HAIFA (May. 24)
The two-year project to enlarge the Haifa port facilities will be completed within the next few days, it was stated today by officials involved in the project. The work was done by the Israel construction cooperative Solel Boneh, in collaboration with a Dutch firm of harbor engineers.
Two new docks have been constructed, each over 1,500 feet long, and each built of concrete. The harbor has been dredged alongside the piers to a depth of 37 feet, permitting the largest ocean liners to tie up alongside. One of the docks is for passenger vessels, the second for cargo ships.
In the dredging operation over 11 acres of marsh land was filled in and will be used for a new railroad terminal in the port area. A total of 120, 000 man-days of labor has been put into the project, Solel Boneh officials estimate.