• Short Summary

    The Ambassador of The People's Republic of China to Ghana, Mr Ke Hua, led his Embassy staff and Chinese experts in a session of canal digging on Saturday (24 November) at a big irrigation scheme at Dawhenya, twenty five miles (45 km) east of Accra.

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    GV Chinese digging trenches (2 shots)
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    SV Ministry of Agriculture irrigation project sign
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    SV Chinese digging (3 shots)
    0.24

    4.
    GV Africans digging another trench
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    SV Chinese digging
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    CU Chinese Man looks on
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    SCU Woman looking
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    SV Chinese digging (5 shots)
    1.01

    9.
    SV Chinese woman digging
    1.07

    10.
    SV Chinese looking at woman and others digging
    1.10

    11.
    SV Pan & GV Chinese digging (2 shots)
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    Background: The Ambassador of The People's Republic of China to Ghana, Mr Ke Hua, led his Embassy staff and Chinese experts in a session of canal digging on Saturday (24 November) at a big irrigation scheme at Dawhenya, twenty five miles (45 km) east of Accra.

    The Chinese contingent included 25 Embassy staff, 15 agricultural experts working in Ghana, and two women -- including the wife of the Ambassador.

    The five and a half mile canal is being constructed dy voluntary labour including scores of high school and university students.

    It's the first of a series of irrigation projects envisaged by Ghana's military government to help boost agriculture.

    SYNOPSIS: Workers of The Peoples Republic of China digging trenches -- but not in China. The site was Ghana's big irrigation scheme at Dawhenya, twenty five miles east of the capital, Accra. The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Ke Hua, led his Embassy staff and other Chinese experts working in Ghana in a session of canal digging on Saturday.

    The five-and-a-half mile c??? is being built by volunteer labour, including scores of high school and university students.

    The Chinese contingent at the site included 25 embassy staff, 15 anti-cultural experts involved on projects in Ghana, and two women including the Chinese Ambassador's wife.

    Help in constructing dams and canals -- particularly technical assistance -- is part of China's aid to Ghana.

    The Cedis Canal, which will irrigate a section of the Accra Plains, is part of a much larger scheme involving the construction of a 50 mile canal form the Volta Lake to the Accra Plains.

    It will cost about a quarter-of-a-million pounds Sterling.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADDZJMMFYKDAI77RZXYS8CCQTM
    Media URN:
    VLVADDZJMMFYKDAI77RZXYS8CCQTM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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