• Short Summary

    IN THE CASPIAN PROVINCE OF GILAN, PERSIA, SHAH MOHAMMED REZA PEHLEVI OFFICIALLY OPENED THE GBP40 MILLION MAJIL DAM OVER THE SEFID RUD RIVER NORTH-WEST OF TEHERAN.

  • Description

    IN THE CASPIAN PROVINCE OF GILAN, PERSIA, SHAH MOHAMMED REZA PEHLEVI OFFICIALLY OPENED THE GBP40 MILLION MAJIL DAM OVER THE SEFID RUD RIVER NORTH-WEST OF TEHERAN.

    ACCOMPANIED BY QUEEN FARAH, THE SHAH CUT A CEREMONIAL RIBBON IN THE NATIONAL COLOURS GREEN, WHITE AND RED, AD DECLARED THE NEW DAM OPEN. AFTER BEING SHOWN AROUND THE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS BY MR. SAFI ASFIA, DIRECTOR OF PERSIA'S SEVEN-YEAR PLAN, AND MR. BIANI, THE ENGINEER IN CHARGE OF THE PROJECT, THE SHAH PRESSED A BUTTON OPERATING THE SLUICE-GATES.

    THE MANJIL DAM - ABOUT 1,400 FEET LONG AND AT 352 FEET THE HIGHEST OF ITS IND IN THE WORLD - HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN EIGHT YEARS' WORK BY FRENCH CONTRACTORS. STRADDLING THE SEFID RUD, IT HAS CREATED A LAKE COVERING 53 SQUARE MILES, CAPABLE OF IRRIGATING THE ENTIRE REGION OF FOUMEN, WHICH HAS HITHERTO SUFFERED FROM ALTERNATE DROUGHT AND FLOOD.

    A LARGE SYSTEM OF CANALS ??? SOME 570,000 ACRES UNDER CULTIVATION, AND THE AREA WILL HAVE ABUNDANT WATER FOR AT LEAST A CENTURY. RICE PRODUCTION ALONE IS EXPECTED TO SHOW AN INCREASE OF ???8 MILLION A YEAR.

    FIVE TURBINES OF A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 87,500 KILOWATTS WILL PROVIDE ENOUGH POWER TO MEET ALL FUTURE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROVINCE OF GILAN, AND ALSO FOR THE EXPLOITATION OF SUBTERRANEAN WATER DEPOSITS IN THE QAZVIN PLAIN.

    ONLY SEVEN MONTHS AGO, THE SHAH INAUGURATED THE KARAJ DAM, NOW THE MAJIL DAM IS IN OPERATION, AND IN ANOTHER EIGHT MONTHS THE DEZ DAM WILL BE OPENED - ADDING UP TO A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO PERSIA'S ECONOMY WITHIN LESS THAN A YEAR AND A HALF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIX7WSWJSXWV66DRN3HEPQUO5
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIX7WSWJSXWV66DRN3HEPQUO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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