Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, gave field guidance to the Hydro-meteorological Service.
He went round various places including rooms for comprehensive weather forecast, domestic communication and international satellite communication to learn in detail about meteorological observation and weather forecast.
He said that there are many incorrect forecasts as the meteorological observation has not been put on a modern and scientific basis, adding that only when meteorological observation and forecast are done properly, is it possible to protect the lives and properties of the people from disasters caused by the abnormal climatic phenomenon and prevent various fields of national economy including agriculture and fishery from natural disasters in good time.
The Marshal noted:
“It is necessary to fundamentally improve the work of the Hydro-meteorological Service in order to scientifically clarify meteorological and climatic conditions and provide accurate data for weather forecast and meteorological and climatic information required by various fields of national economy in good time.”
He underscored the need to raise the responsibility of researchers and forecast persons and firmly build scientific and technical forces as hydro-meteorological service is a very important work directly affecting the overall economic affairs of the country.
He stressed the need to intensify the scientific researches to ensure the accuracy of short-, intermediary- and long-term forecast and conduct brisk scientific and technological exchanges with various countries of the world.
He called on the service to rapidly and kindly provide information about weather’s influence upon the people’s life, health, transport, etc. in diverse methods.
Underlining the need to properly distribute various kinds of observation networks as required by the natural and geographical features of the country and the developing reality and modernize meteorological observation equipment at a high level, he took measures for doing so with deep loving care.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Choe Thae Bok, Choe Ryong Hae, Han Kwang Sang and Ri Jae Il.