• Short Summary

    CONGO-KINSHASA'S AMBASSADOR TO BELGIUM, COLONEL NZAE, RECENTLY VISITED THE HYDRAULIC RESEARCH LABORATORY IN BORGERHOUT, NEAR ANTWERP, TO INSPECT THE RELIEF MODEL OF A HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT WHICH IS TO BE BUILT IN CONGO-KINSHASA NEXT YEAR.

  • Description

    CONGO-KINSHASA'S AMBASSADOR TO BELGIUM, COLONEL NZAE, RECENTLY VISITED THE HYDRAULIC RESEARCH LABORATORY IN BORGERHOUT, NEAR ANTWERP, TO INSPECT THE RELIEF MODEL OF A HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT WHICH IS TO BE BUILT IN CONGO-KINSHASA NEXT YEAR.

    ACCOMPANIED BY CONGO-KINSHASA'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (E.E.C.), M. SUMINWA, THE AMBASSADOR WAS SHOWN THE MODEL BY THE LABORATORY'S DIRECTOR, M. STERLING.

    THE PROJECT IS TO BE BUILT AT INGA ON THE CONGO RIVER BETWEEN KINSHASA AND THE ATLANTIC. WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JANUARY AND DETAILS OF THE SITE WERE REPRODUCED IN MINUTE SCALE ON THE MODEL WHICH MEASURES 49FT BY 131FT (15 BY 40 METRES).

    THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS WAS STRESSED RECENTLY BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU IN A SPEECH BROADCAST ON RADIO AND TELEVISION ON THE EVE OF THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF HIS GOVERNMENT.

    AT INGA THE NATURAL OBSTACLES OF THE CONGO RIVER AND THE SPEED OF ITS RAPIDS WILL BE USED TO DIVERT PART OF THE RIVER'S COURSE INTO A NOW DRY VALLEY WHERE THE FIRST POWER UNIT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED WITH AN INITIAL CAPACITY OF MORE THAN 3,000,000 KILOWATTS.

    THE ENERGY POTENTIAL WILL BE DEVELOPED BY STAGES AND ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY'S NEEDS UP TO AN ANNUAL OUTPUT OF MORE THAN 200,000,000,000 KILOWATT HOURS, WHICH IS CLOSE TO THE COMBINED ANNUAL OUTPUT OF THE EEC COUNTRIES IN EUROPE.

    IN ADDITION TO INGA, THE CONGO-KINSHASA GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO COMMISSIONED THE BORGERHOUT LABORATORY TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE TIDAL REACHES AT THE MOUTH OF THE CONGO WITH THE AIM OF FACILITATING ACCESS FOR SHIPPING TO THE NATIONAL PORT OF MATADI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8EYA0J8IGZ7AB1ECRQIOCQG9T
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EYA0J8IGZ7AB1ECRQIOCQG9T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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