• Short Summary

    KINSHASA IS A CAPITAL CITY IN THE FULL SWING OF EXPANSION. WITH A FAST-GROWING POPULATION?

  • Description

    KINSHASA IS A CAPITAL CITY IN THE FULL SWING OF EXPANSION. WITH A FAST-GROWING POPULATION IT IS NOT SURPRISING THAT KINSHASA SUFFERS FROM A HOUSING PROBLEM LIKE THAT OF MANY BIG CITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
    MANY FAMILIES STILL LIVE IN INADEQUATE HUTS AND MAKESHIFT HOMES WITH CORRUGATED-IRON ROOFS WHICH DO NOT HAVE PROPER WATER SUPPLIES, SANITATION AND OTHER ESSENTIALS FOR URBAN LIFE.
    IN THIS SITUATION THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR LARGE HOUSING PROJECTS ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY, A NEED WHICH THE NATIONAL HOUSING OFFICE IS STRIVING TO MEET WITH A MASSIVE REHOUSING PROGRAMME.
    HELPED BY MODERN PLANNING AND INDUSTRIALISED BUILDING TECHNIQUES, WHOLE COMPLEXES OF NEW BUILDINGS ARE GOING UP AROUND THE CONGOLESE CAPITAL.
    THIS PARTICULAR SCHEME WHICH COMBINES HOUSES AND BLOCKS OF FLATS WILL PROVIDE BRIGHT AND CLEAN ACCOMMODATION FOR MORE THAN 2,000 FAMILIES -- A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE WAY A GOVERNMENT CAN TACKLE THE HOUSING PROBLEM ON A LARGE SCALE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACAAE16QBZWPZIK5Y03EN546BT
    Media URN:
    VLVACAAE16QBZWPZIK5Y03EN546BT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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