269 Minute from Shaw to Casey
Canberra, 4 June 1954
Colombo Plan Aid to the British Territories in South East Asia
While aid for these territories is the prime responsibility of the United Kingdom, Australia has provided a useful contribution under the Technical Co-operation Scheme.
|Money spent on all territories
to 28th February, 1954
Visual aids and technical publications
|(d) North Borneo
|Technical College: Kuala Lumpur||9,000|
|Tools of trade||2,450|
Arrangements at May 1954 provided for training facilities for 93 students from this area of which 62 are in training 14 have completed their courses and 17 attended seminars. A group of 22 young men selected by the Singapore City Council arrived in February to undertake courses in Engineering. The group is distributed between New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. An offer has been made to train 50 Malayan nurses in Australia.
Mr. P.J. Hicks who was selected for a two year term as a Pathological Laboratory Technician arrived to take up duty on 3rd February, 1953.
Messrs. K.J. Leany and R.H. Sherlock, Agricultural Development Experts are likewise carrying out two year terms.
A Social Service Expert has completed her mission.
Mr. W.J. Fennell is engaged as Bricklaying Instructor for a term of two years. He arrived there on the 31st March, 1953. Mr. M.J.M. Page has completed part of his two year term as an engineer for Rural Industrial Development. Mr. B.K. Rank and Dr. Stanistreet have completed their mission.
A group of five nurses and five social service workers administered by the Red Cross Society is on service in Malaya.
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