• Short Summary

    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN HAS FORMALLY INAUGURATED CONSTRUCTION WORK AT THE SITE OF A BIG DAM ON THE YARMAK RIVER, A TRIBUTARY OF THE RIVER JORDAN NEAR THE JORDANIAN - SYRIAN BORDER.

  • Description


    ARAB FLAGS; HUSSEIN WALKING TOWARDS PLATFORM; REPRESENTATIVES OF ARAB STATES; ARAB LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKING; HUSSEIN SPEAKING; HUSSEIN LAYING FOUNDATION STONE; CROWD; EXPLOSION.




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    Background: KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN HAS FORMALLY INAUGURATED CONSTRUCTION WORK AT THE SITE OF A BIG DAM ON THE YARMAK RIVER, A TRIBUTARY OF THE RIVER JORDAN NEAR THE JORDANIAN - SYRIAN BORDER.

    DELEGATES FROM MOST OF THE ARAB STATES WERE AT THE CEREMONY TO HEAR KING HUSSEIN DEDICATE THE GBP15 MILLION DAM TO ARAB AND NATIONAL SOLIDARITY AND JOINT EFFORT.

    THE COST OF THE DAM IS BEING SHARED AMONG THE ARAB STATES, WITH 80 PER CENT OF IT BEING MET BY THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC, SAUDI ARABIA AND KUWAIT. IT WILL TAKE ABOUT THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE ADN WILL HOLD SOME 200 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER AND GENERATE 28,000 KILOWATTS OF POWER.

    KING HUSSEIN UNVEILED A MEMORIAL PLAQUE AND PRESSED A BUTTON TO SET OFF THE FIRST EXPLOSION FOR EXCAVATIONS AT THE DAM SITE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADR8D5IIGW7M21WXSXRIBWCMTL
    Media URN:
    VLVADR8D5IIGW7M21WXSXRIBWCMTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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