letup and to increase per-hectare yield in most of
farms whether they are in flat areas, middle areas and mountainous areas.
The report set forth it as an important task for making the people's life plentiful to
increase the production of stock-breeding, fruit, vegetables and industrial crops.
It is necessary to renovate the existing stock-breeding bases, turn the counties with
favorable conditions for the development of stock-breeding into stock-breeding
counties so as to considerably increase the production of meat, eggs and milk, and
widely spread high-yielding fruit species and establish advanced cultivation technology
to supply our children and people with fresh fruits and various processed fruits the year
It is important to recover vegetable field irrigation system, build modern large-scale
vegetable greenhouse farms in different parts of the country and invigorate mushroom
production bases to make tables of people loaded with food. It is also necessary to put
efforts into the cultivation of industrial crops to satisfactorily solve the issue of raw
materials of light industry including raw materials of sweetener and oil.
The report importantly referred to the task of strengthening the scientific and
technological force of the agricultural field.
Clarified in detail were the issue for agricultural science and technology institutions and
universities in agricultural field to fulfill their roles in putting the agricultural production
on a scientific, IT and intensive basis to meet the trend of the worldwide agricultural
development, the issue of studying farming technology and methods favorable for
relieving farmers of their hard labor and for realizing mechanization as well as increasing
productivity, the issue of putting all the agricultural scientific research bases on an ultra-
modern basis and training a large number of competent agricultural technical talents
and the issue of timely disseminating advanced agricultural science and technology and

farming methods to farms, work-teams and farmers.
The report stressed the importance and principled requirement of improving guidance
and management in achieving the sustained development of agricultural production in
socialist society and advanced realistic ways for strengthening the unified, planned and
scientific and technological guidance over the overall agricultural production of the
country and displaying the advantages of our style agricultural guidance system
centered on the county co-op farm management committees.
The report also stressed the need to raise the level and ability of agricultural guidance
officials and those officials of primary organizations in farms and to remove
exaggeration deep-seated in the agricultural field.
The General Secretary in his historic report clarified the revolutionary policies and
measures for increasing the state investment in agriculture and radically consolidating
the material and technological foundation of the rural economy.
Underscoring the need to increase the state investment in agricultural field
purposefully, unaffected by the given environment and conditions, the General
Secretary called on the Cabinet and other state economic institutions and relevant units
to systematically increase the share of investment in agricultural field and set up a strict
system and order by which equipment, materials and fund are unconditionally provided
as planned.
The report analyzed in detail the state investment in realizing the irrigation,
mechanization, chemicalization and electrification of the rural economy and referred to
details of basic ways for settlement.
It is imperative to adjust and reinforce the irrigation system of the country in general
and further complete it so as to ensure safe farming, despite whatever drought and
flood, to sufficiently supply to the countryside nitrogen fertilizer, phosphatic fertilizer
and potassic fertilizer and various other fertilizers and efficient chemicals necessary for
the growth of crops, send more power equipment and electrical machines to improve
the conditions of production and cultural life in the farms and to continuously expand
areas under cultivation with nationwide efforts concentrated on the campaign to bring
more land under cultivation and on tideland reclamation.
Saying that it is the plan and determination of our Party to create new picture of
socialist farm in which modern farm machines made by us cover the farms of the whole
country and agricultural workers enjoy farming with the help of machines, the General
Secretary noted that to accelerate this process, this issue was deeply studied based on
overall analysis of the situation in the existing farm machine factories.
He said that the plan of the Party Central Committee is to concentrate investment in


major farm machine factories and farm machine study field while developing the
Kumsong Tractor Factory into a general factory capable of producing various efficient
farm machines as well as high horsepower tractors so as to completely update the farm
machine industry of the country. He took special crucial measure for its realization.
He said that an emphasis should be put on South Hwanghae Province, the biggest
agricultural province in the country, underlining the need to put the Party and state
efforts on the province in the period of five-year plan so that it would take the lead in
agricultural production in the country.
He also set forth the tasks to make it regular and obligatory to mobilize labor and means
in a prompt way during cardinal farming period such as rice transplantation, weeding
and harvest in a nationwide scale, and for relevant fields including light industrial field
and commercial field to regularly supply lots of various daily necessities so as to help the
living of agricultural workers and boost their production enthusiasm.
Making a detailed analysis of general financial situation of cooperative farms now under
difficult condition, he declared a favored measure to completely release cooperative
farms from the arrears of state loans as part of important measures to let the rural
communities stand on their own and consolidate their economic foundations.
The General Secretary advanced it as a task of utmost importance in socialist rural
construction to drastically transform the appearance and environment of farms.
It is the policy of rural construction of our Party to turn all rural villages in the country
into rich and cultured socialist ideal villages at the level similar to those in Samjiyon City
in the near future.
To realize this plan and policy are people-oriented work wished for and welcomed by all
the people and political work for effecting new socialist rural civilization in our era, the
new world where the local areas change, and for effecting change in local areas, the
work for the social progress and prosperity and the historic work for achieving the
overall development of our Republic.
Calling for changing the living conditions of all the rural villages in the country by
actively promoting and expanding advantageous experiences accumulated in the
construction of Samjiyon City, and stepping up the construction of civilized society in
that course, the General Secretary specified the task for preferentially supplying cement
necessary for rural construction to all towns and counties, the task for strengthening
designing and construction force and procuring necessary construction equipment, the
task of pushing forward rural construction with preference given to dwelling
construction, the task of setting up powerful guidance system for guiding the farm
construction as Party and state work and the task of ensuring state provision of major
materials and finishing building materials and the task of creating building material


