• Short Summary

    World Bank President Robert McNamara, who was ending a two-day visit to Pakistan for talks on the reconstruction of the economy, travelled across the northern Punjab plains to Tarbela in the north-west frontier province on Sunday (30 Jan) to visit the Tarbela Dam, biggest earth-filled type in the world.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Dam site sign
    0.03

    2.
    SV & CU McNamara and officials (2 shots)
    0.08

    3.
    GV PAN..Dam site (2 shots)
    0.18

    4.
    SV McNamara looks over site
    0.21

    5.
    CU Intake tunnel PAN to group
    0.29

    6.
    MV McNamara and group chat
    0.34

    7.
    TV PAN..construction site
    0.48



    Initials ES. 1240 ES. 1300



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: World Bank President Robert McNamara, who was ending a two-day visit to Pakistan for talks on the reconstruction of the economy, travelled across the northern Punjab plains to Tarbela in the north-west frontier province on Sunday (30 Jan) to visit the Tarbela Dam, biggest earth-filled type in the world.

    The development Fund which has financed the dam was administered by the World Bank, and established in 1968 from grant and loan funds made available by Australia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Britain, the United States, West Germany, Pakistan, and the World Bank itself.

    SYNOPSIS: The world's biggest earth-filled dam is being constructed at Tarbela, in the north-west frontier Province of Pakistan. World Bank President, Robert McNamara, visited the site on Sunday during a two-day visit to Pakistan for talks on the reconstruction of the economy.

    The dam, 60 miles (85 kms) north-west of Rawalpindi, will harness the waters of the river Indus to provide irrigation and power to a large sector of Pakistan. The Tarbela development Fund, administered by the World Bank, was established in 1968 from grant and loan funds made available by a number of countries and the World Bank itself. Before visiting the dam, Mr. McNamara sought in his discussions with President Bhutto to discover ways the World Bank could help the recovery of Pakistan's war-shattered economy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACM7HDGKVHV3P437E0E851PTM5
    Media URN:
    VLVACM7HDGKVHV3P437E0E851PTM5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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