• Short Summary

    A NETWORK OF 360 KILOMETRES (225 MILES) OF NEW ROADS WAS COMPLETED RECENTLY IN THE LUKUHA AREA OF CONGO CENTRAL PROVINCE.

  • Description

    A NETWORK OF 360 KILOMETRES (225 MILES) OF NEW ROADS WAS COMPLETED RECENTLY IN THE LUKUHA AREA OF CONGO CENTRAL PROVINCE. THE ROADS, WHICH WERE FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND, WERE NEEDED FOR THE MORE EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FROM MAYUMBE.

    TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE NEW ROAD SYSTEM AN OFFICIAL TOUR OF INSPECTION WAS CARRIED OUT BY THE LOCAL DELEGATE FROM THE EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND, MONSIEUR GLAS. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MONSIEUR MAZOLA, REPRESENTING THE CONGOLESE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.

    THE PARTY ALSO VISITED THE EXPERIMENTAL BANANA AND COFFEE PLANTATIONS SET UP IN THE LUKULA AREA.

    TOGETHER WITH EXPERIMENTAL COCOA PLANTATIONS, THESE TEST CROPS ARE FINANCED UP TO 90 PERCENT BY THE EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND.

    THE SCHEMES IN THE LOWER COGO FORM AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE COUNTRY'S DEVELOPMENT.

    AT AN OFFICIAL DINNER AFTER THE TOUR OF INSPECTION, M. GLAS CONGRATULATED THE PROVINCE ON ITS "EXCELLENT" USE OF THE FUNDS PUT AT ITS DISPOSAL.

    PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR KANIKI OFFICIALLY THANKED THE E.D.F. FOR ITS ASSISTANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZN4NYXN4YMWSUDQ9ZGTEY1A3
    Media URN:
    VLVACZN4NYXN4YMWSUDQ9ZGTEY1A3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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