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Jordan hopes underwater tanks will draw tourists and fish

Reuters AQABA, JORDAN Jul 29, 2019, 06.50 PM (IST)

Military tanks, a helicopter and an ambulance are just some of the items that can be found resting on the seabed near the Jordanian city of Aqaba, in a bid to form the country's first underwater military museum and promote marine life. Aqaba residents stood at the shore watching and taking photos as a helicopter and a tank was slowly submerged into the water. The city's Special Economic Zone, which is responsible for promoting business and tourism in the city, hopes the underwater structures will encourage more diving enthusiasts to visit by enhancing the environment for marine life.