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    THE GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA HAS JUST LAUNCHED A FOUR-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN WHICH WILL COST OVER GBP400 MILLION.

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    INFORMATION MINISTER AND DELEGATION VISITING THE STANDARD TELEPHONES CONCERN AND POST OFFICE TOWER, LONDON.




    Initials JRG/V/CR/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE GOVERNMENT OF ZAMBIA HAS JUST LAUNCHED A FOUR-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN WHICH WILL COST OVER GBP400 MILLION. PART OF THE PLAN IS TO EXPAND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM IN ZAMBIA, AND IN LONDON, THIS WEEK, EXPLORING THE MARKET IS THE ZAMBIAN MINISTER OF INFORMATION, MR. LEWIS CHANGUFU AND A DELEGATION OF TOP MINISTERIAL OFFICIALS.

    TODAY (THURSDAY), THE DELEGATIONS VISITED THE STANDARD TELEPHONE COMPANY AND SAW POSTAL EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING A MINIATURE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE.

    AFTERWARDS, THEY VISITED THE NEW POST OFFICE TOWER IN LONDON. FIRST THEY SAW THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE AT THE BASE, THE TRANSMITTING APPARATUS HALF WAY UP, AND FINALLY ON THE TOP, THE OBSERVATION PLATFORM AND REVOLVING RESTAURANT.

    THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTION OF THE TOWER IS TO BECOME THE MAIN LINK IN A COUNTRYWIDE NETWORK OF MICROWAVE TOWERS TO PROVIDE TELEPHONE CIRCUITS AND TELEVISION CHANNELS. FOR TOURISTS IT PROVIDES PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE BRITISH CAPITAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA30BV347AVRTB1GW7MYY6OZHMI
    Media URN:
    VLVA30BV347AVRTB1GW7MYY6OZHMI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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