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  • U.S. Firm Loses in Ashdod Offer; Other U.S. Firms Bid for Dam Building

    Last-minute pressures exerted by Solel Boneh, the construction arm of the Histadrut, Israel’s Federation of Labor, removed the American Kaiser Engineering Company from the Ashdod port construction project today. The American firm was invited to replace the French partners of Solel Boneh in constructing the southern port. The move was made in an effort to… More ▸

  • Israel Govt. Chooses U.S. Firm to Supervise Construction of Ashdod Port

    The Israel Government has chosen the New York engineering firm, Frederic R. Harris, Inc., to supervise the first phase of the construction of the deep-sea port of Ashdod, south of Tel Aviv, the firm announced here today. Harris engineers, who have been working on plans for the project since 1957, have developed final designs and… More ▸

  • Israel Minister Denies Reported Difficulties at Ashdod Port Work

    Transport Minister Yitzhak Ben-Aharon today denied Israeli press reports that construction of the port at Ashdod was running into difficulties. He said that the port would be finished on schedule. He made it clear that there was no crisis in either the planning or the construction of the port and that there was no doubt… More ▸

  • 5,000 Attend Cornerstone Laying for Israel’s Deepwater Port at Ashdod

    An audience of 5,000 persons, led by President Ben-Zvi, attended today the laying of the cornerstone for Israel’s second deepwater harbor on the Mediterranean Sea at Ashdod. The first stage of construction, which will cost 70,000,000 pounds ($39,000,000) will make possible the handling of 1,000,000 tons of products annually by 1964. The second and third… More ▸

  • British Firm, Israel Investors to Build Truck Assembly Plant at Ashdod

    An agreement by which Britain’s Leyland Corporation will build, in cooperation with Israeli investors, a truck assembly plant at Ashdod, was signed here today by Yitzhak Ben-Aharon, Minister of Transport; Pinhas Sapir, Minister of Commerce and Industry; and Charles Baker, Leyland’s general sales manager. Under the agreement, the British firm will provide part of the… More ▸

  • U.S. Engineering Firm Completes Flan for Ashdod Port Development

    Details and the schedule of the Ashdod Port Development in Israel were announced here this week-end by Frederic R. Harris, Inc. , the consulting engineering firm commissioned by the Israel Government to design the facilities for the City of Ashdod, at a reception given in the Plaza Hotel on the occasion of the completion of… More ▸

  • Palestine Economic Corporation Co-sponsors Development of Ashdod

    Participation in the creation and development of Ashdod, an entirely new port city about 25 miles south of Tel Aviv, vas announced today by the Palestine Economic Corporation here. Ashdod is slated to service the growing industrial, commercial and agricultural needs of the Southern part of Israel, and to relieve the pressure on Haifa, the… More ▸

  • Israel Commissions New York Engineers to Draw Up Plans for Ashdod

    The Israel Government has signed an agreement with Frederic R. Harris and Company, New York consulting engineers, to draw up working blueprints for a new harbor at Ashdod, 15 miles south of here. The plans will cover the first stage of construction of a port to provide citrus loading facilities to cope with the increasing… More ▸

  • Palestine Economic Corporation to Participate in Ashdod Urban Development

    The Palestine Economic Corporation has joined Philip M. Klutznick, of Forest Park, 111. , and former Nathanya Mayor Ovid Ben-Ami in the urban development project at Ashdod, it was announced here today by Joseph Meyerhoff, of Baltimore, president of PEC. The Palestine Economic Corporation, Mr. Meyerhoff said, invested 500,000 Israeli pounds ($275, 000) in the… More ▸

  • Street in Ashdod Named “b’nai B’rith”; is Main Gateway to Port

    An avenue named B’nai B’rith was officially opened here. It is the main gateway to what will be a major Mediterranean seaport on Israel’s coast. The B’nai B’rith name was suggested by Oved Ben-Ami, former Mayor of Nathanya and one of the builders connected with construction of Ashdod, as a seaport city. Philip M. Klutznick,… More ▸