• Short Summary

    The proposed 170-mile (280 kilometres) Jonglei canal is the Sudan has led to a clash between the Sudanese Government and environmentalists from neighbouring countries.

  • Description

    The proposed 170-mile (280 kilometres) Jonglei canal is the Sudan has led to a clash between the Sudanese Government and environmentalists from neighbouring countries. The Sudanese Government plans to start digging the canal next year, to irrigate some 200,000 acres (80,000 hectares). But environmentalists say the canal has not been properly planned, and could lead to a disastrous change in the balance of nature affecting surrounding nations like Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

    SYNOPSIS: The controversy was highlighted at a new conference in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday (September 1), held by t he Environment Liaison Centre, based in Kenya. ELC spokesman, George Manager, outlined the basic objections.

    ELC Director Richard Odingo followed up.

    But a member of the Jonglei project committee, Mr. Yakub Samani, supported the proposed canal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8X2NZC1RYQM1YR2KAB9TXZZPZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8X2NZC1RYQM1YR2KAB9TXZZPZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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