BUSINESS ABROAD: Global Engineers

Into the residence of Burma's Prime Minister Thakin Nu last week walked an American construction engineer with a plan to remake Burma. The engineer was ex-Colonel H. B. Pettit of Warrenton, Va., manager of southeast Asia for Manhattan's Knappen-Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy, an engineering firm that is now planning and designing foreign-building projects in more countries (15) than any other U.S. firm. Two years ago Burma used $2,000,000 of Point Four aid plus $1,000,000 of its own to hire the engineers to study the Burmese economy and draft ways of enlarging it.

The engineers' plan...

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