Prizes Conferred on Scientists and Technicians
Date: 08/02/2019 | Source: Naenara News | Read original version at source
The 16th ceremony of awarding the February 16 Science and Technology Prize took place at the People's Palace of Culture on February 7.
Present at the ceremony were Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Im Chol Ung, vice-premier of the Cabinet, Ri Chung Gil, chairman of the State Commission of Science and Technology, Kim Sung Du, chairman of the Education Commission, Jang Chol, president of the State Academy of Sciences, and officials concerned.
Scientists and technicians of the DPRK made achievements conducive to promoting the development of cutting-edge industries and revitalizing the national economy.
Certificates and medals of February 16 Science and Technology Prize were conferred on more than 10 projects, and certificates of Scientific and Technological Innovation Prize on three projects.
Certificates of those prizes went to over 200 scientists, technicians, teachers and officials of Kim Il Sung University, State Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Railways, Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex, etc.
At the ceremony, Yun Won Nam, former deputy director of a research institute at Pyongyang Medical College of Kim Il Sung University; Pak Ji Min, vice-rector of IT College of Kim Chaek University of Technology; Yu Chol Jun, head of a department of Kim Il Sung University; Kim Nam Chol, section chief of Kim Il Sung University; and Pak Jun Il, section chief of the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex, were chosen as the nation's top scientists and technicians in 2018.
Speeches were made before adopting a resolution.