U.S. to Double Number of Experts Assisting Israel Development

The United States Foreign Operations Administration Mission here will soon increase the number of experts in Israel, to help this country implement its various development projects, it was announced here to-day by Dr. Lincoln Hale, new head of the FAO Mission in Israel. The number of experts will go from 42 to 85.

Dr. Hale said he looked forward to great benefits for Israel’s economy from a contract recently concluded between his mission and the State University of New York under which, he said, Israel will be aided materially in solving difficult technical problems through researches to be carried on by the State University.

Twenty-five additional experts will arrive here from the United States within the next two months, Dr. Hale said. The group will be composed of 17 agricultural experts, four public health specialists, three in the field of education, and one expert in industrial production.

Dr. Hale had high praise for the “sense of planning” which he has encountered everywhere he has gone in this country, and declared he was highly impressed by the “dynamic rhythm” of Israel’s economy. He just returned from a trip to Haifa and the area south of that port, where he saw improvements being built for the railroad system and inspected huge railway equipment repair shops being build by the British to serve the entire area from Cairo to Palestine. He also inspected development work at the new Kishon Harbor.

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