• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA OPENED A TEXTILE FACTORY AT KOUDOUGOU ON WEDNESDAY ( MARCH 25TH ).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT SANGOULE LAMIZANA OF UPPER VOLTA OPENED A TEXTILE FACTORY AT KOUDOUGOU ON WEDNESDAY ( MARCH 25TH ).

    THE FACTORY, SITUATED ABOUT 60 MILES (100 KMS) FROM THE CAPITAL OUGADOUGOU, REPRESENTS A MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR INDUSTRY IN THE COUNTRY. A DELEGATION OF GOVERNMENT AND DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES TRAVELLED TO KOUDOUGOU TO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONY.

    AMONG THEM WAS M. IVON BOURGES, THE FRENCH SECRETARY OF STATE IN CHARGE OF CO-OPERATION, AND M. MAX LAVRIL, THE PRESIDENT OF "VOLTEX" WHICH RUNS THE FACTORY.

    PRESIDENT LAMIZANA CUT THE CEREMONIAL RIBBON TO OPEN THE FACTORY AND THEN WATCHED TEXTILES BEING MADE.

    ONE PRODUCT HE SAW BEING FINISHED WAS CLOTH WITH HIS OWN PICTURE PRINTED ON IT.

    UPPER VOLTA, WHICH IS INLAND FROM GHANA ON THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA AND IS A FORMER FRENCH COLONY, HAS ADOPTED AN ECONOMIC AUSTERITY PROGRAMME IN THE LAST FEW YEARS TO HELP DEVELOP THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY. IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THE COUNTRY'S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FINANCES HAVE BEEN BALANCED AND EXTERNAL TRADE HAS EXPANDED. IT HAS A POPULATION OF MORE THAN FIVE MILLION AND THE PRINCIPLE EXPORT IS GROUNDNUTS. THE OPENING OF THE TEXTILE FACTORY IS PART OF A POLICY TO MAKE UPPER VOLTA MORE SUFFICIENT IN ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NATPWHPZ8U5E9HL3BK8I3VTC
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NATPWHPZ8U5E9HL3BK8I3VTC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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