Hirchson approves kibbutz rehabilitation plan

Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson announced Monday that a committee would be established to examine and rehabilitate kibbutz infrastructures. Hischson made his decision following an appeal made to him by the Secretary of the Kibbutz Movement, Ze'ev Shor, to invest in the rehabilitation of older kibbutzim. Shor had previously met with Hischson when he presented the finance minister with a situation report which acknowledged 200 kibbutzim throughout Israel. The overall cost of repairing access roads, pathways, sewage, telephone lines, water, electricity and purification systems would reach two billion shekels.