• Short Summary

    In Peru, a big campaign has been launched by the government to clean the streets of the capital, Lima.

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    In Peru, a big campaign has been launched by the government to clean the streets of the capital, Lima.

    SYNOPSIS: The campaign is a volunteer project and is aimed at disposing of the huge amount of rubbish that has accumulated on Lima's streets. All municipal departments are taking part.

    The city owns 140 garbage trucks. But only forty per cent of them are in working condition. The rest stand idle.

    So the government has organised operation clean-up....using volunteer manpower to pick up and take away what the city vehicles cannot handle. The Director General of Public Cleanliness in Lima says he would like at least a hundred new trucks to cope with the problem.

    Lima's mayor says that it is up to ordinary people-and there are three million of them in the capital-to keep it clean.

    It is not just a job for the authorities -- Peru's Interior Minister, General Luis Cisneros Vizquerra, acknowledges that the volunteer effort is only a step towards solving the problem. Both municipal and national leaders agree that the real trouble is lack of money.

    The Minister says it will take imagination to find new sources of finance. And the campaign will continue for as long as necessary.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA526BQ5P7OLAJ3KO1EHFVHEYC3
    Media URN:
    VLVA526BQ5P7OLAJ3KO1EHFVHEYC3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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