• Short Summary

    An extensive project to irrigate and cultivate the Quweira Desert in Jordan's Aqaba area will be completed towards the end of this year.

  • Description

    An extensive project to irrigate and cultivate the Quweira Desert in Jordan's Aqaba area will be completed towards the end of this year.

    The work -- coasting about GBP 2,100,000 sterling (about $5,000,000 US) is being carried out by Italians who also provide Jordan with a substantial loan.

    The system will provide 15 million cubic metres (53 million cubic seet) of water a year to irrigate about 7,000 dunums of soil (1750 acres or about 708 hectares).

    Work on the project was due to finish by the middle of this year, but was held up because of delays in material and equipment supplies.

    The project will be managed jointly by the jordanian Ministry of Agriculture and the Association of Retired Serviceman.

    The decision to reclaim part of the desert was made after studies were made of ??? project carried out using 100 dunums (25 acros) of desert of sub-soil.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7T8GVSHPVQO9ORG2TGHV1E1S
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T8GVSHPVQO9ORG2TGHV1E1S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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