• Short Summary

    A new international airport is under construction at the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, about 260 miles (410 kms) south east of Nairobi, the capital.

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    A new international airport is under construction at the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, about 260 miles (410 kms) south east of Nairobi, the capital.

    When completed in 1976 the airport will be one of the largest in Africa.

    Earth-moving machines have been working round-the-clock to clear the site of the main runway, which is designed to accommodate jumbo jets. The new complex is being built opposite the existing airport, which can handle smaller passenger aircraft.

    The civil and electrical work needed to develop the airport to international standards is being undertaken by the Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation.

    The new airport will be the key to the expansion of Kenya's coastal tourist industry. Direct air services will operate between Europe and Mombasa.

    The development is being financed partly by a loan from the Japanese Overseas Economic Co-operation Fund and partly from the Kenya Government's own purse. It is expected to cost over GBP 13 million sterling (ever 30 million U.S. dollars).

    SYNOPSIS: With the advent of the jumbo jet and an eye to the expansion of its coastal tourist industry, the Kenyan Government is building a new international airport at Mombasa. The new complex is under construction near the existing airport, which handles smaller passenger aircraft.

    The old airport will continue to function until the new one is completed in nineteen seventy six. The civil and electrical work needed to develop the airport to international standards, is being handled by the Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation. The work is being financed jointly by the Japanese Overseas Economic Co-operation Fund and the Kenyan Government. It is expected to cost over thirteen million pounds sterling.

    Earth-moving machines have been working round-the-clock to clear the site of the main runway. Already hundred of trees have been removed. When completed, the runway will be three thousand, three-hundred-and- fifty yards long -- about two miles. Other developments include a new passenger terminal, air traffic control block and ancillary buildings.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2M2F1I910DULISQTPXEM4PZK3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2M2F1I910DULISQTPXEM4PZK3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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