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.
3 staff members of the National Vaccine Laboratory, Drs. Chun Nam Ho, Chu Chi Ki and Chung Hee Young, left Seoul Airport yesterday (25/12/57) to follow a programme of planned study in the US under the auspices of UNKRA. Their 6 months' period of advanced specialized training, which will cover vaccine production, laboratory technique and chemical research, is part of the Agency's programme of technical assistance to the National Chemical and Vaccine Laboratories for which $36,000 has been allocated. Under this scheme, 7 or 8 senior technicians will be sent to Europe or the USA to study modern ideas and techniques in their various fields and so enable the UNKRA-rehabilitated laboratories to operate with maximum efficiency.
Land reclamation schemes have helped to increase the arable land in South Korea. This picture shows the building of the protecting sea wall.
UNKRA improves coal mining methods in Korea.
Here, in one of the Dai Han mines workmen are using one of the Joy Sullivan diamond boring machines imported by UNKRA. The machine, which is used in obtaining stone and coal cores for exploration purposes, can bore holes up to 500 feet in depth, using diamond bits. After prolonged use, the bits can be re-set and used again.
Here, students from the Yosu Fisheries School are shown handling and packing fish on a trawler. The 40 year old School is not only part of UNKRA's educational programme but also of the extensive assistance given in the re-establishment of the fishing industry,.
Three vocational training centers that will improve technical education in the Korean province of Cholla-namdo we're officially opened at a joint ceremony held at Kwangju Technical High School today (4 March 1958). The schools, Kwangju and Mokpe Technical High Schools and Yosu Fishery School, are part of an overall $11,500,000 educational programme under which the United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency (UNKRA) has built over 4700 classrooms, re- equipped laboratories and libraries, imported teaching aids, constructed a merchant marine academy, established two training institutes, as well as setting up seven vocational training centers in the main cities of the country. Here, at the Kwangju Technical High School where one of the centers was opened, students are shown working on a newly-built forge. The school, with 1,750 students, lays emphasis on electrical and mechanical engineering and textile spinning processes to fit in with the main industries of the Kwangju area. UNKRA allocated $268,000 to supply construction materials for ten classrooms, a machine shop and an electrical laboratory.