• Short Summary

    Work on the 10 million dollar (US) East Ghor Canal extension project has begun in the Jordan Valley.

  • Description

    Work on the 10 million dollar (US) East Ghor Canal extension project has begun in the Jordan Valley.

    The canal is the main irrigation artery in the east side of the valley, and present plans are to extend it from its current length of 50 miles (78 kms) to a length of 62 miles (96 kms).

    The extension work is being carried out by a South Korean firm and is being financed by a United States long term loan.

    The new work will put another 3500 hectares of land under year round irrigation. The land is presently poorly cropped, relying on scant rainfalls. High value cash crops will be grown in the East Ghor area after the work is completed, with the farmers concentrating on fruits and vegetables.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5XUPVPNUD47US4HD8OL3MWBN9
    Media URN:
    VLVA5XUPVPNUD47US4HD8OL3MWBN9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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