• Short Summary

    ZAMBIA IS PRESSING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO EASE HER DEPENDENCE ON THE KARIBA DAM FOR ELECTRICITY.

  • Description

    ZAMBIA IS PRESSING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO EASE HER DEPENDENCE ON THE KARIBA DAM FOR ELECTRICITY. THE POWERHOUSE AT KARIBA IS ON THE RHODESIAN BANK OF THE ZAMBEZI RIVER, AND GUARDED BY TROOPS UNDER THE CONTROL OF MR. IAN SMITH'S ILLEGAL REGIME. ONE ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF POWER FOR ZAMBIA'S VITAL COPPER MINING INDUSTRY IS ALSO ON THE ZAMBEZI, WHICH FORMS THE BORDER WITH RHODESIA, BUT ON THE ZAMBIAN SIDE AT THE VICTORIA FALLS.

    THE VICTORIA FALLS BRINGS THE MIGHTY ZAMBEZI CRASHING INTO A CHASM THAT AVERAGES 300 FEET (93 METRES) DEEP. IT'S HERE IN THIS GORGE THAT WORK IS BEING PUSHED AHEAD ON THE NEW HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWERHOUSE.

    PIPELINES HAVE ALREADY BEEN LAID TO CARRY THE WATERS OF THE ZAMBEZI TO THE TURBINES. THESE WILL BE BUILT IN A POWERHOUSE BEING CARVED OUT OF THE VERTICAL ROCK FACE OF THE GORGE.

    THE MEN DRILLING AND LINING THE TUNNELS ARE WORKING FOR A SECURE SOURCE OF POWER FOR THEIR COLLEAGUES HUNDREDS OF MILES TO THE NORTH... THE MINERS WHO WORK THE VAST ORE BODY OF THE COPPERBELT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE5S1C9SFNE3OGM5JTDFAV0X31
    Media URN:
    VLVAE5S1C9SFNE3OGM5JTDFAV0X31
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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