• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU RECENTLY ATTENDED A CEREMONY AT THE PORT OF OTRACO, IN CONGO-KINSHASA, IN WHICH A NEW RIVER TRANSPORT ENTERPRISE WAS INAUGURATED.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU RECENTLY ATTENDED A CEREMONY AT THE PORT OF OTRACO, IN CONGO-KINSHASA, IN WHICH A NEW RIVER TRANSPORT ENTERPRISE WAS INAUGURATED. TWO BOATS, WHICH WILL PULL BARGES LOADED WITH PASSENGERS DOWN THE CONGO, WERE NAMED DURING THE CEREMONY AFTER OFFICERS IN THE CONGO-KINSHASA ARMY WHO WERE KILLED DURING FIGHTING IN KISENGANI.

    ALSO AT THE CEREMONY WAS THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS, MR. NENDAKA, AND THE ADMINISTRATOR GENERAL OF OTRACO, MR. ETAMBA.

    SOON THE TWO BOATS VIEWED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE OTHER DIGNATORIES, WILL BE OPERATING A PASSENGER SERVICE ON THE RIVER CONGO FROM THE PORT OF OTRACO. EACH VESSEL WILL PULL A BARGE CAPABLE OF CARRYING MORE THAN 300 PASSENGERS.

    THE TWO VESSELS HAVE BEEN NAMED AFTER LIEUTENANT - COLONEL TSHASHI AND CAPTAIN SAKARONI WHO DIED DURING THE SIMBA UPRISING IN KISANGANI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAARBSOWD8F4JSBLJYCGQQLA8VH
    Media URN:
    VLVAARBSOWD8F4JSBLJYCGQQLA8VH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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