Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
lt.y, November 3, 1971 THE tETHBRIDCE HERAID 19 Clnnadirins strive to improve lot of South. million project now under way SILVER CR055 Monday from Guv ming rescue of an e Dam. William Wesley 13 ernor-General Roland ight-yeor-old boy who o' Rcgino receives the Boy Scout Silver Cross Michensr. He received the honor for (he swim- was in danger of drowning at Fort Qu'Appelie 'Jet sale in the By BRUCE l.KVETT E c u a in Cai'-uua c.i ;i mil- lion prnjad to improve radi- cally the lives of third cf ths six ps'iplc of tliis Sautli American coun- try. Two Canadian Gepac (General Engineering Pacific) of Vancouver and '-parlan Air of joined three Ecuadorian firms in a consortium called Guay- ascons-ult, an operation fi- nanced in preliminary stage by Uvo low-interest Canadian loans totalling S5 million. Tliey are doing preliminary work on a project which could bring flood central, irrigation, crop diversification, and elec- trification to wide areas of this tiny Pacific Coast cnuntry "ardwiched between Colombia awl Peru. Project director is Philip C. Iler.sman cf Vancouver; pro- ject engineer is another Van- couver man, Robin Round. Round came here three years ago from a United Va- ticns project in Manila. When he returns to Vancouver a year from now. it will be with Ecuadorian bride. WIDE-SCALE STITJY "This project dates back to the time the Organization of American Stales (to which Canada docs not belong I rec- ommended to the Inter-Ameri- can Development: Bank that a wide-scale resources study 1x3 done in this Round says. The first stage of the pro- ject, which was a pro-feasibil- ity study leading toward a de- velopment plan for the area ended in "We're in the second plage now. a study for a large, multi-purpose devclop- I covering power. j tirr.i, agriculture and fknd I Ita'.-d says. "The area under sli'ily is OT.O'JO acres. ccniro! oil the uill jibcut milliin. "The country is dry as a b'j.ie f'jr and coinp'ctely for four mr'itfe, and (he problems of irrigation flowl central go lund in hcr.cl." The proposed dam on tbo Dank1 River is the key. "This would create a reser- voir kilometres (37 miles) long to store two billion cubic metres of water. (19.5 billion cubic feet) cf water. The dam itself will cost 519 million and the power facilities SIB million more." The Canadian funds were mnfle available through the Canadian International Devel- opment Agency. LOW-COST LOANS ''One of the reasons Cana- dian companies are down fo.'re is the advantage the Canadian government supplies in low- cost loans to South Arr.orican countries." Round says. "We have a subcontract with Institute Gcografieo Mili- tsr. a branch of the Ecu- adorian armed forces con- cenied with the mapping of tile country." Under the agreement. Ecu- adorian pilots and planes mi; it be used on the project, with the pilots cf Spartan Air flying with them to supervise field surveys and actual map production. The Canadians are involved also in the designing of the dam and control structures and the designing of irrigation systems. "We're doing agricultural soil investigations and studies on crop marketing, land ten- ancy and land r e f o r i Hound savs. "Then there are economic analyses of iiTigation pro- jects'." top problems for the Canadians are administrative detail ard weather. "Field work is almrj-st im- possible during the wet months. All secondary roads are closed by mini. At Ih-ii time, th? access to interior is by horre, mule or j says Round. Ths first stage of actual construction will be a power ur.d storage dam and irriga- tion of acres. "After that, it's a matter of adding other developments. "The next stop after this current study is finished in a year will be the preparation cf letling of those ermtnict.s and actual construc- tion." Tba Inlet-national Develop- ment Bank is "very set on land oqual dis- tribution of they lend money for development." "From this aspect alone, the Ecuadorians should bene- Round says. "Unemployment here is 2o to 30 per cent and this project would provide a great deal of employment which would be reflected throughout the en- tire economy." Bodies floating in rivers DELHI (CP) The tidal wave ar.d cyclonic storm that struck the Bengal ccast bst weekend devastated an area of 1.000 square miles where nearly five million per- sons lived. The United News of India, in a dispatch from one cf the hard- est hit districts in eastern Or- hsa state, reported that 10.0M families were feared to have died in the coastal regions and that two million persons are missing. The official death toll was 3.391, most of them East Paki- stani refugees who had moved to the offshore island ol Jambu, about 200 miles south- west of Calcutta. However, this figure was based on sketchy preliminary reports