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The Telecommunications Loan will cover the cost of constructing a building to house radio transmitter equipment to serve North Atlantic air traffic.

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At the end of the Second World War, civil aviation lines operating in the North Atlantic region needed additional air navigation services based in Iceland. The transmitters were inadequately sheltered in a wartime temporary building, presenting a considerable fire risk. The Telecommunications Project loan will fund the construction of a new building to house a set of radio transmitters that furnish air-ground telecommunication services and the transfer of the transmitters and other equipment to the new site.

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Back-to-office report following a visit to a transmitter building project (30346817).
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Back-to-office report following a visit to a transmitter building project (30346817).

Resource
Title
Telecommunications Project
Description
P037388: Approved Sept. 3, 1953
The profile contains project and financial information and lists of project documents and archival records.
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Telecommunications Project
Event
19
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Back-to-office report on the visit to transmitter building project
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Back-to-office report on the visit to transmitter building project
Description
June 16, 1955
Mr. Svoboda reports on his visit to Iceland to review the status of the radio transmitter building project (30346817).
Event
19
Title
Press release -- World Bank approves two loans for Iceland
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Press release -- World Bank approves two loans for Iceland
Description
Sept. 4, 1953
The press release includes information on two loans to Iceland to assist the program of agricultural development and to finance the construction of a building to house radio transmitter equipment (30346817).
Event
19
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Signing of second farm improvement project and communications project
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Signing of second farm improvement project and communications project
Description
c.1953
President Black and Icelandic delegates sign the loan for the second farm improvement project and the telecommunications project (1722464; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
19
Title
Agriculture and Telecommunications Projects: President's Report
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Agriculture and Telecommunications Projects: President's Report
Description
Document date: Aug. 26, 1953
The report describes the loans, appraises them, ensures compliance with the Bank's Articles of Agreement, and recommends that the loans be granted.
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19
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