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April 17, 1956

MEMO FROM K. KOVAL TO THE CPSU CC, ON SOVIET PROVISION OF INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT TO THE DPRK

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    Table that shows the timeframes, volumes, and fulfillment of Soviet equipment obligations to the DPRK.
    "Memo from K. Koval to the CPSU CC, on Soviet provision of industrial equipment to the DPRK," April 17, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI Fond 5, Opis 28, Delo 412. Translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/120801
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[CPSU CC stamp:

18025

2 May 1956

Subject to return to the

CPSU General Department]

Secret

[logo of the Main Directorate

for Matters of Economic Relations

with Countries of People's Democracy]

[date left blank] April 1956 to the CPSU CC

to Cde. L. I. BREZHNEV

In accordance with your instructions I submit a memo concerning the main issues of the economic situation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and about the aid of the USSR, China, and other countries of people's democracy in the revival of the DPRK economy.

[signature]

K. Koval'

[handwritten:

to the archives

The material was used in connection with a trip by a CPSU delegation to the 3rd congress of the Korean Worker's Party.

I. Shcherbakov

23 July 1956

V. Gorbunov

25 July 1956

[illegible signature]

[…]

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Secret

Copy Nº blank

MEMO

about the progress of the performance of the responsibility of the Soviet side for deliveries of equipment per the 19 September 1953 Agreement between the Soviet Government and the Government of the DPRK to give the DPRK free aid in the repair and construction of industrial enterprises and other agreements

as of 1 January 1956

(in millions of rubles at export prices)

name of the facilities

timeframes for the delivery of equipment

total estimate of the obligations

performed as of 1 January 1956

1956 plan

TOTAL: per the 19 September 1953 agreement

403.2

184.6

134.5

294.8

147.2

115.4

metallurgical plant (Cheongjin)*

1955-1956

18.4

2.0

16.4

(Kim Chaek) foundry

1955-1956

24.3

0.5

15.8

non-ferrous metals plant (Nampho)*

1955-1956

22.0

4.0

18.0

Suphung Hydroelectric Station - 1st phase

1954-1955

41.7

35.8

5.9

nitrogen fertilizer plant (Heungnam)**

1955-1st half of 1957

30.0

7.4

11.3

cement plant (Madong)

1954-1956

43.5

33.4

10.1

textile works ***

1954-1956

41.4

40.2

1.2

dyeing and bleaching plant

1955-1956

23.0

1.7

14.8

silk spinning and weaving mill

1955-1956

13.0

0.9

8.0

plywood factory

1955-1st half of 1956

8.5

0.2

7.0

furniture factory

1955

3.0

2.0

1.0

meatpacking plant

1954-1955

5.3

3.9

1.4

radio center****

2nd quarter of 1954

7.8

7.8

-

two tractor repair shops

1956-1957

2.0

-

1.0

fish canning plant in Nampo

by agreement of the sides

3.9

1.7

2.2

hydrochloric acid production installation

*****

1954

0.4

0.4

-

slate shop at the cement plant in Cheonnaeri

1955-1956

2.7

2.0

0.7

city hospital

1955

1.8

1.2

0.6

two railway substations

3rd quarter of 1955

2.0

2.0

-

per the 18 August 1955 protocol

35.6

-

18.6

Suphung Hydroelectric Station - 2nd  phase

1956-1958

8.8

-

4.8

two plants to produce reinforced concrete articles

1956-1957

11.2

-

3.2

a thermal electric power station at a textile works

1956-1st half of 1957

5.0

-

-

four railway substations

2nd quarter of 1956

10.0

-

10.0

poultry processing plant

1st half of 1956

0.4

-

0.4

shop at a meatpacking plant to reprocess bones and horns

1956

0.2

-

0.2

per the 29 October 1955 protocol

35.4

-

0.5

site Nº 548

1956-1957

4.0

-

0.5

site Nº 549

1st quarter of 1957

2.4

-

-

site Nº 550

1957-1959

29.0

-

-

other sites done before 1 January 1956

-

37.3

37.3

-

* for the enterprises indicated the ministries which are the general suppliers have submitted proposals to the USSR Council of Ministers concerning the additional delivery of equipment for 1956

** commissioned with a capacity of 26,500 tons of ammonia per year.

*** commissioned in December 1955.

**** commissioned in August 1955.

***** commissioned in July 1955.

[handwritten: Pavitsev]

17 April 1956

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