• Short Summary

    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast, officially opened his country's second major port at San Pedro yesterday (Monday).

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    GTV New Harbour ZOOM IN
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    CU SIGN 'San Pedro'
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    SV & SCU Tribal dancers performing at opening ceremony (2 shots)
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    SV ZOOM IN Presidents Houphouet-Boigny & Diori (in white tribal dress) walking along red carpet
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    GV Onlookers
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    SV Uniformed girls march past
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    CU Houphouet-Boigny & French senior civil servant Billecocq seated on official platform
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    CU Madame Houphouet-Boigny seated with Diori
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    SV Naval contingent on parade
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    SCU Madame Houphouet-Boigny talking to German senior civil servant Vanwell
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    SV Naval contingent applauding
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    SV Two Presidents shaking hands with foreign civil servants
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    SV Two Presidents walking up red carpet to ceremonial opening tape
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    MV Flags
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    MV Presidents cutting tape PAN TO Guests & onlookers applauding
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    MV Diori looking at commemorative plaque
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    GV PAN Party walking around harbour.
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    Initials ESP/0029 ESP/0048



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Felix Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast, officially opened his country's second major port at San Pedro yesterday (Monday). Ranking guest at the inaugural ceremony was President Hamani Diori of Niger. Among the other dignitaries present were M. Pierre Billecocq, the Secretary of State for Cooperation at the French Foreign Ministry; and Herr Vanwell, the West German Minister for Cooperation.

    The new deep-water port, 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Abidjan, was financed by capitals from the Ivory Coast, France, Italy and West Germany at a cost of 11,500,000,000 france CFA (230,000,000 French francs/20,000,000 pounds sterling/50,000,000 dollars US) - this sum for this first stage that has just been opened. When the project is competed, it is estimated that the total cost will be nearly three times as much.

    The full project will comprise the deep-water port; a complete town to house 35,000 people with all urban facilities; a system of routes linking the prot to the interior of the country, along areas inhabited by 120,000 people.

    SYNOPSIS: The second major port of the Ivory Coast, built at San Pedro, about four hundred kilometres form the Capital. Adidjan, was officially inaugurated on Monday.

    A colourful folkloric festival, only one of many events staged to celebrate the occasion.

    President Felix Houphouet-Boigny arrived, accompanied by the ranking guest of honour, President Hamani Diori of Niger. The port is to be an important asset to the area - and even school children are celebrating its opening.

    Monsieur Billecocq, the French Secretary of State for Cooperation, sat with other dignitaries - as they watched a march past by a contingent from the Ivory coast navy.

    Madame Houphouet-Boigny with West German Minister for Cooperation Vanwell.

    France, West Germany and Italy have co-financed the construction with the Ivory Coast. This first stage of the project cost eleven and a half billion francs CFA - or twenty million pounds sterling. Eventually, the total cost is estimated at nearly three times that figure. For that, they will have a deep-water port which can handle nearly one million tone of cargo; a complete town for thirty-five thousand people; and a system of routes linking it to the interior.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8I37VCGU4A3L138U6MY3DDY78
    Media URN:
    VLVA8I37VCGU4A3L138U6MY3DDY78
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
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    N/A

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