• Short Summary

    SPAIN HAS JUST OPENED A FINE NEW SPORTS STADIUM A MERE 200 YARDS (METRES) FROM THE WIRE WHICH MARKS THE FRONTIER OF GIBRALTAR.

  • Description

    SPAIN HAS JUST OPENED A FINE NEW SPORTS STADIUM A MERE 200 YARDS (METRES) FROM THE WIRE WHICH MARKS THE FRONTIER OF GIBRALTAR. THE STADIUM HAS BEEN BUILT ON WHAT WAS FORMERLY TREATED AS NEUTRAL TERRITORY BETWEEN SPAIN AND THE BRITISH COLONY. IT IS JUST ONE ASPECT OF A MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME TAKING PLACE IN THE CAMPO DE GIBRALTAR, ON THE SPANISH SIDE OF THE BORDER.

    THE DEVELOPMENT ZONE, BASED ON THE PORT OF ALGECIRAS, HAS SEEN FACTORIES MUSHROOM IN RECENT MONTHS IN AN AREA FORMERLY DEPRESSED AND WITH HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT. THE JOB SITUATION WAS MADE MORE ACUTE THIS YEAR BY THE WITHDRAWAL OF SPANISH WORKERS FROM GIBRALTAR.

    AT ALGECIRAS A NEW FISH FREEZING PLANT HAS BEEN BUILT, AND NEARBY A NEW PAPER FACTORY HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED.

    ACROSS THE BAY NEAR LA LINEA, SPANISH ARMY HAWK MISSILES STAND ON THE EDGE OF THE DEVELOPMENT AREA, UNDERLINING THE POLITICAL TENSIONS OVER SPAIN'S CLAIM TO GIBRALTAR. THE INDUSTRIALISATION OF THE AREA IS A POLITICAL AS WELL AS AN ECONOMIC GESTURE -- A MAJOR CLOTHING FACTORY HERE WAS OPENED ON OCTOBER 1, THE UNITED NATIONS' DEADLINE FOR THE RETURN OF GIBRALTAR TO SPAIN.

    MORE FACTORIES ARE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND MASSIVE INSTALLATIONS ARE READY TO SUPPLY THE WATER THEY WILL NEED. A BUTANE GAS PLANT AND A CARBON WORKS HAVE GONE UP CLOSE BY THE REFINERY BUILT IN 1967.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40RJ1LSG7JYPZNRI4KFECICCB
    Media URN:
    VLVA40RJ1LSG7JYPZNRI4KFECICCB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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