On Nov. 10, King Hussein of Jordan will inaugurate a new 210-mile long road from Aqaba to Amman, the capital.
Trucks unloaded the phosphate which been brought form Ruseifeh/Amman.
The pipes of fuel in which the fuel are drown to the great tanks of Aqaba.
The phosphate part in the seaport of Aqaba.
More shots for the phosphate seaport.
Goods at Aqaba bonded and CIF of the seaport.
Various shots for trucks loading and unloading goods to be taken to Amman.
More shots for Aqaba port CONSTRUCTIONS.
Shots for Aqaba village. Background some ships at the old port.
Shots for Aqaba village streets.
Shots for Aqaba tanks where FUEL are kept usually to be used in the necessary times. Jordan have now no problems regarding fuel as they have their tanks in Aqaba and their good road to Aqaba. Jordan passed a very hard time during 1958 when Iraq and Syrian borders been closed with Jordan, as no fuel than been available.
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Background: On Nov. 10, King Hussein of Jordan will inaugurate a new 210-mile long road from Aqaba to Amman, the capital. Previously, a journey to Aqaba took as much as 12 miles over a desert road in very bad condition. Now, the trip from Amman will only take about five hours. Some heavily loaded trucks have taken several days to make the journey.
The new roadway cost in the region of GBP2 million. But it is a good investment as the cost of importing and exporting from Jordan will be considerably less.