• Short Summary

    THE INHABITANTS OF BUJUMBURA ARE CONSTANTLY THREATENED BY FLOODING FROM THE GIANT LAKE TANGANYIKA, WHICH RUNS ALONG BURUNDI'S WESTERN BORDER.

  • Description

    THE INHABITANTS OF BUJUMBURA ARE CONSTANTLY THREATENED BY FLOODING FROM THE GIANT LAKE TANGANYIKA, WHICH RUNS ALONG BURUNDI'S WESTERN BORDER. A RECENT STEADY RISE IN THE LEVEL OF THE LAKE BROUGHT FRESH FEARS AND RENEWED ATTEMPTS TO FORESTALL SERIOUS FLOODING.

    THE MAIN CONCERN OF THE BUJUMBURA AUTHORITIES HAS BEEN TO SAFEGUARD THE IMPORTANT PORT AREA, SO THAT THE VITAL SHIPPING TRADE CAN CONTINUE UNINTERRUPTED. THE QUAYS HAVE BEEN RAISED AND DYKES BUILT, BUT EVEN THESE MEASURES HAVE NOT BEEN ENTIRELY SUCCESSFUL.

    FINANCIAL AID FROM THE EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND HAS BEEN USED TO IMPROVE THE OLD PORT INSTALLATIONS,INCORPORATING NEW PROTECTIVE MEASURES AGAINST FLOODING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0TKGJW6RUJC4G6IIT31HXUTF
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0TKGJW6RUJC4G6IIT31HXUTF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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