• Short Summary

    THE ROAD-BUILDING PROGRAMME BEGUN NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO BY ISRAELI ENGINEERS IN THE UNDERDEVELOPED PARTS OF ETHIOPIA IS NEARING COMPLETION.

  • Description

    1.
    LV SCRAPERS AND GRADERS BEING PULLED BY TRACTORS.
    0.05

    2.
    GV DITTO.
    0.09

    3.
    GV TRACTOR PULLING GRADER MACHINE.
    0.16

    4.
    CU SURFACE EVENING MACHINE.
    0.21

    5.
    SCU DRIVER OF TRACTOR.
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    6.
    SCU CONTROLS OF TRACTOR.
    0.25

    7.
    CU NAME PLATE NAMING ISRAELI FIRM.
    0.27

    8.
    GV SCRAPER.
    0.30

    9.
    FV ROLLING MACHINE BEING PULLED BY TRACTOR.
    0.35

    10.
    SV ROLLER (2 SHOTS)
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    11.
    LV TRACTORS PULLING ROLLERS.
    0.41

    12.
    GV BULLOCKS BEING WATERED TO NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BRIDGE.
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    13.
    SIDE V... ANOTHER NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BRIDGE (2 SHOTS)
    0.57

    14.
    LV STEAM ROLLER FINISHING ROAD.
    1.02

    15.
    LV PAN... NEWLY COMPLETED STRETCH OF ROAD.
    1.11



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    Background: THE ROAD-BUILDING PROGRAMME BEGUN NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO BY ISRAELI ENGINEERS IN THE UNDERDEVELOPED PARTS OF ETHIOPIA IS NEARING COMPLETION.TWO TEAMS HAVE BEEN BLASTING AND LEVELLING ROADS THROUGH BUSH-LAND, ROCKS AND SWAMPS TO OPEN UP NEW TERRITORY AROUND THE EASTERN SHORES OF LAKE TANA.

    ENGINEERS AND OTHER SPECIALISTS, MOSTLY FROM HAIFA AND TEL AVIV, LEAD A TEAM OF OVER 200 ETHIOPIANS.WITH HEAVY, AMERICAN-MADE MACHINERY - SCRAPERS, SHOVELS, GRADERS AND ROLLERS - USING OVER 500 GALLONS OF DEISEL FUEL EVERYDAY, THE WORK HAS MADE GOOD PROGRESS.IN ADDITION TO SOME 126 MILES OF ROAD, THE ISRAELI ENGINEERS HAVE THE TASK OF BUILDING THREE BRIDGES.ONE OF THEM, OVER A QUARTER OF A MILE LONG, SPANS THE BLUE NILE, THE OUTLET OF LAKE TANA NEAR BAHAR DAR.WHEN THE ROADS ARE COMPLETED THEY WILL CONNECT AN AREA RICH IN COFFEE, COTTON, CORN AND CATTLE WITH RED SEA HARBOURS IN THE NORTH AND THE ETHIOPIAN CAPITAL OF ADDIS ABABA IN THE SOUTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9DSRZQ2EU2T3E1QG9UCJB250B
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DSRZQ2EU2T3E1QG9UCJB250B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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