The economy has improved but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and typhoons, the food situation is getting tense in the country, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said at a plenary meeting on June 15, 2021.
According to the KCNA news agency, the plenary meeting was chaired by the ruling Worker’s Party leader Kim to review the progress of the government’s policies and prepare measures to resolve economic issues.
In the meeting, the Central Committee of the Worker’s Party decided on goals and tasks to achieve the new five-year economic plan. This five-year economic plan was presented and discussed during a meeting in February.
According to the reports, Kim said the economy was improved in the first half of the year, with a 25 percent growth in the total industrial output.
“The people’s food situation is now getting tense as the agricultural sector failed to fulfill its grain production plan due to the damage by typhoons last year,” Kim was quoted as saying in media reports.