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Work on New Dikes for Dead Sea Mineral Evaporation Resumed

The Dead Sea Works today resumed work on the construction of new dikes for mineral evaporation which was suspended three months ago when the American Kaiser Engineering firm withdrew from its obligations as the contractor on the project on the grounds that the specifications were not feasible.

Although the work was resumed by Temarit, a subsidiary of the Dead Sea Works, the company plans within the next two months to select a new contractor from among a number of Israeli and foreign firms which have submitted offers. The Dead Sea Works still has not received satisfaction for its claims from American insurance companies which had bonded the fulfilment of the contract by the Kaiser firm.

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