• Short Summary

    THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS OF ZAMBIA, MR. SOLOMON KALULU, HAS ENDED A BRIEF VISIT TO?

  • Description

    THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS OF ZAMBIA, MR. SOLOMON KALULU, HAS ENDED A BRIEF VISIT TO THE SUDAN, WHERE HE STUDIED THE RAILWAY SYSTEM AND RECRUITED STAFF FOR ZAMBIA'S EXPANDING RAILWAY.

    MR. KALULU'S FIRST STOP WAS IN THE CAPITAL, KHARTOUM, WHERE HE HAD TALKS WITH HIS SUDANESE OPPOSITE NUMBER MR. ABDEL GAWAD, AND THE HEAD OF THE SUDANESE RAILWAY, MR. FADUL.

    THE MOST IMMEDIATELY PRACTICAL PART OF THE VISIT CAME WHEN MR. KALULU TRAVELLED TO ATBARA, AN EIGHT-HOUR JOURNEY BY TRAIN. THE NORTHERN SUDAN TOWN ON THE RIVER TYILE, IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE RAILWAY SYSTEM.

    THE ZAMBIAN MINISTER SPENT TWO DAYS AT ATBARA, BEING SHOWN AROUND THE RAILWAY YARDS AND WORKSHOPS. HE ALSO MET SUDANESE COMMUNICATIONS EXPERTS IN THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE ATBARA INSTALLATIONS. AFTER THE MEETINGS THE ZAMBIANS HAD SUCCESSFULLY RECRUITED FIVE ENGINEERS AND ABOUT 20 SKILLED WORKERS WHO WERE WILLING TO GO TO ZAMBIA.

    ZAMBIA'S RAILWAYS ARE SMALLER AND NEWER THAN THE SUDAN SYSTEM, WHICH WAS STARTED AS LONG AGO AS 1897. BUT THERE ARE PLANS IN ZAMBIA FOR BIG DEVELOPMENTS, INCLUDING A MAJOR NEW LINE NORTHWARDS TO TANZANIA. THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE CRISIS RESULTED IN EXTREME DIFFICULTY FOR ZAMBIAN TRANSPORT - THE TWO COUNTRIES SHARED A COMMON SYSTEM - AND SINCE THEN THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT HAS MADE INTENSIVE EFFORTS TO OVERCOME DEPENDENCE ON ROUTES TO THE SEA THAT LEAD THROUGH THE REBEL BRITISH COLONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA00MXUWU8WP0Z9XCI5APDUPFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA00MXUWU8WP0Z9XCI5APDUPFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1968
    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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