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    France will finance projects worth 125 million francs CFA (about 184,000 sterling) in the People's Republic of Congo under agreements signed in Brazzaville on Saturday (September 25).

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    France will finance projects worth 125 million francs CFA (about 184,000 sterling) in the People's Republic of Congo under agreements signed in Brazzaville on Saturday (September 25). Congolese Secretary of State for Development and Aviation Victor Tamba-Tamba signed the three agreements with french Ambassador Marc Bonnefous. The new deal provides for improvements to Brazzaville and Souanke airports and for new medical apparatus at Brazzaville's central hospital.

    SYNOPSIS: Finance for important projects in the People's Republic of Congo resulted from new agreements signed, in Brazzaville on Saturday. French ambassador, M. Marc Bonnefous, arrived for the signing ceremony. The agreements when signed, were to set a new annual record for French aid to the People's Republic of Congo.

    Congolese Secretary of State for Development and Aviation, M. Victor Tamba-Tamba, welcomed the Ambassador. And M. Bonnefous was able to announce that the new agreements would double average economic co-operation between the two countries recorded since the independence of the African state. The total for this year is already well past a thousand-million CFA francs - nearly a million pounds sterling.

    M. Tamba-Tamba said the latest agreement would especially help the country's development by improving airport facilities. Saturday's agreement provides French finance for three projects. The first of these is to extend the runway at Brazzaville's Maya-Maya airport. The second airport project, also involving runway extensions, is in the north at Souanke airport. The third project is to provide medical apparatus at Brazzaville Central Hospital. The total sum involved is a hundred and twenty five million CFA france - under two-hundred thousand pounds sterling.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA17VWA0DFLGMY41YVJCZX77J9K
    Media URN:
    VLVA17VWA0DFLGMY41YVJCZX77J9K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
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