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World Congress on Housing Opens in Israel; 47 Countries Participate

More than 1,000 delegates from 47 countries are attending the 27th World Congress for Housing and Planning which opened here today. Attending the conference are also delegates from the Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Rumania. The United States has the largest delegation composed of 300 members. Japan is represented by a delegation of 50 members.

The congress was opened by Yosef Almogi, Israel’s Housing Minister, who greeted the assembled representatives from the various countries which include 14 ministers dealing with housing problems in their respective lands. The congress will discuss problems concerning the growing population, population dispersion and town planning.