• Short Summary

    WITH ITS NATIONAL ECONOMY BASED ALMOST ENTIRELY ON GROUNDNUTS - SUPPORTED ONLY TO A SMALL DEGREE BY EXPORT OF CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, FISH PRESERVES AND FLOUR - SENEGAL IS CONSTANTLY LOOKING OUT FOR FURTHER SOURCES OF NATIONAL INCOME.

  • Description

    WITH ITS NATIONAL ECONOMY BASED ALMOST ENTIRELY ON GROUNDNUTS - SUPPORTED ONLY TO A SMALL DEGREE BY EXPORT OF CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, FISH PRESERVES AND FLOUR - SENEGAL IS CONSTANTLY LOOKING OUT FOR FURTHER SOURCES OF NATIONAL INCOME. ONE OF THE MOST LIKELY OF THESE SOURCES IS THE TOURIST INDUSTRY, AND PLANS ARE NOW UNDER WAY TO DEVELOP AND PUBLICISE THE NATURAL BEAUTIES OF THE COUNTRY.

    LIKE OTHER WEST AND NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES, SENEGAL IS NOW BEGINNING TO EXAMINE ITS TOURIST POTENTIAL - A SOURCE OF FOREIGN CURRENCY WHICH HAS BEEN TAPPED WITH SUCCESS IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA.

    RECENTLY, A SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY, PROMOTION AND MANAGEMENT OF TOURIST FACILITIES WAS SET UP IN SENEGAL. SUPPORTED BY PRIVATE AND ESTATE FUNDS, THE SOCIETY IS TO CARRY OUT ITS WORK IN THREE SEPARATE SECTORS - FIRST THE STUDIES OF PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM AND RELATED PROJECTS; SECONDLY AN ACTIVE CAMPAIGN TO SET OF SUCH FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND THIRDLY THE MANAGEMENT OF SUCH FACILITIES, INCLUDING BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT.

    THE SOCIETY IS EXPECTED TO WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COUNTRY'S GOVERNING AUTHORITIES.

    SENEGAL, WHOSE PRESIDENT LEOPOLD SENGHOR IS A WORLD ACCLAIMED POET, ABOUNDS IN PICTURESQUE FISHING VILLAGES AND STATE-SUPPORTED COMMUNITIES PRODUCING SOME OF WEST AFRICA'S FINEST TRADITIONAL OBJECTS OF ART AND HANDICRAFT. THERE ARE VAST RESERVES OF FASCINATING NATURAL CULTURE, AND ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BIGGEST TOURIST ATTRACTIONS - RANKING ON A PAR WITH THE GAME RESERVES OF TANZANIA, UGANDA AND KENYA - IS THE NATURE AND GAME RESERVE IN THE SOUTH - THE NIOKOLO-KOBA NATIONAL PARK, COVERING 410,000 HECTARES, WHERE BUFFALO, HIPPOPTOMI, ELEPHANT, GAZELLE AND BABOONS RUN WILD.

    IT WAS IN THIS SETTING THAT THE RECENT FEATURE FILM ATTRACTION - "SOUTHERN STAR" - WAS FILMED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6WVCW1EN99E9AHDD3L3M5L9Z1
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WVCW1EN99E9AHDD3L3M5L9Z1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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