• Short Summary

    Zambian Ministers who are in Dar es Salaam to discuss Zambia's application to join the three-nation East African Community, took the opportunity to inspect progress on the Tanzania-Zambia railway on Thursday (October 15) and to discuss the project with Tanzanian and Chinese officials.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN Railway authority building in Dar-es-Salaam (3 shots)
    0.17

    2.
    GV Chinese ship in harbour (2 shots)
    0.22

    3.
    GV conference building
    0.27

    4.
    SV INT Ministers during talks with Tanzanians and Chinese
    0.35

    5.
    CU Zambian Ministers
    0.42

    6.
    SV All out of building
    0.53

    7.
    LV Delegation inspect railway sidings (2 shots)
    1.02



    Initials PAF/AW/ES/17.03 PAF/AW/BJ/1721



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    Background: Zambian Ministers who are in Dar es Salaam to discuss Zambia's application to join the three-nation East African Community, took the opportunity to inspect progress on the Tanzania-Zambia railway on Thursday (October 15) and to discuss the project with Tanzanian and Chinese officials.

    The railway is being built with a 168 million pound (45 million dollars) interest-free loan from the People's Republic of China. It is the largest overseas aid project ever to be undertaken by China. In addition to the financial loan, about 3,000 Chinese technical experts, are in Tanzania to build the railway -- helped by a local labour force of some 30,000 Tanzanians.

    The Zambian Ministers met with the Chinese officials and were shown the Chinese built-hospital, Railway reception centre, Gowowns (warehouses); besides seeing work on the line itself. They were told that the Chinese engineers has already completed long stretches of preparatory work such as building bridges, culverts and embankments in the area around Ikakarat in central Tanzania.

    It has been announced that President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia will perform the inauguration ceremony of the rial-link on October 26. The ceremony in Dar es Salaam will mark the official beginning of construction of over 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) of rail linking the Zambian copperbelt with the Indian Ocean port of Dar es Salaam. The link will cut zambia's reliance on the traditional access to the sea through the white-ruled countries of Rhodesia and Mozambique.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5G0RYNHJRZ6QASKWFIY42WW9C
    Media URN:
    VLVA5G0RYNHJRZ6QASKWFIY42WW9C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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