• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA ON SATURDAY (MAY 31) INAUGURATED A NEW AIRPORT AT PORT ETIENNE ON THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA ON SATURDAY (MAY 31) INAUGURATED A NEW AIRPORT AT PORT ETIENNE ON THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE. THE AIRPORT, NOUADHIBOU, CAN ACCOMMODATE LARGE MODERN JETS WITH FULL SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS.

    PRESIDENT OULD DADDAH, WHO FLEW IN FROM THE CAPITAL, NOUAKCHOTT, CUT A CEREMONIAL RIBBON TO MARK THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE AIRPORT.

    THE IDEA FOR THE NEW AIRPORT WAS FIRST MOOTED IN 1965, AND AFTER INITIAL SURVEYS BY MAURITANIAN FIRMS AN APPEAL FOR FUNDS WAS LAUNCHED IN 1967. WORK ON THE AIRPORT COMMENCED IN FEBRUARY 1968.

    IN A SPEECH AT THE CEREMONY, THE MINISTER FOR CONSTRUCTION, PUBLIC WORKS, TRANSPORT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SIDI MOHAMMED DIAGANA, SAID THE NEW AIRPORT WOULD PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL BECAUSE OF ITS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION.

    NOUADHIBOU WAS A STOP IN THE EARLY DAYS OF AIR TRAVEL AND COMMUNICATION. THE NEW AIRPORT BOASTS LONG RUNWAYS, LUXURIOUS PASSENGER BUILDINGS, A VIP LOUNGE AND SPECIAL AREAS FOR SPECTATORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0QIM0LB40N6DP9XW1JJ3RYZE
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0QIM0LB40N6DP9XW1JJ3RYZE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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