• Short Summary

    PRIME MINISTER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) INAUGURATED THE RECONSTRUCTED FERGOUG DAM NEAR MOHAMMADIA, SOME 80 KMS (50 MILES) WEST OF ORAN.

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    COLONEL BOUMEDIENNE AT DAM SITE, FETED BY CROWD.




    Initials JHS/S/RM/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRIME MINISTER HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) INAUGURATED THE RECONSTRUCTED FERGOUG DAM NEAR MOHAMMADIA, SOME 80 KMS (50 MILES) WEST OF ORAN. THE 74.5 MILLION STERLING PROJECT WILL PROVIDE WATER TO IRRIGATE THE OASIS HABRA AND THE MACTA PLAIN AREA IN WESTERN ALGERIAN AND A PIPELINE THAT WILL RUN FROM MOHAMMADIA TO THE PORTS OF ORAN AND ARZEW.

    THE FERGOUG DAM WAS FIRST BUILT IN 1938 WITH A CAPACITY OF 101.4 MILLION CUBIC METRES (78 MILLION CUBIC METRES) WHICH LATER SHRANK BACK TO 75.4 MILLION CUBIC METRES (58 MILLION CUBIC METRES) THROUGH SILTAGE. IN THE RECONSTRUCTION SCHEME, THE DAM WALL WILL BE RAISED AND LENGTHENED AND 7.8 MILLION CUBIC YARDS (6 MILLION CUBIC METRES) OF EARTH WILL BE SCOOPED OUT OF THE RESERVOIR AREA. THIS WILL INCREASE THE WATER CAPACITY TO 166.4 MILLION CUBIC YARDS (128 CUBIC METRES). OF THIS AMOUNT 140.4 MILLION CUBIC YARDS (108 MILLION CUBIC METRES) WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR IRRIGATION AND THE REMAINING 26 MILLION CUBIC YARDS (20 MILLION CUBIC METRES) FOR THE ORAN-ARZEW PIPELINE. A FILTERING PLANT WILL ALSO BE BUILT AT THE DAMSITE.

    IT IS EXPECTED THE SCHEME WILL TAKE TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEOCMEPJW3TAC4NSTI29QEPW9J
    Media URN:
    VLVAEOCMEPJW3TAC4NSTI29QEPW9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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