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    The first African meeting of the International Union of Architects was opened in the togo capital Lome on Monday (29 March) by the Togo Minister of Public Works, Mines, Transports and Posts, Mr.

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    The first African meeting of the International Union of Architects was opened in the togo capital Lome on Monday (29 March) by the Togo Minister of Public Works, Mines, Transports and Posts, Mr. Alex Mivedor.

    The conference will spend a week considering such themes as the contribution architects can make to their national way of life, architects and the evolution of the rural world, and problems of construction in Africa.

    At the opening session the secretary general of the International Union, Mr. Michael Weill, who represents more than 30,000 architects in 80 countries of the world appealed to the delegates not to make their resolutions too general but to concentrate on practical propositions which could be carried out by their Governments.

    Mr. Mivedor said Lome was an appropriate place to hold the meeting because the United Nations was establishing a centre for building and construction development there.

    He said architects must keep in contact with local inhabitants and be aware of their environments.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Togo capital Lome, on Monday, a meeting of architects from all ever Africa -- the first African meeting of the International Union of Architects.

    The week long conference was opened by Mr. Alex Mivedor, Togo Minister of Public Works, Mines, Transport and Posts.

    The architects and town planners will be discussing themes such as "contruction problems in Africa" and the contribution architects can make to the evolution of the rural world, and the development of their nations.

    The week long conference was attended by Mr. Michael Weill, secretary general of the International Architects Union, who represents more than thirty thousand architects in eighty countries. He told delegates he hoped this meeting would lead to others.

    Mr. Weill urged the architects and town planners to concentrate on practical propositions which could be carried out by their Governments.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAT7YC4C8JN44FEPQOYX90MDQF
    Media URN:
    VLVAT7YC4C8JN44FEPQOYX90MDQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
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    N/A

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