• Short Summary

    WITH UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE, CONGO-KINSHASA HAS BEGUN LARGE-SCALE PRODUCTION OF MATCHES...BOTH FOR HOME CONSUMPTION AND?

  • Description

    WITH UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE, CONGO-KINSHASA HAS BEGUN LARGE-SCALE PRODUCTION OF MATCHES...BOTH FOR HOME CONSUMPTION AND EXPORT. LARGE FACTORIES RECENTLY ERECTED AT LIMETE ARE ALREADY TURNING OUT 30 MILLION MATCHES A DAY.

    MORE THAN 600,000 ZAIRES (GBP420,000 STERLING) HAS BEEN INVESTED IN THE LIMETE MATCH INDUSTRY WHICH EMPLOYS SOME 200 CONGOLESE. UNACO HAS HELPED PROVIDE THE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, GROUPING THE INTERESTS OF THE CONGOLESE, FRENCH AND BELGIANS IN A PROFITABLE EXAMPLE OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION.

    THE INDUSTRY BEGINS IN THE CONGOLESE FORESTS....HUGE TREES WHICH PROVIDE COUNTLESS MILLIONS OF MATCHSTICKS. AT THE FACTORY, THE TREE TRUNKS ARE FIRST TURNED TO THE REQUIRED DIMENSIONS THEN CUT INTO FINE LAYERS.

    THE WOOD IS FED INTO A MACHINE WHICH PRODUCES 1,500,000 TIPS WITH PHOSPHOROUS.

    OTHER MACHINES PRODUCE THE BOXES....FIRST IN WOODEN SHEETS WHICH ARE THEN SHAPED AND LABELLED. THE INSIDE TRAYS ARE MADE FROM CARDBOARD. OVERALL PRODUCTION AT PRESENT IS RUNNING AT 600,000 BOXES OF MATCHES EACH DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9FGK8JVNW3A2NTXVIJNA5G93N
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FGK8JVNW3A2NTXVIJNA5G93N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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