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    MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK, ARRIVED IN CAIRO YESTERDAY AT THE START?

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    MCNAMARA AND HASSAN ABBAS ZAKI; SIGN; NEWSMEN; WIVES OF MCNAMARA AND HASSAN ABBAS ZAKI.




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    Background: MR. ROBERT MCNAMARA, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK, ARRIVED IN CAIRO YESTERDAY AT THE START OF A FIVE-DAY VISIT TO MEET UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC LEADERS AND DISCUSS POSSIBLE WORLD BANK LOANS.

    MR. MCNAMARA WAS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS LOANS TO THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC FOR TRANSPORT, RAILWAY AND AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS. HE WAS ALSO EXPECTED TO MEET PRESIDENT NASSER, AND EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS SAID ON MONDAY THAT THIS MEETING WOULD PRESENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS ON THE CURRENT STATE OF EGYPTIAN-US RELATIONS, BROKEN BY EGYPT AT THE TIME OF THE MIDDLE EAST WAR.

    THE WORLD BANK PRESIDENT WAS TO STUDY A DETAILED REPORT PREPARED BY THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF IRRIGATION A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT PROJECTS. THE UNDER-SECRETARY FOR IRRIGATION, MR. MUSTAFA EL KADY SAID LAST MONTH THAT THE TOTAL COST OF THE PROPOSED PROJECTS WAS ESTIMATED AT GBP193,000,000 STERLING. THE MAIN SCHEME WOULD BE A COVERED DRAINAGE PLAN FOR AN AREA OF 4,000,000 ACRES WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION OF THE AREA BY 50 PER CENT. MR. MCNAMARA WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY ECONOMICS MINISTER HASSAN ABBAS ZAKI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65U5BYNAF9NOZISOLAL9E784R
    Media URN:
    VLVA65U5BYNAF9NOZISOLAL9E784R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    /
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    N/A

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