893.50 Recovery/1–1949

The Under Secretary of State (Webb) to the Administrator of the Economic Cooperation Administration (Hoffman)

My Dear Mr. Hoffman: I refer to your letter of January 19, 1949 to Mr. Lovett in which you requested his views as to whether ECA might appropriately proceed with actual procurement on all or some of the reconstruction and replacement projects on Taiwan as indicated on a table attached thereto. It is the Department’s view that it would be desirable for ECA to undertake procurement for such of the projects on Taiwan as are approved by ECA after completion of necessary engineering surveys.

Sincerely yours,

James E. Webb