The world-wide concern over environmental protection has begun to be felt in the small African state of the Ivory Coast.
GV PAN DOWN Ministry of Tourism headquarters in Abidjan.
SV INT. Mr. Reven Carry enters, welcomed.
SV Members seated around table.
CU M. Dupret speaks PAN TO delegates listening.
CU INT. Sign advertising holidays in Ivory Coast.
LV Men working on road.
LV Open drain down centre of road.
LV ZOOM into storm-drain with water.
CU Polluted drain
GV General rural scene.
SV ZOOM INTO polluted roadside ditch.
GV PAN Dumped cars and general rubbish around countryside.
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Background: The world-wide concern over environmental protection has begun to be felt in the small African state of the Ivory Coast.
Recently the country established a National Commission to protect the environment and on Friday (8 March) one of its four sub-committees met to discuss the environmental protection of tourist areas.
Headed by the Under-secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Pierre Dupret, the sub-committee was particularly interested in preserving the natural beauty of the nation's beaches and country areas -- both of which are attracting tourists, from all parts of the world in increasing numbers.