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    A new satellite communications stations has been completed in Jordan.

    Built at a cost of 1,225,000?

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    A new satellite communications stations has been completed in Jordan.

    Built at a cost of 1,225,000 dinar (GBP1,420,000 sterling), it will give Jordan a satellite link with the world through telephone, cable and telex services.

    The station will be officially opened in April, but is already providing a 24-hour communications service.

    SYNOPSIS: A new satellite ground station north of Amman which is now providing Jordan with a communication link with the rest of the world. The station won't officially open until April - but it began operating on Saturday. Operators at the station are now able to provide direct links by telephone, cable and telex with many parts of the world. The station has cost a million and a quarter dinar (nearly one and a half million pounds sterling).

    Through the new station, Jordan joins a fast expanding network of satellite ground stations.

    Announcing the completion of the station, Jordan's Minister of Communications,, Mr. Mohammed Khalaf, said the centre would have an estimated revenue of 200-thousand dinar (250-thousand pounds sterling) during its first year of operation. And, he said, this could be expected to rise gradually in later years. Mr. Khalaf says services will be available 24 hours a day.

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