• Short Summary

    AN AMBITIOUS SLUM CLEARANCE AND REHOUSING PROGRAMME BEGAN IN BUENOS AIRES ON SATURDAY (JUNE 22) WHEN THE FIRST OF 504 FAMILIES, PREVIOUSLY LIVING IN A SHANTYTOWN, WERE MOVED TO MODERN HOUSING UNITS.

  • Description

    AN AMBITIOUS SLUM CLEARANCE AND REHOUSING PROGRAMME BEGAN IN BUENOS AIRES ON SATURDAY (JUNE 22) WHEN THE FIRST OF 504 FAMILIES, PREVIOUSLY LIVING IN A SHANTYTOWN, WERE MOVED TO MODERN HOUSING UNITS.

    THE REHOUSING OPERATIONS IS BEING CARRIED OUT AS A JOINT OPERATION BY THE ARGENTINEAN ARMY AND THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE. THE OLD WOOD AND TIN SHACKS WERE DEMOLISHED AND THE SLUM-DWELLERS AND THEIR BELONGINGS WERE MOVED TO NEW CONCRETE HOMES BUILT BY THE ARMY ENGINEERS. THE PLAN CATERS FOR 1,500 OF THESE NEW HOMES TO BE BUILT EACH YEAR.

    OVER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE ARE ESTIMATED TO BE LIVING IN SLUM CONDITIONS IN ARGENTINA, AND THE NEW HOMES ARE EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC LIGHT, SHOWERS AND TOILETS - FACILITIES SADLY LACKING IN THEIR PREVIOUS QUARTERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA33EIQGMNHHE2CVA5RL28PWJHV
    Media URN:
    VLVA33EIQGMNHHE2CVA5RL28PWJHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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