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    The People's Republic of China is building a hydro-electric generating plant on the Bouenza River in the Congo People's Republic.

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    The People's Republic of China is building a hydro-electric generating plant on the Bouenza River in the Congo People's Republic.

    The power plant will provide power for one of the most fertile regions of the Congo Republic. At present, industrial and rural enterprises in the area have to produce their own power at relatively high post.

    The power plant is being built on waterfalls about 200 hundred miles (about 320 kilometres) west of the republic capital, Brazzaville. The work involves building a dam across the upper edge of the falls, and installing electrical generators at the base of the falls. A bridge will also be built across the river below the falls.

    Four generators will produce a combined capacity of 74,000 kilowatts. Among the industrial plants to be supplied are a cement factory at Lutute, a sugar refinery, a flour mill and an oil refinery at Jacob, and a timber mill at Dolisia. Cables will run up to 150 miles (240 kilometres) from the generating plant.

    The project is one of many being sponsored by The People's Republic of China in Africa.

    SYNOPSIS: Waterfalls on the Bouenza River in the Congo People's Republic are being used to produce electricity. A hydro electric plant is being financed and built at the falls by The People's Republic of China. The falls are about two hundreds miles west of the Cong-Republic capital, Brazzaville.

    The plant will provide power for one of the most fertile regions of the Congo Republic. At present many industrial and rural enterprises have to produce their own power at relatively high cost. The work involves building a dam across the upper edge of the waterfall, and installing electrical generators at the base of the falls.

    The project is one of many sponsored by The Chinese People's Republic in Africa. Chinese nationals are overseeing the construction of the power plant. Most of the manual work is done by Congolese.

    Work started about six weeks ago. Among the toughest jobs is channelling the water from the top of the falls to the generators below. The four generators will produce a combined capacity of seventy four thousand kilowatts. The electricity they produce will be fed to industrial plants up to one hundred and fifty miles from the waterfalls.

    The industrial plants to be supplied include a cement factory, a sugar refinery, and an oil refinery. Once the project is finished, the falls will provide essential energy for the developing West African state.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1EJBO1A980P3KIAY5JP4OUETH
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EJBO1A980P3KIAY5JP4OUETH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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