• Short Summary

    FRANCE INTENDS TO EXPERIMENT IN AFRICA WITH ITS LATEST TRANSPORT INVENTION -- THE 'TERRAPLANE' OR TRUCK WHICH TRAVELS ON A CUSHION OF AIR, IT WAS ANNOUNCE AT THE OPENING SESSION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OF THE CONFERENCE IN PARIS OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS MINISTERS OF 16 FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES AND MADAGASCAR.

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    EXTERIOR OF THE MINISTRY OF CO-OPERATION, WHERE THE CONFERENCE IS BEING HELD; FRENCH MINISTER OF CO-OPERATION SPEAKING; VARIOUS DELEGATES.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FRANCE INTENDS TO EXPERIMENT IN AFRICA WITH ITS LATEST TRANSPORT INVENTION -- THE 'TERRAPLANE' OR TRUCK WHICH TRAVELS ON A CUSHION OF AIR, IT WAS ANNOUNCE AT THE OPENING SESSION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OF THE CONFERENCE IN PARIS OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS MINISTERS OF 16 FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES AND MADAGASCAR. THE CONFERENCE ENDS ON JUNE THE 7TH.

    MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT, THE FRENCH MINISTER OF CO-OPERATION, M. YVON BOURGES, TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT THE 'TERRAPLANE' WOULD GREATLY ASSIST AFRICA'S ROAD TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT.

    THE CONFERENCE IS BEING ATTENDED BY THE TRANSPORTS AND PUBLIC WORKS MINISTERS FROM THE 14 STATES FORMING THE AFRO-MALAGASY COMMON ORGANISATION (OCAM) ALONG WITH CONGO-KINSHASA, RWANDA, AND BURUNDI. THEY ARE DISCUSSING THE AIR AND ROAD TRANSPORT PROBLEMS OF THEIR COUNTRIES.

    A COMMUNIQUE FROM THE FRENCH SECRETARIAT OF STATE FOR CO-OPERATION, WHICH HAS HELPED ORGANISE THE CONFERENCE, SAYS THAT THE MEETING IS BEING HELD WITHIN THE FRAME-WORK OF FRANCO-AFRICAN CO-OPERATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5I196TNPE2N1ZCA4TLCQBWI1R
    Media URN:
    VLVA5I196TNPE2N1ZCA4TLCQBWI1R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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