• Short Summary

    Hong Kong, with its chronic shortage of land area and growing population, is building the world's largest desalination plant to extract fresh water for domestic and industrial consumption from the sea surrounding the colony.

  • Description

    Hong Kong, with its chronic shortage of land area and growing population, is building the world's largest desalination plant to extract fresh water for domestic and industrial consumption from the sea surrounding the colony.

    The first stage of the 37-million sterling project is nearing completion and will start supplying more than six-million gallons a day later this year.

    The main contractor, a Japanese company from Osaka, expects the entire plant to be complete in 1976. Its daily output then will be around 40-million gallons.

    Legated in the New Territories, the ultra-modern plant will be controlled by computers through the forty odd phases fusee to produce drinking water from the sea.

    The sits is like a mini United Nations. Apart from Japanese working for the main contractor, there are Chinese, Koreans and Europeans engaged on the various construction aspects.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABGV3Y6ZJTF2E0TZJQIZ3YHFC
    Media URN:
    VLVAABGV3Y6ZJTF2E0TZJQIZ3YHFC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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