• Short Summary

    KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) OPENED HIS KINGDOM'S FIRST WATER PROJECT -- THE AZRAQ-NORTHERN DISTRICT SCHEME.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.PAN.HELICOPTER ARRIVES
    0.12

    2.
    CV.HUSSEIN GREETED (2 SHOTS)
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    3.
    CV.WALKS THROUGH CROWD
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    4.
    SV.WALKS TO CAMERA (2 SHOTS)
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    5.
    GV.CROWD AROUND MARAUEE VALVE IN F/G
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    6.
    SLV.HUSSEIN LISTENS TO SPEECH
    0.36

    7.
    MV.HUSSEIN
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    8.
    MV.OFFICIAL AT MICROPHONE
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    9.
    CV.HUSSEIN AT VALVE - VALVE TURNED
    0.57

    10.
    LV.PAN.TO PIPES WITH WATER JETS
    1.07



    Initials DS/S/JF/JG


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO: 9655/63, 27 NOV "WORK SPEEDS UP ON ISRAEL'S NATIONAL WATER SCHEME.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) OPENED HIS KINGDOM'S FIRST WATER PROJECT -- THE AZRAQ-NORTHERN DISTRICT SCHEME.IT IS DESIGNED TO CARRY WATER FROM THE OASIS OF AZRAQ, ACROSS THE PLAIN OF NORTHERN JORDAN TO THE CITY OF IRBID, AND EVENTUALLY TO 47 SURROUNDING VILLAGES.

    EMBRYO STAGES OF PLANNING FOR THE SCHEME BEGAN IN 1948, WHEN ENGINEERS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS SUGGESTED THE USE OF PIPELINES TO CARRY WATER FROM AZRAQ, AND THE SURROUNDING NATURAL SPRINGS, TO THE MORE POPULOUS AREAS OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM, INCLUDING AMMAN, ZERQU AND IRBID.

    BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES ACTUAL WORK ON THE SCHEME GOT UNDERWAY IN 1961, WHEN THE IRAQ PETROLEUM COMPANY GAVE JORDAN THE RIGHT TO DISPOSE OF TWO PIPELINES LAID TO SERVICE THE HAIFA OIL REFINERIES, THE PIPELINES HAD LAIN DORMANT SINCE THE END OF THE ARAB-ISRAEL WAR OF 1948.

    WORK ON REMOVING, RECUTTING AND LAYING THE PIPELINE STARTED IN NOVEMBER 1962, AND WAS COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

    WHEN THE NETWORK OF AUXILIARY LINES FROM THE MAIN AZRAQ-IRBID ARTERY ARE COMPLETED, SOME 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL BE ASSURED OF A REGULAR SUPPLY OF WATER IN JORDAN'S NORTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAFOU3NZQQTQHM755CEJG38AHV
    Media URN:
    VLVAFOU3NZQQTQHM755CEJG38AHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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