• Short Summary

    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia arrived in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday (October 25) to join other East African and Chinese leaders for Monday's ceremony to mark the official beginning of the Tanzania-Zambia railway.

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    President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia arrived in Dar-es-Salaam on Sunday (October 25) to join other East African and Chinese leaders for Monday's ceremony to mark the official beginning of the Tanzania-Zambia railway.

    President Julius Nyerere and Vice-President Rashidi Kawawa were at Dar es Salaam Airport to greet the Zambian leader and his delegation. Also there to welcome Dr. Kaunda was a delegation from the People's Republic of China, headed by Mr. Fang Yi, the Economic Co-operation Minister, who had arrived in Tanzania from Peking only the day before.

    The Chinese delegation also included Mr. Kuo Lu, the Vice-Minister for Communications, and Mr. Li Hsuan, his deputy.

    The ceremony will mark the formal beginning of the rail-link which will give Zambia's copperbelt access to the Indian Ocean without having to rely on the white-ruled countries of Rhodesia and Mozambique. In addition to financing the railway with a 168 million pound (45 million dollar) loan, the People's Republic of China has a contingent of about 3,000 technical experts helping the Tanzanians to build the one thousand mile railway (1,600 Kms).

    On Wednesday (October 28) Dr. Nyerere will officiate at a similar ceremony to Monday's at Kapiri Mposhi, the Zambian Terminal of the rail-link.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA38ZAN8QLHT6ZRIKY1NSCV8F3W
    Media URN:
    VLVA38ZAN8QLHT6ZRIKY1NSCV8F3W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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