On January 27, 2016 the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill. He made the rounds of several places of the mill before stopping at a barotor machine in the processing workshop.
The machine, which was developed by teachers and researchers of Pyongyang Han Tok Su University of Light Industry, consumed much less dyeing liquid and water than earlier machines, so its energy consumption was considerably small with far less effluent coming from dyeing. And it was possible to put a roll of cloth into the machine as a whole, thus it could save cloth by 20% while further increasing productivity.
After hearing an official’s explanation he wore a bright smile on his face, saying that it is good to make things by themselves, and that self-reliance is the only way out.
He expressed his great satisfaction that it was good to have made the barotor machine with their own efforts and technology by dint of self-reliance.