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  12/9/2013, Tevet 6, 5774

Pipeline from Red Sea to Save Sinking Dead Sea


The Telegraph reports Israel on Monday hailed a "historic agreement" that it claimed would save the sinking Dead Sea by linking it with the Red Sea through a 112-mile underground pipeline.

The Red-Dead Conduit deal was due to be signed by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority at the World Bank headquarters in Washington after years of deliberation and feasibility studies, explains The Telegraph.

The Telegraph elaborates that the project is expected to see 44,000 gallons of water pumped northwards towards the Dead Sea from a desalination plant to be built at the Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan, near the mouth of the Red Sea.