• Short Summary

    A SUGAR PLANT WAS INAUGURATED BY THE UPPER VOLTA HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL SANGOULE LAMIZANA, AT BANFORA, LAST WEEK.

  • Description

    A SUGAR PLANT WAS INAUGURATED BY THE UPPER VOLTA HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL SANGOULE LAMIZANA, AT BANFORA, LAST WEEK.

    THE OPENING OF THE PLANT WHICH EMPLOYS 75 PEOPLE AND PRODUCED 2,400 KILOGRAMMES (2.4 TONS) OF SUGAR AND HOUR, AND ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    THE PLANT WILL INITIALLY PRODUCE 8,000 TONS, INCREASING ITS OUTPUT TO 12,000 TONS, AND EVENTUALLY ACHIEVING A TARGET OF 15,000 TONS.

    THE PRESIDENT CUT THE CEREMONIAL RIBBON AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE PLANT, AND THEN TOURED THE FACTORY TO INSPECT THE MACHINERY.

    PRESENT AT THE OPENING WERE M. JEAN VILGRAIN, PRESIDENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NIARI, AND PRESIDENT OF THE GRAND MOULINS DE PARIS, AND M. ANDRE AUBARET, PRESIDENT OF THE QUAGADOUGOU CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

    THE TYPE OF SUGAR CANE USED IN THE PLANT WAS DETERMINED AFTER EXTENSIVE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH TO FIND THE VARIETY BEST SUITED TO CONDITIONS IN THE UPPER VOLTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9GQJNMODXOYLBCBSKVXJ30IA
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9GQJNMODXOYLBCBSKVXJ30IA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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