TEL AVIV (Sep. 26)
The new port facilities of Eilat, Israel’s southernmost port, were inaugurated in the presence of Premier Levi Eshkol. Among the features of the 26, 000, 000 pound ($9, 000, 000) port are a huge wharf, potash and phosphate warehouses and equipment for loading bulk cargoes with a 10, 000-ton daily capacity.
The Premier expressed the hope that the port would develop Israel’s ties with Asian-African countries. Transport Minister Moshe Carmel said that in 1970, the port would handle more than a million tons annually compared with the present 233, 000 tons a year.