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    A financial agreement worth 438 million CFA france (more than 600,000 sterling) for the development of a fishing industry on Bandama artificial lake was signed in Abidjan on Wednesday (17 November) between the Ivory Coast and the United Nations.

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    A financial agreement worth 438 million CFA france (more than 600,000 sterling) for the development of a fishing industry on Bandama artificial lake was signed in Abidjan on Wednesday (17 November) between the Ivory Coast and the United Nations.

    The agreement backs up participation in the scheme by the U.N. Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The lake is a result of the construction of a dam at Kossou, west of Abidjan.

    Wednesday's agreement was signed by the Ivory Coast's M. Aoussou Koffi, the Director-General of the Bandama Valley Authority, and M. Karl England representing the United Nations.

    SYNOPSIS: In Abidjan on Wednesday, the Ivory Coast signed a financial agreement with the United Nations Development programme worth 438 million CFA frances. The agreement backs up participation in the development of a fishing industry on Bandama artificial lake -- formed after the construction of a dam at Kossou, just west of Abidjan.

    The agreement was signed between M. Aoussou Koffi, the Director-General of the Bandama Valley Authority, and M. Karl England of the United Nations Development Programme. Another United Nations official, M. Konde, also signed on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

    The Bandama artificial lake behind the Kossou Dam will eventually flood 1,700 square kilometres with some 30,000 million cubic metres of water. Planners have estimated that the water will generated about fifth more electric power than the Ivory Coast has now, and may irrigate more than 10,000 hectares for year-round agriculture.

    Wednesday's new financial agreement will enable the Government to develop a fishing industry in the artificial lake which is hoped to provide more employment in the area.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9V50BHER6C53OYF9NUCICI0O1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V50BHER6C53OYF9NUCICI0O1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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