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    Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere discussed last month the role of the People's Republic of China in the construction of the Zambia sea railway which will link land-locked Zambia with the Tanzanian sea port of Dar Es Salaam.

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    Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere discussed last month the role of the People's Republic of China in the construction of the Zambia sea railway which will link land-locked Zambia with the Tanzanian sea port of Dar Es Salaam. President Nyerere described the Chinese role in his county in an interview made in November in Dar Es Salaam.

    The Chinese are providing aid and technical personnel on a massive scale to enable the 1,05??? mile (approx 1,700 kms) long railway to be built. Work on the line began in October of this year, as some 7,000 Tanzanian labourers and 5,000 Chinese started the ground-breaking operation. The GBP169 million Pound Sterling project represents the greatest overseas project ever undertaken by China.

    In the interview, President Nyerere also discussed China's role in training Tanzania's army, a job held recently by the Canadians. He said that although he could not be certain that China was not sending "experts in subversion" to Tanzania along with military aid and technicians, he had to take a risk by judging the attitudes of a nation towards his own country.

    The Tanzanian President also agreed with the statement that Africa was ripe for revolution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2LB1345EDTJNNJVGI0JUHLPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2LB1345EDTJNNJVGI0JUHLPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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