• Short Summary

    IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A COMMERCIAL CENTRE WAS LAID BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, M.

  • Description

    IN ABIDJAN, CAPITAL OF THE IVORY COAST, THE FOUNDATION STONE OF A COMMERCIAL CENTRE WAS LAID BY THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, M. AUGUSTE DENISE, MINISTER OF STATE. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE FIRST LADY, MME THERESE HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, SINCE THE PRESIDENT WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND FOR REASONS OF HEALTH.

    THE CENTRE, WHICH WILL CONSIST OF OFFICES AND SHOPS, IS STILL ONLY IN THE BLUEPRINT STAGE, ALTHOUGH A SCALE MODEL ATTRACTED ADMIRING LOOKS FROM MANY OF THE GUESTS AT THE CEREMONY. THE PROJECT HAS THE BACKING OF THE AGA KHAN, WHOSE REPRESENTATIVE SPOKE TO THE GATHERING ABOUT THE "NOUR-AL-HAYAT" CENTRE -- OR "LIGHT OF LIFE" -- AS THE AGA KHAN HAS NAMED IT. THE IVORY COAST POPULATION INCLUDES A LARGE NUMBER OF MOSLEMS.

    IN TWO YEARS TIME THE CENTRE WILL BE COMPLETED, AND PROVIDE A VALUABLE BOOST TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE IVORY COAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAACXI36ABYFKCC28QFO991D95D
    Media URN:
    VLVAACXI36ABYFKCC28QFO991D95D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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