• Short Summary

    AS THE CONFERENCE OPENED TODAY (MONDAY) OF ARAB LEADERS OVER ISRAEL'S PLANS TO DIVERT THE JORDAN WATERS, WORK ON THE SCHEME IS GOING AHEAD.

  • Description

    AS THE CONFERENCE OPENED TODAY (MONDAY) OF ARAB LEADERS OVER ISRAEL'S PLANS TO DIVERT THE JORDAN WATERS, WORK ON THE SCHEME IS GOING AHEAD. IT IS DESIGNED TO TAKE MUCH NEEDED WATER FROM THE WELL-WATERED NORTH TO THE ARID SOUTH AND GIVE THE JEWISH STATE'S ECONOMY AND UNPRECEDENTED BOOST.

    THE JORDAN WATERS PROJECTS IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF ISRAEL'S IRRIGATION PLANS. ESTIMATED TO COST GBP50 MILLION, IT WILL LINK THE LAKE TIBERIUS RESEVOIR WITH ANOTHER SCHEME LEADING SOUTH FROM THE RIVER YARKON AND EVENTUALLY CARRY 320 MILLION CUBIC METERS OF WATER A YEAR, (260 THOUSAND ACRE FEET), TO THE NEGEV DESERT.

    THE FULL PROJECT WILL TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO COMPLETE. THE MAIN PIPELINE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH TWO LONG 70 INCH DISTRIBUTION LINES, REACHING INTO THE HEART OF THE DESERT, WHICH FORMS TOW-THIRDS OF ISRAEL'S LAND MASS. WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF BOOSTERS, STORAGE RESERVOIRS AND OTHER STRUCTURES THE ENTIRE SCHEME SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY 1968.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8M79WDR2V4FEBTFO9XF7F61I5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8M79WDR2V4FEBTFO9XF7F61I5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment