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    This film shows two examples of the building construction projects at present underway in Congo-Kinshasa.?

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    This film shows two examples of the building construction projects at present underway in Congo-Kinshasa. It shows the Minister of Youth and Sport, M. Godefroid Sampasa, opening the new "J.D. Mobutu" sports stadium in Lubumbashi; and an inspection by the Minister of the Interior, M. Bulundwe, of the work in progress on the new town of Bandundu, the future provincial capital.

    SYNOPSIS: In Congo-Kinshasa....the new Joseph-Desire Mobutu Sports Stadium. The stadium has just been built, and is named after the President of Congo-Kinshasa. It was opened last month by the Minister of Sport and Youth, M. Godefroid Sampasa. The Minister emphasised that the stadium is yet another sign of the regard which President Mobutu has for the town of Lubumbashi. The tape for the new stadium is cut by the Minister, with the Governor of the commune of Kenia also there.

    The party then toured the stadium, and commented that the size of the stadium makes it suitable for all sorts of sports meetings.

    And in Bandandu, another example of the building construction projects at present underway in Congo-Kinshasa. Visiting the site of the future capital of the province, still at an early stage of construction....is the Minister of the Interior, M. Bulundwe, the Governor of the region, M. Kaniki, and the Commissioner of the Province, M. Yogo.

    The new town is already taking shape. The manufacture of bricks has been speeded up...and the carpenters are already at work on the building that will house the local government organs.

    A meeting was held to mark the visit of the government representatives, and the place of honour in the march pat was held by the police. A platoon of them took part...but they, like the local citizens, also work as builders and brick-layers. M. Bulundwe later stressed that the first people to benefit from the new town would be the children of the region, who would benefit from a complete complex of new facilities.

    The Minister praised the efforts of the local people in building their own town. He called the project a fine example of what can be achieved by joint community action, if the will is there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TSGLPHQ3BZ7JRR7KSNJ2CA5F
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TSGLPHQ3BZ7JRR7KSNJ2CA5F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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