• Short Summary

    THE NEW NATIONAL THEATRE OF SOMALIA WAS OPENED IN MOGADISHU ON SUNDAY BY PRESIDENT ABDIRASHID ALI SHERMARKE.

  • Description

    THE NEW NATIONAL THEATRE OF SOMALIA WAS OPENED IN MOGADISHU ON SUNDAY BY PRESIDENT ABDIRASHID ALI SHERMARKE. THE THEATRE HAS BUILT WITH FOREIGN AID PROVIDED BY THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

    THE THEATRE IS THE FIRST EVER BUILT IN SOMALIA. FORTY TRADESMEN AND ALL THE MATERIAL FOR THE PROJECT WERE SHIPPED FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA. THE THEATRE WILL SEAT 1,600 PEOPLE.

    THE THEATRE WAS FORMALLY HANDED OVER TO THE PEOPLE OF SOMALIA BY THE CHINESE AMBASSADOR TO MOGADISHU, YANG SHOU-CHENG.

    THE THEATRE IS DESCRIBED AS A LUXURIOUS BUILDING, FITTED WITH SOME OF THE MOST UP-TO-DATE THEATRE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE. A NEW NATIONAL THEATRE COMPANY IS TO BE FORMED, AND STAGE TECHNICIANS AND PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS ARE TO BE TRAINED. SOME CRITICISM HAS BEEN REPORTED FROM A NUMBER OF SOMALI PEOPLE WHO CONSIDER THE FOREIGN AID USED FOR THE THEATRE COULD HAVE BEEN PUT TO BETTER USE.

    SOMALIA RECEIVES CONSIDERABLE AID FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND A NUMBER OF SOMALI STUDENTS ARE AT PRESENT STUDYING AT CHINESE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES UNDER AN EDUCATIONAL AID SCHEME.

    OTHER FOREIGN AID HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY WEST GERMANY AND THE SOVIET UNION, AND THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6EVDFEU9XF6AE8AMS0ZDZ8YWI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EVDFEU9XF6AE8AMS0ZDZ8YWI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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