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Soviet Council Approves First Part of Biro-bidjan Five-year Plan

The Council of People’s Commissars today announced ratification of the first installment of a new five-year plan to develop Biro-Bidjan industrially and agriculturally and increase the population of the Jewish autonomous region by 100,000.

An order signed by viacheslav Molotoff, president of the council, provides that the Comzet, Government commission for Jewish land settlement, colonize 2,160 families and 1,620 individuals in Biro-Bidjan in 1937.

The council assigned 9,000,000 rubles for settlement of immigrants in the far-eastern Soviet region, of which 5,398,000 rubles will be spent for providing housing accommodations.