• Short Summary

    THE PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA, SENOR CARLOS LLERAS RESTREPO, ATTENDED THE OPENING CEREMONY (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH) OF A SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE NEAR THE CAPITAL OF BOGOTA.

  • Description

    THE PRESIDENT OF COLOMBIA, SENOR CARLOS LLERAS RESTREPO, ATTENDED THE OPENING CEREMONY (WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH) OF A SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE NEAR THE CAPITAL OF BOGOTA.

    THE CENTRE, BUILT AT A COST OF SIX MILLION DOLLARS (GBP 2.5M. STERLING) IS AN IMPORTANT LINK IN COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN SOUTH AMERICA, NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE.

    THE CENTRE IS ABLE TO MAKE USE OF THE INTELSAT THREE COMMUNICATION SATELLITE ABOVE THE ATLANTIC TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, ECUADOR AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

    THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY WAS ATTENDED BY THE PRESIDENT AND LEADING PERSONALITIES FROM THE GOVERNMENT, INDUSTRY AND OTHER FIELDS.

    AND MANY PEOPLE OF THE FARMING AREA OF CHOCONTA, WHERE THE CENTRE IS SITUATED, SOME 45 MILES (76 KILOMETRES) NORTH OF BOGOTA, CROWDED AROUND TO WATCH THE CEREMONY. FOR THESE PEOPLE, WHO HAVE NO TELEVISION, IT WAS A RARE CHANCE TO SEE A COMPLEX TECHNICAL CENTRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAYRXXJUGISCPING3OSCR7GK6H
    Media URN:
    VLVAYRXXJUGISCPING3OSCR7GK6H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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