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Israel Blueprints Population Shifts, Expansion of Communications and Tourist Aids

The planning division of Premier David Ben Gurion’s office has just completed a blueprint of five national plans, it was announced today. The projects are based on the assumption that the population of the country will reach two-and-a-half million inhabitants in the near future.

The first plan deals with the distribution of population, whereby 20 to 25 per cent of the wage-earners would work in agriculture. The second outlines a national communications network to improve economic transportation. The third provides for the concentration of heavy industries near the ports and the lighter industries near the smaller towns.

The fourth involves exclusive areas reserved for the tourist trade. It calls for the allocation of specific regions for hotels, boarding-houses and entertaining arrangements. The fifth is devoted to the separation of agricultural areas according to categories of cultivation.