• Short Summary

    A NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS OPENED ON SATURDAY BY PRESIDENT TSIRANANA NEAR TANANARIVE. THE NEW?

  • Description

    A NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS OPENED ON SATURDAY BY PRESIDENT TSIRANANA NEAR TANANARIVE. THE NEW AIRPORT COSTING 1,800-MILLION CENTRAL AFRICAN FRANCS, IS SITUATED ONLY 15 KILOMETRES FROM TANANARIVE.

    THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT HAS PROVIDED 1,600 MILLION FRANCS TOWARDS THE COST OF THE AIRPORT. THE REMAINING 200 MILLION FRANCS WAS MADE AVAILABLE IN AN INTERNATIONAL LOAN.

    THE FIRST AIRCRAFT TO USE THE NEW AIRPORT WAS A BOEING JET AIRLINER OF MADAGASCAR AIRWAYS.

    THE AIRPORT FEATURES AN ALL-WEATHER RUNWAY 3,000 METRES LONG, AND CAPABLE OF CARRYING THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT.

    THE BUILDING OF THE NEW AIRPORT, NAMED IVOTO, WAS MADE NECESSARY BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS AIRPORT, 50 KILOMETRES FROM TANANARIVE, HAD BECOME INADEQUATE.

    THE AIRPORT BUILDINGS WERE DESIGNED BY A TANANARIVE ARCHITECT, MR. FRIZEL, WHOSE DESIGNS WON A COMPETITION CONDUCTED BY THE MALAGASY GOVERNMENT. THE BUILDINGS ARE DESIGNED SPECIALLY FOR THE EQUATORIAL CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF MADAGASCAR.

    THERE HAS BEEN SOME CRITICISM AGAINST THE NEW AIRPORT BY PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THE PROJECT IS ??? AMBITIOUS. BUILT TO MEET THE AVIATION NEEDS OF MADAGASCAR FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9K3GEU0GBKQHHSGWBU7I40S4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA9K3GEU0GBKQHHSGWBU7I40S4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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