• Short Summary

    THE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN OF THE SHAH OF IRAN AND QUEEN FARAH, CROWN PRINCE REZA AND PRINCESS FARAHNAZ, INAUGURATED THE FARAHNAZ DAM, TEHRAN'S LATEST HYDRO-ELECTRIC INSTALLATION ON THE LAR RIVER, ON MONDAY.

  • Description

    THE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN OF THE SHAH OF IRAN AND QUEEN FARAH, CROWN PRINCE REZA AND PRINCESS FARAHNAZ, INAUGURATED THE FARAHNAZ DAM, TEHRAN'S LATEST HYDRO-ELECTRIC INSTALLATION ON THE LAR RIVER, ON MONDAY.

    THE ROYAL FAMILY FLEW TO THE DAM SITE, 27 MILES (45 KMS) NORTHEAST OF TEHRAN, IN A HELICOPTER AND WERE WELCOMED BY THE IRANIAN PREMIER, MR. HOVEYDA.

    AFTER SPEECH, PRINCESS FARAHNAZ PUSHED A BUTTON THAT OPENED ONE OF THE DAM SLUICES, SENDING A JEST OF WATER 80 YARDS (METRES) DOWN TO THE RIVER BED BELOW.

    A FEW MINUTES LATER, AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE TURBINE ROOMS, CROWN PRINCE REZA CUT A TRI-COLOURED RIBBON ACROSS THE DOOR WITH A PAIR OF GOLD SCISSORS.

    THE FARAHNAZ DAM TOOK THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE. IT WILL DIVERT WATER TO TEHRAN AND REGULATE THE FLOW TO IRRIGATION AREAS.

    THE DAM WILL HOLD EARLY 130-MILLION CUBIC YARDS (100 MILLION CUBIC METRES) OF WATER BEHIND A WALL THAT RISES 100 YARDS (METRES) ABOVE ITS FOUNDATIONS.

    ELECTRICITY GENERATED AT THE DAM WILL BE SUPPLIED DIRECT TO TEHRAN. A SECOND TURBO-GENERATING UNIT WILL BE INSTALLED LATER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3C3AJNE390DFL1QII6EU4CTCZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C3AJNE390DFL1QII6EU4CTCZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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