DPRK top leader calls for bioengineering research*
January 20, 2011
Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has called for rigorous research in bioengineering, the country's leading newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday.
During his inspection of the Bioengineering Branch of the State Academy of Sciences, Kim voiced his satisfaction upon learning that the branch provided a sure guarantee for rapidly developing agricultural production, pomiculture and the foodstuff industry.
It was necessary to provide sufficient conditions for scientific research so as to boost the development of the country's bioengineering, he said.
Kim underscored the need to develop bioengineering, which he believed would facilitate a revolution in such fields as agriculture, medical science, food industry, energy and environment, among others.
During the inspection, Kim was accompanied by Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and other senior officials.