• Short Summary

    Mali's Head of State Colonel Moussa Traore recently laid the foundation stone of a sugar factory to be built with aid from The People's Republic of China at Siribana in east Mali.

  • Description

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    GV Factory entrance with archway and Chinese flags
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    2.
    SV ZOOM OUT Chinese officials
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    3.
    SV Colonel Traore salutes as he passes guard of honour
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    4.
    CU & SV Chinese watching (3 shots)
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    5.
    GV Colonel Traore speaking (2 shots)
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    6.
    GV Chinese applaud
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    7.
    SV Chinese speaker
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    8.
    SV Chinese officials and Colonel Traore applaud
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    9.
    SV Colonel Traore laying cement (2 shots)
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    10.
    SV Colonel Traore lays foundation stone
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    11.
    SV Spectators applaud
    1.00

    12.
    SV Traore and group leaving
    1.02



    Initials AE/17.31 AE/17.43



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mali's Head of State Colonel Moussa Traore recently laid the foundation stone of a sugar factory to be built with aid from The People's Republic of China at Siribana in east Mali.

    The factory will be able to process 1,000 tons of sugar cane a day for the drought stricken country. Mr. Meng Yuch, The People's Republic of China's ambassador to Mali, and several Malian government minsters attended the ceremony at Siribana.

    Colonel Traore told the Chinese workers and guests that in the fourteen years since independence, the people of Mali had tried to make the country able to stand on its own economically. It was a difficult struggle against development and misery but ever since independence Mali had had the benefit of unselfish Chinese help.

    Chinese ambassador Mr. Meng Yuch said both China and Mali were third world countries in the process of developing. He was convinced that the people of Mali would be able to overcome their difficulties and develop a sound national economy.

    SYNOPSIS: The village of Siribala in the eastern region of drought stricken Mali is to have a sugar factory built with the help of The People's Republic of China.

    Mali's Head of State Colonel Moussa Traore travelled nearly two hundred miles to lay the factory's d foundation stone.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA103ZJ92WSFZQ3RUFYN360ONFS
    Media URN:
    VLVA103ZJ92WSFZQ3RUFYN360ONFS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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