• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASA'S MINISTER OF POWER, MONSIEUR ANDRE TSHIBANGU, RECENTLY WENT ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF THE SITE OF THE INGA HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER SCHEME.

  • Description

    CONGO-KINSHASA'S MINISTER OF POWER, MONSIEUR ANDRE TSHIBANGU, RECENTLY WENT ON A TOUR OF INSPECTION OF THE SITE OF THE INGA HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER SCHEME. THE PROJECT, BASED AT THE INGA RAPIDS OF THE CONGO RIVER LESS THAN 50 MILES (80 KMS) UPSTREAM FROM MATADI, WAS DESIGNED TO TAP THE RIVER AS A SOURCE OF HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER. THE WORK IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN THE VAN DEUREN VALLEY, WHICH RUNS PARALLEL TO THE COURSE OF THE CONGO RIVER AT INGA.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE, CHIEF ENGINEER MUTOMBO, EXPLAINED DETAILS OF THE WORK BEING DONE AT PRESENT ON THE FIRST DAM OF THE PROJECT.

    LATER, THE MINISTER WENT TO HAVE A LOOK AROUND THE WORKING SITE AND SAW WORKMEN CONSTRUCTING THE DAM. M. TSHIBANGU WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN SATISFIED THAT WORK ON THE PROJECT IS PROGRESSING ON SCHEDULE.

    THE INITIAL POWER-HOUSE INSTALLATIONS ARE REPORTED TO HAVE AN OUTPUT CAPACITY OF 31/2 MILLION KILOWATT HOURS. IT IS HOPED THAT THIS ENERGY FROM THE DEUREN VALLEY DAM WILL BEFORE AVAILABLE BY 1972.

    THE EVENTUAL AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO DAM THE CONGO RIVER ITSELF, ALTHOUGH IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THIS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL A MUCH LATER STAGE.

    THE INGA-VAN DEUREN VALLEY CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED TO AN ITALIAN FIRM, ASTALDI ESTERO CONTRACTING COMPANY, AND IS REPORTEDLY WORTH 43.5 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS (APPROXIMATELY GBP17.1 MILLION STERLING).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1BVXMLLUZ41JFTX239ZY1ORNB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BVXMLLUZ41JFTX239ZY1ORNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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