• Short Summary

    CAMEROUN HAS PUT INTO OPERATION ITS FIRST INDUSTRIAL SUGAR COMPLEX - KNOWN AS SOSUCAM. IT?

  • Description

    CAMEROUN HAS PUT INTO OPERATION ITS FIRST INDUSTRIAL SUGAR COMPLEX - KNOWN AS SOSUCAM. IT WAS INAUGURATED OF FRIDAY LAST (16 FEBRUARY) BY PRESIDENT AHMADOU AHIDJO, AND IS BASED UPON THE VILLAGE OF MBANDJOCK.

    THE COMPLEX IS THE CLIMAX OF SIX YEARS OF EXPERIMENTATION IN SUGAR GROWING IN THE CAMEROUN. FIRST TRAILS BEGAN IN 1962, THE SOSUCAM COMPANY WAS FORMED IN 1965, AND THE FIRST ORDERS FOR MACHINERY WENT OUT IN 1966. SINCE THEN, MORE THAN 4,448 ACRES (1,800 HECTARES) OF SUGAR CANES HAVE BEEN PLANTED, AND BY THE END OF THE YEAR 6,177 ACRES (2,500 HECTARES) WILL HAVE BEEN COVERED.

    AFTER A WELCOMING SPEECH BY SOSUCAM'S CHAIRMAN, M. JEAN VILGRAIN, WHICH STRESSED THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN PROMOTING THE SUCCESS OF THE ENTERPRISE, M. DANIEL MASUKE, THE MINISTER OF ECONOMICS AND PLANNING, ADDED HIS OWN THANKS. HE SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WAS PARTICULARLY GRATEFUL FOR HELP FROM FRANCE, WHO GAVE THEM ABOUT GBP4,640 STERLING (2,500,000 CF), THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK, AND THE FRENCH AID AND COOPERATION FUND.

    THE FACTORY WILL PRODUCE ABOUT 15,000 TONS OF SUGAR A YEAR. IT WILL BE PROCESSED BY SPECIALISTS TRAINED IN THE CONGO, WORKING UNDER 20 CONGOLESE SUPERVISORS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FACTORY WILL TRANSFORM THE VILLAGE OF MBANDJOCK - WITH ABOUT 270 INHABITANTS - INTO A TOWN OF PERHAPS 15,000, A GREAT MANY OF THEM WORKING ON THE COMPLEX.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6XVI2ZF592CH54M2VAVMQNBE
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6XVI2ZF592CH54M2VAVMQNBE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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