A two-man official French delegation, visiting Jordan at the invitation of Crown Prince Hassan, spent Wednesday (1 March) visiting the Jordan Valley's Al Kafrain and Shu'aib Dam???, the East Ghor Canal, and the Deir Alla agriculture Research Station.
GV Al-Kafrain Dam
GV & SV Delegation looking at dam
GV Delegation away in cars
GV East Ghor Canal (with bridge over)
SV & GV Members look at canal structure
GV Visitors along
GV & SV Members shown plant and agricultural experimental plots (7 shots)
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Background: A two-man official French delegation, visiting Jordan at the invitation of Crown Prince Hassan, spent Wednesday (1 March) visiting the Jordan Valley's Al Kafrain and Shu'aib Dam???, the East Ghor Canal, and the Deir Alla agriculture Research Station. The visitors....M.Serge Jacquemond and M. Jean Daniel.....had met Crown Prince Hassan in France during a visit in which he sought further economic co-operation between Jordan and France. In the week proceeding this Jordan Valley tour, the French representatives had held talks on tourism, economics, agriculture, industry, and research.
SYNOPSIS: Jordan's Al-Kafrain and Shu'aib Dams were among projects shown to two visiting French officials on Wednesday during a tour of the Jordan Valley.
The two visitors...Mr. Serge Jacquemond and M. Jean Daniel....are spending at least ten days in Jordan at the invitation of Crown Prince Hassan, whom they met during one of his recent trips to France to seek further economic co-operation between the two countries.
Another stop on Wednesday was at the bridge over the East Ghor Canal where some time was spent learning details concerning the project, and its effect on the surrounding areas.
The French guests were also taken to the Deir Alla Agricultural Research Station.
The guides included Mr. Kinana Abdul Hadi....Director of the Plants Division of Jordan's Ministry of Agriculture.... and Mr. Samir Ahmad, an economics export form the National Planning Council, and other senior officials. Some of the plant and agriculture experiments shown to the two French officials were being conducted inside large protective tent covers. During the remainder of their visit to Jordan they'll hold further talks on economics, tourism, and industry, and visit Aqaba and Petra.