President Kenyatta of Kenya has laid the foundation stone for a pulp and paper mill which will open up new employment opportunities for thousands of people.
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Kenyatta lays foundation stone (2 shots)
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Background: President Kenyatta of Kenya has laid the foundation stone for a pulp and paper mill which will open up new employment opportunities for thousands of people.
The ceremony took place at the site of the Pan African Paper Mills at Broderick Falls forty miles from the Ugandan border on Thursday (2 November). The ceremony marks an important stage in the project--the largest industrial venture in Kenya.
When completed, the complex will have cost about GBP15 1/2-million (sterling) and produce, initially, 45-thousand tons of paper a year, as well as 12 tons of caustic ???da and chlorine per day. The mill will also generate 12 1/2-thousand kilowatt of power.
The Pan African project is the result of international co-operation. As well as the Kenyan Government, Orient Paper Mills Limited from India, consultant engineers and architects from the United States, and machinery from Britain, the United States, Canada and India, have all combined to keep work on schedule.
Kenya is very rich in man-made forests. Species of Pinus Radiata, Pinus Patula and Cypress--all suitable for paper making--have been nurtured in thousands of acres of forests by the Kenyan Government. Forest areas covering about 30,000 ???res have already been ear-marked for the mill while further planting continues, in other areas.