• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE OF ALGERIA ON TUESDAY (11 JUNE) VISITED THE FARMING SETTLEMENT OF MENZEL CHOUADA, ABOUT 80 MILES (130 KMS) WEST OF ALGIERS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT HOUARI BOUMEDIENNE OF ALGERIA ON TUESDAY (11 JUNE) VISITED THE FARMING SETTLEMENT OF MENZEL CHOUADA, ABOUT 80 MILES (130 KMS) WEST OF ALGIERS. ACCOMPANIED BY THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, M. TAYEBI LARBI, THE PRESIDENT, WAS THERE TO PRESENT THE SETTLEMENT'S EMPLOYEES WITH THEIR SHARE OF THE ANNUAL PROFITS.

    THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY WERE GIVEN A WARM WELCOME AS THEY ARRIVED AT THE SETTLEMENT FOR THE START OF THEIR VISIT.

    MENZEL CHOUADA CAME INTO BEING IN 1963 WHEN LAND IN ALGERIA WAS NATIONALISED. COVERING 4,200 HECTARES (10,378 ACRES) THE SETTLEMENT WAS INITIALLY ENGAGED IN THE PRODUCTION OF CEREALS BUT HAS RECENTLY INTRODUCED A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DAIRY FARMING.

    THERE ARE ABOUT 130 FULL-TIME WORKERS EMPLOYED BY THE SETTLEMENT BUT FOR FOUR MONTHS OF EACH YEAR THE TOTAL IS INCREASED BY 350 SEASONAL WORKERS.

    AFTER A BRIEF TOUR OF THE SETTLEMENT PRESIDENT BOUMEDIENNE AND M. LARBI TOOK THEIR PLACES ON THE PLATFORM FOR THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

    IN AN INTRODUCTORY SPEECH M. LARBI TOLD THE WORKERS THAT THEY HAD TAKEN A GREAT STEP IN MEETING THE NEVER-ENDING DEMANDS THE COUNTRY MADE ON THEM. IT WAS A STEP, HE ADDED, WHICH BORE WITNESS TO THEIR DETERMINATION IN THE FACE OF DISCOURAGEMENT.

    PRESIDENT BOUMEDIENNE IN HIS SPEECH BEFORE PRESENTING THE CHEQUES TO THE SETTLEMENT'S WORKERS SAID THAT HE AND THEY WERE TAKING PART IN AN IMPORTANT EVENT WHICH CONSTITUTED A VICTORY FOR THE COUNTRY AND ITS DEVELOPMENT.

    BUT IT WAS A VICTORY THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY THEIRS, HE SAID, AS IT WAS THEY WHO HAD TAKEN THEIR DESTINY IN HAND FROM THE DAY THEY LOOK PART IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE4U2RTLHRPC1YP249S37PK9VH
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4U2RTLHRPC1YP249S37PK9VH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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