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New Fund Aims to Aid Shipping

A Jewish Sea Fund, to stimulate expansion of a Jewish merchant marine, was inaugurated today in Haifa.

Collections for the fund will be made on each voyage of Jewish ships along the same lines as the collections for the Jewish National Fund.

The fund, according to plans laid out here today, will be administered by the Jewish Agency in conjunction with representatives of each Jewish ship.

5 YEARS FOR DRAINAGE

The drainage, irrigation and other works to enable Jewish colonization in Huleh, will take from three to five years, according to a report submitted by experts to the Palestine Land Development Company, which owns the Huleh concession.

A complete report on the Huleh concession will be submitted by the Palestine Land Development Company to the next World Zionist Congress. Since its establishment by the World Zionist Organization as the central land purchasing institution in Palestine, this company has acquired about half a million dunams of agricultural land and more than fifteen million square meters of urban areas for the interests of the Jewish National Fund and private Jewish institutions.

The report on Huleh to be submitted to the Congress states that “the soil in Huleh has no equal in natural fertility and rich water resources throughout the rest of Palestine.”

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