Economic revolution has become the keynote of life in Algier--and "Revolution agraire"--land reform--is currently the main topic in local newspapers and meeting places.
GV Chemical fertiliser plant at Arzew (2 shots)
SV Worker on site
GV Storage tanks
TRAVEL SHOT ALONG Road passing sign "Arzew"
TRAVEL SHOT PASSING Oil refinery built by Japan Gasolien (2 shots)
LV New Storage tanks
GV Plant and pipe-lines (3 shots)
CU Japanese company flag
SV INT Workers, others looking at control panel
TRAVEL SHOT PASSING Plant
CU INT Plan of site
CU PAN ALONG Plan for new village
SV Surveyor study plan on site at El Melah
SV Workers laying foundations, digging trenches (4 shots)
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Background: Economic revolution has become the keynote of life in Algier--and "Revolution agraire"--land reform--is currently the main topic in local newspapers and meeting places. For since the bitter struggle for Independence more than a decade ago and President Houari Boumedienne's rise to power in 1965, the accent has been on social improvement.
There has been a major re-distribution of land and much more attention is now being paid to scientific principles in farming. Allied with the agricultural programme is an industrialisation project--and chemical fertilisers are now considered as vital for the production of good crops as ploughs.
This Visnews film shows a chemical fertiliser plant at Arzew about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Algiers, as well as the site of a farming village being built at El Melah, 50 kilometres (32 miles) farther west.