Moscow (Jul. 9)
Sixty million rubles (nominally about $30,000,000) were allocated today by the Soviet government for the completion of various industrial enterprises in Biro-Bidjan in the next half year, it was announced here today.
The new enterprises to be developed in the autonomous Jewish region will include a large cement factory, six mines and several power stations to supply electricity to the district, it was announced.
At the same time it was reported that the number of Jewish settlers who made their homes in the Bureya during the last six months is twenty-five per cent below the number called for according to the plan for the settlement of the district.
A total of 2,529 new settlers came to Biro-Bidjan in the half year just ended.