Moscow (Jun. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
By a decision of the Far Eastern Central Executive Committee, the Bureya region in Siberia alloted for Jewish colonization will be extended northward, making a total area of 3,895,000 hectares available for Jewish setilement.
The new area consists mainly of cedar forests and is watered by rivers.
Six hundred and forty pioncers arrived at Tichonkoye to settle on the new lands. One hundred and sixty proceeded immediately to Ekaterina-Nikolsk where they will work on the rice plantations.
Tractors and ploughs from America have begun to arrive. Cultivation will be started the end of June. It is planned to build large factories for cleaning the rice and extracting the oil.