• Short Summary

    A MASSIVE RECOVERY PROGRAMME LAUNCHED AFTER THE WORST FLOODS IN TUNISIA'S HISTORY HAS PAID DIVIDENDS AS TOURISTS ONCE AGAIN STREAM INTO THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    A MASSIVE RECOVERY PROGRAMME LAUNCHED AFTER THE WORST FLOODS IN TUNISIA'S HISTORY HAS PAID DIVIDENDS AS TOURISTS ONCE AGAIN STREAM INTO THE COUNTRY. THE FLOODS, WHICH SWEPT THE COUNTRY FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 10 LAST YEAR, CAUSES DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 16 MILLION POUNDS (38 MILLION DOLLARS).

    THE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED ITS REBUILDING PROGRAMME IN MID-DECEMBER. THE ENORMOUS TASK OF RE-BUILDING ROADS, BRIDGES AND HOUSES AND SETTING INDUSTRY BACK ON ITS FEET WAS AIDED WITH RELIEF FROM MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES. THE SPEED WITH WHICH THE RECOVERY PLAN WAS PUT INTO EFFECT HAS NOW MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR TUNISIA TO AGAIN GO TO THE FOREFRONT AS A TOURIST COUNTRY. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, TRAVELLING SOUTH TO ESCAPE THE EUROPEAN WINTER, WANDER THE MARKET PLACES AND STREETS OF TOWNS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    THE NIGHT CLUBS ARE AGAIN FULL AND HOTELS REPORT THAT TRADE IS AS BRISK AS IT WAS BEFORE THE DEVASTATING FLOODS.

    NOT ALL THE RECOVERY WORK IS FINISHED, BUT PROGRESS HAS ADVANCED TO SUCH A STAGE THAT TO THE TOURIST RETURNING TO TUNISIA FOR PERHAPS THE SECOND OR THIRD TIME, FINDS LITTLE DIFFERENCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAY0LJXFUMHOPBZ27DA6FN3JGM
    Media URN:
    VLVAAY0LJXFUMHOPBZ27DA6FN3JGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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