In connection with the decision of the Soviet government adopted on October 1 to take measures for the economic and cultural development of the Jewish autonomous region in Bureya the agencies concerned are now intensively working on a concrete plan of building construction for 1935. Main attention in drawing up the plan is being given to the capital buildings.
It is proposed to invest half of the sum which has been assigned for the entire industrial and social-cultural building program in the region during the course of 1935. The development of industry is considered in government quarters as the pivotal point for the entire future economic development of the region and the first condition for settlement of large numbers of Jews in Bureya.
The amount for general investment in economic development and social-cultural building in the Jewish autonomous region next year is fixed at forty million rubles. This is twice as much as was put into Bureya building this year. Of the forty million rubles, twenty million will be put into building the capital and preparations for its construction. The first step will be to develop iron ore mining in the Chinghan. It is intended during 1935 to open the first ore mines and carry on extensive prospecting for new ore.
The construction of houses, schools and centers is provided for to the extent of five million rubles during 1935. Steps will be taken to construct a plant to manufacture coaches, ten million rubles are allotted for this. It is also planned to put 4,500,000 rubles into the building of work which will employ 850 workers.
Another plan for 1935 is constructive of a big mechanized chalk works in Londoko. The cost of this works is estimated at 8,350,000 rubles. This will be the only large technically-equipped chalk works in the Far East.
In 1935, 1,350,000 rubles will be expended on this project, which will employ 250 workers and produce 60,000 tons of chalk a year.