• Short Summary

    Water rationing ended in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott on Monday (December 3) when President Ould Daddah opened a water pumping station at Idini 40 miles (60 kms) away.

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    Water rationing ended in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott on Monday (December 3) when President Ould Daddah opened a water pumping station at Idini 40 miles (60 kms) away.

    The People's republic of China financed and planned the Idini station which has trebled the capital's water supply to 9,000 cubic metres (12,000 cu. yards) a day.

    The Idini project consists of a 1,000 kilowatt electricity generating station, a repair shop, delivery point and 18 pumping stations. Work started last year after an agreement between the Chinese and Mauritanian governments. More than 50 miles (80 kms) of pipeline have been laid in that time, and one of the two planned reservoirs at Idini is already in use.

    The Chinese ambassador Mr. Feng Yu-chiu and Mauritanian Minister of Equipment Abdallahi Ould Daddah joined the President at the opening ceremony which was held in the generating station.

    Mr. Abdallahi Ould Daddah said the Idini scheme ended the people of Nouakchott's long nightmare of water shortage. President Ould Daddah opened the reservoir and gave the signal that sent the first 6,000 cubic metres (8,000 cubic yards) of water towards the capital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJ9LRBB3M5PBT9Z6ZAZSGYRQ1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJ9LRBB3M5PBT9Z6ZAZSGYRQ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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