• Short Summary

    A NEW INTERNAL JET AIRLINER SERVICE HAS BEEN OPENED FROM KINSHASA TO MBANDAKA (FORMERLY COQUILHATVILLE) IN THE EQUATORIAL PRO PROVINCE OF CONGO-KINSHASA.

  • Description

    A NEW INTERNAL JET AIRLINER SERVICE HAS BEEN OPENED FROM KINSHASA TO MBANDAKA (FORMERLY COQUILHATVILLE) IN THE EQUATORIAL PRO PROVINCE OF CONGO-KINSHASA. TRANSPORT MINISTER FAUSTIN NZEZA WAS ABOARD THE AIR CONGO CARAVELLE WHICH MADE THE INAUGURAL FLIGHT.

    MR NZEZA WAS GREETED AT MBANDAKA BY GOVERNOR BULUNDWE AND ACCORDED A GUARD OF HONOUR.

    IN HIS SPEECH THE MINISTER UNDERLINED THE ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE FOR EQUATOR PROVINCE OF THE EXTENSIONS MADE TO THE AIRPORT RUNWAYS AT MBANDAKA, LULUABOURG AND KINDU TO ALLOW THEM TO TAKE JET AIRCRAFT. HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ENGINEER CORPS OF THE CONGOLESE NATIONAL ARMY ON THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS WORK, PART OF AN OVERALL PLAN FOR THE EXPANSION OF AIR CONGO.

    THE MINISTER THEN WENT ON TO BOLENGA, TURNING HIS ATTENTION FROM AIR TO WATER TRANSPORT. HERE REPEATED FLOODING HAS RENDERED THE OLD PORT UNSERVICEABLE. MR NZEZA INSPECTED THE SITE WHERE A NEW AND MUCH LARGER PORT IS TO BE CONSTRUCTED AT A COST OF 800,000 ZAIRES (667,000 STERLING -- 1,600,000 DOLLARS).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADRV9IQOGPEH9003R548BAOS6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVADRV9IQOGPEH9003R548BAOS6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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