from the few villages and islands that had managed to make some by the state govern- ment in Bhubaneswar. Press reports said tiiat bodies were floating in the flood-swol- len rivers in many rural areas. DISTRICTS SWEPT _ Orissa Revenue Minister Pra- tap Chandra Mohanty said the entire districts of Cuttack and Balasore. with a combined pop- ulation of about 4.6 million, had been devastated by the cyclone and the floods that the 15-foot tidal wave touched off. The storm did most of its damage, according to initial ports, in the low coastal areas known ;.s the Orissa rice bowl. The entire crop, that was due to harvested shortly, de- stroyed. Officials said the salt watei flooding the area was also ruin- knives clia.se brothers through fields MiSSlSSAUGA. Out. (CP) Two men with knives chased two young brothers through fields' Surday night, caught (hum. stabbed one to death and left the other for dead, police said Monday. Dead is Hubert Smith, 19. and in hospital with knife wounds is his brother Edward. 24. His con- dition was described as Both live in Bramptcn, about 15 miles northwest of Toronto. Tha two, along with another brother. Victor. 22. came to On- tario about a year ago from Saulnierviiic, N'.S. ing the farm land for years to come. The stoi-m also killed an esti- mated 5.000 head of cattle and destroyed much of tta new Par- adip port, used by international shipping lines which want lo avoid -he congestion at Cal- cutta, 200 miles to the north- easi. A Press Trust of India corre- spondent who toured some o( the devastated areas reported the tidal wave had swept away everything in its path. Thousands are injured and homeless, communications and rail services have been severely disrupted and damage to crops is heavy. Sheppard at UN UNITED NATIONS (AP) Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, making his first speech as a UN diplomat, said here t h e view of earth from the moon con- vinced him people must coexist peacefully. "Only land masses and oceans are said Shepard, who commanded the Apollo 14 moon flight last Feb- ruary. "One cannot see the dif- ference between black peoplo and white; yellow and brown are indistinguishable." Washington. Richard Smith, a United i reed with its underground nu- clear test at Amchitka. i Mr. Bcrton and Mr. Temple- '1 111 ft fti ton of Toronto radio station CKEY appealed to the public I to contribute money and sign OTTAWA (CP) Discussions the petition which was to be 3rc taking place with Venezuela read Tuesday over WWDC. an for a possible sale of LF-5 jet ndcpcndent radio station in fighters to that country. De- i fence Minister Donald Macdon- aid said Monday. But he told the Commons it is Slates student with a vcarning too soon to predict results in- tor travel, made his own tick- 1 eluding such factors as wnether els and crossed the Atlantic five I the Canadair production line for imcs withou! paving. But he wou d be reopened was caught at London's Heath-! JI'''h-f' I' "'Testa 1 PC-Dart- low Airport, fined SI .000 by an nlGlllh hallto Easl) the i I masisu-ato. and or- i available to members unions directly charkTed by the CLC and delegates of labor councils and provincial fedora- (ions Former state secretary Judy recently gauged the of the golden egg laid by her book. Memoirs of a Rird in a Gilded Cnge, at about Thai, was the profil Miss Marsh realised in royalties from salo of [ifi.ooo hardcover and paperback copies of her political memoirs. However, legal costs from a libel suit launched against her by a Vancouver radio news reporter cost, her SlO.flflO, LaMarsh. former Lib- eral MP for Niagara Falls, de- scribed her eight years in Parl- iament in Hie She retired in Found aim1 YELLOW K M I-Mv, N.VfT. (CP) A :tfryoar-old bush pi- lot, mining cince. Saturday in I be Arctic miles north of hnre. was found alive apt! well Showallcr of Vellowknifo was spotted beside his lipbl, aircraft about 70 miles southeast of Cape Parry. in intcrCLMitor role the North American Air De- fence Command, without air tanker refuelling. Canada has no; bough; anv suitable tankers. Phone rates approved OTTAWA rrpi rh.-mtjos in Bell Canada long distance tele- phone rales have been approved by the Canadian transport com- mission. The rate schedule, which mil go into effect Nov. i0.. provides for a two-thirds discount off reg- ular day rates from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m., seven nights a w c e.k, 11ie.ro will also be three-quar- ters discount off regular day rates every Sunday from 8 a.m. to f> p.m. The new plan submitted h> Hell during a commission in- into complaints fol- Cell's ahandomu e n t of old night economy plan last .luno 0. The company at that time introduced a revised rate schedule commission approval. 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