• Short Summary

    JUST OUTSIDE ALGIERS PREPARATIONS ARE IN HAND FOR THE FORTHCOMING CONFERENCE OF AFRO-ASIAN HEADS OF STATE.

  • Description

    JUST OUTSIDE ALGIERS PREPARATIONS ARE IN HAND FOR THE FORTHCOMING CONFERENCE OF AFRO-ASIAN HEADS OF STATE. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THE WORK HAS BEEN A RACE AGAINST TIME, FOR ALGERIA ONLY HAD A FEW MONTHS IN WHICH TO CONSTRUCT A CONFERENCE HALL TO SEAT 1,000 PEOPLE, 600 GUESTS OF HONOUR AND 300 JOURNALISTS WITH ALL THE NECESSARY SERVICES.

    SIXTY-ONE NEW LUXURY VILLAS HAD TO BE BUILT AND ANOTHER 50 EITHER REBUILT OR REPAIRED.

    TOWARDS THE END OF 1964 AN EGYPTIAN ARCHITECT VISITED THE SITE, SOME 18 MILES FROM ALGIERS, AND TWO MONTHS LATER PRODUCED THE PLANS WHICH ARE NOW BEING USED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION. SINCE THEN THE WORK HAS BEEN DIRECTED BY AN EGYPTIAN PROJECT ENGINEER, MR. AMIN CHARAF.

    TO MANY, THE PROJECT SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPLETE IN THE TIME. BUT WITH MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND EMPLOYED ON THE SITE, AND MORE THAN 3,500 ON SHIFT WORK ROUND THE CLOCK, THE BUILDING ARE NEARING COMPLETION, AND ALL SHOULD BE READY WHEN THE CONFERENCE OPENS AT THE END OF JUNE.

    SEVENTEEN BRICK FACTORIES ARE WORKING TO CAPACITY TO SUPPLY THE BUILDING. MOST OF THE MATERIALS ARE ALGERIAN, BUT ITALY HAS SUPPLIED SOME MOSAIC FOR INTERIOR DECORATION, AND GREAT BRITAIN HAS SUPPLIED SOME OF THE CARPETING AND RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT.

    M. CHARAF IS CONFIDENT THAT EVERYTHING WILL BE READY IN TIME -- EVEN THE 24 ACRES OF LAWN AND FLOWERS WHICH WILL SURROUND THE BUILDINGS.

    SOME 45 NATIONS WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE AFRO-ASIAN CONFERENCE WHICH IS ALREADY BEING CALLED THE SECOND "BANDUNG CONFERENCE". NEARLY ALL THE NATIONS INVOLVED ARE EXPECTED TO BE REPRESENTED BY HEADS OF STATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1IAG693TURD7K3ZT86R3Q4HQR
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IAG693TURD7K3ZT86R3Q4HQR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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