• Short Summary

    THE MAYOR OF ABIDJAN, M. KONAN KANGA, RECENTLY VISITED THE NEWLY-COMPLETED FIRE STATION AND STAFF?

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    NEW BUILDINGS; MEN WORK IN GROUNDS; BELL IN CORRIDOR; NEW HOUSES; MAYOR CLIMBS STAIRS; MAYOR LOOKS FROM TOP OF TOWER.




    Initials GHB/V/RM/MJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE MAYOR OF ABIDJAN, M. KONAN KANGA, RECENTLY VISITED THE NEWLY-COMPLETED FIRE STATION AND STAFF QUARTERS AT THE ZONZ QUATRE SUBURB OF THE IVORY COAST CAPITAL. THE PROJECT WAS DESIGNED BY CITY ENGINEERS AND COST IN THE REGION OF HALF A MILLION U.S. DOLLARS.

    APART FROM ITS OPERATIONAL CENTRE, THE FIRE STATION INCLUDES SPACIOUS AND ATTRACTIVE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE PERSONNEL. SENIOR OFFICERS WILL OCCUPY SMALL VILLAS, WHILE MARRIED FIREMEN HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED THREE-BEDROOMED APARTMENTS. UNMARRIED FIREMEN WILL LIVE IN BACHELOR FLATS ABOVE THE MAIN STATION.

    MAINTENANCE FOR THE APPLIANCES WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN NEW GARAGES AND WORKSHOPS ATTACHED TO THE STATION, AND THERE IS ALSO AN 88FT (27 METRE) TOWER FOR USE IN TRAINING AND DRYING HOSES.

    ON THE DAY OF THE MAYOR'S VISIT THE FINAL TOUCHES WERE BEING ADDED TO THE VILLAS IN THE RUE BOUGAINVILLE, AND GARDENERS WERE SOWING THE LAWNS. M. KANGA CLIMBED THE TOWER, FROM WHICH THE ENTIRE LAYOUT OF THE NEW STATION CAN BE SEEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA23F8XVCB3VI5G9JR6VN1YE205
    Media URN:
    VLVA23F8XVCB3VI5G9JR6VN1YE205
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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