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(b) provides all necessary information concerning such program and gives the program full publicity; (c) seeks to the maximum extent possible full coordination and integration of technical cooperation programs being carried on in that nation; (d) endeavors to make effective use of the results of the program; and (e) cooperates with other nations participating in the program in the mutual exchange of technical knowledge and skills. SEC. 304. AUTHORIZATION.—There is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the President for the fiscal year 1955 $88,570,000 for technical cooperation programs in the Near East, Africa, South Asia, and F a r East and Pacific, and $28,500,000 for such programs in Latin America. I n addition, unexpended balances of appropriations hereto^OI"® made pursuant to section 543 of the Mutual Security Act of 1951, as amended, are authorized to be continued available for the purposes of this section through June 30, 1955, and to be consolidated with the appropriation authorized by this section. SEC. 305. LIMITATION ON U S E OF FUNDS.—Funds made available under section 304 may be expended to furnish assistance in the form of equipment or commodities only where necessary for instruction or demonstration purposes. SEC. 306. MULTILATERAL TECHNICAL COOPERATION.—As one means of accomplishing the purposes of this title, the United States is authorized to participate in multilateral technical cooperation programs carried on by the United Nations, the Organization of American States, their related organizations, and other international organizations, wherever practicable. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purpose of this section, in addition to the amounts authorized by section 304, not to exceed— (a) $17,958,000 for making contributions to the United Nations Expanded Program of Technical Assistance; (b) $1,500,000 for making contributions to the technical cooperation program of the Organization of American States. SEC. 307. ADVANCES AND GRANTS; CONTRACTS.—The President may
make advances and grants-in-aid of technical cooperation programs to any person, corporation, or other body of persons or to any foreign government agency. The President may make and perform contracts and agreements in respect of technical cooperation programs on behalf of the United States Government with any person, corporation, or other body of persons however designated, whether within or without the United States, or with any foreign government or foreign government agency. A contract or agreement which entails commitments for the expenditure of funds appropriated pursuant to this title may, subject to any future action of the Congress, run for not to exceed three years. SEC.
308. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD.—There
shall be an advisory board, referred to in this section as the "Board", which shall advise and consult with the President, or such other officer as he may designate to administer this title, with respect to general or basic policy matters arising in connection with the operation of programs authorized by this title, title II, and section 413(b). The Board shall consist of not more than thirteen members appointed by the President, one of whom, by and with the advjce and consent of the Senate, shall be appointed by him as chairman. The members of the Board shall be broadly representative of voluntary agencies and other groups interested in the programs, including business, labor, agriculture, public health, and education. All members of the Board shall be citizens of the United States; none except the chairman shall