Two of Korea's outstanding young chemists, Pyun Il Kyun and Kang Kong Soo, who left Seoul, Korea on 8 May 1957 for a two month visit to the US to study new glass techniques. Sponsored by UNKRA, the chemists will study under Dr. Scholes at Alfred University, New York. On their return they will set up and operate the testing laboratory at the Flat Glass Plant, which is in process of being built by UNKRA at Inchon. The $3.5 million plant will go into operation this summer and at full production will meet Korea's normal requirements for 12 million square feet of glass a year.
Mungyong Cement Plant. Overall view of the cement plant at present under construction by UNKRA at Mungyong, Korea, at a cost of $8.500,000. When completed, the plant will be the largest cement producer in Korea, with a capacity of 200,000 tons a year. The plant will be operated by a private firm, The Korean Cement Industry Co. Completion is expected early next year. UNKRA undertook construction of the Mungyong Cement Plant to meet the acute need for cement for reconstruction of Korea and for its developing industries.
Students planning wood to size at the Kyunggi Vocational Training Center, Korea. The boys make practical household articles as part of their training in the workshops. The Centre which is attached to Kyunggi Technical High School, was built and equipped by UNKRA.
Mr. W.R. Dyer, Chief of the UN Technical Assistance Unit of the World Meteorological Organisation, and Dr. Won Chul Lee, Director of the Meteorological Bureau of the Republic of Korea, examining the rain gauges at Seoul Observatory, Korea. The main observatory was destroyed during the war and has not yet been rebuilt. This operation is housed in temporary premises on a hilltop on the edge of Seoul.
Sociologist Ruth Amsler, of CWS, is here pictured in the company of her friends in the Korean village where she worked.
Sociologist Ruth Amsler, of CWS, who lived and worked with the people of the village while making a study of their ways of life, is photographed with some local friends.
Korean village woman on step of her house in Spkyo Myun.
Copper cathodes being immersed in tanks of copper sulphite during the electrolytic refining process at Changhang Smelter.
The stand-by power station built by UNKRA at Changhang Smelter. This power house goes into operation should there be any power cuts in the local electrical supply.
Mungyong Cement Plant. Unloading the first shipment of Mungyong-produced cement at Seoul Railroad Station. On hand to meet the train were the Vice-Minister of Commerce and Industry, representatives of the Korea Cement Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the owners of the plant, and officials of UNKRA. The plant which was built at a cost of $9,000,000 and hwan 2,300,000,000 went into operation at the end of September. Its annual output will be 200,000 metric tons which, together with production from Samchol Cement Plant, will go a long way towards meeting Korea's domestic demands.