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Israel Govt. Plans Construction of New Deep Sea Harbor at Eilat

The Israel Port Authority will seek bids within a month for construction of a new deep sea harbor at Eilat, Pinhas Ginsburg, director-general of the Transport Ministry, disclosed today. He said that the Transport Ministry had already earmarked 2,500,000 pounds ($1,430,000) in its 1962-63 budget for the first stages of construction of the new harbor.

The high Israel official made the announcement during a reception aboard the Burmese passenger-cargo vessel. the Pyidawbyunt, which was anchored at Eilat. The arrival of the vessel marked the start of regular passenger service by Zim Lines between Eilat and East Africa.