• Short Summary

    WORK HAS STARTED ON EXTENDING THE RAILWAY FROM TEL AVIV, SOUTHWARDS TO EILAT ON THE RED SEA.

  • Description

    WORK HAS STARTED ON EXTENDING THE RAILWAY FROM TEL AVIV, SOUTHWARDS TO EILAT ON THE RED SEA. THE RAILWAY WILL PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE SUEZ CANAL AS A LINK BETWEEN AQABA ON THE RED SEA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN.

    NEIGHBOURING ARAB GOVERNMENTS HAVE CLAIMED THAT THE ISRAELIS ARE BUILDING THE LINE TO SUPPORT THEIR FORWARD POSITIONS IN THE SINAI DESERT. THIS LATEST DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTS THE ISRAELI CLAIMS THAT THEY HAVE NO INTENTIONS OF PUSHING THE RAILWAY WESTWARDS INTO OCCUPIED TERRITORY.

    THE LAST STAGE OF THE LINE FROM ORON TO EILAT - ABOUT 150 KM - IS BEING PLANNED.

    THE ISRAELIS HOPE THAT THE NEW LINE WILL ENABLE THEM TO EXPORT FERTILISERS AT LOW COST TO ASIA.

    THE RAILWAY IS INTENDED TO SUPPORT INDUSTRY AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH AND SEVERAL TOWNS HAVE BEEN BUILT - DIMONA, ARAD, KFAR JERUHAM IN THE PATH OF THE RAILWAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3PQ1F6IY4XK3LIPT2N8SQABFR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PQ1F6IY4XK3LIPT2N8SQABFR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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