• Short Summary

    QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS OFFICIALLY OPENED THE NEWLY-BUILT "FLUSHING EAST HARBOUR" YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

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  • Description

    QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS OFFICIALLY OPENED THE NEWLY-BUILT "FLUSHING EAST HARBOUR" YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    OPENING ON TO THE NORTH SEA, THE NEW HARBOUR IS INDIRECTLY CONNECTED WITH HOLLAND'S HUGE DELTA PLAN. ONE OF THE PROJECTS IN THE DELTA PLAN IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CANAL LINKING THE RIVER SCHELDE WITH THE RHINE. THIS PART OF THE PLAN, THE WILLEMSTAD PROGRAMME, IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1967, TEN YEARS AFTER IT STARTED.

    THE SCHELDE-RHINE CANAL WILL PROVIDE A VITAL ECONOMIC WATER LINK BETWEEN ANTWERP AND THE HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ARE OF THE RUHR.

    FLUSHING EAST HARBOUR THEREFORE STANDS AT A CROSS ROADS OF WATERWAYS WITH ROUTES TO THE WORLD WESTWARD AND ROUTES INLAND TO FRANCE, BELGIUM, AND GERMANY TO THE EAST.

    ICE FREE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THE HARBOUR CAN TAKE SHIPS UP TO 65,000 TONS (DEAD WEIGHT). ITS HARBOUR ENTRANCE IS 380 YARDS WIDE (347 METRES).

    THE FLUSHING EAST AUTHORITIES ARE ANXIOUS TO BUILD UP INDUSTRIES AROUND THE NEW PORT. AN OIL STORAGE STATION AND A SHIPYARD, WHERE VESSELS OF 40,000 (DEAD WEIGHT) CAN BE DRY-DOCKED FOR REPAIRS, HAVE ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED.

    ROAD AND RAIL CONNECTIONS WITH THE HARBOUR ARE NUMEROUS AND MODERN. AN HOURLY SERVICE RAIL SERVICE RUNS TO ROTTERDAM AND AMSTERDAM.

    FURTHER INDUSTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO COME TO THE PORT SINCE THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT'S POLICY OF DECENTRALIZING INDUSTRY WILL MEAN STRONG FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE PORT AND SURROUNDING AREA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAZGB27N73Z7WPR1AXJZMO8ESA
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZGB27N73Z7WPR1AXJZMO8ESA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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