COLOMBO PLAN; CEMENT PLANT FOR PAKISTAN
1. The Prime Minister reported that the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs had submitted a recommendation that allocation of an additional $500,000 be authorized for the contribution of Canada toward construction of a cement plant in Pakistan under the Colombo Plan. Estimated costs of equipment and services supplied by Canada would exceed the original $5 million.
An explanatory memorandum had been circulated.
(Acting Minister's memorandum, March 10, 1953 -- Cab. Doc. 72-53)?
2. The Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs and agreed that allocation be made of $500,000 from the 1952-53 Colombo Plan vote, in addition to the $5 million previously authorized, for the construction of a cement plant in Pakistan.20
Le document 620./Document 620.