• Short Summary

    At a ceremony in Libreville last week (27 May), the President of Gabon, Albert-Bernard Bongo, set the foundation stone for the new Hotel Consulaire.

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    At a ceremony in Libreville last week (27 May), the President of Gabon, Albert-Bernard Bongo, set the foundation stone for the new Hotel Consulaire. The two storey building will contain several offices, a library, and conference rooms -- complete with a public address and translation system.

    Other officials attending the ceremony were the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Jean Wack, and the Economic Minister, Bouy Boutsy. Several other dignitaries and spectators were present, as President Bongo set the foundation stone and signed documents for the construction of the new building.

    SYNOPSIS: President Albert-Bernard Bongo attended a ceremony in Libreville last week, for the start of construction on the new Hotel Consulaire. Also present for the setting of the foundation stone, was the Economic Minister, Bouy Boutsy.

    Mr. Jean Wack, President of the Chamber of Commerce, addressed the gathering and described the new two storey structure. It will contain several offices, a library and two conference rooms -- complete with a public address and translation system. The total cost of construction is estimated at two-hundred and forty-thousand pounds sterling.

    President Bongo used the occasion to decorate some of the officials present. As the dignitaries and other spectators looked on, the President was assisted in the setting of the foundation stone. President Bongo first signed documents, enabling construction of the building to officially begin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GO5AV9YZTD53K4CLQFBZW8QI
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GO5AV9YZTD53K4CLQFBZW8QI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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