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    More than 100 companies from 14 different nations are taking part in the first ever exhibition of engineering skills in Bahrain.

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    GV exhibition site.

    SV & LV PAN heavy machinery on display (3 shots).

    SV & CU Sheikh Isa arrived by car (2 shots).

    SV PAN Sheikh enters exhibition grounds.

    SV Sheikh tours and inspects various exhibits (4 shots).

    Initials MV/1920 1750/1930

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    Background: More than 100 companies from 14 different nations are taking part in the first ever exhibition of engineering skills in Bahrain.

    The exhibition is being organised by the Bahrain Society of Engineers.

    One of the exhibitions that attracted most attention was the role of the computer services in relation to engineering problems in the petroleum industry.

    Because of its oil wealth, Bahrain is one of the most advanced industrial nations on the Persian Gulf.

    Bahrain was the first country in the Gulf to install an automatic telephone service in 1949 and the first Gulf nation with a satellite to earth relay station which was established in 1969.

    With new industries involved with oil refinery and consequent industries starting up all over the country...most of them supplied with capital from overseas companies...the Bahrain Society of Engineers decided to hold a special exhibition involving most of the Bahrain and foreign companies to take part.

    Bahrain is presently one of the model countries in the Gulf area, with its unbridled growth in industry, and if this exhibition is anything to go by it will soon be one of the model development countries in the third world.

    SYNOPSIS: The town of Manama in Bahrain where an international engineering exhibition has just opened.

    The exhibition is one of the largest ever organised in the Arab world and involves more than one hundred companies from fourteen different nations. Most of the companies are involved in engineering projects in Bahrain itself.

    Because of its oil wealth and strategic position in the middle east Bahrain has attracted enormous amounts of foreign capital during the past several years and has used much of the money to improve its communications and industry.

    The Amir of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa bin Sulman Al Khalifa, opened the exhibition which was organised by the Bahrain Society of Engineers.

    The Amir said and exhibition showed the immediate past and enormous future of Bahrain. The country has a history of involvement in modern engineering. It was the first country in the area of the Persian Gulf to have an automatic telephone service which was officially opened in 1949 and it was the first Gulf nation to be serviced with a satellite to earth relay system in 1969. The Amir said that Bahrain was a model to other countries in the Gulf of Persia of how a previously "undeveloped" nation could prosper with the cooperation and goodwill of other advanced nations of the world.

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