JERUSALEM (Dec. 10)
The Israel Cabinet last night confirmed the agreement reached with the Palestine Potash Company. The agreement is expected to be ratified by Parliament on Wednesday. The work of the Potash plant maintained by the company on the Dead Sea is also expected to be resumed on Wednesday. The plant has remained idle since the outbreak of the Arab-Israeli war.
The Cabinet, at its meeting last night, appointed an inter-ministerial committee to consider plans for the building of a railway in the southern part of the country. The initiative to have such a railway built came from the Ministry of Communications, A group of experts is now engaged in preparing plans for the development of communications between the Negev and the other parts of the country.