production bases in local areas.
The General Secretary specially emphasized the need to thoroughly maintain the Party's
idea on architectural beauty in local construction, ensuring originality, modernity and
cultural refinement and political nature in farm construction.
Those crucial measures taken for the rapid development of farms across the country at
a time when economic work is being done under difficult conditions and when there
present big tasks for socialist construction become an expression of the revolutionary
farm construction policy of our Party and the state, and they mean great favor and
consideration shown for millions of agricultural workers.
The historic report also set it forth as an important task to strengthen the Party
guidance over the socialist rural construction.
The rural ri-Party organizations and provincial, city and county Party committees should
correctly carry out the planning and designing for promoting the rural development,
local development in accordance with the Party's policy of rural construction, the Party's
policy of local construction and should dynamically organize and mobilize officials, Party
members and other working people to its implementation.
In particular, the ri-Party committees should become the Party's major combat units,
groups of high spirit and fighting efficiency to give correct Party guidance to and lead
the implementation of the policy of socialist rural construction, and the secretaries of
the ri-Party committees should elevate their level and role.
The report called for establishing throughout the Party the system of regularly reviewing
the implementation of the policy of socialist rural construction and taking measures for
it so as to make the programme for rural construction bring about great changes year
after year.
The General Secretary expressed conviction that sure victory is in store for the historic
work to certainly put the country's agriculture on the beam of steady development and
bring about great changes of rural communities as long as there are the rightful
guidance of the Party, the most correct programme for rural construction and the
loyalty and patriotic enthusiasm of Party members and other working people.
The report made by Kim Jong Un, which unfolded a bright prospect and blueprint for the
settlement of socialist rural question, comes to be a great fighting programme heralding
in a new era of socialist rural development in our country and an expression of the
WPK's strong will and determination to build a proud socialist paradise with our own
might, wisdom and efforts.
The new programme for socialist rural construction is a further development of the


great Theses on the Socialist Rural Question which comes to be a monumental
document of important epoch-making significance in accelerating the comprehensive
prosperity of socialism by kindling the fierce flames of rural revolution and materializing
the century-old desire of our people at early date.
The plenary meeting had a three day-long sectional study and discussion for making
detailed plans to carry out the fighting tasks for the new year and carrying out the new
programme for rural construction on the basis of the idea and spirit of the important
conclusion and the historic report made by Kim Jong Un.
The meeting made a final examination of suggestions brought together by the
resolution-drafting team and adopted the resolutions "On thoroughly implementing the
tasks for the year 2022 of the five-year plan set forth by the 8th Party Congress" and
"On thoroughly implementing the fighting programme for our own-style socialist rural
construction" with unanimous approval.
Through the full pre-study of the 4th agenda item by the members of the Party central
guidance organ, the meeting acknowledged that the amendments to the Party rules are
of practical significance in putting the Party building and its activities on a regular and
standardized footing, and unanimously approved the decision on amending relevant
clauses of the Party rules.
The plenary meeting discussed the fifth agenda item.
The meeting heard and reviewed data on the organizational and ideological life of the
members of the Party central guidance organ in the latter half of the year 2021.
The meeting discussed the organizational matters as its sixth agenda item.
It recalled and by-elected member and alternate member of the Political Bureau of the
Party Central Committee as well as members and alternate members of the Party
Central Committee.
The 4th plenary meeting of the 8th WPK Central Committee that lasted five days amid
revolutionary enthusiasm finished its work with a solemn pledge of invariable loyalty to
the revolutionary idea and cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il.
The plenary meeting will be significantly recorded in the history of the Juche revolution
as a historic one which declared the start of all-people grand march to glorify the
hopeful new year 2022 as a great turning-point of the developing revolution under the
invincible guidance of the great Party and advanced strategic policies that will
dynamically propel the overall development of our own-style socialist construction.