There had been increased activity and expansion in all fields of scientific research and culture during 1958-59, according to the annual report of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs. During the year various steps were taken for the expansion of technical education in order to meet the anticipated shortage of personnel to man the development projects under the Second and Third Five-Year Plans. Also, the report says that steady progress was maintained in the development work in the various scientific research institutions, laboratories and scientific societies.