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EXACT DATA ON CURRENT AID
Mr. HAMILTON. Now, I want to ask you to furnish for the committee, if you will, as quickly as you can because of the time pressure on us, with regard to both military and economic aid for fiscal year 1975 funds that have been obligated, committed, expended, delivered, and are in the pipeline, so that we can get all of that before us in a single paragraph or two, and likewise with regard to fiscal year 1974 funds. [The following information was supplied by Department of State, AID, and the Department of Defense:]
COMMODITIES PROVIDED TO SOUTH VIETNAM UNDER THE COMMODITY IMPORT PROGRAM THUS FAR IN FISCAL 1975
FISCAL YEAR 1975 THROUGH MARCH 22, 1975
Infant dietary formula_
Animal feed supplies---.
Live animals, gum and resins--
Petroleum nonfuels (L/Com procedures)
Plastic raw materials.
Yarns and fibers--
Iron and steel____.
Miscellaneous metal manufacturers_
Paper and paperboard
Machine spare parts---
Other miscellaneous commodities_
Fiscal year 1975 CIP summary:
Carry-in of $241.0: $52.6.
Requirement: $3 million per week or $45 million requirement.
422, 318 (103, 206) (84, 362) 21, 315, 209 15, 659, 235 1, 478, 117 15,047, 108 (6, 122, 769) 473, 996 9, 114, 221 3,286, 309 1, 333, 731
(87, 125) 598, 423 307, 311
1, 141, 592
65, 409, 190
$41.9 90. 1
EAST ASIA BUREAU, INDOCHINA POSTWAR RECONSTRUCTION, COUNTRIES AND PROGRAMS, TOTAL FISCAL YEARS 1974 AND 1975 AVAILABILITIES, FROM ALL SOURCES
1 In addition to the appropriation by the Congress of $440,000,000 for fiscal year 1975 a bridge of $3,600,000 is included in the fiscal year 1975 estimates. This bridge item is made up from deobligations and reimbursements from prior years. The $3,600,000 is distributed as follows: (1) $377,000 included in the Vietnam total IPR; (2) $1,000,000 in the AID support costs total; and (3) the total amount for sec. 640(c) shipping differential payments of $2,223.
1 443, 600 7,312
INDOCHINA POSTWAR RECONSTRUCTION SUMMARY, PIPELINE ANALYSIS, MAR. 31, 1975
1 Obligated funds are needed to liquidate existing contractual obligations of the U.S. Government. 2 The $20,000,000 recently allotted to the Vietnam CIP was obligated on Apr. 11. Funds remaining unlicensed for the CIP as of Apr. 11 totaled $43,500,000. At current licensing rates, we expect these funds will be sufficient to sustain licensing through the 1st month of fiscal year 1976. In the past we have carried more substantial amounts into a new fiscal year because of the time required to process new funds at the beginning of a fiscal year. This calculation does not take into consideration $58,100,000 of POL reimbursements, $54,000,000 of which are in bills which have been presented to AID by the GVN for payment already, which we have agreed to pay. We have deferred these payments in order to use our cash to pay for immediate emergency relief requirements.
Existing legislative rulings on Cambodia economic assistance prohibit further obligation of appropriated funds. Because of recent $3,000,000 deobligation of ESF funds (which are treated as expended when obligated), $18,850,000 will be carried as unobligated funds once bookkeeping transaction is completed.
As of Apr. 15, 1975, $45,000,000 of these funds have been committed, i.e., either expended, or reserved in accounts o pay for airlift, sealift, ocean freight, etc., for which bills have not yet been tendered to AID
PUBLIC LAW 480 ASSISTANCE FOR VIETNAM, LAOS AND CAMBODIA FISCAL YEAR 1974-FISCAL YEAR 1975 [In millions of dollars]
1 The title II rice has been approved as a transfer from the title I allocation. Action is being taken to reduce the title I level by the appropriate amount chargeable to the title II fiscal year 1975 budget.
STATEMENT ON STATUS OF DEFENSE ASSISTANCE FOR SOUTH VIETNAM, SUBMITTED BY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
FY 1975 DAV Program-$700.0 million.
Funds obligated as of 15 April-683.3 million.
Funds committed which cannot be reprogrammed— 571.3 million.
The majority of materiel provided with fourth quarter funds which were release on 31 March will be delivered in South Vietnam within the next few weeks. A review of known requirements for major consumables such as ammunition and fuel and commitments for services such as personnel salaries and shipping costs indicate that reprogramming flexibility is limited to less than $25 million for the remainder of the year. Requirements for spare parts, medical supplies and other supplies far exceed that amount.
Military assistance provided to South Vietnam during the eight years prior to FY 1975 was funded under the Military Assistance Service Funded (MASF) program which included both South Vietnam and Laos. In FY 1974, $1.126 billion was appropriated for both countries. Of that amount, $1.010 was obligated for South Vietnam.
A recent review of funds obligated during FY 1974 and prior years for which deliveries have not yet been made indicates that materiel valued at $30 million has not yet been delivered. This materiel is principally parts and equipment with long lead-time for procurement and items which were in short supply and not critically needed in South Vietnam until the recent North Vietnamese offensive.
NUMBER OF REFUGEES
Mr. HAMILTON. Several other questions, gentlemen.
Mr. GARDINER. The total number that are registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare as of our situation report this morning, which incidentally is the same as the situation report yesterday, 481,649.
Now, that is not the total number in South Vietnam but that is the one place where we do have a benchmark, a census count. They are the people who are in camps and have been registered.
Mr. HAMILTON. Is your program that you have submitted to us based on about a million refugees?
Mr. GARDINER. Yes, sir. Absolutely. That is our best estimate. Mr. HAMILTON. You think the number is substantially higher? Mr. GARDINER. Yes, sir. We are giving you our best judgment at this point. We may be right and we may not be.
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE
Mr. HAMILTON. Will the Ministry of Social Welfare in South Vietnam be able to administer effectively the increased funds for humanitarian assistance?
Mr. GARDINER. We think that one of the areas that we are going to certainly have to concentrate on is working to make sure that they do gear up and are capable of doing this.
We can say based on past experience that they have done a very good job in the past. There will be most certainly a role for the American voluntary agency to contribute and to play, we hope. We hope that there may be a role for other organizations to supplement the capacities of the Ministry of Social Welfare. We think that that is the core structure on which the effort has to be built.