• Short Summary

    THE GBP1.2 MILLION BANGALA DAM BUILT ON THE MTILIKWE RIVER BY THE SOUTHERN RHODESIA MINISTRY OF WATER DEVELOPMENT WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, ON WEDNESDAY.

  • Description

    THE GBP1.2 MILLION BANGALA DAM BUILT ON THE MTILIKWE RIVER BY THE SOUTHERN RHODESIA MINISTRY OF WATER DEVELOPMENT WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR HUMPHREY GIBBS, ON WEDNESDAY.

    COMPLETED THIS YEAR, THE DAM IS PART OF A WATER DEVELOPMENT SCHEME WHICH INCLUDES KYLE DAM AND ESQUILINGWE WEIR.THIS SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO REGULATE THE CATCHMENT YIELD OF THE MTILIKWE RIVER FOR IRRIGATION THROUGHOUT THE LOWVELD - NOTABLY THE TRIANGLE AND HIPPO VALLEY AREAS.EVENTUALLY 50,000 ACRES WILL BE IRRIGATED.

    BANGALA DAM, WHICH IS BELOW KYLE DAM, HAS A CAPACITY OF 28,000 MILLION GALLONS - HALF THE VOLUME OF ;LAKE McLLWAINE.

    THE OPENING OF THE DAM WILL BE A BOON TO SUGAR DEVELOPMENT IN THE TRIANGLE AND HIPPO VALLEY AREAS WHEN COMPLETED.MORE THAN GBP12 MILLION WILL HAVE BEEN SPENT ON A VAST IRRIGATION SCHEME OPENING UP SOME 20,000 ACRES IN THE VALLEYS TO SUGAR PRODUCTION.

    UNTIL LAST YEAR SOUTHERN RHODESIA BOUGHT SUGAR.THIS YEAR THERE WAS A SURPLUS OF ALMOST 30,000 TONS.A CANAL FROM KYLE DAM, NEARLY 60 MILES AWAY, CARRIES ENOUGH WATER FOR SEVERAL YEARS.THE NEW BANGALA DAM WILL SUPPLEMENT THIS SUPPLY.

    THE TRIANGLE VALLEY SCHEME BEGAN IN 1936 WITH 1,000 ACRES UNDER SUGAR.THE PIONEER OF THE SCHEME SOLD OUT IN DIFFICULT TIMES TO THE GOVERNMENT WHO IN TURN SOLD THE AREA IN 1956.THE NEXT YEAR PROGRESS BEGAN AND NOW 7 YEARS LATER PRODUCTIONS WILL BE 1,000,000 TONS OF CANE -- OR AROUND 100,000 TONS OF SUGAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA424RULL3QRK157FH7OE6WP7XC
    Media URN:
    VLVA424RULL3QRK157FH7OE6WP7XC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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