North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) speaks during a visit to a chicken farm under construction, in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on July 23, 2020.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected a new chicken farm being built in Hwangju County, south of Pyongyang, and boasted that it will make "significant contributions to the dietary life" of his people.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency on Thursday quoted Kim as saying that the facility will be producing "thousands of tons of delicious and quality meat and tens of millions of tasty and quality eggs every year."
The leader described the facility as a model for modernizing chicken farms in the rest of the country, which he described as "backward" as most are more than two decades old.
The KCNA did not say exactly when the leader made the visit.
On Monday, the outlet reported that Kim inspected the construction of a new hospital in Pyongyang and berated officials over poor planning and budget management.
Observer believe the regime leader's comments possibly indicate the country is struggling to secure supplies due to international sanctions and a coronavirus lockdown.
<Photo: Yonhap News>
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