• Short Summary

    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) OFFICIALLY OPENED A RESETTLEMENT CENTRE FOR BEDOUIN TRIBESMEN AT AL-JAFER IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

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    HUSSEIN ARRIVING AT CENTRE; HUSSEIN HANDING OUT DEEDS; HUSSEIN OPENS CENTRE; HUSSEIN LEAVES BY HELICOPTER.




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    Background: KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) OFFICIALLY OPENED A RESETTLEMENT CENTRE FOR BEDOUIN TRIBESMEN AT AL-JAFER IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.

    AL-JAFER IS ONE OF SIX SUCH CENTRES WHICH HAVE BEEN BUILT BY THE JORDANIAN GOVERNMENT SINCE 1963. SIXTEEN HOUSES HAVE BEEN BUILT AT THE AL-JAFER RESETTLEMENT AREA. THE BEDOUINS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED PLOTS OF LAND, WHERE THEY ARE GUIDED IN THEIR PLANTING OF CROPS BY OFFICIALS OF THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE. THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN SUPPLIED WITH GRAIN, THE LOAN OF MACHINERY, AND THE TRIBESMEN GET THEIR WATER FROM ARTESIAN WELLS. THE LAND HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE BEDOUINS FREE OF CHARGE FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, AFTER WHICH THEY WILL PAY A SMALL RENT.

    AT YESTERDAY'S CEREMONY, KING HUSSEIN HANDED OUT DEED CERTIFICATES TO THE NEW TENANTS. HE LATER OFFICIALLY OPENED THE CENTRE. AT THE END OF THE CEREMONY HE RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL, AMMAN, BY HELICOPTER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADM3ZRZUGRLI6GWUCFV6W67787
    Media URN:
    VLVADM3ZRZUGRLI6GWUCFV6W67787
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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