Britain has started construction of port installations at a cost of 2,500,000 pounds sterling at the Jordan port of Akaba within easy view of the Israel port of Elath, it was disclosed here today.
The new facilities, expected to be finished in one year, will include a new wharf with deep enough water to handle large cargo ships and a mechanical conveyor capable of loading 500 tons of phosphate an hour into ships.
British paratroops and a small number of British technicians are unloading an average of 15 cargoes and tankers daily at the port to supply British troops now stationed in Jordan.
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