• Short Summary

    A SYMBOLIC EVENT FOR THE CONGO REPUBLIC TOOK PLACE THIS WEEK AT BUKAMA, WHEN A NEW RAILWAY BRIDGE WAS OPENED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR ADOULA.

  • Description

    A SYMBOLIC EVENT FOR THE CONGO REPUBLIC TOOK PLACE THIS WEEK AT BUKAMA, WHEN A NEW RAILWAY BRIDGE WAS OPENED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR ADOULA.RE-ESTABLISHING THE "NATIONAL ROUTE" FROM KATANGA TO THE SEA, THE EVENT WAS HAILED AS ENDING THE ECONOMIC SEPARATION OF KATANGA, WHOSE POLITICAL BREAKAWAY ENDED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

    THE BUKAMA BRIDGE WAS ONE OF SIX DESTROYED LAST WINTER DURING FIGHTING BETWEEN UNITED NATIONS AND KATANGESE TROOPS.NOW ALL ARE REBUILT.AFTER THREE YEARS OF WAR AND SECESSION, THE 1700-MILE (2737 KM) ROUTE BY RAIL AND WATER ONCE AGAIN LINKS ELISABETHVILLE TO MATARDI PORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49WFNYX3SVTYOIYRP1GQSNXKN
    Media URN:
    VLVA49WFNYX3SVTYOIYRP1GQSNXKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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