Monthly Consular and Trade Reports Volume 324-327

Monthly Consular and Trade Reports Volume 324-327

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...from Suez to Akabaf It is surmised that the construction of the Haifa harbor, which is an undertaking of considerable magnitude, will be intrusted to some private, probabl foreign, corporation. Americans desirous of obtaining 21 footho d in this region in harbor or railroad construction, in the introduction of electric tramways, electric-light plants and telephones, in the working of mines, in irrigation projects, etc., should lose no time in repairing to Constantinople. The Ottoman Empire is abundantly rich. Her natural resources are just now beginning to be seriously developed and ex loited. Many are of the opinion that the geographical position of. aifa inevitably points to that port in the future attaining a high rank among the principal seaports of the Levant. RUSSIA. ' TRANS-CAUCASIAN CITIES. TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS IN RUSSIA, S SOUTHERN D1031' PROVINCE In forwarding to the Bureau of Manufactures a list of the leading merchants and business firms of the three Russian cities, Batum, Baku, and Tiflis, Consul W. M. Masterson makes the following comments: These cities combined have a population of considerably over 300,000 inhabitants, and in them is transacted practically all of the business in the Caucasus. Tiflis, the largest of the three, is situated some 250 miles-inland on the Government line of railroad that runs from Batum to Baku, and at Tiflis a new railway line branches off to the south and runs to Julfa, on the Persian frontier, which is but 60 miles from that point to Tabriz, the largest city of western Persia. Tiflis is the seat of government of all the Caucasian provinces, and is thus the headquarters of all the official power in this part of Russia and the residence of the Viceroy. There is a large and varied more

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